I set my alarm early this morning and peeked out of the window. Seeing the glow of some early morning sun I got dressed and headed out into West Dean Gardens, by which time the sun had vanished behind a thick layer of cloud! Having got this far I couldn’t be bothered to go back to bed so I strolled on, armed with my pinhole camera and my mirrorless camera with a 75mm lens. The last couple of pinhole film frames were used to photograph the River Lavant – hopefully resulting in some lovely silky water.
With my digital camera I homed in on a large fern near the path. The soft light from the clouds that I’d cursed minutes before turned out to be a blessing, allowing me to catch lots of details in the fronds. It struck me that these details would make an effective collage, but I’ve taken the liberty of sharing the individual pictures here too.
24 March 2019