Alan’s poem Common Ground was runner-up in a poetry competition, Poems in the Park. Illustrating this poem was one of the most enjoyable assignments to date in this personal photography project I am undertaking, and gave me a chance to practise a few new skills, in post-processing as well as learning more about metering and exposure.
In the park is one of the most beautiful landscape scenes any photographer could possibly wish for – the picture-book Beverley Brook and its bankside Willow trees. My goal is to photograph these in the morning mist but the sun will have to dawn a little later in the mornings than at present for me to be able to take my creaky bones up there, even though the park is so close to where we live. For now, I had to make do with sunset for my first attempt at trying to capture this magical place – but I am not complaining, not at all.