Arguably, my favourite image. I’d photographed this copse many times over the seasons but on this occasion, it was the stillness and the abscence of any sound that transfixed me. Overhead I could hear wings beating and crows chattering as they mobbed a buzzard. I watched the birds fly back and forth for what seemed like an eternity, then they flew away. As I set up to compose my shot of the sheep around the copse, the crows reappeared in the distance, chasing the buzzard , so I quickly recomposed and managed to capture a few frames on film. It’s my favourite image that works brilliantly as a print. It looks to all intents and purposes a very minimalistic image, but it draws the viewer in and they notice the three birds flying past. I never get tired of watching people see the birds for the first time.
Signed and numbered limited edition of 25
Print size – 10.5in x10.5in finished on 100% Cotton Rag (matt velvet finish)
Actual print includes a generous border approx 4 inches to alllow for mounting and framing. Actual print size is approx 42cm x 50cm