The Flypast


Three birds fly past the scene below

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

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 55 × 55 × 3 cm


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