I find myself drawn to nature’s detail and so always feel attuned to the possibility of discovering something interesting. I was on a regular walk with the dog on this frosty February morning when the sweet chestnut leaves on the ground started to catch my eye. It took quite a while and a lot of keeping the dog under control to seek this composition out.
With such a complex and natural arrangement of vegetation it’s not easy to find something that works successfully as an image. Every element within the frame is under close scrutiny to ensure a successful composition. I’ve looked at this photograph many, many times and not only does it continue to hold my attention, happily I never have the mental urge to move anything.