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This picture is of the sheep field next to my garden. Yes, it is a meadow and yes, there is a haze – partly golden but also with a pronounced pink tinge. The haze is created by the tiny seed heads being wafted by the breeze. At a distance the camera is unable to focus on the smallness of the moving seeds – hence the haze. I very much like the mystery of the resulting impressionistic image.
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The first of these photographs was taken about three weeks ago: the second, earlier this week in the same meadow. Most of the flowers have gone; most of the seeds dispersed leaving, to my eyes, a delightful abstract pattern. In just a few weeks this same field will be teeming with buttercups and a few weeks later will be full of flowering grasses, ready to be mown for hay. It is a natural meadow – no artificial fertilizers here – and has belonged to the same family for more than two centuries But now there is a cloud on the horizon and its future is unsure.