One of the frustrations with combining an all consuming job with a passion for photography is that it is so easy to miss things. The hawthorns for example are out for such a short period of time that in the few days I was working from Sunday to Saturday they had definitely past their best.
However, the company was far more important and I had an exellent early outing with Dave Tolcher and Paul Moon. Picking Paul up at 6 we first drove over to dugdale.
I tried a dreadful image before making an image of a interesting tree that rather got away from me...
We drove through millington once again deciding that it was not a strong display and went over to my favourite valley Deepdale.
It felt rude to not setup the composition I had made a couple of years earlier in Autumn so here it is.
Walking further up the valley I found a chance to make a detail in an area that had trapped piles of leaves from last Autumn.
This was very rewarding if frustrating to make - having set it up, the wind decided to get up and my fellow photographers were most patient whilst I waited for the wind to stop moving the leaves.
Walking back to the car all of us were fairly exhausted but satisfied with an excellent outing.