The leaves and needles still on the trees have taken on a winter pallor, less saturated and brown rather than orange, just like the reeds at the loch yesterday. I try to avoid the lifeless skies as much as possible, using them only to provide glimpses of that which lies beyond the edge of the forest. I also use the white backdrop to provide a simple background to the frenzied movement of the slender trees swaying from side to side. I also look up into the canopy at the dizzying movement and cacophony of shapes and patterns. I play with my camera, moving my hand in different directions and mimicking the shape, form and movement of the trees. I pick out aspects of foreground and background interest depending on the scene. I finish my work in the dense forest and as I struggle with low light it starts to rain heavily.
Although it is difficult to know for sure until I view my images on the computer monitor, I feel reasonably confident that I may have a few keepers although, like yesterday with the reeds, I feel I may be revisiting ideas and methods I have tried before. But hopefully the hit rate and the images will be an improvement on the work I did in the autumn and spring seasons of Year 1.