“Deep in the Woods” by Damon Mitchell

Like a lot of people I have been off work during the past few months due to the current situation, and this meant that I’ve had more spare time than I usually would normally have. I used this time to rekindle an old photographic hobby of mine.

I am very lucky to be surrounded by lots of lovely villages, countryside and woodlands here in the Chiltern Hills area of southern England.

This photograph was taken during a walk in a beautiful wooded area near Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. It was a very cold morning and the temperature was only just above freezing. I had been to these woods many times before but never on such a cold day. Earlier, there had been a heavy frost but most of that has disappeared by the time I’d got there. There was still a freezing mist hanging between the trees though. It gave the woodland a magical feel about it.

What do you think are the TWO most impactful features that make your image a good photograph? Don’t be shy!

I was happy with how the mist has given the photograph depth and I was also happy with how the lighting has shown the colours of the grass.

If you would be able to make this photo once again, what would be the ONE thing you would like to do better or different?

If I could take this photo again I would have gone out earlier in the morning when it was still frosty.

Damon Mitchell shared this photograph in the FRAMES Facebook Group.


Damon Mitchell, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England


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