A photograph as part of a series exploring liminality in local woodlands. Taken in a local woodland in Kent in January. Mist was still lingering in a wooded valley when rays from the rising sun broke through the trees. Its warm orange light dispelling the cold blue greyness as another day took hold. A representation exploring the threshold of warm / cold and light / dark, with the viewer's eye being invited to wander from the sunlight deeper into the shadowed trees. Nature lighting up an otherwise fairly ugly plantation transforms the ordinary into something spectacular.
This photograph was taken in winter 2021 a short ten minutes walk from where I live in a local woodland in Kent. It was a magical morning with a combination of thick hoar frost and mist. The main tree was encrusted with frost with some weak sunlight illuminating the scene. The contrast of mist, frost and obscured woodland created a enchanted, magical feel.
The early morning sun lights up newly emerging leaves creating a contrast of warm green and cold blue mist. The viewer's eye is invited to wander between the shadowed trees and the bright greens. The background is indistinct hinting at the deeper woodland lying beyond the frame of the picture.