This day I went out on a walk to Christmas Common/ Aston Rowant, the hills that are situated on the edge of the Chiltern Hills looking out towards Didcot and Oxford. This land is known to have been formed 60million years ago from the aftershocks and movements of the techtonic plates that created the Himalayas. This land gives way to chalky meadows and extremely diverse woodlands, this hill had rare orchids and shrubs in the ground waiting to come up next spring.
I came across two men cutting some trees, down the hill a bit, I had my camera in my hand and they knew what I was doing, but one guy came up to speak to me as I got close and was really chill. 'lovely day aint it' he said, and it certainly was, full sun and a perfect subject for my project, they also had a fire in the middle to burn the cuttings. I talked him through my journey of photographing the landscape in my local area and a bit into some theory as he was interested and I asked if he wanted to add to it, he agreed and I took his shot, just when his college finished cutting the trees behind he walked up and I fired. The man on the left of the frame I spoke to, A fire in the middle of the frame which is hard to see and his college on the right. Perfect timing and framing for me, the story tell me so much. To this end of my roll of 120 and the end of a long walk with my family, the men said 'well thats lunch time for us' and I was just really happy to get some meaningful and quality work, and also have an amazing day out with my family. Brilliant. I got to explore my landscape, meet people who manage it, learn the history of the land, see the remains left on maps and with my own eyes and have my family experience it too. :)