As I wrote yesterday, until and unless inspiration for a new book stirs me to start typing another story, I’ll begin 2022 with some of the photo walks that I’ve been on since early November 2020. I mention the date because that’s when I started serialising A New Tangled Tango and I’ve not yet posted any of the photos I’ve taken since then.
This walk was one that I did with the dog – an out-and-back one. It took me along a path that runs between Garswood and Carr Mill, St Helens, Merseyside. This is one of the more rural paths that I like to take. These first two images look back across the fields in the direction of St Helens town centre.
By now, you’ve probably got the idea that I like photographing the leading lines made by tractors in the fields – especially when they curve like those above to provide layered depth.
The path ahead curves as we approach a farm entrance – there are farms either side of the path.
This is where I started my turn around. The track ahead narrows and continues to Carr Mill Dam – which you’ll see photos of in another post soon. To my right there is a path that passes another farm and leads to an village known as Chadwick Green.
The image above concludes my walk for today. Tomorrow, I’ll take you on a much shorter walk inside the ancient undercroft of Norton Priory in Runcorn, Cheshire. I won’t have as much to say – I’ll let the photos tell the story.
At the beginning of today’s post. I mentioned my fascination with leading lines in farmers’ fields. I have another obsession: I love lone trees. After about seven tenths of the outward stretch of my walk today, to the right there was yet another farm entrance. At the point where that entrance departs from the path there was a tree that I felt that I had to photograph: that’s my featured photo.
EXIF data: All photographs were taken using my Fujifilm X-T4 26 MP cropped-sensor, mirrorless camera together with A Fujinon XF 23 mm f/2 lens. Shutter speed 1/105 secs @f/5.6 and 23 mm. ISO was 160.