If you go down to the woods today…

Screen Shot 2013-06-20 at 21.31.48 My image, “In the eye of the beholder.” (Title by one of the course tutors.) Photo by Paul on Flickr.
(You can see a higher resolution version of my photo by clicking here.)

One of our assignments in the second semester was a project in collaboration with the Woodland Trust. The brief was “becoming nature”, and we were required to submit up to five images interpreting this title however we wished. At the beginning of the assignment, we all went out to their amazing project at Heartwood Forest, where we spent the morning touring the woods and the afternoon tree-planting. From the outset we knew that at the end of the project ten photos would be selected for exhibition at the site over the summer.

Of the 150 or so images submitted, our tutors shortlisted sixteen for submission to the Trust, who chose the final ten.

Oh, including one of mine. Did I mention that? 

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Photo borrowed from the “Friends of Heartwood Forest” Facebook page

I heard yesterday that they’ve been installed, and I understand they should be in place throughout the summer (whenever that is). I’ve not had the chance to visit yet, but by chance one of my contacts on Flickr happened to visit the site yesterday and spotted my image among the exhibition. (Thanks, Paul, for letting me use your photos on here.) 

As it says on the sign, you can see more of our work on a Woodland Trust Flickr site here.

If you’re in the area, do pop in and have a look at the amzing work the Woodland Trust are doing creating “The largest new native forest in England” – some 850 acres that’s all being planted by volunteers – and of course take a look at the exhibition!

Screen Shot 2013-06-20 at 21.31.09The “Becoming Nature” exhibition on site. Photo by Paul on Flickr

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