Greenham is a small settlement area near Drimpton in Dorset, England. Dorset is a place I have frequently visited in the past due to having a great friend who settled there some years ago. The landscape is varied & never boring to the eye, & there's always opportunity enough to capture the diverse facets of its countenance which are dictated by season & honed by weather conditions.
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The weather on the day I tromped out to photograph the small settlement of Greenham was typical for December in England; the sky was overcast, with fast-moving dramatic cloudscapes, emanating the gloomy portent of sudden downpouring, which penetrated me with a hyper-real feeling of the land & weather conspiring, sinisterly, my ultimate doom by their capable & enormous powers.
I was shod with obligatory mucker boots, which were essential to my traversing the mud-cloddy fields that made up the stark landscape, lain bare & still heavily moist from recent rain showers.
There is a tributary of the River Axe, affectionately named Little Axe, that runs through Greenham & other nearby settlements. On this day it was quite lively & freshly topped up by copious amounts of precipitation lately deluged.
Equppied with my trusty Tokina 11-16mm wide angled lens I was able to capture the vastness of the unending undulations of a patchwork cloud-addled sky that proffered something of an impressionistic magnitude.
The skeletal tree forms sprung from the earth creaked eerily, waving like dancing giants populating the dismal fields, ploughed to nakedness.
I used split-tone processing to render the images, which I found intensified the overall atmosphere of melancholy that seemed to permeate the very air around me.
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