Beautifully Backlit

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Looking towards central London from the edge of Wanstead Flats, Leytonstone, East London…really pleased at achieving such a lovely silhouette with my phone camera.

It’s actually taken in colour, but appears almost monochrome, thanks to the steadily-greying skies…Β  πŸ™‚

On a Cold and Frosty Morning

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I went out for a relatively early wintery walk this morning, to try to capture the beautiful frosty views on Wanstead Flats, East London, close to where we live… ❀

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I love the way the two tower blocks on the edge of the flats give a bit of an urban context to the landscape – we are in East London, after all!Β  πŸ™‚

Daily Prompt: Sanctuary

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In spite of being more of a country girl than a city woman, I’ve lived in London for the last fifteen years! But I’ve found walking quietly in nature always offers me much-needed sanctuary from the manic full-on-ness of busy city life.

We live right on the edge of Wanstead Flats and Bush Wood, at the lowest end of the ancient woodlands of Epping Forest, so thankfully always have access to our own little haven of natural calm whatever the time of dayΒ  πŸ™‚

Daily Prompt: Sanctuary

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Distance

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Two different images of the same open space on Wanstead Flats here in East London, taken at two different times of year – one showing the Circus in town, one showing the Travelling Fair.

Although it’s always lovely to have close-up shots highlighting lots of detail in specific aspects of a scene, I also like what I consider to be context shots of the subject as a whole, deliberately taken at a distance, to add to the storytelling ability of photographs in sharing a particular experience with others πŸ™‚

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Distance