The Biggest Light Bulb in our sky is lighting up Spring. Walk, with the Sun behind you, along a Hedgerow, into a Wood, along a tree-lined street. Then turn around and re-trace your steps, walking directly towards the Sun. The difference can be astonishing. The landscape literally lights up. Leaves, blossom, grass, even common weeds, glow translucently. Everything becomes an object of exquisite beauty.
It’s a scene that never ceases to amaze. Sadly that broad palette of greens that we see in Spring will fade all too quickly to a more homogenous green and that vivid luminance is lost. Capture it while you can.
Here in the UK we have had several days of good weather and Spring has exploded around us and I have been busy with my camera. Get in close, capture Spring leaf by leaf. I have a name for these close-in shots: ‘MicroScapes’, putting the ‘Scape under the Microscope.
Here is a selection of images that I have found this year – some directly overhead, some at ground level, but all to my eye, inspiring. Click any image in the gallery below and use the arrows to navigate through the images.