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Here, Charlie explains the thought process behind three of his favourite images
Buttermere II, Cumbria, UK
I have long looked out for visual relationships in landscapes. Here, the slope of the top right-hand side of the tree is almost parallel to the skyline above and to the right. Waiting for the foreground to be subdued by a cloud proved to be worthwhile.
I’m always on the look out for arcs and lines that can act as foils to one another. The sun wasn’t out when I first saw this gateway, but when it eventually appeared, both the gate and the arch cast very satisfying shadows.
The Somme, Amiens, France
When I first passed this flooded wood, the trees and their reflections were unsatisfactory. Three hours later the water had subsided, and the damp belt at the base of each tree delivered a subtle separation between the trees and their reflections.