№7 Early morn­ing frost, North Downs, Kent, 2010

The Guardian - Journal - - The big picture - By Martin God­win Words Han­nah Booth

This at­mo­spheric pic­ture was taken near pho­tog­ra­pher Martin God­win’s home on the North Downs, near Big­gin Hill, in early Jan­uary 2010. He has lived there for the past 25 years, and watched the trees along this av­enue grow from saplings. It’s all about the light, he says. “As a pho­tog­ra­pher, light is one of the big­gest things that in­ter­est you. Here, the sun is just break­ing through the clouds, cre­at­ing a band of light.” This ra­di­ance, along with the line of skele­tal trees, slice the pho­to­graph neatly in two. “Cut­ting a pic­ture in half like this lends a still­ness and a sta­bil­ity to the com­po­si­tion,” says God­win.

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