Bluebells at Holyford Woods

One of a series of abstract impressions of a beautiful English wood at bluebell time. This can only begin to convey the joy of spending time in this magical place as dusk descends: the heady scent of the flowers, the clear song of thrushes high in the canopy, and the feel of soft leafmould under the feet.

Impressions of woodland

Another time, the same place: Foxgloves.

ICM? Intentional camera movement – a way to abstract a literal scene by moving the camera, which inexplicably heightens the colours and gives a silky or chalky look to the photograph. No post-processing filters needed!