Facts about the image, Garmston Farm
Garmston is a small village located between Telford and Shrewsbury in Shropshire, the farmyard located at one end of the village consists of a collection of traditional British red-brick buildings. These buildings literally glow in the evening light in the hour before sunset and in the late spring complement the red blossom on the tree.
Garmston itself has little to offer the visitor other than contact with the beautiful Shropshire countryside, however when the light is right this little village provides excellent opportunity for landscape painting and photography. A little further down the road however is Buildwas with the highly photographed and painted meanders in the River Severn which then flows into the Ironbridge Gorge and the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge itself with the famous world’s first iron bridge dating back to 1779.
This is one image where I unusually allowed the shadow of my camera and myself to form part of the composition, the triangular shaft of light on the surface of the asphalt road came from exactly behind camera position and I found the shadow not to be a distraction as it aligns almost perfectly with the tree trunk and forms a lead-in line to the image running almost parallel to the low brick wall leading to the red brick barn.