Autumn leaves and lichen inside an old and very weathered pot for flowers; on a grave, on a frosty morning, in the cemetery at Stanton Drew.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – recommended.

Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 238mm (equiv); 3200 ISO; Lightroom, using the Velvia/Vivid film simulation; Stanton Drew, in the Chew Valley, south of Bristol; 6 Nov 2017.


This is a new category on this blog – Archive Still Life studies.  The Still Life definition will certainly be followed loosely – e.g. some studies may only have been made “still” by the split second opening of the camera’s shutter – and my objective will be to use as many different types / genres of subject matter as possible.  Some images will be Minimalist and, in general, I try to make simpler images, rather than cramming them with visual content.

Some new Still Life studies will (hopefully!) continue to appear.


  1. I’m happy to see a recent photo, you had me a little worried with so many from the archives. And this is quite beautiful, between the evocative shape of the leaf, the chilly frost, and the colors – those colors, wow! Just gorgeous.


    • Very glad you like this, Lynn, but I’m afraid you’re right – due to the “new normal” into which Covid has transported us, my photography has all but stopped, and I’m drawing now on a decade’s worth of archives.

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      • I’m really sorry it’s so hard to get out and enjoy taking photographs these days. Over here we’re still masking up for anything indoors but outdoors is easy. What I miss are travel and sitting comfortably in a cafe with a book or paper and a treat. The numbers are starting to go down though, and I hope the same will happen where you are, along with plenty of vaccines.


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