The Spring Equinox is the perfect time to shift gears and recalibrate. From this moment onwards the sun is rising earlier and earlier and, whilst it might be my favourite time of day to be out with the camera, it becomes less tenable on a regular basis when you're faced with 4 am wake-up calls!
In March the English woodland is alive with green shoots and new growth, as carpets of wild anemones dual with the emerging native bluebells to create a verdant carpet, submerging the muddy browns of winter. It's a period of breathless change.
I'd wanted to capture the carpet of anemones in this particular part of Orlestone Forest for many years, and the conditions were perfect. Woodlands are hard to shoot when there's bright sunlight as it creates too much dynamic range. For the same reason, another thing to avoid is having elements of the sky in your image as they will almost inevitably blow out your highlights and make it impossible to recover any detail in those super bright tones. My strategy (on the image below) was to find a low angle where I could capture the whole sweeping vista without including any brights from the sky. I sat for a while watching rabbits and squirrels dancing in the soft spring light.