December, St Dunstan-in-the-East

Sunlit leaves

It’s that time of year again, when I just don’t feel like taking photos because the light’s so uninspiring and there’s so little colour around. Fortunately I’ve still got a backlog of pictures from just before we moved, and by the time I’ve got this lot sorted out spring will be beginning to make an appearance and I’ll get my mojo back.  There are snowdrops and crocus out already and I can see the buds beginning on the trees, so it won’t be long now.

I’ve written about St Dunstan’s church before (here) and it will always be one of my favourite places to go in London’s City area.  These will be the last shots of it you’ll see for quite a while – I don’t know when I’ll be back there again.  I was lucky enough to get some amazing light the last time I was teaching there back in December, and these shots are the result.  Do you find there are certain places that you just keep going, time and time again, and never tire of photographing?  For me, it’s been this place and Canterbury Cathedral – something about them keeps me coming back for more.  I’m sure access has something to do with it, as the Cathedral was almost on my doorstep, and when I was teaching in London we nearly always went to St Dunstan’s, but it’s not the whole story.  I think there are some places that seem to encourage the art of seeing – where you simply see more photographically than you do in other places – and I’m sure they’re very specific to each person.  I’m wondering which places where I’m living now will become my new favourites.

Creeper

Railings

Red leaves

Sunlit blades of grass

Wall shadow

Sunspot

Stem and stonework

Winter sun

Window, St Dunstan's

Coloured leaves

Pebbles and leaves