The weather wasn’t up to scratch for the first two months of this year, but March saw a much-needed improvement.
Our first stop of the month was Brown Clee. If you head up the Shropshire Way from Abdon you come across a gate with a patchwork of fields in the background. We thought this would make an ideal place for some head shots for our new book. While we were up there we took some more shots, one of which was this first one of Mike looking out over Corvedale.
The next shot is of spring flowers by Welsh Bridge and Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury, taken by Mike. The same morning I was in south Shropshire and took pictures of a flock of sheep who were happy to pose for me.
I had never visited Old Oswestry Iron Age hill fort before, and was taken aback by its sheer scale. It remained in use for almost 1,000 years and is one of the best preserved hill forts in Britain.
March also saw us take two trips to Cardington, the first of which enabled us to get pictures of pink blossom outside St James’ Church. Later that day we also headed to the Stiperstones and took the next shot of Diamond Rock looking towards Saddle Rock.
The following day I was on the Long Mynd for sunrise and captured pictures of the moon over Hazler Hill and Brown Clee, sunrise over the Stretton Hills and a wild pony grazing above a misty landscape.
Once I had finished on the Long Mynd I made the second trip to Cardington - I knew the sun would be in the right position and the shot worked just as I had hoped.
To round off the month I headed to Clun in the hope that the weather would be right to capture the blossom that grows near the medieval packhorse bridge. Many times I have been thwarted by changing weather conditions but a 40-minute wait enabled me to get the shot I wanted!