Hyde Park, London, enjoying some September Sunshine this week. And I recognised this tree, last seen in April when it was a living climbing frame. And a wonderful photo opportunity. Lots of people were snapping away and I joined them.
Now in the Autumn it looks like this, transformed with its glossy greenery into a mysterious den.
I learned an interesting lesson back in Spring though. I saw this little girl, peering up through the branches and decided to take a shot. She saw me and instantly hid her face in fear. And then ran off, crying to her parents, “she took my photograph!” and I felt like a thief who had stolen her soul. They ignored her and I slipped away. Downloading the shot I ended up with one that I think is more interesting than a cute picture of the girl’s face peering out through the branches.
So this week, when I squatted down to shoot into the den I felt that it would be an invasion of privacy to shoot the children who were playing there. And I ended up with this.
And here’s a gallery of series of shots from Spring and Autumn. (To view click on any picture to change to carousel mode)