Since August 2012 I have been embarking on a quiet discovery of a local nature reserve near to my home in Sussex, UK.
Walking through The Ghyll alone is an interesting experience and one that sparks various emotions within me. It's quite often a therapeutic experience just standing still quietly, listening, smelling and looking. Sometimes it can be slightly unnerving too, during dark winter months, buried in the shadows of the woodland.
I often revisit and rephotograph certain areas, nature often shows you many different looks which spark different emotions. But also the child in me finds the process of 'exploring' exciting, often making new routes through thicker areas of woodland in search of a new scene to photograph. Although sometimes probably only a couple of hundred yards from a housing estate, you can for a moment feel completely lost.