I had prepared the night before, charged batteries, emptied memory cards, got my clothes ready and set my alarm clock for 4am.
What I hand’t countered on was a little mouse who had decided to make a nice home in our house that morning. It took 40 minutes of emptying the entire contents of an under stairs cupboard to find it. Sadly the mouse did not survive the swift justice with the broom and is now in mouse heaven.

This shot was taken in the Woburn Estate at around 6am after a full nights light snow fall.
I now no longer have a 4×4 wagon so getting there was slightly interesting, luckily I had prepared myself with a broom and spade to get myself out any tricky situations. The only one I didn’t expect was to be asked to move my car from my preferred position to over two miles off the estate by a very nice but firm estate manager.

I returned eventually to take this and many other variations of scenes.
I hope you like it.

Canon 5D, 24-70mm at 24mm, f/11, 1/100 sec, ISO 100. No filters used.

This shot is also available from a photobook collection called Rural Mementos by redtree.me

© Copyright David Huxtable-Reid – redtree.me – All rights reserved.


  • Elizabeth Tunstall
    Elizabeth Tuns...over 2 years ago

    Brilliant image!

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 2 years ago

    Well worth the long walk Redtree!!! Brilliant photography, as always! I knew this was yours, as soon as I saw the thumbnail!! :)))

  • :-)

    – redtree

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture!! . . .

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatover 2 years ago

    Nice one – great weekend for these kind of shots round our way – spent the day building snowmen with my son had a great day.

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarover 2 years ago

    Beautiful composition!

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarover 2 years ago

  • Livvy Young
    Livvy Youngover 2 years ago

    WOW, love this, would look great hanging on anyone’s wall.

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 2 years ago

    very beautiful – great mix of foreground and background

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 2 years ago

    gorgeous work

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 2 years ago

    Beautiful composition and image!

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