This was taken toward the end of this past November, when there was still a lot of colour clinging on to the trees and bushes. I’m trying to find depth and vary my techniques with this current bleak palette, with the help of David Bailey’s ‘How to Take Better Pictures’ (swiped from my in-laws’). Conclusion: impressive winter shots require significantly more money (film, filters, good B&W developing etc etc).
The swaying melody of the song for this image soundtrack actually reminded me of this shot, rather than the other way round. Like all of Rufus Wainwright’s songs, there is deceptive gravitas woven into the elegant and exquisite composition. There are always a few cheeky/colloquial lyrics thrown in to lift it, which I always think sound more heartbreaking sung through his perfect voice with that slightly frayed edge.
Image Soundtrack: ‘Natasha’ by Rufus Wainwright