I recently caught part of a TV programme my partner was watching about the architecture of new houses. One of the architects was explaining how he had been inspired by a photograph taken looking up at the sky through the branches of a tree; he’d used this to shape his design of the roof, and consequently the play of light in the house. It was a fascinating idea, which had led to a striking and innovative piece of roof design.
I understand how a photograph like that might catch someone’s eye and be inspiring. Those of you who have followed my blog for a while will know that I am fascinated by shots like that; the patterns which trees and plants make against the sky and their wider environment are varied and often mesmerising. Today’s image was taken in Hertfordshire some years ago, and highlights the shape of a tree by the River Lea, picked out against a bright blue winter sky.