My book is due back from the printers in early November, so will be available for Christmas presents! It has a sequence from the "drowning" of the water meadows in the south of Salisbury. The Harnham Water Meadows Trust floods the meadows in the traditional way a couple of times a year. A "Drowner" opens the hatches and after a brief gush, the water flows gently along the network of channels and then over the surface of the field to a controlled level before returning to the river via drains. Quite a spectacle and open to the public. The meadows were a favourite of Constable and he painted the view across to the cathedral a number of times. The image above was taken from the same viewpoint as Constable used in one of his paintings. The scene has not changed much.
Shot in early October it captures the changing colour of the leaves at the start of Autumn.
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