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Photos from inside a lockdown 3 – Part 10

 

Photos from my life during the third lockdown – Part 10

The third lockdown in England, to help save lives and reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the NHS, began in early January. It’s a feeling we now know well, but the importance of which has only grown. I’m spending my time at home with work, fine art photography and recording some of my life: Photos from inside a Lockdown 3. This is Part 10. (View all of the Photos from Inside a Lockdown blogs)

It’s been 1 year since we started the first national coronavirus lockdown in the UK. In that time more than 140,000 people have died with COVID-19 on their death certificate. Even more if you count excess deaths over previous years. If we’re really to change things, to start new, we must take the time to remember those people and to think of the many millions across our country who have lost a mother or father, wife or husband, son or daughter, close friend.

Because life does go on, and we have the opportunity now to change our lives for the better, perhaps to bring some meaning to all of this. Spring has started, and there are new green shoots in the woods, dog violet, wood anemones and lesser celandine are flowering now, beginning to transform the forest floor. Summer-like clouds fill the skies, and the warm evening sun is getting longer. 

Take this moment to think about how your life and your work life could be made better, and take steps to make that happen. 

We may be about to end this lockdown, but it’s for the benefit of everyone that we all follow the rules and keep each other safe. A little while longer and we can come out of this better together, and build anew for everyone. Stay safe.

About the photographer

The Photographer SmallPaul Ligas is an ethical commercial photographer based in Herefordshire, working across Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and the UK. Follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and connect on LinkedIn.