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Photos from inside a lockdown 3 – Part 3

Photos from my life during the third lockdown – Part 3

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 3. (View all of the Photos from Inside a Lockdown blogs)

This series is a way for me to capture some of the things around me that I find beautiful, and hopefully it can inspire those who read it and look at the photos to see the beauty that’s still there in their own lives.

It’s been a week of beautiful winter sunsets and frost, and then we had some snow, and that’s why there’s more photos this week than previously – there was just such a change over a few days.

Most of my photos from inside a lockdown are of my walks with the dogs in the afternoons. With the sun setting early in the winter I’m out and about more at sunset so am able to see and photograph some of the wonderful glowing skies we get at this time of year.

I find it very inspirational and quite grounding to be able to finish work and be out and inside such beautiful colours, and to really notice the more subtle colours that are usually hidden from spring to autumn. The colours of a cherry tree, for instance.

The snow was, as always, transformational. Bleeding much of the colour out of the woods, under grey skies, the structure of the woods becomes more obvious. It also makes me want to wander more. The dogs and I will leave the trail and go off exploring in the woods to see what we can find.

It doesn’t last long, but while it’s here snow is wonderful. I hope we get more before spring comes, and spring is on its way. Under the leaves in the woods the bluebells are already growing.

We don’t know how long this lockdown will need to last, but it’s for the benefit of everyone that we all follow the rules and keep each other safe. A few more months 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.