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Photos from inside a lockdown 3 – Part 4

Photos from my life during the third lockdown – Part 4

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 4. (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.

The snow didn’t last long, but while it did it was so easy to see what my dogs sniff at all the time – animal tracks were visible everywhere, but especially so in the orchard where birds, squirrels, rabbits and more were making the most of the few apples that were still edible.

The woods are now slowly coming alive, even though dustings of snow continue to fall. The colours at this time of year are subtle and wonderful, and I love to notice something new on a tree trunk or the forest floor. The oranges, yellows, greens, purples and reds of the foliage, branches and trunks can make a wonderful contrast to the slate skies.

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.