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Photos from inside a lockdown 3 – Part 7

Photos from my life during the third lockdown – Part 7

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

We had some good news this week with the unveiling of a plan for the country to come out of lockdown, but safely and following the evidence. Personally I’m happy to wait to do it properly, knowing that that will help to save lives.

Although it’s still only February, spring is in the air. The woods are green and growing, amazing fungi are showing up at the sides of the path – the red one is a Scarlet Elf Cup (Sarcoscypha austriaca), which is uncommon in the UK and prefers really wet ground. No wonder it’s out now…

Still, the sun has shone a bit this week, and the quality of light has changed since the depths of winter. Gone is the salmon-pink glow, and now with the sun higher in the sky the whole sky is brighter and more lemon yellow as the late afternoon progresses. I have another of my ‘beneath and above’ image sets this week, taken on the path in Frith Wood, with Douglas Fir trees overhead.

Plus one of me and my dogs (who are very good boys) in the late afternoon sunshine.

We don’t know exactly how much longer this lockdown will need to last, though the end is in sight, 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.

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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.