My desk at home looks out into my garden and often I don’t have to travel to make pictures.

The first image is a very lucky snap, a sudden rain storm hit the garden illuminated by a shaft of sunshine back in August 2007. I grabbed my camera and took just one shot rich in saturated colour.

The recent blast of windy weather really tested the resilience of the trees and shrubs outside of my window. The movement combined with the bright sunshine to flash colours off a sturdy Acer. To capture the sense of moving colour I deliberately used a low shutter speed of 1/13 of a second to record traces of movement. Normally a photographer would use a very short exposure of 1/200 of a second or less to avoid camera shake and the movement of the subject, … and end up with a frozen image. 

Sun shining through a sudden rain storm. my garden