Shropshire’s golden landscape

PUBLISHED: 10:56 08 October 2009 | UPDATED: 16:16 20 February 2013

Fields of Gold: Brown Clee Hill

Fields of Gold: Brown Clee Hill

Photographer Gary Groucutt travels Shropshire capturing the glory of the landscape with his camera. He runs workshops at his Much Wenlock studios.

Photographer Gary Groucutt travels Shropshire capturing the glory of the landscape with his camera. He runs workshops at his Much Wenlock studios.

As I travel around this glorious county, I have a feeling of being followed. Not by anything sinister but by the beauty of this colourful landscape and rolling Shropshire hills. No matter what time of year or how the weather may be performing on that particular day, it is always with me. It could be a glimpse of bluebells in a wood at Acton Burnell or a scarlet carpet of poppies at Shawbury, a majestic buzzard flying over Caer Caradoc or a March hare dancing along Wenlock Edge.

Taking a photo is not really about the person and the camera, it's how the person relates to the surroundings: how passionate they are about the land and sky or chosen subject. It is this sense of place that I want to convey in my photographic workshops. On a day out with a fellow photographer, I will point out wildlife or elements of nature you may not ordinarily see when going about your daily routine. Landscape workshops are a dawn till dusk experience. You take away a memory of the day but hopefully, just as much, you remember taking the time out to look at the detail of the world around you.

Gary Groucutt's workshops at Downes House Gallery, Bourton Much Wenlock, include location and studio work. Photographers take home a colour 24 x 18 print of their work.

Tel: 07779 122034,

Email: info@garygroucutt.com

www.garygroucutt.com

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