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There is about a 2 to 3 week period each year when the sun just manages to skim it’s way across the horizon and (when there are no clouds in the sky) the light streams into the house. It reflects across the sea, too, so it’s quite uncomfortable to be in the room with it and we usually draw the blinds. I had been setting up the table for my birthday party dinner last year when I noticed the long shadows it made from the cutlery and took this photo. I’ve waited another year and made a series of cutlery/shadow images. It takes me to the elements of photography – light , shadow, form, time – it’s a shock to discover quite how quickly the winter suns moves across the sky. The composition you thought you had got just right keeps moving!

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