By Christopher P. Nicholson, Roger A. Redfern
Roger Redfern was once a shuttle author for over 50 years, such a lot significantly as a standard contributor to The Guardian newspaper’s state Diary characteristic. This e-book finds the unknown facet of Redfern, his images, in lovely model focusing upon his photos of Britain’s geographical region from his wanderings among the hills, valleys and villages of rural England, Wales and Scotland.
Many of his early photographs represent precious files of social history—each one is meticulously captioned and dated to offer a correct checklist of its content material and captures the altering nature of the geographical region over the many years. Many could qualify as 'art' photographs end result of the cautious stability of color, composition and surroundings in those beautiful color photographs.
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On the horizon we can see a profile of Cheshire’s most famous peak, Shutlingsloe. Shutlingsloe in the winter of February 1968. Cheshire’s third highest peak is a popular destination for weekend walkers, being within easy reach of the populations of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Manchester. Roger wrote that, No matter which way you look at Shutlingsloe it’s an unmistakable shape. 32 This is probably the best-known profile of Shutlingsloe, taken in the last rays of an October 1999 sunset. It shows a recognisable and appealing profile from certain angles, resulting in its alternative description of ‘the Matterhorn of Cheshire’, although its 1,660ft summit is a mere 13,030ft short of the Alpine original.
A flock of sheep graze completely oblivious to Roger’s presence in the low afternoon sun, although winter is on its way as the distant hills already have their first dusting of snow. 39 These are the slopes of Glen Garry and the loch of the same name, just west of the Great Glen in September 1985. We’re looking further westwards towards what Roger collectively called the Glen Kingie Hills. Several of these shapely peaks are Munros, and this tranquil view belies the true nature of the terrain just beyond the horizon, for here lies the wilderness known as the Rough Bounds of Knoydart.
E. Housman in a poem: Clunton and Clunbury, Clungunford and Clun, are the quietest places under the sun. 59 Masham lambs at a sheep sale at Biggin in Derbyshire, October 1984. Although there are ten sheep in the picture, we can see only one eye. A real eye-catching image! 60 Opposite; The Barlow Vale hounds being exercised through the bracken of the Cordwell Valley in January 1977, led by the Master in his striking red jacket. They’re about to enter Smeekley Wood, although large areas around it have been smothered by rhododendron bushes, the green mounds in this picture become a riot of reds and pinks in May and June.