Partridge in a Pear Tree

Last week saw me travelling to my home county of Oxfordshire to take images for my next assignment which tested our skill in using images to enhance a larger body of text.  The brief was to write a piece and capture images about something that had both positive and negative impacts on the environment; 8 images to enhance, and 1 creative image to use as a front cover to the work (results below).

Because of the recent controversial words posted by the RSPB on the subject, I chose the management of land for shooting game.  So, I got the permission of a local gamekeeper to spend the day walking around a shoot.  As I had only one day available, I prepared a list of the topics I was going to discuss, and the sort of images I needed.  It is important however to be flexible when on location.  This was highlighted when I found a partridge that had succumbed to disease, so I wanted to take full advantage of the situation.  I took a range of images so I could use them in several ways; one turned out as­­ my favourite image from the day (the image and how I used it in the piece below).

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