By Christopher P. Nicholson, Roger A. Redfern
Roger Redfern used to be a commute author for over 50 years, such a lot particularly as a typical contributor to The Guardian newspaper’s kingdom Diary characteristic. This e-book finds the unknown aspect of Redfern, his images, in attractive 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 provide a correct list of its content material and captures the altering nature of the geographical region over the many years. Many may qualify as 'art' photographs end result of the cautious stability of color, composition and surroundings in those beautiful color photographs.
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I recall often being asked to stand on a particular spot with Roger gazing skywards waiting for the clouds to break and flood the scene before us with light. ‘Not long now’ is how he would try to ease my youthful impatience to continue the walk! 48 It’s called Downton Castle, and its architecture suggests it is one, but it’s actually a country house in Herefordshire a few miles west of Ludlow, seen here in December 2003. In a Country Diary he reflected that, This part of the westernmost Midlands is never busy with visitors, and on this day it all seemed to conform to Housman’s quietest land under the sun.
Opposite; A cow and cow parsley at Nether Booth in the Vale of Edale in May 1997 It’s almost as though these three Whitwell Moor ponies encountered in April 1994 were used to visitors and would automatically arrange themselves in an appropriate order for a striking photograph. The remnants of a morning thunderstorm in Barlow Vale in July 1988 are just clearing away, allowing this group of heifers to come out of hiding and peer over the wall at Roger. He was no doubt passing on his bicycle or motorbike to help out on the farm he once worked on in Unthank in the same valley.
There’s snow beyond on the distant plateau called The Long Mynd beyond, but still enough grazing to keep the sheep happy in a field overlooking the estate and the Teme Valley. 49 Shropshire was Roger’s second favourite English county after Derbyshire. He was captivated by its rolling moorlands, green valleys, magnificent castles and Ludlow, his favourite English town. He roamed its lush meadows and high hills almost every year since the late 1950s. Ludlow Castle from above Dinham Bridge (top left) over the River Teme in October 1998.