Roger Blackwell sent in his version of this month's project saying: 'This is one of my favourite subjects and the opportunity to use soft pastels was a bonus! I used a Winsor & Newton brown pastel paper to give a picture size of 16" x 12". I used the v-shaped tree as the main point of interest and tried to give emphasis on the lead through on the path by keeping it light and sunny. I felt the left hand side of the photo was very "fussy" with all the foliage so I just put in the extra tree trunk as a lead-in. I was pleased to use the remaining dead leaves to give a touch of warm colour to the foreground.'
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