Winter Allotment

a photography project, shot in one afternoon in the waning winter sun.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

The moment I turn around the corner, all I can see is this beautiful light.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

It hits the tiny little rooftops straight on, as the afternoon slowly fades. Time is waning and I have to move quickly.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

I park my bike and run up the stairs of my apartment building.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

I need to unburden myself from these groceries I was carrying.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

Trade them in for my camera. As I’m in the process of unpacking, I make a decision on the lens I want to use.

The Tokina 135mm f2.8 through a lens-adapter. “The extra reach will be necessary as I can’t get past the fence”, is what I say to myself out loud.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

As I return to the scene, the light is still there, though weakening by the minute. It doesn’t matter, the setting remains.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment
Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

I snap a photo.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

And another one.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment
Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

I hold still at the corner, take a moment to take it in.

Two more snaps.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment
Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment
Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment
Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

I continue making my way around the perimeter

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

...now looking for details.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment
Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

There’s one.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

Click.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment
Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

This continues for a solid half an hour until I make my way all around the fencing.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment
Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment
Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

I feel a sense of completion.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

Excitement, even.

Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment
Mitchel Lensink de lens photography project winter allotment

It was a sunny winter afternoon in the garden.

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