I love finding subjects where there is an inbuilt air of mystery.

The above shot of Heysham Village was taken from the high footpath that links the beach with the village. It’s also possible to take the lower path, directly along the shore, but it can be a much colder place in autumn and winter.

The two figures caught my attention. Although it was only the end of September, the couple were wrapped in seemingly identical warm clothing.

It was very cold, as I found just taking the shot from above, but there was something else about the composition that suggested mystery. It was only when I had my first set of comments on Facebook, that I saw it: the warmly-dressed couple had a certain ‘military’ look about them, and appeared to be marching towards a village that looked darker than usual, as though rushing to an urgent summons.

In reality, it was nothing of the sort; simply two people hurrying to get out of a bitter wind…

©Stephen Tanham 2021

Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye, a journey through the forest of personality to the dawn of Being.

http://www.thesilenteye.co.uk and http://www.suningemini.blog

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