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  • I had to photograph a castle, on Christmas Eve. A long way from home.

    In winter.

    It was -23 degrees when we left home in the Land Rover, my son William, who was enjoying only his second winter, with his cousin Adam for company.

    It warmed up, to just about freezing, and we got lost, just before a blizzard hit. I took a wrong turning up a small farm road. I was lost before the turning, but after the turning we were really lost.

    So we decided to carry on, just round the next corner. It was steep, in deep snow, and slithery. And it was very eerily greybluewhite, the colour of blizzards.

    And round the next corner we saw seven crows, and a fence.

    It was beautiful.

    Every cloud has a silver lining!

    But this one was black, black, black, black, black, black, black as a murder of winter crows.
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