The National Memorial Arboretum is our nations centre of remembrance, and with Remembrance Day only round the corner, Rich and I made a visit. With my camera in hand it was an opportune moment to capture some of the simple beauty that is in abundance there.
Not only were there visitors looking for familiar names on the carved remembrance wall, there were soldiers there performing the twice yearly clean of remembrance plaques, and people like Rich and I, who were there to explore, discover and pay our respects.
Some of the best photography I see includes pictures of a special moment in time, and some of the most emotive photographs that move me capture moments that are so personal, I often wonder how the photographer managed to be there to capture it.
Whilst at the National Memorial Arboretum, I saw families paying respects to fallen loved ones, and whilst I would have loved to take photographs of those special moments, I couldn’t find the strength within me to raise my camera and click away, feeling that I didn’t want to intrude on such a private moment.
I know that to take the kind of photographs that I love, I will have to work on my confidence and click away in those moments of awkwardness when looking through the viewfinder. Until I can do it myself, I’ll continue to admire the work of those who do it so well and inspire me to continue trying. To see more of the photographs I did take, take a look at the National Memorial Arboretum Gallery.