The dawn image in the Japanese poetry series is something that I wanted to revisit. Making the Runnymede Ghosts series involved a lot of walking along the riverbank at dawn on my way to and from the meadows and gave me lots of raw material. These two are in fact the same morning, about 400 metres apart. I wanted to try changing the balance between mist and detail. At this point my focus was rather less ethereal than it had been with the poetry painting (below). Doubtless I will return to this at a later date.