Photographer branches out to the outskirts of Garstang

One of Chris Walbank's Winter Trees photographs on display at The Dukes from February 17-March 9
One of Chris Walbank's Winter Trees photographs on display at The Dukes from February 17-March 9
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The stark beauty of trees in winter can be enjoyed at The Dukes gallery as well as in the great outdoors.

Winter Trees is a photographic exhibition by Chris Walbank at the Lancaster venue from February 19 until March 9.

All the images on display are taken in two fields just outside Garstang, a few minutes walk from Chris’s home.

“As a child I used to play football there in a summer football league,” he said.

“It was always an experience, as usually the farmer had to clear the cattle off the field before we could play. It was one eye on the ball and the other eye on the cow pats!

“Returning all these years later, the football pitch was lost to a hard frost and I was surrounded by frozen thistles and frozen cow pats.

“The trees have always immediately stood out to me, even as a child they distracted me from my football and years later, they still stand out, more so in the winter.”

Chris decided to capture these trees on camera during one of the hardest winters for years and the incredible results can be viewed during normal Dukes opening hours.

If you are making a special trip to see it, please call the Box Office as sometimes the gallery is used for other activities.