The progress went OK,
Once I started on the foreground I felt more comfortable with the image,
Getting this shadow in brings the image into focus,
Building the remaining shadows,
Then it was all about the details, the smaller branches, the softness in the shadows, the detail on the ground and the variety of marks which would give perspective.
At this stage it became almost impossible to photograph adequately in my small studio space.
But this weekend our exhibition opened and I was able to get a good photo. Now we can see scale and impact,