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PHOTOBOX: Rosie McCrum

Written by Arts

I took this photo on a July evening in Greece. The air throbbed with the sound of crickets and a memory of the afternoon heat lingered. We were walking down a dusty track to a small sandy cove when I saw this cactus draped over the wire.

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I like the way the leaves snake over the fence like swans refusing restraint, while the sun swallows surrounding trees. The burnt umber colour was an accident when the photo was developed, but the fiery tint evokes the haziness of the evening, reminding me of the smells of the sea and tamarisk trees mingling in the air.

Last modified: 6th October 2017

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