This print has been almost 10 years in the making - if I look at it in terms of the original image used to make it. The original photograph was taken in 2006. It was languishing on my hard drive and partially written off because it was underexposed.
It all started when my brother visited from Ireland and I was looking on my Mac to find a photo I wanted to show him. We stumbled a across a picture of a blackbird in the trees. I had written it off as too dark and had totally forgotten about it. I was previewing images and skipped past it quickly. My brother said - hang on a second what's that picture? He thought it was really lovely and said it would make a great bookmark.
This set me thinking so I began to work with the image. The first thing I liked about it was the lovely silhouette and thought it would make a nice banner for my blog. I liked the idea of a grey silhouette on white so produced this image and started to use it as a banner.