A Most Rare Vision

by Mark Sisson

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Shropshire from the Air

Over a period of two years, Mark Sisson and the Reverend Henry Morris have met up at short notice, weather permitting, to fly from Halfpenny Green airfield over different parts of Shropshire. 

Angling the small Socata aircraft at 45 degrees, vicar Henry has put Mark in the right position to photograph the county’s network of canals, rivers, ridges, hills and valleys, patchworks of crops, quarries, monuments, towns, hill forts, racecourses, golfcourses, parkland and settlements.

Their adventure has taken them to the four corners of Shropshire, looking down on Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Much Wenlock, Church Stretton, Telford, Bridgnorth, Bishop’s Castle, Newport, Clun and many more villages and hamlets.

In A Most Rare Vision, Mark has managed to capture the surprises and the beauty of Shropshire from the air.


131 Colour photographs


Sep 04, 2014


About the Author:

Mark Sisson is a professional, award-winning wildlife and nature photographer. Internationally and in the UK, his work is regularly published in an array of books and journals, such as BBC Wildlife, Birds and The Shropshire Magazine, and he has a long-standing contract with the RSPB for their image library.

He co-runs the leading wildlife photography holiday and workshop business, Nature’s Images. In 2011 he won the Video Category in the British Wildlife Photography Awards for his work on Great Crested Grebes filmed in Shropshire. Mark has written or co-authored three other books. He lives in Newport, Shropshire.

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