Hitchin photographer on mission to capture historic Hertfordshire green spaces

A Hitchin photographer is on a mission to shoot and capture Hertfordshire's historic greens. Picture

A Hitchin photographer is on a mission to shoot and capture Hertfordshire's historic greens. Picture: Toby Shelley - Credit: Archant

A Hitchin photographer has been snapping some of Hertfordshire’s beautiful green spaces for his new blog during the coronavirus lockdown.

Toby Shelley's striking photography is showcased on Walsworthblog. Picture: Toby Shelley

Toby Shelley's striking photography is showcased on Walsworthblog. Picture: Toby Shelley - Credit: Archant

Toby Shelley, who has lived in Hitchin for the last 20 years, has made the most of lockdown by exploring Hertfordshire’s historic ‘greens’.

A picture of Wheathampstead Green from WalsworthBlog. Picture: Toby Shelley

A picture of Wheathampstead Green from WalsworthBlog. Picture: Toby Shelley - Credit: Archant

Accompanied by Jess, his trusty Jack Russell, he has snapped some popular spots in our area; Symonds, Poplars and Norton Green.

A 'rustic-chic boutique hotel' near Coltsfoot Lane. Picture: Toby Shelley

A 'rustic-chic boutique hotel' near Coltsfoot Lane. Picture: Toby Shelley - Credit: Archant

Since retiring 18 months ago, Toby has given his photography a new lease of life, which he says is leading him to “really enjoy it”.

Nobland Green captured by Toby Shelley for Walsworthblog. Picture: Toby Shelley

Nobland Green captured by Toby Shelley for Walsworthblog. Picture: Toby Shelley - Credit: Archant

He added: “As a county, we have more ‘greens’ than any other. I thought OK, let’s try and get at least one, interesting photograph from each one.


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“I’m glad that people have come back to me and said they really like the photos. It’s encouraging.”

To read Toby’s blog and enjoy his photography, visit: walsworthblog.com/the-blog

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