I took the opportunity to spend some time photographing the Red Deer and Fallow Deer to be found in Richmond Park, London.
I'd not visited before despite being so close to my home town - but when a photography commission brought me within just a couple of miles, I couldn't resist staying an extra night in the capital with my partner to take full advantage of an icy morning early in the park and the chances I might have to photograph some of the resident deer.
I set out long before first light, and made our way through the sleeping city to Richmond Park. It is an enormous park with ancient woodland, sprawling meadows of grasses and wildflower (though fewer flowers in Winter of course!) and picturesque lakes.