An award-winning landscape photographer has embarked on a groundbreaking laser project showing the planned HS2 route through the Chilterns. 

Amersham resident and keen photographer Mark King used state-of-the-art lasers to replicate train tracks through the countryside near Great Missenden. 

He embarked on the project after moving to Bucks in December. 

He said: “Since moving from London to Buckinghamshire I have been inspired to start an intriguing new project based on HS2.

"The High Speed 2 train line between London and Birmingham is very controversial and it will have a large impact on people's lives and the environment if it goes ahead.

"The project demonstrates how the landscape could be irrevocably transformed." 

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Despite the stunning product, Mark admits that working with lasers was "difficult and unpredictable" at times, with laser experts even telling him his idea was unfeasible. 

He said: “The original idea was to show the lasers in daylight. All the experts in the field I spoke to said that this was impossible. This was due to daylight being much brighter than the actual laser-beams, making them extremely hard to see and photograph. After carrying out a daylight test, I could see why.

“Even using fog machines, I experienced first-hand how difficult and unpredictable it was to achieve anything worthwhile. I was then able to go away and test some ideas to come up with a great solution.

“What I have achieved shows laser beams clearly visible in what appears to be daylight and in some cases, having an effect on the landscape itself.”

Now, Mark's thought-provoking photographs will go on display at a special exhibition in the River Room at Flint Barn Court, Church Street, in Old Amersham, between June 6 and 21.

The exhibition is part of Bucks Open Studios 30th anniversary celebrations. Over 500 artists will show off their work with a variety of workshops and demos. 

Visit to find out more about the exhibitions.