Friday, 27 May 2016

Kew - Close-up and Abstract

When it comes to flower photography, I don't believe there is any right or wrong way to do it.  All that matters is what you enjoy and what works for you.  One thing I particularly enjoy doing is getting as close up as possible to the subject.  I like to concentrate on just a small part of the flower, often with a small depth of field.  At Kew, I spent ages in the 'Rhododendron Dell' trying to pick out the stamen of the different coloured flowers.  Frankly, I could have spent all day there, but eventually I moved on to other things.



Thursday, 26 May 2016

Kew - Flower Portraits

On Sunday, I joined a large group from the CCC for a very enjoyable day out at Kew Gardens.  For much of the day the weather was bright and sunny.  So I choose to explore the extensive grounds,  rather than spend my time in the glass houses.  Only later in the afternoon, when there was a spot of rain, did I venture into the 'Princess of Wales Conservatory'.

There were too many subjects to choose from and I didn't manage a fraction of them before I ran out of time and energy.  This first set of images mainly concentrates on simple flower portraits.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Spring Flowers

A few shots of other flowers, taken alongside the bluebells.  I especially like the first image.  I had set up for some minimal depth of field shots of the Greater Stitchwort, when the tiny bug wandered into frame and became the only point of sharpness.

Thursday, 12 May 2016


Only a few bluebell images this year.  Taken at Brampton and Gamlingay woods.