Thursday, 28 April 2011

Tiptoe Through the Bluebells

 The main reason I take photographs is that I love doing it. Plain and simple. I enjoy capturing that moment in time before it is gone forever. I enjoy producing something that is beautiful to look at and that others will enjoy as well as myself. I like the creative process, from deciding on the subject, or location and how it will look, through to choosing the correct kit, taking the photo and uploading it to the computer for post processing. 


 With Easter out of the way and some time to myself I decided to take a trip to the woods and photograph the bluebells. The Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire is home to some of the finest bluebell woods and this year they adorned the forest floor in abundance, stretching as far as the eye could see, into the trees. I found and followed a narrow path through the flowers and happily strolled and snapped away the afternoon.There was not another soul in sight and so I just had the birds and squirrels for company.


I always take along a waterproof backed blanket on trips like these. I have learnt from experience that my penchant for getting down low, often on my tummy, can get me a little mucky and often damp. It was while I was getting low for one of the shots that I found my ankle being assaulted by a wood ant. Apparently I was on it's route and it was letting me know. I quickly retreated before more rushed to it's cause!


I chose to use my 17-40mm wide angle lens for these shots and used minimal post processing afterwards as I like to get things right in camera as much as possible. Hope you like the three photos I have shared here. There are more on my Facebook Page. Just search for 'Imaginography' and why not like the page while you're there too? Thanks! : )

12 comments:

  1. I love the 3rd shot
    a carpet of blue
    just lovely!!

    I am right now watching a re-cap of the wedding even though I got up at 4 AM and watched it all live
    it's all so lovely

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  2. Beautiful stuff.

    I'm glad to see you've reincarnated. May I give you a "shout-out" and my place?

    Cheers.

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  3. Thanks Rob and Kenju : )

    Dianne - I loved the Royal Wedding. Beautifully done :)

    Randall - Thanks. I would love a shout out :)

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  4. Hi - I'm visiting from over at West of Mars. Loved the pics - they are absolutely lovely! Have a great weekend!

    Michael

    http://www.theguardiansapprentice.com
    http://www.twitter.com/Alderdrache

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  5. *love* Bluebells too. I have fond memories of those flowers in bloom at Holland Park...

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  6. Susan - Yep : ) But this time my photography takes centre stage!

    Michael - Glad you liked my photos. I braved wood ants to get them! Thanks for popping by :)

    Melody - I love bluebells too. So pretty!

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  7. A blanket is a great idea. There have been a time or two I could have used one.

    Thank's for visiting from West of Mars.

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  8. oh so lovely! Makes me want to stroll through them too! So glad you're blogging about your love/habit/hobby/career (because, yes, it's likely to become a career at some point, as you are SOOO good at it!)

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  9. Awww, thanks Linda. That means a lot from you :) I'm trying to build up my business so that I can focus on it full time. I need all the exposure and support I can muster and this blog is a way to show case my work and communicate with potential clients and show who I am as a person :)

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