I have been waiting for this day for a number of weeks now. I knew what clouds I wanted, I knew what time of day I needed, I knew the location. Today all of the bits came together and I drove the 3 miles from my house to the side of a field in rural Warwickshire and took the photograph above. (Well, it is in fact a panorama of 7 different photographs - “welded” together in Photoshop)
During the late spring and early summer, woods within the UK can become transformed by a blanket of bluebells. Recently I made a trip to Yew Tree Farm in Wootton Wawen (near Stratford-upon-Avon) to visit the Bluebell Walk.
These are some of the pictures from the trip.
Thanks to “N” for being my companion.
A bit of still life was called for today.
I “rescued” a tulip from the garden and set about taking photos of it. Back lit against window, side lit, no lighting, led torch lighting, black background. Many options were tried.
I quite like these three.
I can’t believe that it has been over 3 months since I last posted anything on here. THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE.
Beyond Limits - Chatsworth House
Every year during September and October, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire host a selling exhibition of art works in the grounds of Chatsworth House. All of the works are available to buy through auction with Sotheby’s.
It is part of my annual photographic calendar, and has been for the past 4 years. On first viewing, through the on-line catalogue, I was not overly impressed, two of my favourite artists and sculpturers were missing - Lynn Chadwick and Barry Flanagan (But then again the whole of last years exhibition was dedicated to Mr Flanagan, so it was a slight overdose in 2012). But I need not have worried, the exhibition was up to its normal standards. There was the usual mix of figurative, abstract and plain bonkers. I was also blessed with the weather, a glorious mix of sun and warmth, unfortunately, the sun managed to position itself in just the wrong place for a number of the exhibits. I will have to go again at a different time of day to get the pictures that I want from some of the artworks.
All in all, it was a joyous day of artwork, photography and stately homes. So, I give you some of the highlights (as far as I am concerned) of Beyond Limits 2013.