Rookwoods’ Open gardens. A few days back I went with my wife Kate and youngest son Nick to visit the gardens at ‘Rookwood’s’ in Sible Hedingham. which was taking part in the National Garden Scheme (NGS) Open Gardens. It was
Wow! This summer I saw fields full of fantastic poppies just begging to be photographed, so hey guess what that’s just what I did.
They were beautiful flowers, bright red against a deep blue sky, majestic but somehow also lonely and fragile – maybe even vulnerable. Certainly vulnerable to the elements.
I decided to give them a fine art look and I have produced a selection of them below.
Of course photographing and thinking about poppies, especially in November, made me reflect on how symbolic they are
I love photographing flowers, either growing wild, or growing in formal gardens or informal gardens or even occasionally photographing them in the studio. In fact you may have seen my post a few weeks back of some daffodils which were photographed in my studio, have a look now if you didn’t see them.
This year we had some beautiful pink roses growing in our garden at home and I decided to pick a few and give then the studio treatment.
I go out to walk our family dog (BO) every day and over the past few weeks couldn’t help but notice the abundance of beautiful bright yellow daffodils just about everywhere. I love it when the daffs come out, not only does it means spring is here but it gives a great splash of colour to both my wedding photography and portrait photography.
I have often thought (well actually – not often but occasionally) that I would like to photograph a daffodil