August 11, 2017 at 9:07 pm #14673
Little road to the rear of the church at Holmes Chapel.August 11, 2017 at 9:37 pm #14674August 12, 2017 at 9:22 am #14676
Of Ian’s two photographs I prefer the first because the lighting is more even. Like Ken says the dappled pattern on the lawn gives it more interest and I like the composition. You feel you could walk into it. The only thing that I find a distraction is the branch on the top right hand corner.
In Ian’s second photograph he’s fighting against a harsh sun and dark shadows. It’s always difficult to photograph in these conditions, but I think the exposure as been handled well as you can see detail in both shadows and sun lit areas. Compared with the first photo the lawn is quite dull so it shows the how the dappled effect works.
I really like Ken’s IR photo with a great reflection. As it’s so unusual it has extra interest. I can’t work out if the second one is IR or 3D? Whatever it is the foliage seems to explode dominating the picture.August 12, 2017 at 12:11 pm #14677
Taken on the little IR camera Peter.August 12, 2017 at 10:01 pm #14678
This was a beautiful Lily we grew outside in a pot. Faithfully flowering each year. This was 2012 and it passed on a few years ago.August 12, 2017 at 10:13 pm #14679
Now to put your 3D specs on-just slowly gaze into the picture. Another favourite long since gone. Very long slowly gaze through the pic.
August 13, 2017 at 10:15 am #14681
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My view thro my window.August 15, 2017 at 8:45 pm #14686
Can heartily recommend Abbeywood Gardens at Delamere. We were there today and things were at their best. See here.
BTW, two pictures loaded no problem, and in ExplorerAugust 16, 2017 at 5:11 pm #14687
Very classy those John. Tried without success to grow the pink daisy like flower.August 17, 2017 at 8:57 am #14689
Thanks for the link John. It looks a good place to visit for garden photos and chilling out. I like the photo of the sea of pink flowers flowing diagonally from foreground to background. The general view gives a good idea of what the place is like. I think the fluffy clouds top it off well. Thanks for posting these.August 21, 2017 at 9:16 am #14700
I think flowers brighten a place up and they’re certainly doing that in this month’s theme. It’s a pleasant place to be. Here’s a couple I found in a recent visit to Chester Zoo.August 22, 2017 at 11:51 am #14715
Flowers–I quite agree with Peter.August 22, 2017 at 7:54 pm #14716
The garden at Barnsdale, Leicestershire acted as a television studio for many years for Gardener’s World while Geoff Hamilton played host. Geoff pioneered, or certainly promoted an organic approach to gardening but also loved building things and the garden is now divided into 38 smaller ones which he used to demonstrate different styles. This doesn’t help with photography as the great sweeping features are crowded out with the dense planting – now a tiny bit unruly – but it provides endless horticultural interest. It is also a fitting tribute to a highly regarded television gardener.August 23, 2017 at 10:31 am #14717
In contrast to Barnsdale, Arley Hall gardens are traditional and have a famous herbaceous border, a double one in fact.August 24, 2017 at 10:09 am #14724
Barnsdale must have a lot of variety then with the potential for different types of garden photographs. Thanks for letting us know. Plenty of life and interesting shapes in your photographs. This one of mine was taken yesterday at one of the councils colourful flowerbeds. I couldn’t resist trying something wacky, but I think it’s OTT and makes me dizzy!
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