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After a long flight home from California what better way to unwind than a lovely day out with my daughter Charlotte, hunting for bluebells in the woods.

Using a shallow DoF to emphasise the path disappearing into the distance.

Many thanks for the comments, views and UA's on my ones from Joshua Tree N P and as always thanks for taking a look at this one.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 May 2013 - 5:00 PM
Title:The Bluebell Walk
Username:GillyB GillyB
Uploaded:14 May 2013 - 11:41 PM
Tags:Bluebells, Flowers & plants, Kent, Path, Woods
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debu
debu  4 India
15 May 2013 - 12:00 AM

Nicely captured.
debu

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 12:11 AM

I like the use of the path as a lead in and the low viewpoint

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 12:20 AM

A lovely path through the bluebells. Such great details in all this too.......Sandy

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 12:42 AM

Thank you Smile

ChazB
ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 1:39 AM

Love this! The depth of field makes this very special and the composition and colours are lovely. Hopefully it won't be too long until we can go out taking photos together again!
Charlotte

handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 4:31 AM

Lovely photo...great color and composition. I like the enhancement of V2.

Peter

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 5:03 AM

There's even a wee seat for me to rest at as I puff my way up the hillWinkWink.
I think your approach here is excellent, using a wide aperture to allow the more distant parts to gradually move OOF.
Of the two versions, V 1 is the more appealing to my eye, the colours, both blues and greens, to appear more natural.........I don't see any shadows so I'm guessing it was overcast, the better conditions under which to capture bluebells.
Ronnie.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 7:17 AM

Bold, strong elements beautifully composed, Gill. I'd be happy with either version.

Dave

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54226 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 7:25 AM

Very nice low viewpoint. And I like your dof and the duller colours of V1. Simple but eyecatching and classy.

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 9:11 AM

Thank you everyone, Ronnie you are right it was overcast. We were caught out in a couple of heavy showers which somehow always seems to intensify the greens and blues.

Smile

Last Modified By GillyB at 15 May 2013 - 9:13 AM
rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 9:20 AM

Bluebell time of year, but the weather is awful Sad Gill. Good POV and is this an NT property ?
Ron.

Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 9:30 AM

Great blue bell shot and like the use of the path makes you want to walk down it Grin

Brian......................

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 9:58 AM

Thank you!

Yes, it is Ron, Emmetts Garden ... not sure exactly where but it is quite close to Chartwell

marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 9:34 PM

Both are fabulous, great shots with wonderfully complimentary colours... lovely

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
15 May 2013 - 10:43 PM

Great capture and lovely colours.
Effrossini

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 1:34 PM

So pretty, what a lovely path to walk along...great capture with a perfect composition

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 5:02 PM

Yes, V2 is an improvement.
This looks like a perfectly lovely way to spend an afternoon.
-=\Walter

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 7:19 PM

Thank you!

Smile

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom968 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 11:35 AM

The balance of the tree trunk and the bench is wonderful, the bluebells are the icing on the cake. I quite like the added brightness in V2, but I think I'd tone down the greens a bit, they compete with the flowers.
I desperately need a shot like this for our town's calendar and the weather is grim. I covet this one!
Moira

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