The Bluebell Walk

By GillyB    
After a long flight home from California what better way to unwind than a lovely day out with my daughter []Charlotte[/link], 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.

Tags: Kent Bluebells Woods Flowers and plants Path

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debu 7 India
15 May 2013 12:00AM
Nicely captured.

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Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
15 May 2013 12:11AM
I like the use of the path as a lead in and the low viewpoint
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
15 May 2013 12:20AM
A lovely path through the bluebells. Such great details in all this too.......Sandy
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
15 May 2013 12:42AM
Thank you Smile
ChazB 12 64 3 United Kingdom
15 May 2013 1:39AM
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!
Lovely photo...great color and composition. I like the enhancement of V2.

RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
15 May 2013 5:03AM
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.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 150 England
15 May 2013 7:17AM
Bold, strong elements beautifully composed, Gill. I'd be happy with either version.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
15 May 2013 7:25AM
Very nice low viewpoint. And I like your dof and the duller colours of V1. Simple but eyecatching and classy.
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
15 May 2013 9:11AM
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.

rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
15 May 2013 9:20AM
Bluebell time of year, but the weather is awful Sad Gill. Good POV and is this an NT property ?
Briwooly 11 452 5 England
15 May 2013 9:30AM
Great blue bell shot and like the use of the path makes you want to walk down it Grin

GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
15 May 2013 9:58AM
Thank you!

Yes, it is Ron, Emmetts Garden ... not sure exactly where but it is quite close to Chartwell
marktc Plus
6 96 15 United Kingdom
15 May 2013 9:34PM
Both are fabulous, great shots with wonderfully complimentary colours... lovely
15 May 2013 10:43PM
Great capture and lovely colours.
ColleenA Plus
5 340 5 Australia
16 May 2013 1:34PM
So pretty, what a lovely path to walk along...great capture with a perfect composition
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
16 May 2013 5:02PM
Yes, V2 is an improvement.
This looks like a perfectly lovely way to spend an afternoon.
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
16 May 2013 7:19PM
Thank you!

mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1725 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 11:35AM
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!

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