a stormy morning in worcestershire, this cloud was as mean as it looks and produced some torrential rain within a few mins of taking this shot.
I love the little opening in the cloud where the sun is trying its best to break through.
Snowshill Lavender Farm - 5
Snowshill Lavender Farm - 4
Snowshill Lavender Farm - 2
poppy seed head
Loved the colours of this little poppy seed head. the muted tones behind it really help it pop out and become the spotlight.
Snowshill Lavender Farm - 6
yes i know very pink but theses camellia's are really eye catching this time of year. So i ventured 5ft into my back garden where this very pink specimen gazes at me through the patio doors. wanted a slightly soft, dreamy and abstract feel to this one.
Snowshill Lavender Farm - 1
Poppy Seed Head-Decay
Not my favourite of the shots I took from this shoot by any means, but this one appealed because not long after arriving the horse on the hill kindly posed for me. Unfortunately at 4:45am there isnt to much sunlight so the image suffers a little from that lack of light but I still like it for the mood and of course being there for that moment. Notice how the reds look do different to other shots when the sun was up!
Thanks to my good Flickr friend Russ I got up at stupid clock to get to Stourport for sunrise and capture this awesome poppy field before they fade away. This image is practically straight out of the camera and the colours really are this vibrant, so much so that as Russ was explaining to me where to find it he said "Let's put it this way - because of the slope on the field you'll nearly crash when you see it (and you will see it) because you can't miss it :)" He was right even at 4am with little light you cant miss it.
taken from the top of the poppy field mount with the sun rising rapidly from the left and behind some wonderful golden tones started to radiate on the rock face opposite and the edges of the field. The colour of the reds changes dramatically as the sun rays arrive from a deep blood red to a bright vibrant glowing red.
claude monet style delphiniums
above the rest
mixed blessing because the weather was awful not long into this shoot but without the grey impending rain clouds the steam from this train would have merged into the sky.