I usually use my iPhone or compact camera (which has sadly now broken) to take my garden and flower photographs and am secretly longing for the day I can equip myself with more professional kit. Nevertheless it is good to practice to learn how to frame shots well, compose a decent picture and how to use the natural light available to best advantage and perfect that, before having to worry about depth of field and shutter speeds.
So with my limitations in mind, I have still decided to enter a garden photography competition – igpoty.com (International garden Photographer of the Year) because it doesn’t cost much to enter and they give you feedback on your entries. I will make a selection from the following photos:
If anyone has any that they particularly prefer, do drop me a comment to help me make up my mind! 🙂
Featured image: Emma enjoying lunch by the pool
Gardening colleague Rosi, enjoying a glass of Ridgeview Estate bubbly at GROW show in London
Home made cakes and fresh coffee as a mid-morning break with our clients and ‘Vollies’ (volunteers) in a Sussex garden
On the train home from GROW show with my gorgeous perennial violas and a new galvanised metal trough for collecting cut flowers – the perfect summer gardening accessory..
IMG_0312 The Corn Snake – Click to view
We are introduced to the new family snake -Rapunzel. The last snake escaped into the house 2 weeks ago and is probably quite happily living off the mice and rats that share the same abode…
We won’t be staying the night.
We witnessed the lambs born just 30 mins before. How amazing it is that that they get to their feet and find their way to the udder so instinctively. Sadly only one of them made it to the next day 🙁
Hellebores. The worm’s eye view.