Hampshire Bluebells

Impressions of a bluebell wood

Impressions of a bluebell wood – 100mm; ISO 100; 1/2 sec; f/32 (click image to view larger size)

As well as heading into the Surrey Downs this spring, I also ventured down to Hampshire in search of decent bluebell locations.

I’d heard that Micheldever Wood was a lovely spot for bluebell photography, with some large areas where bluebells carpeted the woodland floor. A tip from Richard Thomas on Twitter gave me suggestions for the best parts of the wood to visit, as it covers quite a large area.

I went on a couple of scouting visits before the bluebells had peaked to get an idea of what the place was like and how far I’d need to walk. On the second visit, I took a bike to get around easier!

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Esher Common Abstract

Trees

Trees – 87mm; ISO 100; 1/4 sec; f/13 (click image to view larger size)

I had read several articles in magazines about Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) as a method to produce abstract images. When done well, they have a very artistic, painterly feel.

On one of my regular jaunts around Esher Common, I tried to accomplish something equally creative.

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