We are a global circle of Lensbaby photographers who enjoy using all different types of Lensbaby in our work. Once a month we head out for a walk and blog about it, linking to each other so that we can continue in a loop until the circle is completed. I hope you enjoy reading about my walk this month. I use a Nikon D90 & D7100 with my Lensbaby Twist 60 with a composer.
It’s that wonderful time of year when Spring appears in all her technicolour splendour! Shoots burst above ground to breathe in the sweet warmer air after their long hibernation through Winter. Cowslips line the banks in a cheery display of creamy yellows, nodding with trumpet style heads as we pass by. I’m sure they must be long distance cousins of the primrose family!
I am very lucky to have a good friend who has a similar love of nature, wildlife and gardens galore! Nothing beats having a companion to share their knowledge and tips on birds and plant life as you ramble along. It helps too, that they understand my joy of capturing the joy of seasonal moments through my photography.
The walk took us through National Trust land where woodlands are left to their natural state and remain untouched by the interference of too much pruning. Fallen boughs lay scattered for wildlife to scamper along and bugs and insects to burrow in. We wound slowly down onto farmland which kindly gives walkers permission to walk along the edge of their fields, and tracks give way to quiet country roads.
We chose to stop in a deep bowl of a valley with high steep slopes of lush green grass, and paused awhile to take in the views and refkect on life before the heart pounding ascent back up the steep hill towards the Hollies an area where we began our circular walk.
The emerging leaves take on a beautiful dappled display of lime-green canopies.
Blossom- Everywhere it falls like a confetti, pinks, whites, large, small. You cannot walk far without spotting a branch peppered with these little clusters of wonder. All types from Cherry Trees to Hawthorn to Apple Trees. I love to see them at this time of
One particular fallen tree caught our eye with its eerie feel. Long boughs that curled and twisted with a smooth bark. It reminded me of ‘Medusa’ with her head of snakes from Greek Mythology.
Buds oozing with stickiness as they unfurl from their wintry cocoons.
Sometimes I like to capture people in my images to give that sense of perspective and height to balance out the natural surroundings.
As you move deeper into the woods the light changes subtly as almost shrouded in a faint veil of light.
I hope this post captures an essence of a wooded spring walk which of course wouldn’t be complete without a bluebell picture. That it inspires, and you too can get out for a Spring walk somewhere too!
Please take a moment to move along our circle to see Barbara’s beautiful Spring Flowers https://gingerfancyphotography.blog/…/spring-flowers…/