#MySundayPhoto - Bluebells

I seem to have spent all week sharing photos of bluebells, this is the perfect time to capture them and they aren't around for long. 

Have a great Sunday, I look forward to seeing all the photos. I will comment over the next few days. 

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Recently I have noticed that some non-photo related posts are being added to the linky. Although these are great posts they are not in keeping with the theme of the linky therefore any reviews, recipes or posts with 5+ photos will be removed.

Awash with Green & Blue

Samsung S8 Unboxing

The awesome guys at Three have loaned me a brand new Samsung S8, here is the unboxing video I've made. 

Daily Photo - Awash with Green & Blue 

“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”
— Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Carpet of Bluebells + New Landscape Video

New Landscape Video

Ok, so the weekend was the perfect chance to get out and capture some bluebells. I thought I'd make a short video of it, I hope you enjoy. 

Daily Photo - Carpet of Bluebells

Are you really a photographer or blogger if you don't go and take a photo of the bluebells? 

📷 Photo Information

Taken : 22 Mar 2017, 14:02:30

Camera: NIKON D610

Lens: SIGMA Lens Model: 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8

Exposure Time: 1/80

Aperture: f/8

ISO: 200

Focal Length: 70mm

#MySundayPhoto - Bluebells

This week has been busy so much so that I've hardly taken any photos. This week's #MySundayPhoto was taken a few weeks ago but it's one of my favourites from a bluebell walk we went on. I hope you like it. 

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This weekend the link up will close at 10pm as we're away from Monday and I'd like to get all my commenting done before we travel. 

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The awesome people at PhotoBox have joined in and are offering a 60 x 40cm Classic Canvas as a prize each month until the end of year. I will pick a winner at the end of the month.

The winning photo might not be from the person who took the most amazing photo but perhaps it will be a photo that tells a beautiful story, or a photo that brightened up the day.

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Heaven Farm Bluebell Walk

If you follow me on Instagram (@Photalife) you'll have noticed that I have posted a fair few bluebell photos plus I also wrote a blog post the other day with some tips on taking bluebell photos

The reason for the mass of bluebells is that last weekend we visited a local place called Heaven Farm. It's a hidden gem that even local people don't know about. It's a wooden area with the most amazing bluebells, I've never seen so many. 

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Before we enjoyed the walk we stopped off for a little cup of tea and cake in the small cafe to fuel us for the walk. Even though the weather wasn't perfect it didn't put us off and meant it wan't too busy. 

So here in full is the photos that I took during the walk, sorry for being so photo heavy. 

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The whole place was full of beautiful untouched bluebells. It might just be me but there seems to be a lot more of them around the countryside this year compared to last...or may be it's just me searching them out. 

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Taking Photos of Bluebells

When Spring starts to arrive one of my favourite things to do is explore the countryside and look out for bluebells. Seeing woodlands with carpets of flowers is one of my favourite things to do. The ideal time to do this is towards the end of April and the beginning on May. 

Although it's a common thing for people to photography they really create a beautiful photo plus it's also a lovely sign that the warmer weather is just around the corner. 

As mentioned bluebell shots can look the same but with a few little tweaks you can get your photos to look more original and standout. 

1. Rather than just focusing on the bluebells look for other things to add interest into the photo. That can be using trees to help frame the photo of other parts of the woodland that might draw the eye in. 

2. Change the angle of your photo. Most people will just stand there and snap away, try getting down to their level. Most people won't want to get their knees dirty so this will give you an advantage. 

3. Look at going at different times of the day. The morning mist will add drama and atmosphere to the photo. Alternatively the woodland will look completely different as the sun starts to set and will give a gorgeous glow between the trees. 

4. Pick your spot well, bluebells will be very popular so you may find parts have been trodden on. Try to pick an area that looks untouched without any bare spots. 

Hopefully by following these tips you will get bluebell photos that will stand out from the others. 

Bank Holiday Bluebell Walk

Is there anything better to do on a Bank Holiday than getting out in the fresh air and just going to a simple walk? We're very lucky in the fact that about 400 metres from our house is the most wonderful and peaceful woods. This is the first time we've been down there since the bluebells have flowered and that was my reason for heading down there...my hope was that the girls would actually let me take a few photos of them without moaning.

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It really was a case of getting them to sit quickly to take the photo and then boom off they ran to enjoy the fresh air. Whilst walking around I did manage to find a little creature who didn't seem to bothered with me taking photos of them.

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There appeared to be lots of broken trees from the storms and high winds over the winter so this gave Aly all sorts of fun from collecting various sticks and climbing trees which last year she'd never even dream about doing.

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Hopefully we'll get to enjoy the woods a lot more over the coming months.

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