I didn’t think I would make it to a bluebell wood this year, however luckily for me I managed to find one early morning to drive to Micheldever, a popular location for so many photographers. It was a beautiful morning and when I got to a secluded place I was able to enjoy a quiet moment filled with magical light, completely on my own; apart from a couple of deer running through the fragrant flower carpet.
I’d like to creep into the wood
And see the bonnets blue,
And hear the bluebells ringing loud
I wish I could – don’t you?
And azuring-over greybell makes
Wood banks and brakes wash wet like lakes
And magic cuckoocall
Caps, clears, and clinches all—
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Later on I met up with my friend photographer Polina Plotnikova to spend the rest of the day in Emmetts Garden. A little bit busier than the morning in Micheldever, but still very pleasant. The harsh sunny conditions made me try my Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens, which softened the light and made me enjoy the conditions in which I would normally put the camera in the bag and have ice cream instead. In that way I could take pleasure in both.
There is no time like Spring
When life’s alive in everything