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Friday 13th May - No mist at Witham Park

I suspect most woodland-loving photographers have a favourite local wood, and I am no exception. In my galleries, I've called it Longleat Forest, but in reality, it's a stretch of woodland closer to Stourhead than Longleat that I like to frequent.


Still locked into these early mornings, I'd noticed some late Bluebells on a recent drive past, so I thought I'd check it out Friday morning before work. Mist was a small possibility, but not an expectation.


Here's what I captured..

Oak tree in a local woodland.
A tree I've half heartedly photographed before, but largely ignored because of the fence in the background. For some reason this morning I thought I'd stop at it and although it's not an award winning photograph by any means, it is one that catches my eye each time I scroll past it.
Beech woodland in Spring
With no mist about I needed to be a bit more creative. Here I thought the alignment of the trees might work well in a strongly contrasting light. I'm not sure if it works or not...(which probably means it doesn't!)
Black and White image of a Beech woodland
It might work better as a black and white, perhaps...
Beech woodland in Spring (Black and White)
I clearly wanted to make this scene work, and I think I got closer with this landscape orientation...
Beech woodland in Spring
And again to complete the set..
Beech woodland in Spring
The light was softer if I faced the camera back in to the woods but I think the floor is a bit too messy/boring, despite the nice light
Late Bluebells in a Wiltshire woodland
There were some Bluebells still about in this section, but they weren't really doing anything for me
Late Bluebells in a Wiltshire Wood
A bit further along I found a few more Bluebells - a nice enough scene that I was happy to snap
Late Bluebells in a Wiltshire woodland
Unfortunately, as the trees aligned the Bluebells thinned out!
Woodland image near Maiden Bradley
Some mildly interesting trees caught my attention for a short period..
Woodland images taken near Maiden Bradley
Again with the Black and White
Woodland images near Maiden Bradley
The pair of trees on the left may require a revisit as I'm sure there's a composition in there, so I took a photo as a reminder..

Nothing world-beating today, but sometimes it's good to just get out and practice photography and at the very least I'd got some good exercise in before work.


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