I was still suffering from Bluebell fever, and although I knew it was still a little early to get any decent images, I couldn't resist setting the alarm again to try another of my favourite spots - Cold Kitchen Hill. At the top of Cold Kitchen Hill is Bidcombe Wood, a top-secret primo Bluebell location I don't mind sharing as no one reads these blogs!
It's a bit of a trek to get to, but once you've scaled the hill you enter a very nice oak woodland that contains a couple of trees that I photograph regularly (you'll see them if you check out my portfolio..). I think you'd struggle to find a finer Bluebell spot in Wiltshire, and it offers a nice change from the traditional Beech/Bluebell compositions that we all enjoy.
While there were more Bluebells out here than there had been on my previous scouting missions, they were still a way from peak. The oak leaves were still a little bit scarce too, so the light was very bright and contrasty as the sun rose.
I've had great conditions here in Autumn, but proper spring mist/fog had always eluded me. One day I'll get it I'm sure, but until then here are some filler shots to demonstrate the prizes I could have won!
Much of the same again this week, where I didn't manage to bag any keepers, but I did learn a little bit more about one of my favourite places. With my diagnosed case of Bluebell fever I was out and about a lot in April/May - do you think I'll stop moaning about the weather? (....unlikely!)