Week 17 – West Country of England

I booked a day’s workshop with ImageSeen, to be held at Westonbirt Arboretum.  It was called Impressions of Westonbirt, and the subject was closeups and “intentional camera movement” (ICM); but it didn’t really matter as it was going to be good to concentrate on photography, whatever the subject matter.  In the event it was very good fun and quite rewarding; I learned a few new techniques and remembered a few old . . .

Blurred bluebells and pink azaleas at Westonbirt

Zoom burst and swing – bluebells and pink azaleas

Skeleton of a dead leaf with pink showing through from underneath

Dead leaf with pink flower behind

Dead flower in silhouette

Silhouette

Westonbirt is not far from the “oldest town in England”, Malmesbury, where are situated some historic buildings and their gardens. The Abbey House Gardens was a delight.

Old house facade

Abbey House in Malmesbury

Old house facade

Abbey House in Malmesbury

Monolith with inscription: "Treat the Earth well / It was not given to you by your parents / it was loaned to you by your children"

“Treat the Earth well / It was not given to you by your parents / it was loaned to you by your children”

Finally, I found two delightful scenes:

Carnations and Union Jack cushion

A happy couple in denim

A couple, enjoying life

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