Catching up…

so we’ve still been going away and having some days out over the last week or two and of course lots of photo’s taken so I thought I’d better get posting and let you know where we’ve been.

My last post told you about our visit to Norfolk, well the following weekend we had a super day out at the National Gardens at Hyde Hall which is about 10 miles from where we live. It really is a beautiful place to visit and of course at this time of year if you love plants and flowers well it’s a paradise and of course just the place to go to take loads of photo’s!!

When we went through the entrance gate the lady suggested to us that we should not miss seeing the ‘wild flower’ meadow and we were so pleased she told us about it. What a wonderful site it was and although I took some photo’s they really do not do justice to the flowers and colours that we saw. Here are a couple of photo’s showing part of the meadows that we walked through and a close up of the poppies.

It was very difficult to decide what flowers I wanted to take a piccie of and also bearing in mind that although it was a lovely sunny day there was quite a breeze.With my photography I am happy and comfortable to stick with aperture priority but if I was going to take any photo’s this day and hand held with a breeze then I needed to start thinking of ‘shutter priority’ a complete unknown for me…but hey that’s part of the fun to try out new things.

Ok I took lots of photo and yes quite a lot are ‘ok’ but this one I was very happy with. We came across the rose garden and of course at this time of the year it was at it’s best. There was one area that was just a mass of pink roses and to take the photo as it was wouldn’t have done it justice so I decided to concentrate of finding one of the roses that wasn’t fully opened and hopefully with the pink in the background it would work…anyway I’m quite pleased with my result..

Here’s another couple of flowers and then I’ll leave you for now.

Thanks for coming along and I’ll be back soon with the next trip out and more photo’s