Given the weather from the last few weeks it does seem somewhat contrary to complain when a nice sunny day comes along. Well being ‘ somewhat contrary‘ is a curse I have had to live with for a very long time and I guess getting older isn’t helping matters.
Yesterday I visited one of my favourite garden places, Hidcote Manor, to enjoy the gardens and take in the sun. Unfortunately, as anyone who has tried to make an interesting photographic image of a flower or gardens, the sun is your worst enemy. The colours of the flowers become really harsh and unforgiving as do the shadows. In short it can be a nightmare – yesterday was no exception.
What it does force the photographer to do is to get creative – if you don’t want blown out highlights etc. – and you have to hunt out the dapple shade and the small places where the power of the harsh sun is ameliorated to a degree. Anyway these are some of the images that I hope were not destroyed by the sun.
Of course this is not the first I’ve bitched about this problem at Hidcote and I guess it won’t be the last.