Harlow Carr Last Week


psburnley

Link Posted 18/06/2020 - 13:18
The RHS gardens at Harlow Carr re-opened last week so we booked a time slot and visited. All very relaxed and the number of visitors was not great. Took along the KP and trusty Sigma 105 macro. Enjoyed our wander, was envious of the vegetable and fruit garden as usual, and some great opportunities to photograph the flowers. The candelabra primulas were at their best along the stream and into the woodlands. Himalayan blue poppies are always a treat as I know how difficult they are to get established in a garden. All photos handheld, jpegs with some light working in Lightroom.






LennyBloke

Link Posted 18/06/2020 - 13:53
This is a superb set of flower photos - perfect sharpness and just the right amount of depth of field. Very accomplished
LennyBloke

Defragged

Link Posted 18/06/2020 - 14:09
LennyBloke wrote:
This is a superb set of flower photos - perfect sharpness and just the right amount of depth of field. Very accomplished

+1

Always envious of those with the abilty to to get hand held shots so beautiful and crisp like these.
C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!

Lubbyman

Link Posted 18/06/2020 - 15:12
As above. Particularly like the candelabra primulas.

Often in the area visiting grandchildren at this time of year, but no chance at the moment. Harlow Carr was where where grandad introduced them to wheelies in a pushchair... The candelabra primulas were glorious that year, too.

Steve

pschlute

Link Posted 18/06/2020 - 15:51
Delightful set, wonderful colours and crisp images. We keep meaning to do a trip up to Harlow Carr sometime. We are lucky that we live just a few miles from Wisley and are regular visitors there.
Peter



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psburnley

Link Posted 18/06/2020 - 16:30
Thanks for comments. We are excited that the next RHS garden is being built at Bridgewater in Salford. It is due to open later this summer and is just a 30 minute journey for us. The RHS also have a free seed distribution service for members and I am growing on lots of primula seedlings as the germination was excellent. Just requires patience as it will be a couple of years before they flower.

On the equipment side. The Sigma 105 works very well with the KP and the added working distance over the 70mm I had previously is very noticeable.

Peter

PRYorkshire

Link Posted 18/06/2020 - 16:35
Lovely set of photos. We usually go there at least once a month and have been looking at going in the next few weeks, good to hear it was not too crowded. However I'm guessing a visit to Betty's and a cream tea on the verandah will have to wait a bit.
Paul

K1000, istD, K70

psburnley

Link Posted 18/06/2020 - 17:44
PRYorkshire wrote:
Lovely set of photos. We usually go there at least once a month and have been looking at going in the next few weeks, good to hear it was not too crowded. However I'm guessing a visit to Betty's and a cream tea on the verandah will have to wait a bit.

Paul, no tearoom or cafe sadly. We took a picnic like many others.

prsjnb

Link Posted 19/06/2020 - 17:40
All very appealing on the eye - great shooting and thanks for sharing

jvs

Link Posted 28/06/2020 - 20:40
LennyBloke wrote:
This is a superb set of flower photos - perfect sharpness and just the right amount of depth of field. Very accomplished

Couldn’t agree more!
John

prsjnb

Link Posted 30/06/2020 - 20:09
LennyBloke wrote:
This is a superb set of flower photos - perfect sharpness and just the right amount of depth of field. Very accomplished

Indeed! And I also liked the strong, vibrant colours and contrast. All beautifully exposed and/or 'developed'.

Jon
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