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cardiffgareth
Posted 08/07/2021 - 18:52 Link
All Pentax K1 and either DA* 60-250mm or D FA 24-70mm

The light was great about 20 minutes before taking these but a cloud that hung low meant the sun went behind it and all the good light was gone. I shot close up intimate landscapes if you will call them of just the flowers on the land when the light was killed. These range in style as they'll go onto a local FB group for my location and from memory, people like different things!


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Poppy Field by Gareth Williams, on Flickr


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Gareth Williams ARPS

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Posted 08/07/2021 - 18:57 Link
Gorgeous images , 1,4 and 8 being my top 3.
Such a fantastic scene I imagine you could have shot so many more 😊
“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” – Ansel Adams
Posted 08/07/2021 - 20:19 Link
2 is great!
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Sry
Posted 08/07/2021 - 20:38 Link
cardiffgareth wrote:
from memory, people like different things!

Indeed! And my own favorite is 4, lovely and lively character to it Gareth. I'm not a colour expert, nor do I have a calibrated screen, but does the complete set seem a bit oversaturated to me? Then again, poppy red certainly commands attention, and it might just be a matter of taste regarding the representation thereof...
davidwozhere
Posted 09/07/2021 - 01:15 Link
Colour looks about right to me. Lovely set of which I like #3 because it sets such a tranquil context.
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psburnley
Posted 09/07/2021 - 10:31 Link
Well done with these photos Gareth. A subject which I have photographed many times and seen hundreds of other photos yet you manage to bring some interesting images. Number 2 and 8 are the ones which catch my eye particularly.
Lubbyman
Posted 09/07/2021 - 11:15 Link
Another vote for 2 and 8. In 2, it's both the light and the poppy flowers seeming to hover above the surface of the field. In 8, it's the poppies forming a figure-8 with crossing point in the centre of the picture that makes it more than just another picture of a lot of poppies in a field. Nice!

Steve
Flan
Posted 09/07/2021 - 13:51 Link
Agree with everyone,great photography Gareth
Number 8 if had to choose
It’s a great composition and superbly executed
LennyBloke
Posted 09/07/2021 - 16:42 Link
5 and 8 are the standouts for me, mainly because of their simplicity - presumably the light was quite changeable as there seems different colour casts to some shots. No.2 is a contender but the clouds look a little overdone for me. Good to see you spreading your portfolio even further Gareth
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