One reason for my walk this week through the woodland of my local park was to see the Bluebells that have grown up profusely in the past few years since the park has been managed by the Friends of Coedbach with the support of the council’s Parks Department. The temptation with bluebells when photographing them is to exaggerate the saturation of colour in an effort to replicate the impact a carpet of blue in woodland has on our senses as we walk amongst the trees.
They are amazing but however anyone processes or presents a photograph of them, the reality is that, at best, the image will provide a good memory of the last time you saw bluebells in the real world. I have tried to avoid exaggerating the colour in my photography of this phenomenon but looked instead for angles that help to relate something of the effect the wildflowers and woodland has on me.
They are only there for a few weeks every year and so I will have to find time to visit the park and woodland again. Fortunately it’s not far from my doorstep and, as those of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook will know, we also have them in our garden.