52/2013 Week 22


It is often said that local knowledge can help make a photograph that we otherwise would not see. So whilst in the Cotswolds I engaged the services of a life long resident of the area to show me around for the day. Our guide, in reality a member of our family, suggested visiting a Lavender Farm. Now I should know better than to believe that lavender would be out at this time of the year, but filled with enthusiasm from my guide, and relying on that local knowledge, we set off in pouring rain to find those stunning purple, white and blue fields.

So, there we are, just approaching the farm, and I can clearly see through the dense downpour that there is absolutely no colour at all in any of the fields…apart from green, that is.

At this point our intrepid guide is heard to remark “Is it the season for lavender, yet?”…….

……and that’s why you are getting a photograph of a church in the rain, instead of those stunning lavender fields

 

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11 thoughts on “52/2013 Week 22

  1. Tina Schell June 3, 2013 / 01:17

    LOL, still a nice shot tho 🙂

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  2. petspeopleandlife June 3, 2013 / 01:18

    But gee, the church photo is as good as looking at lavendar if not better. Now I’l admit to loving lavendar a bunch 🙂 but the churches and the other buildings are so exceptional. Besides, as I’ve commented before, I really like the history that you provide with your photo expeditions.

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    • Mike Hardisty June 3, 2013 / 08:14

      I must admit since I started going out with Adrian, who is very good at churches, I have got better at photographing them…

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  3. Andrew June 3, 2013 / 07:35

    Very nice photo without lavender, well composed – as a technical question I’m interested in what lens you used.

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    • Mike Hardisty June 3, 2013 / 09:40

      Hi Andrew. The lens was the sigma 10-20mm, not the newer, faster one, but the f4.5 one. The newer one hasn’t been made with a Pentax mount.

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  4. Ray Hines June 7, 2013 / 13:46

    Nice one Mike, you can go back for the Lavender next month. 🙂

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    • Mike Hardisty June 7, 2013 / 14:07

      Don’t know if there are any lavender fields in north Wales, Ray. Might have to do a weekend away, Gloucester cathedral and those fields.

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