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High Key Croci

Multiple Exposure High Key Croci

High Key Croci

Let’s start the Monday posts with a bright and cheerful floral image! It is Spring, really. The croci on the conifer lawn at RHS Wisley Gardens were glorious in the spring sunshine last week. Even in the snow on Sunday they were still popping with colour against the white blanket! I created this high-key image with an in-camera double exposure, zooming in on my subjects for the second exposure to accentuate the shaping of the flowers. It’s an image that makes me smile so I think it’s a good candidate for this week’s Wex Monday’s challenge.

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ShareMondays 2018: Spring Has Sprung

Spring at RHS Wisley Gardens

ShareMondays 2018: Spring Has Sprung

A complete change of seasons in less than a week! The previous Friday, RHS Wisley Gardens was blanketed in snow as Storm Emma blew through. They even had to close early as paths became dangerously icy! On Wednesday last week the gardens were full of glorious colour. The croci have survived the storms and snow providing a beautiful patchwork of purples across the conifer lawn. I’m sharing this as part of Share Mondays 2018, a hashtag on Twitter that is used by photographers to share a moment from the past week. Each week a winner is chosen by the previous week’s winner. It’s a great way to connect with other photographers and get a snapshot of what’s been happening around the country and beyond.

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Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties

Enduring winter
‘Neath our feet,
Where once crisped
With frost, soft
Shaded monotones
In snow and ice.
The great mother’s
Sweeping brush
Paints bright
This wondrous
Landscape with light.
As seasons shift
Sunlight creeps
In nascent tendrils
Caressing the earth,
Birthing hidden delights.
Kindled with warmth
A frenzied awakening
Ruptures forth.
A declaration of
Life renewed,
Spring suffused in
Rich saffron hues.
A thousand golden
Croci create this
Crowning glory to anoint
Nature’s personification.

RHS Wisley Gardens are brightly carpeted with crocuses/croci right now. When the sunlight catches them they truly come alive! Just glorious 🙂

http://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley