This month has been incredibly busy and as a result I have not been out with the camera for nearly four weeks. However, yesterday, while returning to the house, I was taken by the amazing light shining through the vibrant green leaves of the trees. I returned with the camera to try and capture the essence of that wonderful light. I chose a small aperture to produce a star burst effect with the bright sun, and managed to balance the exposure reasonably well considering the dark shady foreground.
The amazing blossom of the crab apple tree in the background stands out in perfect purple against the bright lime green of the new leaves. The following shot is a close-up of the same blossom. I really like this image with the soft tones of the purples of the blossom against the smore muted green of the new leaves.
Inspired by the wonderful late-afternoon light I shot a few more close-up images of various plants in the gardens.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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