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Bluebells and sun flare

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Isn’t it amazing how the plants have all blossomed and grown over the past couple of weeks with the warmer weather? It’s a wonderful time of year and as we’re only allowed out for a short space of time each day, I’m making the most of my nature fix during my daily exercise. I spotted these bluebells at the side of a path earlier this week and felt they were just asking to be photographed.

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I saw these bluebells during my daily walk and felt they were asking to be photographed.

My daughter Helen, who was with me, had to stand and look on and I was took pictures in different positions trying to capture the sun flare! I was quite pleased with how I managed to position the flare in the top left of the picture.

I did a couple of edits of the picture. There’s the colour image above, and I did a further edit where I removed all the colour and then painted the purple of the bluebells and orange sun flare back in.

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The same image,which has been desaturated and had the purple and orange pained back in.

Just to finish off, I have decided to post regular photo posts to the blog for the foreseeable future. It’s something I used to do weekly but I felt my blog had gone off in different directions so it became very irregular.

With lockdown and social distancing measures being in place, I am finding I’m really appreciating taking photographs during my daily exercise. It’s a hobby I really enjoy and takes my mind off the madness of the situation we’re presently living in so the regular photo posts are back!

I am also adding this image to the #MySundayPhoto blog linky. It’s hosted by the Photalife blog and showcases imagery by other bloggers.

12 thoughts on “Bluebells and sun flare”

    1. Very kind of you to say so Eddie. Years of practice truth be told. I studied photography a bit at college but that was on 35mm film!

  1. Just gorgeous aren’t they John. Seeing the bluebells whilst in the woods allows me to forget about everything else that is going on in the World…for a brief moment.

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto ❤️

    1. Yes Darren and that’s part of the reason I am so pleased you have bought back #MySundayPhoto during this time. It’s a great way to honour and enjoy the great outdoors.

  2. Strangely enough my blogging has continued along the same theme which is life, my life lol. Love the 2nd photo. I’ve discovered bluebells in my back garden #mysundayphoto I’m hoping Darren continues with this for a while longer

    1. I think my blogging has changed so much simply because I have the two kids at home (not to mention my wife) so things have been upended. That said, I’ve got quite a bit of non Covid related content in the pipeline.

  3. Yes! Bring back the regular photos! I didn’t realise how much I had been missing #MySundayPhoto until it started again.

    Nice shot! I prefer the first edit, although I’m not quite sure why.

    1. You know what, I prefer the first edit as well. The second edit was an experiment that didn’t quite go as planned. If it wasn’t for the sun flare, I’d probably not have used the images at all though. Bluebells on their own are simply bluebells but the sunfalre amde the shot I felt.

  4. I’ve not seen any bluebells up here yet. I do love them and this is such a pretty picture. Bluebells remind me of flower fairies clothes from the 80s xx #MySundayPhoto

    1. Ah, yes, I imagine the bluebells will arrive a bit later north of the border. Hope you are keeping well Susan?

  5. This is a lovely time of year and it’s shame we can’t get out to appreciate it more, but having limited exercise definitely focuses the mind!
    These are beautiful photos, whether edited or unedited.

    1. Sure does focus the mind Sarah. I am noticing the birdsong and nature so much more. I have always appreciated the great outdoors but at the moment I appreciate it so much more.

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