My best friend and I love flowers. We've been talking abut visiting flower fields and going to flower shows for years but never gotten around to it. It seems that having children who are about to start school in September has given us a kick to start doing all these long awaited day trips and make the most of the time we have left.
So the confetti fields in Wick, just outside of Pershore seemed like the place to go and it didn't disappoint. Admittedly I thought the fields would be much larger and replicate the flower fields I once visited in Hokkaido Japan, but for 2 fourty somethings and 2 kids under 5 there was enough to do, playing hide and seek amongst the flowers, climbing on hay bales, playing on the tractor, eating ice-cream and of course taking some photos.
As a photographer the conditions were dreadful.. we happened to meet at 11.30am so had the challenge of bright hot midday sun, there was absolutely no shade and my boy had a straw hat with holes in causing sun speckles all over his face. Shutter speed up really high to shoot at F2:8 and I couldn't even see through the view finder for most of it. So when I got home and downloaded these I couldn't be happier. Virtually no editing either - just a little playing with tones and shadows / highlights in Lightroom.