In order to create last weeks Sinful Sunday triptych I had to crop all 3 in various ways. The final result was something that I was very pleased with but I am also very proud of each one as a stand alone image therefore I thought it would be nice to show off all three in their full spring time glory!
I took this image right back in February, when it felt a lot more like winter than spring even in the sunshine. it was taken in the graveyard of a ruined church about 6 miles from my home. I took a few other images on that day that I might post in time but this was my favourite as I really liked how the snowdrop and my toe was in focus. Moment after this shot was taken 2 elderly ladies came through the gate but luckily they didn’t seem to notice me as they walked up the path to the ruins giving me time to get my trousers back on.
I took this one in the middle of March. The weather was gloriously and I happily trotted around this small woodland, whilst my son played football in the field behind it, in just my England panties and little vest taking shots in different spots. Again, I have some more from this location that I actually love better than this one, but it was the one that fitted best into the triptych. The bright sunlight made it a tricky shot as my camera was actually in the shade and as a result there is some noise in the image but with a bit of post production I have gotten rid of the worst of it.
Finally the last of the wild spring flowers to bloom; the Bluebells. I had been watching this woodland for the last couple of months, going back regularly to check up on their progress. When I had the idea for the triptych I had yet to take this image as the flowers had yet to bloom but luckily a few days before the competition they finally started to show off their colours. Although not truly a sea of blue quite yet, it was just enough to get this shot.
I am not sure I have a favourite. I really like all of them for different reasons. Technically, with regards to clarity, focus, colours etc the snowdrops and bluebells is probably the best, but I have come to the conclusion that technically perfect images, which the internet and in particular the main stream media is awash with might be just that, technically perfect, but that doesn’t make them good. In fact often it makes them very dull indeed. For me I find the truth far more interesting than perfection.