Weekly Photo Challenge – The Golden Hour

It’s officially summer now… and time to take full advantage of the low, warm summer sun. it’s definitely something for me to consider when I move house, as I don’t think I could cope without the evening sun for my ‘playing with light’ series.

Delphinium and Lupin

Clematis Marjorie

Irises, Geranium ‘Orion’ and Astrantia

Field Poppy, Sweet Rocket, Roseraie De L’hay, Geum and Clematis Marjorie

Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’

Geum, White Campion, Bladder Campion and Field Poppy

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16 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – The Golden Hour

    • Hi Ronnie,

      Thanks very much; there hasn’t been much nice light over the past few days though… been rather grey, wet and a bit nasty. Perhaps I’ll manage some photos tonight as it’s brighter.

  1. Morning and evening are always best for photographs, long shadows and soft lighting shows the flowers to their best advantage. I always try to avoid taking photos in the mid day sun when everything is bleached. Your large geum photo is stunning!

    • Hi Pauline,

      Morning here isn’t so good for photos, due to the hill I don’t get morning sunlight in the back garden and generally have to wait until 10-11 before the sun is far enough around for photos. Midday doesn’t bother me, just have to get the angle right or have a good lens. Some struggle with bright whites for example, but others are fine, also a polarizing filter helps a lot.

    • Hi Alberto,

      Ah-ha, you finally caved in!!

      Roseraie de L’hay is lovely, I actually really love its strong scent… Only one bloom is needed in the house and you can smell it everywhere downstairs! Lovely 🙂

      Princess Anne is blooming now and I love her flowers, a lovely hint of yellow at the centre… and a lemony scent. Very nice!

    • Hi Cathy,

      Marjorie is a weird one; the flowers in the sun do seem to be far more pink than those hidden behind a shrub – is yours in shade?

        • Hi,

          Hermmm, I wonder. I’ll look more closely at mine, those nearer the bottom of the plant are lighter, and they also happen to be hidden from the full sun by a shrub. The blooms further away are all nice and pinky, but also happen to be in full sun for pretty much the entire afternoon. It could also be a maturity thing? Mine is only a few years old and much, much smaller than yours!
          I spent a good while searching for it after seeing an amazing specimen on Holy Island, masses of creamy pink blooms – I fell in love immediately.

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