Bluebells at Renishaw Hall
Renishaw Hall is described as Derbyshire's best kept secret. Built in 1625 this is still the family home of the Sitwells and the gardens are open at times throughout the year to the public. Bluebells appear late April through May and Renishaw Hall's blubell wood is fantastic venue for photographers.
For flower photography of this kind it is important to get down to eye level to the flowers. I use a right angle finder and take the camera down to ground level using a Manfrotto tripod with legs that splay out at 180 degrees. They are often packed tightly in an area, so isolating one in a photo can sometimes be difficult. A wide aperture is essential to throw the background flowers out of focus.
The blue is often recorded unnaturally this was worse on film but is easily corrected on digital. A polarising filter helps cut out glare and make the background green richer in colour.