An image taken some time ago (2005 on the Nikon D70) only now uploaded to the website. West Woods in Wiltshire is a wonderful wood, almost totally covered in Bluebells and Beech trees in spring time. I have visited this place three times, a 200 mile round trip but if you want to see Bluebells in England I think it would be hard to find a more amazing place.
I ventured over to West Woods this year but the light in 2005 was generally better.
Bluebells are notoriously difficult to photograph as their colour can be difficult to capture as true to life on film or digital sensors. Normally I find there tends to be a warmer, more purple tone to them. For me this image was about perfecting the colours. My first trip to West Woods left me amazed at the place but disappointed with my image colours. It took a while until I was happy with the white balance and colour settings. The beauty about RAW files is that as your processing skills improve and as imaging software gets more sophisticated then you can return to an image and improve on it by getting it closer to what you truly witnessed on the day. This image is one such example.
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikkor 12-24 f4 DX @ 24mm
Exposure: 1/5th Second @ f22, ISO 200, Manual
West Woods, nr Marlborough, Wiltshire, England