Back in the summer of 2012 hubby and I went to Clandon Park… although our visit was tinged with sadness. as we had just lost our beloved Bo, we did manage to capture a few shots of Clandon Park, in between shedding a few tears and feeling rather despondent.
Well the above photo I was going to turn into black and white… as I do have a passion for monochrome photography… but decided that the bright blue sky appearing from behind the clouds need to be in colour.. so I kept the whole photograph colour.
Clandon Park is a lovely place to visit, with its wild open landscapes to venture around.. I loved the Dutch garden and the formal gardens…
We will be returning this year, to Clandon Park, only this time I would like to visit in spring so that I can capture the spring flowers… the bulbs that appear through the blades of grass. And the trees that are full of blossom and getting ready for the summer.
I do find spring days, so relaxing as they give you an insight of what is yet to come.. the summer where we all have that feel good factor enrich our lives due to back to back days of glorious sunshine. The warmth of the sun that beats down on us and gives us all a glow. Where the fake tangoed tan gives way to the proper tan. The tranquillity of lazy hazy summer days.. barbecues, and cooling off down by the water’s edge.
Oh sorry about that, I was just dreaming of what Summer is supposed to be like.. then I woke up to the reality that there had to be a downside to my calming, tranquil dream, that being, I live in the UK. So it will probably be a summer full of rain, torrential storms and floods and threats of a hose-pipe ban because it was the wrong type of rain.
Anyway back to dreaming of days to come.. hope you enjoy the picture.
Taken: 2nd August, 2012
Location: Clandon Park
Camera: Canon EOS1100D
F Stop: f/9
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Focal Length: 33mm
Max Aperture: 4.25