In the summer holidays we always try and plan nice day trips that don’t cost too much and place an emphasis on good old-fashioned fun. On Thursday we took a short drive to the beautiful Somerset Lavender.
I have never taken my big camera to the lavender fields before and was excited to shoot the kids running around, exploring and having a lovely relaxed afternoon.
I found it quite difficult to get my camera to a setting where it picked up the detail of the lavender and captured the moving children at the same time. Luckily there wasn’t any bright sunlight so eventually I settled on 1/125 ISO 160 and F 5.6 which is probably completely wrong technically, but seemed to work.
I quickly snapped this one of Holly after we’d finished our picnic, and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. I have so many more photographs I want to share so it will be lavender overload here for a bit!
What a stunning shot. I love everything about it: the colours, the composition... very 'Ophelia'
Angela at Daysinbed
I love this picture. You took a great shot and I love the colour as well! Well done!
That's a wonderful photo, it looks like the painting Ophelia by Millais, but of course far happier! She looks so content and peaceful. I'd love to visit the lavender fields but for the fact that I've realised they'd be covered in bees and my son is nervous of them!
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You Baby Me Mummy
Huni this is THE most stunning picture! It is gorgeous (and is Holly) xxxx
This shot is perfection. The technicalities are decidedly peculiar, Amy, but you made it work for you and I love what you've done with the editing. Well done!
This is so beautifully stunning, I'd great this printed into a large canvas
Thank you for linking up
Megan - truly madly kids
Just stunning! We have a photography linky running all summer - I'd love you to join in x
Lisa from Lisa's Life
I thought my Sunday meerkat was relaxed but this takes serene to another level. Beautiful photography :)
Gorgeous, such a fun angle to use.
Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops
What a wonderful photo - stunning
Beautiful photo! Lavender fields is definitely something still on my bucket list.
What a wonderful photo! Beautiful x
For years, I have wanted to visit those lavender fields, I am sure they look and smell amazing! That is one beatific picture you took!xx
What a stunning photo, Holly is gorgeous and this composition is beautiful!
Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
So magical and romantic! #mysundayphoto
Beautiful photo, I love taking photos in the lavender fields it makes such a pretty backdrop x
A Moment with Franca
This is a stunning photo!! That place is amazing. I must go soon! Your daughter is sooooo beautiful!! You are so talented!! :-) xx
sherry from sherrys pickings
that is marvellous shot. i love lavender and that really brings it out.
Gosh Amy that is absolutely stunning! x