Thought I’d set myself a new goal; tackling street photography. On the face of it it sounds very simple and straight forward doesn’t it? And I’m sure that it is possible to walk around surreptitiously capturing images unbeknownst to the suspecting public particularly with a lovely long lens. But unless you happen to be in one of the big cities like London, where tourists with cameras are at every turn, people tend to be a bit suspicious of someone aiming a camera lens at them. And unaccustomed as I am to approaching complete strangers to ask to take their picture, this is to be my challenge over the coming weeks. On my first adventure I accompanied my good friend and fellow photographer, Yvonne Lishman – for a bit of moral support and all that! Here are the results of my endeavours from yesterday.
In our continually hurried lives it’s easy to take the world around us for granted. The British summer is a time of abundance in our beautiful countryside and I wanted to capture some of it’s glory by showing a gorgeous girl amidst the stunning fields of gold in the early evening sunlight. My aim was to portray the warmth of the sun matched by the golden hues of the barley, along with the simple pleasure of just feeling the sun on one’s face.
Another of my ventures into our beautiful English countryside. Ulya is one of my volunteer models and a couple of weeks ago we spent a great evening making the most of the wonderful summer flora. I knew the rape field would only be in bloom a few more days and wanted to make the most of the vibrant yellow in conjunction with Ulya’s lovely blonde hair, and her white dress; hats and flower posy supplied by myself, in keeping with the country girl vibe I had goin’ on.
Our second location was a barley field just five minutes away, where I wanted her to be immersed and surrounded by the ‘fields of gold’….. ooh, I feel a song coming on….