Tonight I went along with Hampshire Social Snappers to Lordington Farm, which has a Lavender field amongst other areas. There is also a small shop and a cafe serving tea and cake. Although the HSS group had booked the field after hours and so no tea or cake! Oh well it was nice to meet with some like minded people.
There are many of these fields around the country, this one is near Havant Hampshire. A small charge is asked but you are let free to click away for hours if you wish up until 8 pm.
Tonight was completely overcast but I feel some nice photos were taken from what I have seen by some of the others there.
31 of the groups over 400 members made the trip from as far as Haslemere and Southampton.
The only drawback was that the field had already been partly harvested, meaning not such wide photos were available with the Lavender.
Anyway here are a few of my efforts, just to mention I used a Tilt & Shift lens for all these photos. For some of you who are not familiar with this type of lens it is used by architectural photographers to correct the merging parallel lines found when looking upward to tall buildings and such distorted images due to perspective viewing. ( Converging Lines).
However, for some time now many photographers use these lenses for more artistic purposes. Hence you will see blurred areas of the photos which have been created with the lens on the camera and not via any Photoshop use. Aside from some cropping no other processing or alteration has been applied.
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