Walking through a field of shoulder-height flowers is a pretty good way to spend an afternoon… Hot sunshine and all those blossoms made sure the children were delighted to immerse themselves in a sea of colour and as far as they were concerned – pollen be dammed!
I took a series of images a few weeks ago in sunny Sussex and just love the vibrancy of that yellow. Those intense splashes of colour I usually drive past, have bloomed this year for almost twice as long as normal and I could not quite resist the opportunity to get in there. My preference with children’s portraiture is often for monochrome, partly because it can help keep the focus on the most important elements in the photograph. However, colour can also be wonderfully evocative and, though the colour in this image is intense, it helps frame the subject rather than distract from her. Looking at this I can almost convince myself that summer might actually be here!
The technical bit: Shot with a 5d mark2, 50mm 1.4, iso 100, f.3.2
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