Title: Floral Details II
Location: Wivenhoe, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 300D / Canon 50mm EF + 12mm Extension tubes
Notes: A shallow depth of field produced three flower heads in varying stages of focus. I like the suggestion of other blossoms behind the main subject.
Title: Sunflower Superior
Location: Meursault, Bourgogne, France
Camera: Canon EOS 50E / Vivitar 19-35mm EF
Film: Agfa CTP 200
Notes: Taken during a tour of the Burgundy region of France in 1999. These sunflowers looked spectacular against the dark blue sky and fluffy white clouds. One stoop up taller than the others, and appeared to have a superior attitude.
Title: Mountnessing Goes Dutch
Location: Mountnessing Windmill, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 600 / Sigma 21-35mm EF
Film: Kodak Gold 200
Notes: The colourful flowers attracted my attention at the local village green in Mountnessing. Choosing a wide angle lens and getting down low emphasised the blooms and kept the windmill as a more distant object. The whole scene did seem rather Dutch to me! Not long after this was taken, the flower bed was bricked over to form a lasting memorial to a local who had died – which is a pity, because you will never be able to see such a colourful display there again.