I’m jumping straight in with this picture of trollies lined up at the garden centre taken by Jeremy Biggin. It would have been an ideal photo to fit our patterns theme too, as they are placed ‘regimented’ as Jeremy has stated. But this is just showing that there are composition rules and themes that make up great photographs , no matter what you take photos of. Jeremy has thought outside the box when spotting this unusual interpretation of our ‘in the garden’ theme and it will get people looking twice.
Jeremy has also sent in this image title “Candles in the bin” at a Neepsend bistro. Again he has through outside the box and taken an image that represents an idea of being in the garden.
Flowers are always going to be a popular subject for a garden theme and we have had a pic of this busy bug hovering around the white blumes by Gareth Morgan. He has isolated the flowerhead by dropping the background off into darkness. Robin Nixon Betts has done the opposite and used the glow of the sunlight on the snow to illuminate his crocuses.
John Gorman confessed he found this theme hard on account that he has no interest in gardening, and yet this striking image of a carpet of crocuses at the Botanical Gardens is really eyecatching. It has a great depth of field across the frame, is taken from an extreme low angle to enhance the foreground and he timed the shot so there arepeople walking across to give the frame purpose. Very well done John, I think you may enjoy a garden more than you let on.
John Beadman loves his garden and he has sent in a pic of his taken ‘under cover’.
You have until April 24 to get your entries in.