Back in March I bumped into my friend Amanda at the Photography Show, a chance meeting that spurred us on to finally meet up for some quality photographic time together. Amanda’s suggestion was to find somewhere with a carpet of daffodils so when I saw that the gardens at Chartwell are currently home to some 19,000 of these golden blooms it seemed like the perfect spot!
We met up in the car park this morning, along with Amanda’s gorgeous dog, Rusty, under sunny skies. In the end the daffodils were probably the flowers that I photographed the least today but it was nevertheless a good choice of venue. Spring has really sprung, with the warm spell we’ve had in recent days, and there were plenty of flowers in full bloom.
The light was rather harsh but that didn’t matter – it was just great to be out in the warm sunshine to catch up with each other and find some photographic inspiration. Rusty was as adorable as ever and utterly patient when we loitered for long periods, distracted by some flower or another. Of course, he made lots of new friends too and we kept bumping into our fellow visitors around the gardens who would exclaim, “Oh look, it’s Rusty again!”. Fortunately the fame didn’t go to his head and he was only to happy to pose for me to take his portrait.
18 April 2018