Photos From Hardwick Park

Hardwick Park lake woodland trees sculpture
You may remember my post from December where I talked about my goals for 2018. One of them was to experiment a bit more with photography, which is something that I have been doing, not just with product photos, but also when I'm out and about. I haven't really been showing these sorts of photos anywhere, except from on Instagram now and again, so I feel like I need to start putting them into posts and publishing them so that I can look back and see my progress. Obviously, I'm not trained in photography, nor do I pretend that I am. I just enjoy using a camera, playing with lenses and trying to see what interesting shots I can get! So with all of that being said, here is my first post about photos I've taken out and about!

Somewhere that J and I have been loving lately is Hardwick Park. It's a large country park with woodland, a lake and lots of open space, so it's gorgeous to walk around. Every time we've been, it's been pretty freezing, but we're hoping it warms up soon so that we can go for a stroll without having to be bundled up. I've loved the place since I was a teenager and it holds lots of memories for me, so it's lovely to still be able to visit from time to time, especially with someone that had never been before!
Hardwick Park lake woodland trees sculpture
Hardwick Park lake woodland trees sculpture bird sparrow
Hardwick Park lake woodland trees sculpture
Hardwick Park lake woodland trees sculpture bird swan
Hardwick Park lake woodland trees sculpture
Hardwick Park lake woodland trees sculpture
Hardwick Park lake woodland trees sculpture
Hardwick Park lake woodland trees sculpture animal squirrel
Hardwick Park lake woodland trees sculpture flower
As you can see from these photos, I'm absolutely drawn to earth tones. I love mossy green and brown colours, particularly when you throw in a bit of texture. My favourite photo from this post is the portrait-style one of the tree where you can see the moss and bark. It just encompasses what I see when I hear the word 'forest'! I also love how close it is to the tree, which is something else that I like to do when taking photos - see how close I can get before the photo doesn't make sense anymore. For example, with the logs, I could get closer, but I like that you can see more than just one log and it makes more sense to feature a few.

I realise that this sort of post isn't everyone's cup of tea, but hey, you can't please everyone! I really enjoy taking and editing photos, so there'll definitely be more posts like this in the future.

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