Delphinium Confetti Fields at Sunset
Every July acres of delphiniums and cornflowers bloom on the Wyke Manor Estate Farm in Worcestershire. Grown to produce natural confetti, these glorious swathes of colour are a spectacular sight, both for the eye and the camera.
These colourful fields which are accessible for only a few days a year, offer the photographer numerous possibilities. Aside of the wider sweeping compositions of the fields with distant views to Bredon Hill and the surrounding countryside, there are also plenty of options for close-up detail and graphic compositions as well as the chance to be creative with patterns, texture and colour.
It's a wonderful experience to wander amongst these far-reaching stretches of colourful flowers encompassing winding paths and walkways, and this year, the Real Flower Confetti Company are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a brand new Union Jack flower flag. A sight not to be missed!
The fields are open to the public for just a short period each year, but we have timed our visit outside of normal opening hours to allow us to take advantage of the soft evening light of summer. It's at this time of day that the texture of the flowers is revealed and colours appear more saturated. We'll be photographing the fields into sunset so, as well as your filters, bring your romantic side with you!
There are many interesting possibilities to be found here. Aside of the important considerations of composition, colour, and control of light, there will also be the opportunity for close up images, making effective use of depth of field. You will also have the chance to experiment with ICM (intentional camera movement)- to create more abstract images, as well as in-camera multiple exposures.
More information and how to book
Workshop Fact File
July 4th & 6th
Sarah Howard & Andy Page
Max group Size
5:30 - 9:30pm
The Delphinium fields at Wick
Wick, Pershore, Worcestershire WR10 3NZ
Photographic tuition & demonstrations, after hours entry to the fields
Transport to and from the venue, personal insurance eg: Cancellation Plan, equipment insurance
What will I learn on location?
Appropriate camera settings, working with the light & use of filters, composition techniques, lens choice, depth of field & focusing, ICM techniques, multiple exposures
Suitable for all except the absolute beginner
Suitable for all
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