Photographing winter light at Dunham Massey.

The lighting on the day of our visit to Durham Massey recently was amazing for taking photographs. It was a sunny day with a bright blue sky above. The light acted light a spotlight shining just above ground level. It lit up leaves, tree trunks, flower petals. And it shone in “The Undergardener’s” eyes!

Peeling bark and Snowdrops.

Winter light reflected in the glossy bamboo foliage.

Back-lit Hydrangea seed heads.

Twiggy highlights like spiders' webs.

Long shadows of the White-stemmed Birch cross the carpet of Snowdrops.

Winter light turns Cornus mas flowers into gold along the orange peel bark.

Orange stems and yellow foliage enriched by the light

Looking out from the shadows.

Curling silhouettes of an old gnarled Rhodendron bush.

Fence shadows.

Snowdrops and moss.

Sparkling Hydrangeas.

Into the light.

Fallen rotting tree trunk looking like a huge tuning fork.

Jewel coloured Bergenia leaves.

Sparkling Lake

About greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.
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11 Responses to Photographing winter light at Dunham Massey.

  1. Chorwin says:

    like this “Sparkling Hydrangeas” and “into the light” 🙂

  2. Dear Malc, I admire your photography. I find bright light my biggest challenge. P. x

  3. pbmgarden says:

    You’ve captured some wonderful images. It must be nice to see the White-stemmed Birch and carpet of Snowdrops in person.

    • These birches are my favourite plants. I take so many photos of them in so many places. We have a classic trio in our front garden and can’t wait for them to grow a bit.


  4. PJ Girl says:

    You obviously enjoy photography as your pictures always make me feel as if I’m there with you! I’m trying to practice more with my camera as I’ve always just been a “point & click” girl. I enjoy all your photos but particularly like the picture of the fence (who’d have thought it? ha ha).

    • I appreciate your comments. I took several pictures of the fence, the close-up on the blog worked but the others failed. So the secret is to try, try and try again.


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