"Our outing to Harlow Carr gardens was warm and bright, making a pleasant change from the previous cold spell. It also brought out the hoards so, some patience was needed to avoid a crowded background. Bright sun is always a photographic challenge, particularly with flowers and foliage which are highly reflective. I found that a polariser helped reduce the glare, plus more patience in waiting for the odd patch of cloud to drift by and filter the sun. Whilst not my speciality, this was a great day for close-up and macro work as there was almost no wind to cause subject movement. Overall, an enjoyable day out complemented by an nice (but not cheap!) lunch in the Betty's cafe.".
Report by Martin Nunn