As promised in my previous post, ‘In the Mirror Pool’, the focus today is on the gardens at Upton House.
I had a thoroughly enjoyable time walking round those gardens, spotting the best specimens of Aster, Dahlia, and Geranium that populated the flower beds this late in the year. A couple of weeks earlier, the show would have been much more impressive. I had an idea as to how I would process these, and therefore I shot with care to avoid distracting backgrounds.
As well as semi-formal gardens, Upton House has a bog garden, which can thankfully be visited while retaining dry feet, and less formal wooded areas. In those places there were the first signs of autumn and I’ve included three images from there in the gallery below.
Back home I made a deliberate decision to follow the layout in an old encyclopedia of garden plants where every single illustration is square. For specimen flowers, there is something very natural in cropping to a square format around a circular single flower. And it was not hard to extend that concept to the remainder of the images
I hope you enjoy the gallery below. Click on the first image and then navigate through.