Photo Of The Week

Poppy Field – 9/07/2016

Linking up to this weeks Point + Shoot with SnowingIndoors & YouBabyMeMummy and My Sunday Photo with Photalife from a Poppy Field somewhere in Shropshire.

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Last year I completed 2 camera courses, learning how to control my camera in full Manual, since then I have never looked back. I love the control, flexibility and also knowing what makes a camera click. Since the course I am a member of a local photographers group on Facebook, its great getting insight to what people like photographing, sharing hints and tips and looking at local locations to me. So a fortnight ago when a member shared a photo of a poppy field they had come across I just KNEW I had to visit, lucky for me too that it was only 10 minutes away from my house. Sadly a fractured ankle put a stop to my visit for a while but this week I have found myself with some mobility and being able to drive again. So on Wednesday evening (after Slimming World), armed with my camera I headed out in search and what I found was absolutely amazing. I arrived at 9.20pm which was a little too late as the sun was setting and there were too many clouds so I had to bump up my ISO a little too much for my liking. I do intend to revisit again when the weather is a little nicer and we have some blue stuff in the sky.




  1. Trevor Urtiaga

    1st August 2016 at 9:04 am

    A solitary poppy will go on show inside the centre itself to remember the unknown Welsh Guards soldier who died during the Battle of the Somme in September 1916. Visitors can also learn more about the fusiliers at the centre as poems and letters written from the period are on show.

  2. You Baby Me Mummy

    16th July 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Ooh this is stunning! I am so jealous of everyone’s poppy /lavender pictures! Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot (it’s just me hosting now, Em has given it up) x

  3. Molly

    13th July 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Beautiful, the countryside at its best


  4. Emma

    12th July 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Oh wow that is amazing. Such a contrast of the red poppies and then the grey, brooding sky. Very dramatic! :- ) #pointshoot

  5. Sharon Parry

    12th July 2016 at 11:42 am

    What a lovely shot. The colours are amazing! #PointShoot

  6. mummy here and there

    12th July 2016 at 11:10 am

    Oh wow what a beautiful shot. I love the contrast between the sky and the poppies X #pointshoot

  7. thishappened2metoday (Michelle)

    12th July 2016 at 10:58 am

    Great shot, the sky makes it really dramatic. #pointshoot

  8. Merlinda Little ( @pixiedusk)

    12th July 2016 at 10:38 am

    Stunning! I can only imagine how it feels to be there and seeing this in person! #mysundayphoto

  9. Rachel C

    10th July 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Absolutely stunning – the colours in the sky are absolutely beautiful. #Mysundayphoto

    1. Rebecca Bodkin

      11th July 2016 at 10:38 am

      Thank you, I was very pleased with my end result in editing, didnt think I could quite pull it off! x

  10. Helena

    10th July 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Great to hear you are out and about again and capturing lovely photos. #mysundayphoto

  11. Fiona Cambouropoulos

    10th July 2016 at 3:19 pm

    That really is one to make you stop and stare! a beautiful photo and a field I’d love to see in real life

    1. Rebecca Bodkin

      11th July 2016 at 10:45 am

      I feel very lucky this year to have had this practically on my doorstep. Thank you x

  12. Kim Carberry

    10th July 2016 at 2:03 pm

    They are just beautiful!
    The poppies and the the clouds are just stunning x

  13. Sarah MumofThree World

    10th July 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Such a beautiful photo. It really reminds me of a Monet. I really ought to learn to use my camera a bit better!

    1. Rebecca Bodkin

      11th July 2016 at 10:46 am

      Thank you, getting into manual modes really does open up a world of possibilities with photography. x

  14. Sarah Christie

    10th July 2016 at 10:35 am

    I still love that shot though, I love the sky. I am loving all these poppy field photos they are stunning. I don’t think there is one near us but may just google it !I too have loved taking my camera off auto when I look at my photos from this year to last I cant believe it, but I think it is also a lot to do with my camera x

    1. Rebecca Bodkin

      11th July 2016 at 10:49 am

      Thank you, good luck in your search for a Poppy Field x

  15. Photalife

    10th July 2016 at 9:33 am

    This is blooming stunning. I love the colour in the sky too, it really adds something to it

    Thank you for linking up

  16. Doubtfulmum

    10th July 2016 at 9:24 am

    That’s a very classic photo. The sea of red is so striking.

  17. Bear and Cardigan

    10th July 2016 at 9:14 am

    I can understand your disappointment at the light but I actually think this works really well. The poppies are vibrant and the darker, broody sky reflects our thoughts when we see a field of poppies. Delight at their beauty and deep sadness at what they represent. Beautiful photo. #MySundayPhoto

  18. Catherine's Cultural Wednesdays

    10th July 2016 at 9:13 am

    Love a poppy field! The clouds and light are fabulous so much more interesting than plain blue

  19. Cathy Glynn

    10th July 2016 at 7:58 am

    Simply stunning Becs, this is so beautiful x

  20. John Adams

    10th July 2016 at 7:41 am

    That is an amazing picture. The contrast of the sky (with its amazing patterns) works really well againt the colours of the poppies. Love it. #MySUndayPhoto

  21. John (@dadyougeek)

    10th July 2016 at 7:37 am

    Great photo the contrasts between the field and the sky is great

  22. Afra-madmumof7

    10th July 2016 at 7:18 am

    Stunning! The clouds are amazing too. Nature at it’s best.

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