A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of spending two early mornings in the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust’s Moss Valley Nature Reserve. In this protected landscape it is possible to see a range of wildflowers growing together in such density that it has to be seen to be believed. The site is a mixture of semi-natural and replanted ancient woodland and features plants such as red campion and yellow archangel that are far from common in this part of The Pennines.
These are the photographic highlights of the wildflowers you will find growing in Owler Car Wood in early May. For more botanical and tree photography visit: fran-halsall.co.uk
Both workshops will cover: getting the most out of your camera equipment; matching the lighting conditions to the subject; and how to produce eye-catching compositions. All of which will be supported by the expert botanical and seasonal knowledge of your host, photographer and nature educator Fran Halsall.
All types of camera are welcome although some of the workshop will be devoted to using SLRs. If you have them, please bring tripods and filters with you. A spare tripod will be available to try out if you wish to do so.
These workshops have been created with the support of Sheffield City Council and tickets are available at only £25 per person with a maximum of ten participants per course.
Tickets for the autumn workshop are available here and tickets for the spring date can be found here.
On 19th April 2018, I ran a photographic workshop at Gillfield Woods, Totley, Sheffield – postponed from the week before due to rain and fog.
The calm weather and mellow afternoon sunshine made perfect conditions for photographing these delicate wood anemones (Anemone nemorosa), which form carpets of starry white flowers through throughout the woodland each spring.