I have blogged before about Howick Hall Gardens, including images taken in May, July, and November. My most recent visit was in March. I wasn’t sure how much colour there would be in the garden; it was a little late for the snowdrops and some of the daffodils hadn’t come out yet. But I was keen to get out for a walk and some photography, so set out with my Mamiya RZ67, 50mm and 110mm lenses, and some Kodak Portra 400 film.
On arrival I found that I had left my tripod at home – duh !
I did have a monopod in the car, and combined with the Portra 400 that gave some flexibility, although I wouldn’t be able to shoot in the darker sections of the woods.
I took a route which was new to me, which follows on from the arboretum towards the coast. As I approached the coast, at high tide, the waves were roaring and surging, marking a sudden change in the environment.
The trees adjacent to the beach seemed quite unusual to me.
The prize was this view of Rumbling Kern, the rock formations near to Earl Grey’s bathing house. This particular spot gave a good angle and I plan to return to try for “better” lighting.