Flowers from Chartwell


To think we’ve been doing photography for over nearly 12 years in January 2023 is unbelievable, and I suppose it has taken me all this time to find my forte. And, my forte is flowers and trees with the occasional landscape.

That is the only thing when we both take camera’s out… we tend to take identical shots, maybe from a slightly different stand-point, but alas practically identical.

Cistus salvifolius
A photograph of a cistus salvifolius white flower photographed at Chartwell in Kent.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Canon EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
F/Number: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Focal Distance: 60 mm

Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec
Photograph Date: 28.08.2022
Photographer: Bren
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic


That is why now, I am tending to stick with floral and tree photography with the occasional landscape thrown in for good measure.

So, in essence, after all these years, I’ve fallen in love with floral photography. I don’t know what it is, but to me, flowers brighten your day. With my trusted 60mm Canon Lens, which I’m still getting to grips with, I have to say between us, we have it covered.

A photograph of an orange rose photographed at Chartwell in Kent.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Canon EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
F/Number: f/14
ISO: 100
Focal Distance: 60 mm

Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec
Photograph Date: 28.08.2022
Photographer: Bren
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic


The above image had a bland white sky to it… So, a quick trip to Photoshop to do a sky replacement, which removed the bland sky. In fact, I even lowered the opacity of the sky to blend the sky in better. I loved how that sky replacement, kept the glimmer of light on top of the rose.

Am I the only one, who has taken over decade to decide what they prefer photographing?

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About the Author

Bren is a female amateur photographer, fibromyalgia sufferer and blogger at Bacardigirl.UK who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Brashley Photography which showcases the places they’ve visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

6 responses to “Flowers from Chartwell”

  1. Beautiful Bren 😀 😀

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  2. That rose is such a beauty, Bren, (and the photo is too.) 🙂 I like to photograph nature and unusual things but that covers a lot more ground than flowers. I’d say you’ve found your niche and a beautiful one it is.

    janet

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    1. Thank you Janet…I was going through some of the early photos we took, and found that the majority I took were of flowers.

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  3. Stunning photos! I love the rose!

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