The week before last was one of those weeks for me with a long to-do list, and a deadline to do them as I was going to be away from home the following week.
But I also knew that lots of cherry blossom was starting to appear, and wouldn’t last long…. I had a look at the five day weather forecast and saw that Wednesday had pretty good conditions forecast for flower photography – in particular, a wind strength of only 2 mph.
With something as delicate as cherry blossom, a wind of more than about 8 mph can be extremely frustrating!
So the decision had to be made – to catch up on the to-do list, or to take a morning out and go to the RHS garden at Wisley to photograph blossom.
Actually, it wasn’t much of a battle to decide on the blossom. And it did indeed turn out to be a lovely still morning.
The sun was a little stronger than I would have liked, so I used a reflector to push some light back into the shadowed side of the flowers.
I was very happy that I’d decided to go after all, and somehow the admin all got done as well.
And now I’m even more glad that I did make the trip – I’ve come back from my week away to wind, rain, and the certainty that the blossom I photographed is now just a pile of damp petals on the ground!