On Sunday Janet and I visited the gardens at Rode Hall (not far from Little Moreton Hall near Congleton in Cheshire) to check out their renowned snowdrops. The rain just about held off but the day became increasingly foggy – the sort of conditions that seem to chill to the bone. No surprise then that we also tried out the lovely coffee shop – twice!
On the plus side for garden photography there was no wind and the flat lighting was a great help for holding the detail in the white petals of the snowdrops.
Both the general shot and this close-up detail were captured on a Nikon D300s with my 105mm VR lens on a tripod…
My third shot is an i-phone image of the old boat house with a little post-processing to bring out the quiet, moody conditions and give a touch of nostalgia.
Rode Hall itself is a delightful old Cheshire residence, full of rural characater and history. Definitely worth a return visit when the summer borders are in full bloom.