Bluebell Dream. Fine Art Impression of a Bluebell Forest has been awarded an Honorable Mention at the International Photography Awards.
In this image, I tried to capture the dreamlike nature of the bluebell woods. This image was captured early in the morning as the early rays of the sun opened up the forest before me.
At first, there is nothing. Then I feel a soft morning breeze against my face. Sunlight pierces into my shady world. Fingers of light stretch through the murky shadows, lighting, by touch, green torches around me.
Trunks appear. Pillars guarding this cathedral of nature. This sanctuary of dreams.
Rich royal blossoms spread out like a carpet of colour before me. I am in another world. Alone, and yet part of this dream that is the bluebell woods. In harmony with all that is around me.
This is one of a number of images taken in forests across the United Kingdom. Forests do hold a particular attraction for me – you can find more of my work by clicking here.
The image is created from two images – one static and one in motion. The leaves from the static image have been overlayed onto the image to provide a contrast to the vertical lines of the trunks and shafts of light.
The International Photography Awards
The International Photography Awards holds an annual juried photography competition, to which professional, amateur, and student photographers are invited to submit their work. The jury panel includes over 80 photo editors, art directors, curators, buyers, and other professionals from around the globe. Each year, a selection of the winning photographers are recognised at the Lucie Awards.
Peter Nutkins is an award-winning photographer who specialises in portrait photography, but also loves to take landscape and nature images too! You can find out more about Peter by clicking here for his website.