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Poppy field in Barham, Kent, UK. The weather closed in quite quickly in the short time I was there.

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poppy, poppies, poppy field, barham, kent, kent countryside, landscape, red flowers, carpet of flowers, stormy sky, dark clouds

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  • EmmaLeigh
    EmmaLeighabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful! Great sky contrasted with the red poppies. Well done.

  • Thank you very much Emma. I love the sky, but wish I could get out when the sky was a lovely blue!

    – Alice Gosling

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanabout 3 years ago

    Well the dramatic skyline is just as good as the majestic blues over the sea of red Alice. It adds a real sense of drama and atmosphere. Looks great in portrait view too with the poppies leading right up into those dramatic clouds and there’s a hint of my favourite tree line too.

  • Stuart, thank you very much for your kind comments. This year I seem to only be getting these skies. Whenever I decide to go out for poppies the weather changes drastcially, it’s actually getting quite funny! Yes, that is your favourite tree line! I have a few with more of the tree line but this was probably my favourite uphill shot.

    PS: Your directions were brilliant as usual but I still think its the same field I saw from the main road!! :D

    – Alice Gosling

  • kenmatcham
    kenmatchamabout 3 years ago

    Love the angry sky coming in, the colours are wonderful.

  • Thank you so much Ken. I do like atmospheric skies they add an extra element to a scene

    – Alice Gosling

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBabout 3 years ago

    Actually I think the grey clouds look better than blue skies, makes the poppies really stand out

  • Thanks Felicity, I agree that they add something extra and provide a sense of foreboding, but it would be nice to have a few with the simple, summery contrast of the blue!!

    – Alice Gosling

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanabout 3 years ago

    Glad my directions helped. It’s so much easier with Google Maps to scout out parking places (especially with street view). Google maps can also show the beach terrain too as I need to find some new stretches of beach come August I think.

    I also took about 60 shots of that treeline Tuesday night. Got one with the sun setting between a gap in the trees but the sky’s too similiar to the other shot with the poppies in.

  • Google maps is brilliant on street view, I use it a lot. Am playing around with a shot from here that my creative quarter decided would be a good idea… I’m not sure how it will pan out but it might be a fun image!!

    – Alice Gosling

  • Leasha Hooker
    Leasha Hookerabout 3 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • thanks very much Leasha

    – Alice Gosling

  • Giles Clare
    Giles Clareabout 3 years ago

    Great shot.

  • Thank you very much Giles

    – Alice Gosling

  • Rafferty-Evans
    Rafferty-Evansabout 3 years ago

    Makes a stunning card

    The fields around Kent are blooming this year, there is one in Tenterden just by the garden centre if you know if full of poppies! Off there at the weekend

  • Thanks very much for your kind comments. There does seem to be quite a few fields around this year, lets hope it doesn’t mean there won’t be any good ones next year!! Have fun at the weekend

    – Alice Gosling

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 3 years ago

    wonderful image

  • thank you very much Martina

    – Alice Gosling

  • JEZ22
    JEZ22about 3 years ago

    Great shot, poppies really stand out against that cloudy sky

  • thanks very much Jez

    – Alice Gosling

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