Date and Time: 2 June 2011 ; 8.42 p.m.
Location: Stowting, Kent, England

Born in Canterbury, Kent, in 1971, I have always been surrounded by beautiful countryside and varied and diverse coastline. Photography has become an outlet for expressing my love for the region.

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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 3 years ago

    this is beautiful Stuart! that red field, just like a delicate carpet is amazing with that light and mix of blue sky and green grass. curves of the hills create a nice perspective ;)

  • Thanks very much indeed. I feel that this field may still have a little more to offer but it’s the best one i’ve come across yet.

    – Stuart Chapman

  • Fred Taylor
    Fred Taylorover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous shot of the poppy fields, i just love the intense red :-) Beautiful !!!

  • Cheers Fred, i’m drawn to them every year and start scouring the fields at the end of May.

    – Stuart Chapman

  • Adriana Glackin
    Adriana Glackinover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful landscape; the colours really pop! Love the gentle slope and the hint of trees just along the ridgeline. Certainly caught my attention.

  • Thank you so very much Adriana, the poppies do pop so nicely when the sun hits them and the trees were are nice bonus to have on the horizon.

    – Stuart Chapman

  • Alice Gosling
    Alice Goslingover 3 years ago

    Love the vibrancy Stuart and I’m so jealous.

    I have driven around the countryside several times on the hunt for poppies but have not been able to find any. Guess I need to get over to Stowting quick!

  • Thanks very much Alice. They’re only just starting to come out now and this is a good week or so earlier than what i’ve seen before.

    This field is next to Stone Street just after the sixmile junction (from Canterbury to Hythe). There’s a parking bay off Stone Street next to the field and I went down the (very) steep hill to the side of the field in the woods until I reached an open gate at the bottom.

    – Stuart Chapman

  • Davercox
    Davercoxover 3 years ago

    Stunning colours mate. Getting cold here now so makes me a touch envious too!!

  • Thanks Dave, i’m sure you’ll get your own back in 5-6 months time!

    – Stuart Chapman

  • Maria Ismanah Schulze-Vorberg
    Maria Ismanah ...over 3 years ago

    The intensity of these reds is fantastic and mesmerizing!

  • Thanks very much indeed Maria – very kind

    – Stuart Chapman

  • AngieBanta
    AngieBantaover 3 years ago

    STUNNING is Right!!!! This makes me want to be right there!!! Gorgeous capture!

  • Thanks very much indeed – much appreciated

    – Stuart Chapman

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    just breathtaking … how I love seeing the poppies … they aren’t found around here much. In fact, we bought and planted three perennials (not seeds … plants!) about three years ago … and every year the plants come up … and every year I cross my fingers, and every year they die back without blooming. : (( so I guess I’ll just have to get my poppy fix here!!!! Gorgeous image in which everything came together beautifully!!!!!

  • Thanks very much indeed Lois, shame to hear that you’ve not had any success in three years :(

    Yes, the conditions were very much on my side tonight.

    – Stuart Chapman

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, I love poppies …

  • Thanks a lot Tom – do you get many near you?

    – Stuart Chapman

  • Mark  Lucey
    Mark Luceyover 3 years ago

    Great colour Stuart

  • Thanks a lot Mark – much appreciated

    – Stuart Chapman

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