Lincolnshire farmers seem to be diversifying into new crop types in recent years. Nowadays, it’s becoming quite common to see a particular kind of poppy being grown to produce morphine for medicinal purposes.
This July, a field in Hibaldstow came into bloom with the distinctive pink/pale purple flowers of the poppies that were a delight to see.
Taking the Photograph
Lincolnshire Landscape Photography is as much about the sky as everything else as the landscape is predominantly flat.
A lot of my shots are taken at sunset and I positioned myself with the poppies at my eye level on my knees looking west, hoping that the colour of the sky would be compliment the poppy flowers and contrast nicely with the green foliage.
I needed to wait until about 15 minutes after sunset to get the right balance in lighting between the sky and the foreground.
The poppies will not be in flower for much longer. Even with the gentle evening breeze blowing, petals were falling to the ground while I stood taking pictures.
The seed heads are attractive too, in their own right, and will be something else worth photographing once all of the flowers have shed their petals.
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Details On print configurations can be found below:
Each print is printed on high quality fine art paper guaranteed to keep your print looking sharp and vibrant for years to come. I only work with one print lab who I have used for many years and can rely on the quality of their work.
Canvas prints are hand made by the same lab as my prints using quality materials such as oak stretchers and 100% natural art canvas. They are also coated to provide UV protection, ensuring longevity of your fine art purchase. Also printed industry leading inks to really make your photograph a focal point in any room.
All frames are bespoke made to order and come with a single mount and plexiglass gallery standard anti-reflective glass. The sizes of the framed prints are noted below.
Canvas print size conversion:
12″x16″ = 30x40cm
16″x24″ = 40x60cm
24″x32″ = 60x80cm
30″x40″ = 75x100cm
Please note some photographs have a non-standard aspect ratio and therefore require trimming prior to sending to you. These photographs will still have a standard ‘A’ size longest edge, but if you’re not sure please let me know. Canvas will also be printed to accommodate any cropping/aspect ratio changes.
Production lead times:
Print only Purchases: 5-7 days
Framed Print Purchases: 7-10 days
Canvas Print Purchases: 7-10 days
Bespoke printing & framing is available on request.
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