A visit to Warley Place
As you will have hopefully seen from my previous post, Warley Place was a wonderful area for photography. The large expanses of daffodils made for some lovely spring images, however, there was more to it than just that. For those of you who don’t know (and I didn’t before my visit), Warley Place is a “25 acre reserve is the site of a house and once famous Edwardian gardens belonging to Ellen Willmott” (taken from Essex Wildlife Trust). This means that not only are there wonderful gardens, but there are lovely views, old ruins from houses and sheds and a great deal of history to be learned.
It is always tricky knowing what to photograph when you arrive at a place for the first time. How much will there be further on? Will this be the only thing I feel like photographing? Will I see anything new? In fact those questions were very quickly answered with: a lot, no and yes. Having photographed the main field of daffodils (first image above) I then came across a pond and a Mandarin. Not a bad start for the first 5 mins and as I continued to wander around the reserve, I was met with even more photographic opportunities. Here are a few of my favourites: