May was a very productive month for the S&B team. We were out all around the county taking pictures and have picked out our favourites. (writes John Hayward).
This first image is of bluebells on the Ercall at sunrise. I was up at 04:00 that morning and hoped to get warm colours in a woodland setting. This was achieved with the sunlight shining from behind the bluebells and highlighting their edges.
We also had a trip up Brown Clee hill at sunset. I noticed Mike looking out over the countryside and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a picture of him silhouetted in the landscape. I used a gradual filter which accentuated the flaring.
The next image is from the same trip and shows the view Mike had from his position looking out over Corvedale.
Photography in May is all about the countryside in spring, and I headed off into south Shropshire to see what I could find. I ended up near Clun, and took this shot of a field of daffodils overlooking the town.
A few days later I set off to Cleobury Mortimer to capture some pictures of the town and, in particular, the twisted spire of St Mary’s Church. Luckily, I was able to find a patch of buttercups with a view of the town.
Another expedition saw me heading up the Wrekin to photograph walkers while simultaneously showing off the surrounding countryside. This picture shows a couple on top of the hill and looking as if they’re approaching the edge of a cliff, with the beauty of the Shropshire countryside beneath them and the Stretton Hills in the distance.
The final image is of St Mary Magdalene's Church at Battlefield, near Shrewsbury. It had been a while since we had taken pictures here and we were delighted to find buttercups in abundance.