We had a lovely group at Sheffield Park Garden, and despite the forecast fantastic weather. The geese and the ducks were much in evidence, with cute babies and slightly defensive parents. More than anywhere else we found that the white balance was an issue – the various shades of green could easily be lost if the camera went for auto white balance and tried to correct the non-existent fluorescent lighting. These pictures give a flavour of the day – there are many worse places to spend your time than around the lakes and reflecting pools at Sheffield Park Gardens.
As is often the case with National Trust landscape Gardens, the real trick here is to get shots that haven’t been designed hundreds of years ago. Your pictures should in theory be specific to you, and not to Capability Brown!