I've been visiting Richmond Park's Isabella Plantation for so many years that I've had to add a new gallery for all the pictures. Every spring is different with noticable variations in the order of different species coming into flower. At the same time improvement works have greatly cut back the invasive Rhododendron ponticum, creating longer views through the woodland and allowing wild flowers to flourish in new areas.
The photographs range from my earliest attempts on large format colour negative to this year's set taken with a digital technical camera. The Azalea flowering period is quite short so the choice of weather can be a little limited each year, but I've nevertheless managed to see at least some of my favourite conditions there. The most recent ones at the start of the gallery combine my all-time favourite, morning fog, with long-considered plans about how I want to depict the plantation.