Emsworth in April: Hollybank Bluebells

Bluebells in Emsworth
FUJIFILM X-E2 XF 35mm f4.0 1/125s Bluebells in Hollybank Wood

My April assignment took me to Hollybank Woods on the northern edge of Emsworth where one small clearing was filled with a display of delicate little native Bluebells.

Bluebells in Emsworth
FUJIFILM X-E2 XC 20mm f9.0 1/125s Bluebells in Hollybank Wood

It was still early for the Bluebells, and the flowers were so delicate that they could barely be made out against the thick grasses they were growing in.

Bluebells in Emsworth
FUJIFILM X-E2 XC 20mm f3.8 1/500s Bluebells in Hollybank Wood

Another week or two may have seen a more dominating display but we spent the end of the month away on our first family holiday in years.

Bluebells in Emsworth
FUJIFILM X-E2 XC 24mm f9.0 1/80s Bluebells in Hollybank Wood

The rest of the wood itself whilst still in hibernation is a lovely place to explore, although extremely bog-like at this time of year, wellies are a requirement!

Bluebells in Emsworth
FUJIFILM X-E2 XC 30mm f11.0 1/60s Bluebells in Hollybank Wood

Once again these images were taken in the Classic Chrome film simulation, with just a little tweaking with Nik Viveza to emphasize the blue of the flowers.

Bluebells in Emsworth
FUJIFILM X-E2 XC 16mm f3.5 1/500s Bluebells in Hollybank Wood

I’ll be heading back to Emsworth’s beautiful coast line for next month’s assignment, stay tuned!

Bluebells in Emsworth
FUJIFILM X-E2 XC 20mm f7.1 1/60s Bluebells in Hollybank Wood

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