Safely Gathered In

The Bountiful Earth
Safely Gathered In by Nigel Burkitt

Image details - Safely Gathered In

Photographer: Nigel Burkitt (see profile)
Competition: Competition 7
Category: The Bountiful Earth
Location: Claydon Estate Gardens, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom


The walled kitchen garden at Claydon produces a wide range of produce including many varieties of squash which, when gathered in, are stored in the beautifully restored Victorian greenhouse. Squash are so sculptural and tactile and I think look amazing when seen like this. Shot directly into the light I thought it might make for a dramatic image. I arrived at the garden just before sunrise in order to capture some garden views with morning mist. I always make a point of walking past the greenhouse as there is often something of interest.


1st place - The Bountiful Earth