Before we take a look at today’s picture, I thought it may be worth mentioning that we still have plenty of weddings left for our full wedding summary blogs, although the next one in that sequence is Claire and James’ who happened to get married at The Little Theatre in Bath, and as my masterful planning would just so have it, I’ve very recently started a Venue Visit blog on their two main venues (the other being the Komedia in Bath). Because of this, I thought we’d have a little hiatus from the full wedding summaries until their Venue Visit one is complete. In the mean time, we’ll have a couple more What it Means to Me and 20 Frames posts.
After a series of black and white images in the What it Means to Me category, I thought it was time for a splash of colour. Today we’re escaping these ever plummeting February temperatures with a trip back to a hot Summer’s day from late last July. You’ll probably have seen this shot in my main portfolio or in the first of the 20 Frames series but it’s one of my absolute favourites from last year and so I thought it was an excellent option for this category.
There are a number of things that make this picture for me, first and foremost is the initial feeling of ‘What on earth is going on here?!’…Let me shed some light. After a ceremony at Pittville Pump room the guests for this wedding all headed over to a marquee for a very relaxed afternoon of celebrations. As part of these celebrations were a few outdoors games, including croquet (the boy on the bottom left is actually holding a croquet mallet, although what’s happened to the head I’m not quite sure) and everybody’s favourite, Wellie Wanging (if like me you’re not quite au fait with said sport check out the wiki page for more info, including some techniques to help you out with your Wellie Wanging – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellie_wanging ).
The basic premise is to chuck a wellie boot as far as you can.
This particular attempt may have been a little over zealous resulting in losing the wellie to the surrounding garden hedge. Within a matter of seconds, this scene had developed resulting in this final shot of the boy at the top of the hedge lifting the boot triumphantly as the rescue operation was a success.