This shot was taken at Kings Weston House in Bristol. Kings Weston House is a grade 1 listed building and was completer in 1917 and was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and was the home of Edward Southwell. During World War 1 the house was converted to a hospital. In 1935 the house was bought by the Bristol Municipal Charities and leased to the education authorities to be used a s a school. It went on to be Bristol Technical College of Architecture which later went on to be Bath University School for Architecture. During the following years the house was used for a verity of functions including a police training centre. The house is now used for conferences, weddings and private events, there is also a cafe which is open to the public and lovely walks around the surrounding estate.
It was by pure good fortune that I stumbled upon this poppy field. You would not see it if you were travelling by car as it is well hidden by an established country road hedge. So I set my alarm for 4am in a bit to capture the first light of the sun raking across the top of the poppies. Sunrise was at 5am but the clouds did not let the sun through until about 6am. I still managed to capture the glow of the sun hitting the poppies. I didn’t want to go for single poppy shots; I wanted to show the carpet of red leading up to the house in the distance.