Other than this post being grouped with my blog in google search, this is a perfect description of the challenges of photographing gardens. I have much better luck catching individual plants and details than garden vistas.
There is no getting away from the fact that it is difficult to photograph many wild-style plantings – like my garden. I sneak around with the camera and I always seem to end up with the yurt in the shot. It adds scale and a focal point. Without it, so much seems to be, well, green porridge. There is very little formal structure in the garden, and although there is a variety of foliage shape, texture etc. there clearly isn’t really enough to make obvious focal points, which photographs seem to need. And there aren’t great blobs of colour, as in many more conventional gardens.
We also have the challenge of an exasperating camera that loves to focus on the unexpected, leaving more than a fair share of blur.
Thanks Noel Kingsbury