Images of the 2014 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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IMAGES OUT OF THE ORDINARY gary marlowe JULY 2014 IMAGES OF THE HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW gary marlowe INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NOTICE THE IMAGES CONTAINED IN THIS PRESENTATION WERE CREATED BY GARY MARLOWE AND, WHILST BEING AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ON SLIDESHARE, THEY REMAIN THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF GARY MARLOWE. GARY MARLOWE | 2014 IMAGES OUT OF THE ORDINARY ABOUT THESE IMAGES THIS WAS MY FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW SHOOTING PRESS DAY AT THE RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW. ITS THE WORLDS BIGGEST FLOWER SHOW AND TAKES PLACE IN THE GROUNDS OF HENRY VIIIS PALACE BY THE THAMES. WITH ONE OR TWO EXCEPTIONS, COMPARED TO PREVIOUS YEARS, I THOUGHT THE SHOW GARDENS WERE QUITE DISAPPOINTING, WITH FEW STANDING OUT AS BEING EITHER TRULY EYE- CATCHING OR UNDERSTANDING WHAT MAKES A GARDEN PHOTOGENIC. DESPITE THE EXTRA SPACE COMPARED WITH CHELSEA, GETTING CLEAN SHOTS OF THE ENTIRE GARDENS AT HAMPTON (I.E. WITH NOTHING SPOILING THE BACKGROUND) IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE, SO I FOCUSED MY ATTENTION ON INTERESTING DETAILS AND INTERESTING PLANTING. PRESS DAY STARTED IN BRIGHT SUNSHINE AND ENDED WITH DRAB GREY SKIES AND A DOWNPOUR. THERES A LOT TO COVER IN JUST A FEW HOURS, SO ITS ALWAYS A BIG RUSH JUMPING FROM ONE SHOW GARDEN TO THE NEXT AND HOPING YOUVE NOT MISSED ANYTHING INTERESTING. THIS WAS MY FIRST HAMPTON SHOOTING WITH THE NEW OLYMPUS OMD EM1, I THINK ITS CAPTURED SOME OF THE BEST BITS AND HOPE YOU ENJOY LOOKING AT THEM! IMAGES OF THE 2014 HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW ! !! DESIGNED BY JIM FOGARTY, THE GARDEN WON A GOLD MEDAL aND WAS NAMED BEST SHOW GARDEN THE BUBBLES IN THE POOL WERE ACTIVATED BY HASHTAGGED TWEETS THE ONE SHOW GARDEN DESIGNED BY COMPETITION WINNER ALEXANDRA NOBLE PLANTING ON THE JORDANS WILDLIFE GARDEN ERYNGIUM NEPTUNES GOLD ON THE BOUNCE BACK GARDEN ASCLEPIAS SPECIOSA THE ONE SHOW GARDEN WRATH! A FIERY CONCEPTUAL GARDEN DESIGNED BY NILUFER DANIS THESE VIBRANT RED BALL DAHLIAS JUST DONT LOOK REAL! THE BOUNCE BACK GARDEN DESIGNED BY FREDERIC WHYTE SINGER SOPHIE ELLIS BEXTOR THE GOLD-MEDAL WINNING CONCEPTUAL GARDEN, WRATH! THE JORDANS WILDLIFE GARDEN DESIGNED BY SELINA BOTHAM SLOTH DESIGNED BY SHEENA SEEKS gary marlowe IMAGES OUT OF THE ORDINARY ideasoutoftheordinary@gmail.com twitter.com/gmarlowe

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