At first glance, you may think these photos were taken in Provence, France at their world famous lavender fields. You may be surprised to find out that they're actually photographs of a large lavender field in Somerset, England, a place where, if you're lucky (or skilled), you can capture a once-in-a-lifetime shot.

The Somerset Lavender Farm is home to more than 50,000 lavender plants, rows of vibrant bushes spread amongst a 5-acre field. If you come at just the right time (usually June or July), you may be able to capture a photo that looks very similar to an Impressionist painting.

Photographer Antony Spencer, who shot the photo immediately above and below told The Daily Mail, "You have a window of just ten days each year when the lavender is at its best before it's harvested so it's a matter of getting up early and getting down to the field before sunrise. The light was absolutely phenomenal and made the lavender look beautiful. As a landscape photographer you only get those kind of moments once a year."

Especially love the photos of the lavender fields set against dramatic skies.

Top photo credit: Antony Spencer


Photo credit: Antony Spencer

 


Photo credit: Sandra Kreuzinger


Photo credit: Sandra Kreuzinger


Photo credit: Daugirdas Racys


Photo credit: Graham McPherson


Photo credit: Graham McPherson


Photo credit: Sandra Kreuzinger


Photo credit: Sandra Kreuzinger

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  • The colors are SPECTACULAR!

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