Ashridge Forest is very close to my home. It is a lovely place to walk and relax in. Of course Bluebell Woods are a very common subject for photographers at this time of the year, indeed when I went out yesterday I would think at least half of the people in the forest had a 'hefty' looking camera. So I wanted to try something a bit different, hence the low viewpoint and the softened effects.
I suspect it's a bit like marmite, love it or hate it!
I also visited Whipsnade Zoo, again a much visited and photographed venue, in fact I think there was a photography workshop going on whilst I was there. So, again, I was trying to capture something different