This time, a view across the gardens at Cotehele from the other side from my previous post.
There are extensive gardens and woodland to wander around; the weather on this day was just right for enjoying the experience of being in this beautiful place.
Thanks for looking.
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sam_wald (720) 2008-06-17 17:09
Warm summer scene with a beautiful garden and stone mansion.
I like the perspective. It looks a bit tilted, but very beautiful picture nonetheless.
wolf38 (31296) 2008-06-17 23:10
With regarding the pictures in the gallery this photo is noticeable to me. It is interesting and worth seeing. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Longroute (19396) 2008-06-18 0:59
Gay spring composition with a touch of melancoly for the presence of the two people. Are they looking their garden to see if everything is fine or they are envying their neirbour garden?
My best greetings,
tobourge (971) 2008-06-18 1:59
Same comment as for your previous Cotehele post.
graffer (1800) 2008-06-18 2:50
I like this composition very much - the black handrail in the FG takes us straight to the old couple [my age!], who act as a good anchor at the bottom right.
The path in front of the house leads us from their eye level across the picture. This diagonal then neatly divides the house and the garden into two balancing layers.
Fine textures and details in the house itself.
We visited the house many years ago and were greatly impressed by its ancient solidness of construction.
I hope you won't mind me trying a WS.
macondo (19516) 2008-06-18 4:01
Lovely shot, reminding me a little of my upload of two elderly companions. This couple adds something special to the shot - they make a lovely focal point at the junction of the lines of the railing and the path in front of the building. You took this at just the right angle. Difficult exposure in the bright light, but you preserved details in teh sky. The house and the garden look absolutely wonderful in the late Spring sunshine. Very nicely done.
jvachon (548) 2008-06-18 17:39
Aaah... English architecture at its best and well missed my me- as i am nowliving in the American southwest desert.
Lovely shot and composition.
CatherineD (4864) 2008-06-24 12:40
Very nice composition. I like the attitude of the old couple hesitating to descent the stairs. The colours are very nice. It's a pitty that the top of the house is cutted, but maybe it was not possible to have everything on the photo. TFS, best regards,
crhieatt (5347) 2008-07-16 14:44
I visited this place a few years back on an extremely rainy day - so the gardens remained something of a mystery to me. I also remember that the house was extremely dark inside - probably to protect all the old hangings and the like. Truth is, I've a rather low tolerance threshold for old hangings (and the like) - but the house itself is an amazing maze and you've pretty much captured that here. Shame about the missing pinacle though! ;)
kmarscher (2887) 2008-07-20 19:15
I am captivated by the elderly couple in the scene. Thanks for adding them! My only comment to add to the many glowing comments of others is that I might consider a pan just a tad more to the right and a angled just a bit higher to include the top of that spire. I know, not always possible. I wonder if it would enhance the shot, IMHO, because it would take an inch or so off the left side that extends beyond the diagonal cut of the sidewalk (very, very nice) that is not as critical to the composition? Regardless, a lovely shot in many ways!
kensimage (8565) 2008-09-28 8:18
I like the fact you included the older couple, and placed them low to emphasize the looming size of the house, Jean. With all that cold stone, they (being humans) definitely humanize the scene. Unfortunately I think the light prevents this from being a great shot. The light is very washed-out and not very warm, because it's midday. The same shot in low-angle sunlight could be quite nice. Regards, Ken.
- Copyright: jean dwyer (jean11-3) (2799)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-03
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: SONY DSC-N1
- Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-06-17 13:09
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