My first picture from a wonderful and friendly TE meeting in Derbyshire last week and a photograph of Tissington Hall which we visited on what, unfortunately, was a very dull and wet day.
Tissington is a delightful little village in Derbyshire and Tissington Hall was built in 1609 by Francis FitzHerbert to replace the moated fortification that guarded the Norman Church that straddles the hill in the centre of the village. For over 400 years the Hall has presided over the picturesque Estate Village at the south of the Peak District and only 4 miles north of the market town of Ashbourne. In 2009 the present incumbent, Sir Richard FitzHerbert, has celebrated the 400 years that the Hall has been built.
I've no idea who the two people are in the foreground but I thought I could include them in my picture as we sheltered under some of the trees in the extensive gardens of the hall.
The weather might not have been ideal for most of the time but the company was excellent and we all had fun. I have to thank Will for all the time and effort he put into organising our meeting as well as Ann, Bev, Len, Mike, Claude and Jasmine and husband, Kevin, who helped make it such a delightful few days.
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jhm (144374) 2014-06-08 4:24
England has less nice sunny days, but rain for make a photo reporting with friends is not easy.
But your picture is certainly not bad, you create depth and perspective through the perfect choice of your angle
You play excellent with light and shadows certainly on the castle in background.
Colours and sharpness make these picture very attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
CLODO (32236) 2014-06-08 5:39
back to Bordeaux under a bright sunshine and 29°C! what a contastwith the 2 wet days in UK!
Nice compo and perspective which leads the eye to the back, translating well the weather conditions. Jasmine is coming back whereas Kevin is also picturing the house.
umutlu101 (13547) 2014-06-08 6:04
intéressant prise verticales
j'aime ces personnage qui enrichi ta composition
Noel_Byrne (27464) 2014-06-08 6:36
Caution, photographers at work :) this is a nice scene, and shows that the shutterbug will not be stopped by rain, and this looks like a vy wet day you had to capture this beautiful old house. Great idea to use the trees n the foreground like this, their varied colors brings a lot of life and radius to the result. Glad to hear your meet was successful.
Nicou (130275) 2014-06-08 7:51
Alors malgré la pluie j'espère que votre rencontre c'est très bien passée quelle vue avec le s parapluies la perspective cette allée et cet édifice en fond sueprbe.
mjw364 (2) 2014-06-08 8:01
A well composed image with good use of the path to create linear perspective and depth with the trees above framing the top of the shot nicely though the red leaves overlap with the house a little. Nice use of the people to create the FG. No doubt they were, like you sheltering under the trees from the rain? Meanwhile I was sheltering down the road in the tent having a coffee!
A very enjoyable meeting indeed socially, with occasional photographs taken too - that counts as a success in TE meet terms!
Tigerlily (3301) 2014-06-08 9:06
A wonderfully captured image under such circumstance, apart from that we ruined the view of the beautiful building. I love the colour of the tree leaves. Despite of the rain, we had a lovely time. It's a great pleasure to meet you and all the TE friends.
Royaldevon (33389) 2014-06-08 13:31
Ha! Ha! John, if I wasn't such a lady I would make reference to the fact that it was tissing down all day! Oh, there, I've said IT!!!
Your shot is perfect for the day. It shows the weather in all it's glory and people can then praise the quality you have achieved, despite the weather.
The two f/g figures set the mood and the direction. I like how they are framed by wet foliage.
The path and the associated shrubs, make an irresistible lead to the beautiful old hall, whilst our friends add the details of perspective.
It was great to see you again. Maybe we will be able to see you again, near Glasgow, next month.
My warm regards,
jjcordier (79080) 2014-06-09 0:18
Meeting pluvieux, meeting heureux! La pluie n'altère pas le plaisir des rencontres et la pluie n'empêche pas de faire de bonnes photos, comme tu nous le prouves.
rogerl (1544) 2014-06-09 7:31
John, for a pretty dismal weather day, you seem to have still captured a lot of brightness in the scene. The framing, with lots of foreground branches, works well and does not obscure too much the building behind. I am always torn about having random people in my shots; I often feel as though they distract from the image, particularly if they are clearly taking photos themselves, as this guy seems to be. But I do think it works well here, adding some substance to the foreground. Thanks.
emka (86645) 2014-06-11 22:35
Hello John, Even in rainy and dull day youn can have a great time when with the company of friends. Not sop good for photos, but who cares? Nice shot. The man with canon on the neck, who could it be?
Warm regrads MAlgo
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (22188)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-04
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-08 4:02