Some of the flower beds at Bicton Gardens with the fountain in the distance.
Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, these magnificent grade 1 listed gardens are set in Devon picturesque Otter Valley , between the ancient city of Exeter and England's Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The superbly landscaped park combines 18th century tranquillity with modern amenities to provide all year round enjoyment for everyone of all ages including historic glasshouses, a countryside museum, the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, indoor and outdoor children’s play complexes, restaurant and shop.
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snunney (105645) 2014-09-05 4:34
These gardens do look truly splendid captured under under an appealing ambient light. I like the point of view and the initial focal point offered by this unusual flower bed. Very pleasant colours combine well with a wonderful long perspective. Excellent clarity throughout.
Gerrit (52283) 2014-09-05 4:55
wonderful romantic and well kept gardens. The hazy weather and low light create a perfect atmosphere.
Sergiom (87323) 2014-09-05 5:32
Quels magnifiques jardins. Le point de vue face au bosquet de fleurs est parfait et il donne de la profondeur à l'image. J'aime beaucoup la qualité de la pelouse.
tyro (26142) 2014-09-05 6:48
This is a beautiful photograph, filled with lovely vibrant colours which are brought out by the fine sunshine and a picture which has also benefitted greatly from your use of a wide lens - that has stretched the perspective and really added impact to the image, making the very most of those colourful foregound flowers.
But, ah, ha, I see that you have used your beloved polariser for this shot too - and I do see in that sky slight evidence of that "patchiness" which we were discussing just a day or two ago. Anyway, it's certainly not distracting.
A very well composed photograph with lovely light, fabulous colours and, as always, excellent technical quality.
A good note too.
COSTANTINO (68996) 2014-09-05 8:23
Hello my dear friend
wonderful presentation here of these magnificent
grade 1 listed gardens really beautiful photo
filled with vibrant pleasant colors
wonderful romantic gardens with so many
flowers very well presented in variety
everybody of would like to have a walk
into this impressive and attractive greenery
is this the Paradise?
have a nice time
adores (46357) 2014-09-05 8:28
I like the quality of this shot! The light is just fantastic. Colours and sharpness are really good and I really like the way you placed the colourful flowers in foreground. Very beautiful indeed!
cornejo (46148) 2014-09-05 10:55
Hi Les, great photography of the beautiful composition with beautiful garden, very well composed and captured in this interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, good light, color and quality. Very nice and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
All the best from southern Spain.
mesutilgim (97232) 2014-09-05 13:09
Nice capture of this beautiful gardens in Bicton with perfect pov and light management.
TFS and have a nice weekend
lousat (96809) 2014-09-05 14:59
Hi Les,one of the most perfect large versions never seen on TE,the detail and the sharpness are truly fantastic,and what a spectacle too these gardens,a piece of art by men and nature,i like it! Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano
jemaflor (102333) 2014-09-05 23:20
Beautiful colored view presented with a lovely light, good depth effect with this perspective, lovely garden, tfs.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-09-06 4:32
a lesson in how to get the most out of a wide-angle lens and POV. I love the way this shot draws you in and also how perfectly you have managed the light. It makes for a fascinating and really beautiful image. Well done!
Have a great weekend - B.
Noel_Byrne (33454) 2014-09-06 9:15
There is a beautiful 3D feeling to this which I think is down to how you composed it. The flower bed nicely off centre allows so much space to view into the distance, with my eye particularly drawn to the fountain. Wonderful array of colors too and some great shadows being thrown in select places. Your note makes this place sound beautiful.
siudzi (34141) 2014-09-06 10:54
This is a superb presentation of these beautiful gardens! So elegant and classy place you have visited and photographed. Its colors and details made the scene so interesting, well done!
jean113 (5623) 2014-09-08 5:06
Hello Leslie, an excellent point of view; I love the way that you have placed those beautiful flower beds in the fg, we take in their colours and textures before looking beyond to the trees and fountain.
One of those pictures that I wish I had taken!
Tue (42820) 2014-09-09 3:45
What a charming and lovely view of this gorgeous garden. Great composition with the inclusion of the flowers in the foreground. The sunlight is fantastic too.