Dedham is a village within the borough of Colchester in northeast Essex, England, situated on the River Stour and on the border of Essex and Suffolk. The nearest town to DDedham is at the heart of 'Constable Country' - the area of England where Constable lived and painted. Constable went to school in the village in the Grammar School (now the 'Old Grammar School' and 'Well House'), walking along by the River Stour from East Bergholt each morning to school. Many of Constable's paintings feature Dedham.
In 1937, Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett-Haines founded the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing at Dedham. When, however, this burnt down, they moved from Dedham to Hadleigh, Suffolk.
Of longer influence in Dedham was the famous painter of horses, Alfred Munnings who became President of the Royal Academy. His house in Dedham, Castle House, now contains a gallery of his works. His studio is also preserved.
Dedham is the small market town in an area near Manningtree.Info Wiki.
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serp2000 (41012) 2011-06-16 1:47
I like to see water from my window everywhere.
But this is not river not lake. Just a swamp.
But I like this architecture, fine composition and very nice colours.
tyro (20978) 2011-06-16 1:59
As is your wont, you have made a wonderful picture out of what could have been (and might often be) a rather uninteresting scene, particularly in view of the modern architecture which is usually not terribly inspiring.
The diagonal of the waterfront is a strong feature, the iron work at left rivets the composition and the fine reflections on the still water are a bonus. Perhaps the colours are just a tad oversaturated but that is a matter of opinion.
Beautifully sharp and clear - like yourself, I am never impressed by fuzzy out of focus pictures!
And an interesting and informative note to boot - in my view a good note is almost as important as a good picture.
siudzi (34113) 2011-06-16 2:47
Very interesting shot of this beautiful buildings and water reflections. Great quality and composition. Well done.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-06-16 3:02
this is such a crisp image and a wonderful composition. The reflection is amazing as is the clarity and detail. An impressive shot with a lot of character and interest.
Have a good day - Brian
ikeharel (59615) 2011-06-16 3:31
A canal on door-step, well collected scenery, Iain.
Colorful and peaceful, calm ambiance transmited through this image.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-06-16 3:32
You were the first, thank you.
It is the mirrored image which captured me at a glance. Then I realized that the houses are in contemporary in style. But the way have chosen to photograph the scene is full of serenity. It is not a palace, castle, or mansion, simply an ordinary house complex. Your POV is very kind and gentle. I love the blue sky. I would be very happy to have a small room with a window there. I have never seen or been to the village. But it is your photo which makes me feel so familiar to this particular place. Stillness of the water surface and its presence is very pleasantry realistic. The presentation of the photo is at the master's level. With my compliments.
Very best regards,
jhm (141307) 2011-06-16 3:48
Sharpness and clarity are wonderful.
Also the reflection make these picture attractive.
Exactly a picture out of Flemish Belgium.
You took a splendid image with original colors.
Splendid composition, lovely presentation too.
Excellent done, TFS.
Vildan (9) 2011-06-16 5:05
Very nice picture! I like repetition of the irregular pentagonal forms in this picture. Feeling of moisture is in there as well. Lovely!
batalay (35875) 2011-06-16 6:08
A highly informative note complements your photo of the shores of the River Stour. The photo was warm and fresh when you posted it. The reflections are so sharp, I believe you've achieved two photos for the price of one.
npecanhuk (67520) 2011-06-16 8:48
Lovely place with beautiful architectural and natural details!
Truly attractive picture with very good sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors (just some strange sky), squarish format, black & white borders, contrasts and composition with those reflections on the water surface!
TFS - congrats,
patdeph (35748) 2011-06-16 10:44
beautiful picture of this part of the town,where the river and the reflections are very attractive ,and make me think that it must be a nice place to live.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-06-16 15:15
a peaceful atmosphere with very nice composition, the reflection is beautiful, superb POV and details, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
jjcordier (77502) 2011-06-16 21:33
Une image trčs agréable avec, en particulier, un superbe reflet au milieu des nénuphars.
dkmurphys (50416) 2011-06-17 0:51
What a beautiful place to live! Open the window to admire such a picturesque lake. Well presented scene, enjoy a fine weekend.
sunamoon (10) 2011-06-17 9:36
Muy bonitos reflejos de las casas y bonitos colores,
gran definición y precioso lugar de England, me gusta!
jemaflor (86670) 2011-06-18 8:29
Good pov, interesting result with colors and reflections on water, well managed.
claudeD (33990) 2011-06-19 11:15
very fine picture with a good composition and fine colors.I like the very good reflections in the water.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
shevchenko (18824) 2011-06-21 0:25
Beautiful architectures on the bank, good reflection on the calm water surface, a nice corner that growing with variety types of plants, full with poetic flavour, distinct image, well done.