Having a small baby changes your priorities. From exhausting hiking of wild landscapes or intense sightseeing of cities you become interested in local parks accessible for pushchairs which would be children-friendly. From waiting in cold for a sunset or sunrise you start to appreciate having any time to take photo at all. This is a presentation dedicated for people with such adjusted priorities. Taken in the Thorp Perrow Arboretum where you can for example watch a flying demonstration of birds of prey.
Thorp Perrow Arboretum is considered to be one of the finest collections of trees and shrubs in the United Kingdom. The Arboretum was created by Leonard Ropner. He began the Arboretum in 1931 and in 2006 the gardens celebrated their 75th anniversary by planting the 1,750th tree. Thorp Perrow has a popular a Birds of Prey Centre. This is one of the largest collections of birds of prey in the north of England.
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limielski (2573) 2013-09-02 15:27
Lubie takie delikatne w kolorycie ujecia - nie przesadzona ostrośc, kontrast, kolory
i w doatku ( a moze rzede wszystkim) świetna kompozycja. Budynek na lii złotego podziału obramowany drzewami. TFS
Życze miłego tygodnia
drt100 (2029) 2013-09-02 15:33
This is a very nice photo - I like the way you have positioned it. The FG reeds are just right of the reflection - nice. Nice note as well. Age also limits the aggressiveness in photo taking too! Well done.
fds (6319) 2013-09-02 15:35
dear friend very beautiful picture with fantastic house in fron of the lac
very nice reflection and great colors and scharpnees
sdnpicz (195) 2013-09-02 20:51
Very beautiful capture. Colorful. NIce composition. That reflection on calm water is so nice. A building surrounded by greenery and water. Superb. You framed it well. TFS.
macjake (45588) 2013-09-02 21:16
you could have added 'from spending too much time on TE, to luckily writing 1 critique a day' haha.... :)
but you're so right, having a child certainly does adjust your priorities!
looking at the shot i'm so impressed. the lighting is actually a bit overexposed on the building but it works, in fact it works extremely well.
and look how soft and golden the reflection is...just superb. one of my favorite photo's from your gallery, thats how much i enjoy it.
emka (64214) 2013-09-02 23:17
Fotografowanie ( i wklejanie ich na TE) nie jest rzeczą w zyciu najważniejszą (pisze to ktos, kto robi kilkadziesąt tysiecy zdjęć rocznie :) Bardzo ładne miejsce i z przyjemnosćią bym je odwiedziła. bardzo lubie arboret (a?). Jesli to jedna z ciekawszych w UK, to na pewno wspaniała kolekcja, chociaz Kew gardens nic nie dorówna. Zadbane klomby, takie pokazy ptaków drapieżnych to tez fajna rzecz, widziałam dwa w Australii. Budynek prosty, ale tez przyjemny. no i pogode miales super.
fabbs99 (11218) 2013-09-02 23:46
Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.
dta (56784) 2013-09-03 1:12
Hello MAriusz ,
A pleasant view of this pretty mansion and its reflection , for illustrate an interesting and funny note .
dkmurphys (42597) 2013-09-03 1:55
A genuine English garden around the lake. Great natural colors and a calm atmosphere away from the city.
Have a good day.
abmdsudi (32529) 2013-09-03 4:10
A serene looking garden filled with abundance of lush greenery here and there, lovely depth, colours and atmosphere. Exposure is spot on conveying the feeling and atmosphere of the place so well and there's loads of lovely detail drawing the eyes to main focal of interest aided by the calm water reflection. Blessed by the low warm light there are numerous things to catch the eye here and your timing is right. This a very eye catching picture nicely taken, Congrats
Noel_Byrne (13436) 2013-09-03 4:59
A perfect picture to illustrate your point. A fine building and garden, and the benefits of a great reflection, but your point reinforced because normally in a scene like this, I am used to seeing the house being at the top of a long and laborious staircase. The gentle slope to the water here must have been a pleasant surprise. Wonderful light and colors too.
All the best
jhm (128091) 2013-09-03 5:24
You shows this castle perfect between the green wood to both sides.
I love here the splendid reflections in water.
These colours are pleasant to look at.
All it seem so soft with a nice presentation.
Lovely panoramic view about the castle area.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (45567) 2013-09-03 5:35
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image. Le point de vue est superbe et fournit de très beaux reflets dans les eaux calmes du bassin. La maison est superbe sous cette lumière qui rend tout très net.
Romano46 (11607) 2013-09-03 10:47
nelle tue foto la composizione è un elemento essenziale per decretarne la perenne bellezza ed anche in questa hai fatto centro.
Qui c'è la bella fusione del mondo urbano con la natura che lo circonda e sfruttando a dovere gli elementi a tua disposizione hai creato un bel quadretto ulteriormente valorizzato da un piacevole riflesso.
Belli anche i colori e pregevoli anche luminosità e contrasto.
Ciao e buona serata
Fis2 (77066) 2013-09-03 12:02
Piekny ogrod i ciekawy budyne.
Bardzo fajna delikatna kolorystyka.
Odbicie w wodzie to atut tej kompozycji.
PaulVDV (17333) 2013-09-03 14:21
An excellently composed picture. Well balanced. A good light. Beautiful reflections. Perfect sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
tedesse (24006) 2013-09-03 21:16
Doskonaly POV i kompozycja, pokazujaca piekny ogrod i ciekawy budynek. Piekne kolory i odbicia w wodzie.
jurek1951 (37040) 2013-09-04 0:08
ladna perspektywa i odbicie we wodzie,ladne naturalne kolory,pozdrawiam
marabu61 (5879) 2013-09-04 4:31
Having a child certainly changes priorities over night. I wish you and your family a happy and healthy future. For me it is now the exact opposite with my two boys being adults finally.
Wonderful english country house, perfectly framed with the green in the foreground and the nice reflection in the pond.
You could have taken back some of the highlights though to get some more saturated colors on the house and the sky.
have a great day
saxo042 (33940) 2013-09-04 9:03
The colours are all very soft and pleasant, in pastel tones. The composition is also very nice and balanced. A very attractive picture with a very calm and peaceful atmosphere.
tyro (15729) 2013-09-04 9:10
This is a beautiful photograph of a lovely tranquil scene - just the sort of picture we expect from a "new" proud father and not a picture from a rugged mountain top!
Your composition is excellent, obeying all the "rules" and is also very pleasing. The light and colours are beautiful, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite. Gorgeous reflections on the calm water too.
And, as always, an interesting note.
P.S. Did you get an opportunity to photograph any of the birds of prey?
Graal (92190) 2013-09-04 23:31
ladne ujecie z tym odbiciem. Ladniutkie zaciszne miejsce. Piekne otoczenie budynku. Interesujaco opowiadasz, bdb jakosc zdjecia.
ikeharel (44125) 2013-09-05 4:15
As you adjusted your priorities, you taken photos of a more calm environments and through beautiful gardens, like the one on photo, Mariusz.
Besides the wonderful reflection, the charming place offer a fabulous opportunities for photography.
Well taken shot, with an a skewed angel towards the trail leading to the edifice, by itsel an impressive mansion.
Fine light and clarity, superb perspective.
npecanhuk (56382) 2013-09-05 4:24
Charming and beautiful place!
Very attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition really pleased me... they're excellent photo qualities!
TFS - congrats,
josepmarin (56517) 2013-09-05 9:55
a delightful park and an elegant architecture in this capture.
The sunny day makes a very luminous image, where the good colours and the reflections on the pond create a great beauty and a high aesthetical level.
A superb composition, my friend.
danos (78144) 2013-09-06 8:23
very nice this section of the Thorp Perrow arboretum with the old construction to dominating the backdrop of the scene with its reflections to complete perfectly the foreground surface of the pond.
Excellent the light and the colour management as the beauty of the place.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
COSTANTINO (44199) 2013-09-12 6:09
no more comments for this composition
it is a shot divorsed into two parties each
with its personal stylethe greenery is
very impressive indeedI like the reflection
which has been perfectly executed
a first shot quality
adramad (30989) 2013-09-13 11:11
Once back from my vacation at the beach, I'm active again in these pages.
Wonderful composition with this lovely mansion, which is surrounded by such beautiful surroundings, more romantic look with these trees and flower beds, the reflections in the pond are ideal.
Very nice range of colors which gives us this picture.
Magnificent both luminosity and sharpness.
Very well done.
I wish you a happy weekend.
adores (30855) 2013-09-16 15:01
But it seems you found a really beautiful place. I like the pov and composition with the reflection and these plants in foreground. Surely a place where you can spend hours without getting bored.
Angshu (52956) 2013-09-19 21:59
Well composed, with fine framing with the foliage. The light appears to be a bit strong reflecting on the cream coloured facade, which looks nicer in the reflection as far as colour & contrast is concerned. Well done!
subhendu_bagchi (21140) 2013-09-27 1:29
namaste Mariusz, a simple shot but looking attractive for your chosen POV. A clear mirror image can be seen in water. Very well managed light. Nice colour tone. A very good one. Tfs.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (27115)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-25
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya Pro PL
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-02 14:12