Good Morning Everyone,
This shot, of the Temple of Piety, is probably one of the most photographed scenes at Studley Royal, next to the ruins of Fountains Abbey. For me, it had a special appeal, being framed by the autumn colours on the trees. My husband and I had a wonderful day enjoying the gardens and the ruins. Sadly, they did not allow overnight camping for I fancied staying in the van overnight and capturing the scene in the early morning.
Studley Royal is a water garden associated with the abbey. It is an ornamental garden with huge lawns, lakes, a canal and an assortment of follies and classical statues.
From the National Trust - The Water Garden, with its formal, geometric design and its extraordinary vistas, was inspired by the work of the great French landscape gardeners but is entirely individual in character. Studley was also influenced by the work of Queen Anne’s gardeners, George London and Henry Wise.
Thank you for stopping by and sharing Studley Royal Water Gardens, Bev :-)
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saxo042 (37024) 2012-10-09 1:01
This temple is beautifully reflected in the water abd those lawn parts are providing a pleasant pattern in this well composed picture. I was going to say something about the early autumn colours but now I see that this was taken last year, and a bit later in October. Still a very pleasant and peaceful scene!
besnard (52279) 2012-10-09 1:01
Un bon cliché de ce temple niché au milieu d'un oasis de verdure qui a pris ses couleurs d'automne. J'aime en avant-plan les zig-zag du cours d'eau.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
SnapRJW (29570) 2012-10-09 1:18
Good Morning Bev - Another good shot from Studley. This is a very strong composition. I like the alternating areas of grass and water, they make a fine graphic FG accentuated thanks to the brilliant green (good light) The folly is well reflected in the lake but what appeals most is the way you have captured the trees which appear to embrace and protect the scene. Really well done! Warm regards Rosemary
yquem46 (38382) 2012-10-09 1:20
Beautiful fall image, very bucolic and romantic
I like the vertical frame, the long greenery FG leading our eye to the temple at the end of the compo
Well framed by all the foliage in its fall colors
Best regards, have a nice day
snunney (79973) 2012-10-09 1:22
A very fine composition. The serpentine waters interspersed with the green lawns give the image great depth. The trees in their autumn colours make a pleasant frame for the temple. I like the subdued lighting and understated tones that bring a particular atmosphere to the scene. Very good sharpness. Thanks for sharing.
finlay (1549) 2012-10-09 1:38
I notice you took this shot last year, but it is quite timely that you aero posting it now when the autumn colours are returning.
They are stunning in this shot particularly in contrast to the lush green of the grass. The pov is exceptional. The temple nestles nicely surrounded by the tall trees, and the sweeping curves of the pond and lawn make a magnificent foreground.
lousat (73149) 2012-10-09 2:08
Hi Bev,another magic composition like your last! What a point of view and what a spectacular perspective,the typical autumn colors whit the small temple like a pearl in a green sea,very impressive quality of details,colors and exposure.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Antipodean (1609) 2012-10-09 2:27
Kia ora Bev,
A lovely image. I have seen photos of this little temple before, but you have captured this perfectly & it tells its own story about the time of the year. Cheers, Neil
tyro (19072) 2012-10-09 2:42
Good morning Bev,
Whoo, Hoo! This is fabulous!
What a glorious autumnal picture! The autumnal colours in the trees are lovely but it is the composition which really grabs the viewer in this one: those fabulous zig-zag lines of brilliant verdant green dominate the foreground and lead the eye perfectly to the little temple whose reflections in the water are just stunning.
You did very well to take this one on a focal length of 70mm at 1/20 second - and I guess you didn't use a tripod either. To be really picky, I think it could perhaps have been just a tad sharper, but it's still a stunning picture and it just has to be added to my favourites!
timecapturer (45957) 2012-10-09 3:34
like this! Clever use of the focal length here to make the snaking lead in so irresistible and beautiful. Gorgeous greens and wonderful light make this a striking and effective presentation. Bravo!
Regards - Brian.
ManuMay (34409) 2012-10-09 3:44
Very very good capture!
For sure a beautiful place, well choosen the point of view, excellent composition playing with colours and textures...a brilliant work!!
Have a nice day...
mirosu (12686) 2012-10-09 4:17
What a wonderful mood this image has! The green tones are beautiful and your composition works so well. The great light leads the eye nicely into the image through the water to the temple. The slightly colored trees add nice hue to the scene. Well done.I really love the feel of this. Very nice!
Highmountains (2255) 2012-10-09 4:32
Beautiful photograph - with excellent composition - especially the greenery and the waterbodies in the foreground.
The colours are vivid and sharp. The water - almost blackened with the shade of the trees are a fine contrast to the bright green of the grass lawns. A few white birds add variety to the scenery.
The dense vegetation and the beautiful roman temple offers a contrast with the white / creme of the temple enhanced by the greenery surrounding it. The composition / cropp is just appropriate and fantastically done.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful photograph.
bergese (6699) 2012-10-09 4:36
Un temple niché dans une verdure exceptionnelle où les couleurs automnales ressortent parfaitement.Ce plan d'eau est d'une grande beauté.Super cadrage.
Sergiom (55735) 2012-10-09 5:07
Un superbe cadrage vertical qui donne de la profondeur à la photo. Les couleurs d'automne sont magnifiques et le petit temple est tout un beau point focal.
macondo (18551) 2012-10-09 5:29
Thanks for this beautiful autumnal shot, which reminds me of some photos I took many years ago at Stourhead, down in Wiltshire - it has little temples and things in amongst the trees and ponds too. I just love the light on the lawns in this one, and the few white birds add something indefinable to the picture. And what a wonderful array of dense, gold-turning foliage, near and far, framing the temple and water. Superb.
annjackman (18303) 2012-10-09 7:39
This picture appealed to me immediately. The framing of the temple with the autumnal trees is lovely and I like the way that the large trees seem to both dwarf and protect the temple. The water garden makes a very good FG with the green grass contrasting with the gentle reflections in the water.
An excellent composition.
Kind Regards, Ann
Bartleby (13528) 2012-10-09 9:15
I love how you framd this shot with the winding river in the lower part, slowing leading to this temple.
bertolucci (13356) 2012-10-09 10:13
A very fine autumn scene this is. I really dig the way the green zig-zags the eye to the classicist little temple. The pointed shape of the natural frame formed by the trees strengthens this effect, as the colour transition from green to red does. It’s a balanced beaut!
Have a lovely evening,
Warm regards from Rotterdam,
sabermonajati (8989) 2012-10-09 10:15
excellent composition with amazing colors you captured.
this frame is really post card.
ikeharel (53415) 2012-10-09 10:38
Fabulous composition, Beverly.
Outstanding location, well collected the light and shadows, the orange/brown autumn mingled and contrast the great green.
the temple arise from "within", gave the scene a nice addition.
boa (5807) 2012-10-09 13:47
beautiful shot from beautiful environments, it looks like taken from a fairytale.I can understand you had a wonderful day here in such environments. The autumn colours on the trees frame the temple in an attractive way and the eye catching green colors of the lawn lifts the overall impression, well done!
Have a nice evening.
batalay (34885) 2012-10-09 18:54
This beauty has been aging in your archives for almost a year. I like very much the creative composition and framing. The landscaping is very different than the style practiced by the great English landscape architect, Capability Brown, and I can see the French influence.
JFS (32459) 2012-10-09 22:28
Beverly, what a delicious pic you are offering us today! You framed it with beautiful nature and included this exquisite reflection of the calm water. The vivid green meandering makes the whole image lovely.
Thanks and best regards,
Nicou (117686) 2012-10-10 0:48
quelle vue ce mouvement du pré vert qui fait des courbes et comme un zi zag, sueprbe compo et iamge avec le temple dans ce grandisoe décor, sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
DINOZOR (16078) 2012-10-10 1:45
C'est absolument superbe. Un point c'est tout !
Cadrage parfait couleurs et ambiance d'automne somptueuses.
Bravo pour cette réussite.
williewhistler (12837) 2012-10-10 6:55
I do enjoy the verdant green patterns before the temple,with the Autumnal gorgeous colours framing the scene beautifully.
The upright format works very well with the birds sitting nicely on a curve.
Best regards Les.
macjake (53278) 2012-10-10 10:32
I can totally see why you wanted to photograph a scene like this.
its very sweet and elegant how you have embraced the entire photo with the leaves and branches, a nice touch.
as are the curves and reflections.
looking forward to what you have next.
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-10-10 11:00
Ola Beverley ,
Linda foto neste jardim com o templo de fundo e um belo reflexo , gostei das linhas em z do verde , lugar bem agradável para passear , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Cricri (102185) 2012-10-10 11:48
Magnifique cette composition, j'aime les zones vertes lumineuse formant un serpentin, les reflets, les couleurs et la lumière douce de l'automne, vraiment une très jolie réalisation
mkamionka (29529) 2012-10-10 13:36
thank you for sharing this beautiful view. I am even more motivated to go and explore this area. Nice composition with the interesting multiple lines in the foreground. The structure in the very center adds a lot of interest and finally the autumnal colors are so pretty.
Very well done,
carlo62 (28745) 2012-10-10 15:29
splendida composizione, il taglio verticale esprime al meglio le linee create dal prato e dall'acqua, il riflesso è lieve ma efficace e la luce meravigliosa.
npecanhuk (61842) 2012-10-10 17:56
Such a peaceful-looking place!
A very beautiful and pleasant-looking photograph!
I really like all those colors!
Exposure, sharpness, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are excellent photo qualities here too1
TFS - congrats,
Haymotion (2629) 2012-10-11 1:14
Very nice place!
J'aimebeaucoup la sucession de plan d'eau et cette fenêtre de verdure qui s'ouvre sur ce vieux batiement.
delpeoples (52767) 2012-10-11 4:25
Hello dear Bev
Wow, this is a magnificent place and an equally magnificent photo. You chose the vertical frame so well, adding depth and giving all that space to those magnificent reflections. The predominance of the green colours and the silvery reflections create such a tranquil environment. A sensational place, thanks for sharing it.
mjw364 (7004) 2012-10-11 9:46
I'm back online after a few laptop issues so apologies for not commenting earlier. This is an extremely well composed shot Bev - it's very pleasing to the eye. The colours and the contrasts between the water and the green grass - the curves and the point of interest in the temple. A cracker - I love it.
s_lush (16134) 2012-10-13 13:16
The autumn view of this water garden in your previous post was really good, but this one is even better. The patches of green lawns among the water strips, with the wonderful reflections of the garden and its architecture, look highly attractive and aesthetic indeed. Perfectly well composed and masterfully captured!
Glint (6163) 2012-10-17 0:37
I like the way the temple is framed by the trees, in their autumn colurs.There is a nice contrast between the turning leaves and the emerald green of the lawn grass. I like the zigzag of water and lawn as it iotography enthusiasts very attractive compositionally.
We visited Ripley and this place a good number of years ago, although sadly I was not a photography enthusiast then.
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-10-17 8:04
a great shot of being a sample on arranging angle and framing. well-done indeed.
SWEETFREEDOM (21848) 2012-10-18 22:31
Beautiful picture. Gorgeous autumn colors that contrast very well with the green lawn.
i like the Canal bending and the temple in bg.
serp2000 (38467) 2012-10-19 7:50
Wow! I take off my hat, Bev... Just a masterpiece! Attractive composition as a result of so clever POV. Impressive view! TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
Buin (42260) 2012-11-03 4:10
Here the other TE friends already have said all - but I want to add another two points. This one is a real little masterpiece where these so beautifully shaped expanses of water and lawns create a fascinating foreground here - and a wonderful contrast to the autumnal colours in the trees.
I'll take this one to my favourites.
Greetings from wet and cool Germany - and have anice weekend!
livermore (1629) 2012-11-08 2:42
Cet endroit respire le calme et la serenité.
Tu as su créer une très belle composition avec des tons très agréables.
pascal13 (2098) 2012-11-20 22:35
La composition de cette image est superbe avec ce zigzag d'eau et de verdure qui nous mène vers ce petit temple.Les couleurs d'automne accentuent cette impression de calme et de sérénité.Cet endroit doit être magnifique et il doit être bon de venir s'y ressourcer.
Merci pour le partage.
thebest (4272) 2012-12-07 3:15
What a wonderful water garden... excellent strong colours of the well manicured grass - could be a bit tricky trying to get the ride on around the tight bends... seriously though it is a great photo & as always your notes are very interesting.
I would like to wish you & your family '' A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS '' with much love & good health for the New Year.
Romano46 (16582) 2013-02-17 10:28
tra le tue ho trovato questa che merita un commento per la bellezza della composizione nella quale colore e forme si uniscono in un quadroarmonico.
Bellissimi i colori ai quali hai dato una buona saturazione, tutti sui toni del verdeai quali fa da unico contrasto solo il bruno degli alberi.
Buona la nitidezza e la luminosità.
A mio parere anche indovinata la cornice scura che circonda la foto.
Ciao e buona serata
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (27035)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-30
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Fountains Abbey [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-09 0:51
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