This is a shot from our get-together in Church Stretton. I know others have posted very similar shots but I promised this one for Ike (ikeharel) who quizzed me about the wild flower area at Stokesay Castle.
Here, you can see the attractive, half timbered gate house for Stokesay Castle and, before it, the pretty garden which edged the lawn.
My previous shot has an Internet link to information about Stokesay Castle, for anyone who may be interested.
Many thanks for stopping by.
I do hope you liked the shot, Bev :-)
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kathryn_weir (2056) 2012-09-10 10:31
A beautiful and charming scene. It is very effective the way you have placed the cottage with the edge of the wildflower garden leading in and the colour saturation, sharpness and detail are spot on.
ciakgiak (30421) 2012-09-10 10:31
Splendid subject, an image very well composed, with clear colors and fine details.
Congratulations and TFS.
bayno (18344) 2012-09-10 10:32
an explosion of light and color, I really like the house and its architecture, excellent framing and superb quality...nice one...
Nicou (126322) 2012-09-10 10:47
Avec ces belles fleurs quelle compo e tiamge sueprbe cadrage quel jardin et cette maison dans sa beuaté, fantastique compo e tiamge.
Bravo et amitié
besnard (54263) 2012-09-10 10:47
Un bon cliché de cette maison à l'architecture intéressante avec en 1er plan toutes ces fleurs aux différentes couleurs qui donnent de la fraicheur à l'ensemble.
Amitiés et bonne soirée.
jester5 (2024) 2012-09-10 11:08
Beautiful composition and colours combine to make a lovely photograph Bev.The contrast of soft orange and brown fits in with the green of countryside so well.
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-09-10 11:14
Ola Beverley ,
Beleza esta composição com esta casa de campo de fundo muito bonita com este tom de laranja em contraste com as barras negras , bom primeiro plano com estas flores do campo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
mesutilgim (87354) 2012-09-10 11:28
Very nice capture of this bautiful building alone midst of a beautiful landscape.
Perfect pov and perfect chosen format.
TFS and best regards
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-09-10 11:30
This is a dream home in a beautiful floral decor, well highlighted by the frame. The light and the colors are nice, sharpness and depth are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
cargus (8837) 2012-09-10 11:38
Good achievement this picture of a dream house, contrast, light and color excellent ,... well done!!
dta (69442) 2012-09-10 11:57
Hello Beverley ,
It looks like a painting or a greeting card ! A superb view of this splendid house , with two other great features , the flowery FG , and the cloudy sky .
maria-v1981 (10816) 2012-09-10 12:42
Really a lovely impression of this charming house with a great mood. It is very well composed and you have chosen an excellent POV on this typical architecture. The colors are very beautiful and the colourful flowers with the green vegetation is magnificent.
emilbo (22616) 2012-09-10 14:12
Très j0olie maison bien présentée à travers une magnifique champs de fleurs. Belle architecture qu'on retrouve ici à quelques endroits. Excellente qualité d'image et bonne gestion de la lumière, sous un ciel nuageux, qui donne de merveilleuses couleurs. Beau travail.
Cordiales salutations du Canada,
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-09-10 14:18
Very very nice composition.
tyro (21126) 2012-09-10 16:41
Ah, ha, I think I've seen this view before somewhere! But it's a fine view of the Stokesay Castle gatehouse with the splendour of those lovely flowers dominating the foreground.
Very well composed and with lovely colours, perfect exposure (that sky is just so more interesting than it appeared on the day - I'm not quite sure how you achieve that) and excellent details and sharpness.
emka (82596) 2012-09-10 23:28
hi Bev, I saw it already on the other photos but nice to see it again from this POV. Interesting yellow half-timbered house, typical English, and wonderful flowers. marvelous summer atmosphere.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-11 1:12
a fascinating atmosphere with very nice composition and beautiful details, superb colours and lights, the POV is attractive. Great view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
willperrett (7660) 2012-09-11 2:42
Fond memories! This most photogenic of buildings has been beautifully captured by you in between downpours: you've even found some blue sky. The foreground is of course gorgeous. Do I detect a slight leftwards lean on your gatehouse?? Good work.
snunney (87324) 2012-09-11 2:46
A very nicely lit image of this beautiful house and its equally beautifully garden. Good choice of the vertical format with the bank of flowers pointing directly toward the house. Excellent technical quality.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-09-11 4:08
an English country garden. Beautifully captured and so attractive when in such an idyllic setting. Gloriously detailed and an eye-catching image. Superb!
Regards - Brian.
Kielia (23993) 2012-09-11 7:33
I have already seen all the other impressions of this place here, but this one is particularly beautiful! You have chosen an excellently working POV on this wonderful architecture. The composition and the perspective are excellent. My compliments!
JFS (32459) 2012-09-12 4:02
Delicious shot, it seems a fairy tale, I like the architecture, a place to stay and forget the noisy of my city....
ikeharel (60401) 2012-09-12 7:42
Good evening Beverly,
As already I wrote, this is most enjoyable scenery on rural country.
You managed to place the house as a lovely backdrop to yet a beautiful flowers garden in FG.
The old wooden house by itself is most impressive, "popping" out from the field.
macjake (58890) 2012-09-13 12:29
so tell me, is this the chocolate box photo's that i often hear people talking about from the UK?
we don't have such 'chocolate box' styles, but maybe we just call them something else?
what exactly is this style anyways?
as for the photo, i can clearly see why you would want to capture the scene. full of pretty flowers, large clouds, charming home and all included by a rainbow of colors.
COSTANTINO (57919) 2012-09-14 7:27
simple but delicate shot with this old house
like a castle,this shot looks like a page
from a book with fairy tales
the flowers are also delicate adding freshness
and aroma to this capture,so many
colors mixed and wellcomposed
dkmurphys (50734) 2012-09-17 1:04
What a charming composition. I guess this is my dream house in the country. lovely colors and an attractive presentation. Good work!
Have a nice week.
Glint (6171) 2012-09-17 4:02
I like the pleasing'chocolate box' quality of this image.Perhaps I would have cropped something more off the sky just to concentrate on that lovely garden display.
fabbs99 (16803) 2012-09-17 12:16
Magnificent composition with great details.Perfect sharpness and clarity.The contrast and depth of field are also
up to the mark.Fabulous presentation with accurate light management.TFS.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-11-26 8:04
Very beautiful this house surrounded by greenery and flowers which makes it much more beautiful and attractive. You Set a beautiful POV putting the flowers in the foreground. You did a great job, congratulations.
The best sincere greetings, have a nice evening ... Marino
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-02-08 7:01
Very nice charming house in a very beautiful
surrounding/landscape, with beautiful colors
and a sky that fits very well (the picture
looks a like a painting).
Point of view and composition are great: it
creates a very nice depth ( the vertical
position emphasize that extra) and makes
the picture also nice calmness. The light
management is also great.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (31809)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-25
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-10 10:09