Set in the little downland village of Bramber in West Sussex, England, St Mary's House is a timber framed Grade I listed property that is surrounded by formal gardens with topiary, pools, and fountains. Constructed in about 1470 by William of Waynflete the Bishop of Winchester, the house was an Inn for pilgrims on their way to visit the tomb of St. Thomas of Canterbury (Thomas a Becket) in Canterbury Cathedral. The house is open to the public on limited days during the spring and summer months.
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dta (81110) 2014-04-10 1:02
Hello Brian ,
A beautiful garden and a pretty half-timbered house .
lousat (95916) 2014-04-10 1:13
Hi Brian,great memory of this May garden,maybe the most beautiful moment to take with the fresh green and the new flowers,spectacular composition made with the usual top quality,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Royaldevon (41825) 2014-04-10 1:18
Good Morning Brian,
Your Title is perfect.
It was the title that sprang to my mind, the minute that I saw your photograph.
A fine example of a well planned composition; the guide lines are clear and interesting, with a focal image that is strong and well positioned. The whole scene is festooned with beautiful, flower details. Every feature is an important part of the whole.
Have a great day,
mesutilgim (96764) 2014-04-10 1:43
Very nice capture of this beatiful garden ! Taken with perfect pov and layout.
Your choice of portrait format fits very well to your compo.
TFS and best regards
snunney (104765) 2014-04-10 4:19
Clever use of the vertical frame with the pleasant lit path making an enticing lead line toward the house. A touch of HDR in the pp perhaps? In any event both light and colours are quite enchanting.
jhm (157932) 2014-04-10 5:01
I am all a lot years a big fan of the English gardens, gives Always a very quiet atmosphere.
What a quiet picture with lovely green and clear colours.
Also a wonderful perspective and depth picture.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Nicou (148528) 2014-04-10 6:06
Très très belle vue e tiamge de ce jardin ave cle petit pont en entrée les belles fleurs quelle vue et captage en fond la belle maison avec la façade rayée sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
williewhistler (16412) 2014-04-10 6:15
I do enjoy the upright format which helps to give such a nice depth to the picture,from the textured stone bridge to the timber framed house it`s a lovely image of Spring,impeccably sharp and very alluring.
All the best Les.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-10 7:00
colori molto saturi per avere un verde splendente che si accoppia a meraviglia con le belle fioriture.
L'architettura in stile antico fa da ottimo contorno e completa degnamente la composizione.
Ciao e buona giornata
rychem (40701) 2014-04-10 8:32
This is really a beautiful view of a small garden, I like this half timbered house and the attractively arranged garden with colorful flowers
cornejo (45444) 2014-04-10 10:48
Hi Brian, very nice view of this beautiful English garden with a great view, very well captured with a great POV with excellent and beautiful photography. A beautiful picture of an interesting place. Very good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
siudzi (34141) 2014-04-10 12:11
Wow! What a charming place as well as your beautiful presentation! The nature played perfectly with architectural elements of your composition. Intensive and well executed colors made the view totally unique and original. Love it!
dip (23890) 2014-04-10 12:35
very nice capture of the beautiful manicured garden and the half-timbered house behind,
good point of view,and very well framed,
thanks for sharing,
taypejka (1689) 2014-04-10 13:09
Lovely house to rest from the noisy cities. I like the composition and the colours.
Noel_Byrne (33060) 2014-04-10 13:22
An infantile question I'm afraid. Do you know the childhood poem, what do you do if you have to have a poo, in an English country garden....
Not sure that was an Irish thing or not, but your title brought its memory flooding back.
What a beautiful scene though, the bridge makes the view do enticing and welcoming to the viewer and I really want to jump in and go exploring. A beautiful tudor house, wondful colors in the foliage and once again, magnificent light. This picture belongs on a box of chocolate, and I mean that in a really nice way (I think some would consider that a not do positive comment, but I don't know why)
As always, a beauty. Thanks for sharing.
dekanski (5908) 2014-04-10 13:22
The true beauty of antiquity! Very nice!
carlo62 (53308) 2014-04-10 15:16
la composizione mi piace molto, si parte dal piccolo ponte, attraversando un giardino rigoglioso, per arrivare alla bella ed elegante architettura di campagna e finire nel blu...dipinto di blu.
Colori leggermente saturi che mettono in evidenza le varianti di colore tra i verdi e i colori dei fiori.
Si, mi piace.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-04-10 22:14
Une jolie maison et son très beau jardin anglais (bien sûr!)superbement photographiés. Bon cadrage vertical et belle lumière.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-04-12 7:24
une belle mise en valeur de cette magnifique propriété.
npecanhuk (76951) 2014-04-12 19:05
Those are truly beautiful details!
That's is a wonderful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all impecable!
TFS - congrats,
ChrisJ (117199) 2014-04-13 10:04
The red flowering tree at the back and the yellow trim on the conical tree at right contrast superbly against the blue sky to give a marvellous warm cold colour contrast. Good sharpness and the concrete path adds dynamism and perspective. Maximum saturation works well here. Any more would be too much imho. Tfs!
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-04-14 6:36
it would be a dream to live in a cottage like that. I love the garden which surrounds it - all the bushes are so neatly groomed. The stone bridge which leads to the cottage has been very smartly placed in the composition.
You managed to achieve very attractive colors in here and the sharpness is immaculate. Very good quality photo!
romanaa (8016) 2014-04-14 13:06
one of the 'wishtobethere'pictures. So beautiful and neatly kept garden... The tiny bridge is a beautiful lead in into your composition.
serp2000 (45314) 2014-05-25 3:09
Hmm, I think this is very good idea to choose so interesting point of shooting. Perfect composition, gorgeous colors! Good DoF!
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-10 0:57