Yesterday afternoon was bright,cold and dry ,a nice change after a week of dull days,just perfect for a trip along the road to the Lew Valley not far from the Lewtrenchard Manor Hotel.
Magnificently set in a secluded valley beneath the wild tors of Dartmoor, Lewtrenchard Manor is a luxurious country house virtually untouched by time. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, this idyllic family-owned property is steeped in history: the Jacobean manor that now stands in these impressive grounds dates back to the early 1600s.
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lousat (79165) 2013-12-01 2:01
Hi Les,these last lights are perfect to warm up the colors of autumn and to a great contrast with the cold in the shadow,beautiful country pic,no snow and a full green in your country,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-01 2:16
Beautiful country shot in the magical afternoon light. I love the light and shadow play in the photo. Love the way the distant tree tops are glowing in the light. Excellent. Thanks for sharing.
serp2000 (41012) 2013-12-01 2:44
Hi, Leslie, my neighbor of the day,
And we have got a snowcovered ground everywhere. Very nice autumn view. Early 1600? Why not? I think this landscape without the cars and the wires probably looks like in the past.
Attractive composition, vivid colors! TFS!
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-01 2:52
another shot that epitomises the season and also the amazing light that can make the landscape look so special. This is just beautiful and irresistible. A glorious execution and presentation.
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
siudzi (34113) 2013-12-01 2:57
You are a master in taking landscape posts! This one is another proof of that:) Superb charming presentation of this autumnal view captured with a lovely lights on the trees. Stunning visual effect achieved here. TFS!
Have a nice day!
snunney (86500) 2013-12-01 3:20
A splendid capture of this peaceful rural scene. I like very much the lovely autumn light and the contrasts in tone between foreground and background. Superb clarity as always. I wish you and Gladys a very pleasant Sunday afternoon.
tyro (20978) 2013-12-01 7:17
What a wonderful setting for any manor house and I'm guessing that the hotel is probably a very popular place for weddings and so on as a result of these beautiful surroundings.
You have caught the last light of the day here perfectly as it lights just the tops of the distant trees, bringing out all their lovely autumn colours. And, of course, that same light is illuminating the near overhanging branches to make a very fine frame.
Lovely and pleasing composition, gorgeous light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness, particularly when viewed at full size of 1400 pixels wide.
eldancer1 (29495) 2013-12-01 7:37
Simple scene made beautiful by good lighting and nice framing, the use of the tree as frame. Good pov and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
marabu61 (8929) 2013-12-01 8:01
The late afternoon sun has given you some original colors on the trees in the forest, almost purple. The whole scene is very pleasant with the golden branch in the foreground.
have a great sunday
holmertz (42831) 2013-12-01 11:59
This is a lovely view and the colours are magnificent, from the yellow trees in the foreground to the blue & pink tones of the hillside and the green grass, looking almost like a well tended lawn. As usual this looks it best in the large version.
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-12-01 12:31
Congratulations for this superb autumn landscape. A splendid light and a perfect harmony.
SnapRJW (31617) 2013-12-02 2:26
There is a lovely soft feel about this shot Les; the countryside looks welcoming. I think this must be due to the slight warmth in the light and the way it falls over some ares of the shot. The dense stand of trees in the BG are truly lovely with their soft browns and greens. Good contrast and framing is added by the few leaves and branches which fall into the frame from above. Lovely, I do enjoy your countryside shots. Warm regards Rosemary
jhm (141307) 2013-12-04 4:52
You was on a wonderful place and perfect moment for to make these splendid picture.
Also the forest gives a extra touch to these wonderful picture.
I find your picture very pleasant
Also excellent perspective and depth picture.
Very well presentation, nice done, TFS.
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (14799)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NikonD300s, 17-55mm f/2.8 G DX
- Exposure: f/3.8, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): West Devon Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-01 1:38