Good Morning Everyone,
This photograph shows some of the buildings which make up the estate of Dunham Massey. I'm not sure what this building was originally, but at the moment it is a very popular café ... note the crowds!
Dunham Massey is a Tudor building constructed just at the end of Elizabeth I's reign. The original owners were obviously either thrifty or saw the need for conservation, for they threw very little away; consequently there is lots of original Tudor furniture on view.
The house looks very Georgian now, due to renovations, but it is one of the most beautiful houses, in spectacular grounds, that you will ever see.
You can easily spend a whole day exploring the house and its many out buildings, as well that the extensive deer park.
I have included a link here which will tell you much about the house.
I wish you a happy day, Bev :-)
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carlo62 (27798) 2013-12-20 1:12
Sembra quasi un transatlantico durante un imbarco.
Bella e lineare architettura, il riflesso ne amplifica le dimensioni, aumentando la saturazione e creando un bel contrasto.
mesutilgim (80146) 2013-12-20 1:13
Nice capture of this Tudor architecture with very ncie reflections on the water suurface. Great mirroring effect.
I find it as a good idea, that those old buildings are been used nowadays as cafe's or exhibition centers etc, as they create a perfect atmosphere and ambience for this.
TFS and best regards
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-20 1:27
A perfect mirror image of this old building. The building itself looks nice in the soft afternoon light. Well chosen POV to show both facades of the building. Good composition with excellent light and clarity. The queue shows that this a popular place. Thanks for sharing.
lousat (72437) 2013-12-20 1:59
Hi Bev,a great gift to a barman like me..ehehe...i see a lot of people coming into this very original cafe',and i see a fantastic pic too,a perfect horizontal symmetry made in the best moment with the best light,to take these very bright reflections,great quality of details and colors as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
snunney (79767) 2013-12-20 3:59
Though we lived quite to Chester, we never visited this property. A great pity by the looks of it. Your point of view is perfect to capture the building and its reflection. I like the light and the shadow play occasioned by the trees. Fine technical presentation. A long queue for afternoon tea, perhaps time to retire to the local pub:-)
Nicou (116564) 2013-12-20 5:10
Un vrai miroir sueprbe ce bâtiment quelle compo et vue quel cadrage au millimètre on voit l’ange de bâtiment très belle compo et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (54693) 2013-12-20 5:29
On pourrait presque tourner l'image à 180 degrés et voir la même photo tellement les reflets sont beaux sur ce plan d'eau. Un beau jeu d'ombre et de lumière sur le mur de briques.
timecapturer (45309) 2013-12-20 5:35
love the originality here. Taking this shot on the diagonal is inspired because it makes the reflection all the more compelling and effective. Mind you the shadows are wonderful too, as they impart an atmosphere and real sense of depth. It is a stunning and beautifully executed shot. Well done!
Have a good weekend - Brian.
ikeharel (52433) 2013-12-20 7:14
A stunning reflection with a nice shadows mingle on the edifice, Beverly.
That's written prior to reading the note.
Now, as you describe the place, it must had some diff. use in old times - but as normally business-people do nowadays, it give answer for a needed coffe-break, as peobably not many cafe's around.
Exquisite shot, very fine clarity, and superb light management.
Have a nice weekend,
saxo042 (36912) 2013-12-20 8:17
A well composed picture with a strong geometrical pattern, like a part of a rhomboid figure. The shadows of the invisible trees also add to this geometry. An interesting link.
Corry (4508) 2013-12-20 21:11
Photo prise avec un bon point de vue. Les reflets du bâtiment dans l'eau sont très nets. Bien fait.
PaulVDV (20491) 2013-12-20 23:32
This must be a café with free drinks ...
Taken from a good angle and very well composed with the diagonal lines.
I like the play of light and shadow and especially the shadow of the tree on the facade just off the corner.
Best regards, Paul
mirosu (12576) 2013-12-21 1:25
Excellent photo, superb perspective. The building is in very good light. The colors are very well balanced and the clarity and reflections are perfect.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
ROADS IN SWISS ALPS
delpeoples (52533) 2013-12-21 4:07
What a stunning shot. Even in thumbnail I couldn't take my eyes off it. And upon enlarging it, was certainly not disappointed. I love the symmetry, the beautiful chromatic render, particularly the blue reflections and of course the warm light which has illuminated the house.
Well done, and a happy Saturday to you
SnapRJW (29302) 2013-12-21 4:56
Hello Bev - We have the opportunity to enjoy the play of light across the brick facade twice here thanks to your clever composition and crystal-clear reflection. There is a wonderful feeling of immediacy here which is due, I think, to your top class light and colour management. Nicely done! Warm regards Rosemary
Noel_Byrne (20902) 2013-12-21 8:56
Why have one old beautiful building when a well palced reflection will give you two! This place must sell some amazing tea and buns to actually have a queue forming outside, I only hope you got to sample the delights yourself. The texture in the brickwork of the building is cool, not like what we see in modern buildings, and I can easily guess that each brick here was handmade. The circular windows are excellent too, stopping the building from looking harsh. You caught this under wonderful light!
Thanks as always
claudeD (30545) 2014-01-07 0:57
very fine reflection picture of this house and the amazing mirror effect. I like the shot very much.Very well done.TFS.
With reghards from Luxembourg
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (26629)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/8, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-20 0:46