Good Morning Everyone,
This morning, I am posting a photograph of a lovely, old house in the nearby village of Winewall. When I say nearby, I mean near to the village where I live.
This is a beautiful, old house, but in terms of age, it is one of the newer properties, many other properties being centuries older. I would suspect that the porch was cannibalised from an older building: it doesn't match the other half of the building and is made of dressed stone. This 'borrowing' is a common practice around the area.
If you have time, you may enjoy an amazingly link that I found. It was set up by Mike Baker and records the memories and the old photographs of people who used to live in Winewall, who now live all over the world. You can access the link here.
Thank you for your interest and I wish you a happy day, Bev :-)
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Ricx (13489) 2012-05-17 0:34
Morning Bev, firstly what a lovely name of the village - winehall - wondered where it got its name? lovely shadows in the fg allow the house to be the main focal point of the image.. happy shooting and see you son. Rich
dta (56974) 2012-05-17 0:44
Hello Beverley ,
THis is a beautiful old house , and a quite big one , too . Excellent angle of view and framing with the pretty wooden fence in the FG . The soft light is pleasant .
SnapRJW (23932) 2012-05-17 1:02
Good Morning Bev - You say in your notes that this house is one of the newer properties in Winewall and yet it looks mellow and well rooted in the location. Soft and attractive colours with the white window frames adding good bright areas of contrast and liveliness. I like the shadows across the FG, they give the impression that just behind where you are standing there are trees which give privacy to the house. Rural and lovely image. Warm regards rosemary
ChrisJ (91360) 2012-05-17 1:38
I like the dappled fg lighting & shadow play. Good sharpness & the fg sort of looks like a ranch in the US or Australia, but the bg house is unmistakeably English. Well composed using the rule of thirds, & with natural looking colour & excellent saturation & density. Tfs!
timecapturer (37406) 2012-05-17 3:03
a beautifully aspected composition and captured in such an irresistable light. The shadows and sweep of the fence just make the old walls stand out so elegantly. A perfect execution and presentation. Well done!
Regards - Brian.
MJR (3340) 2012-05-17 3:06
A nicely presented photo, of a lovely part of the world. But today my points come to you for your wonderful link to the Winewall site. Marvellous, a real enthusiast !
I shall look fwd to your pictures of some really old houses from here next post !
danos (78308) 2012-05-17 4:12
very nice the view of this old and at the same time new house as surronded from the wooden fence.I like the different created layers with the grass to makes the place so beautiful.
The clarity and the sharpness are remarkable,with the light and the colour management to are so well manageged.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
Sergiom (45810) 2012-05-17 5:33
J'aime beaucoup l'effet champêtre et bucolique de cet endroit. La maison est parfaitement intégrée dans son environnement naturel et le ciel est magnifique.
Nicou (106187) 2012-05-17 6:24
quelle compo e tiamge avec la barrière de bois superbe compo e tiamge quel rendu sur la pierre, quelc adrage, sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
jusninasirun (17146) 2012-05-17 6:46
Hello Bev :-)
You are very good with architecture and I am learning something today. I can only spot the wall is rather different on the far end. The capture is beautiful with fine lighting and nice, balanced framing. A nice day with puffy little cloud and blue sky.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
lgir (6651) 2012-05-17 7:31
nice atmosphere in this composition with a light and contrasts well rendered.
ikeharel (44279) 2012-05-17 8:09
Good evening Beverly,
Thanks for warm words written, you were precise with the asumptions.
This new old house, was probably built in two diff. time interval, I think, as learn from two diff. textures on it's bricks.
Fabulous play of shadows on it's yard, good depth and clearity, and you managed super variable light conditions.
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-05-17 10:40
Ola Beverley ,
São muito bonitas estas casas de campo em Inglaterra , gosto da sua construção com as suas paredes em pedra escura em contraste com as janelas e portas brancas , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-17 11:33
a superb photo of this attractive building, the composition is very nice, great lights and colours, a peaceful and nostalgic atmosphere, TFs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
saxo042 (33984) 2012-05-17 14:02
The fence around the buildings also frames the main motive in this picture. Interesting architecture and a very pleasant view.
berek (32071) 2012-05-17 20:06
nice natural atmosphere . i love old architecture here. very good example for contrast. friendly regards.
adramad (31111) 2012-05-18 7:52
No doubt a beautiful and big house, we recreated here for your good work, with this beautiful POV that includes trees and green fields surrounding.
I like the effect of shadows in the foreground, very well managed with the brightness of the background, a beautiful sky complete the beautiful picture.
Enjoy a happy weekend.
macjake (45818) 2012-05-18 9:36
I just absolutely love this type of photo.
or should i say this type of subject.
classic, historic, elegant and rich looking.
just a perfect photo in terms of compo, lighting, exposure, subject matter and sharpness...really, one of your best photos overall!
Kielia (21597) 2012-05-18 10:42
this is really another thoroughly composed impression of a wonderful house. Your POV works excellently and you took a great advantage of this beautiful light. The colors are also very pleasant. Most of all I like the excellent perspective. My compliments also for the interesting note!
williewhistler (9955) 2012-05-18 12:05
this is certainly an interesting building with some rather unusual windows dotted about.
The curved fence holds the scene together really well whilst the light is warm and most pleasant.
Kind regards Les.
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-05-19 5:50
The stone walls, and lawn surrounded by woods, creating a unique charm to the rural home. The view is cleverly chosen. Light and shadows mingle pleasantly. The colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Cricri (92501) 2012-05-20 0:05
Bel angle de prise, le jeu ombre et de lumière, les couleurs et la netteté au top, belle présentation
sacimar (25969) 2012-05-21 6:58
good image of this old new house...I like the architecture and the walls made by stone, the point of view is interesting with the fence, well seen,
tyro (15805) 2012-05-24 16:33
Now, this one is just so typical of you! I really didn't need to look to see who had uploaded this one, even from the thumbnail.
Lovely lighting with the dappled shadows of overhanging trees making lovely patterns on the fence and lawn in the forground, a wonderful curving fence to underline the composition and the fine house standing proudly in just the right position in the frame.
Lovely soft colours, fine lighting, perfect exposure and stunning sharpness.
ines8 (5986) 2012-05-30 14:02
Splendid composition, beautiful old house, lighting and shadow play is very attractive and charming.
daddo (20665) 2012-06-22 1:55
Hi Beverley. A pleasant composition with its blend of right angles and triangles of the building and the curving fence. Natural colours and softness of light make this a truthful record and an appealing photo. Regards. Klaudio.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (21655)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-01
- 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/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-17 0:22