August Theme – Gardens

Forums Monthly Theme August Theme – Gardens

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  • #14673
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    KEN LAST
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    Little road to the rear of the church at Holmes Chapel.

    #14674
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    KEN LAST
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    #14676
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    Peter Robinson
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    Of Ian’s two photographs I prefer the first because the lighting is more even. Like Ken says the dappled pattern on the lawn gives it more interest and I like the composition. You feel you could walk into it. The only thing that I find a distraction is the branch on the top right hand corner.

    In Ian’s second photograph he’s fighting against a harsh sun and dark shadows. It’s always difficult to photograph in these conditions, but I think the exposure as been handled well as you can see detail in both shadows and sun lit areas. Compared with the first photo the lawn is quite dull so it shows the how the dappled effect works.

    I really like Ken’s IR photo with a great reflection. As it’s so unusual it has extra interest. I can’t work out if the second one is IR or 3D? Whatever it is the foliage seems to explode dominating the picture.

    #14677
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    KEN LAST
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    Taken on the little IR camera Peter.

    #14678
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    KEN LAST
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    This was a beautiful Lily we grew outside in a pot. Faithfully flowering each year. This was 2012   and it passed on a few years ago.

    #14679
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    KEN LAST
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    Now to put your   3D  specs on-just slowly gaze into the picture. Another favourite long since gone.  Very long slowly gaze through the pic.

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    #14681
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    KEN LAST
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    My view  thro my window.

    #14686
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    ajroyle
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    Can heartily recommend Abbeywood Gardens at Delamere. We were there today and things were at their best. See here.

    BTW, two pictures loaded no problem, and in Explorer

    #14687
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    KEN LAST
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    Very classy those John. Tried without success to grow the pink daisy like flower.

    #14689
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks for the link John. It looks a good place to visit for garden photos and chilling out. I like the photo of the sea of pink flowers flowing diagonally from foreground to background. The general view gives a good idea of what the place is like. I think the fluffy clouds top it off well. Thanks for posting these.

    #14700
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    Peter Robinson
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    I think flowers brighten a place up and they’re certainly doing that in this month’s theme. It’s a pleasant place to be. Here’s a couple I found in a recent visit to Chester Zoo.

    #14715
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    KEN LAST
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    Flowers–I quite agree with Peter.

    #14716
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    ajroyle
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    The garden at Barnsdale, Leicestershire acted as a television studio for many years for Gardener’s World while Geoff Hamilton played host. Geoff pioneered, or certainly promoted an organic approach to gardening but also loved building things and the garden is now divided into 38 smaller ones which he used to demonstrate different styles. This doesn’t help with photography as the great sweeping features are crowded out with the dense planting – now a tiny bit unruly – but it provides endless horticultural interest. It is also a fitting tribute to a highly regarded television gardener.

    Barnsdale

    #14717
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    ajroyle
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    In contrast to Barnsdale, Arley Hall gardens are traditional and have a famous herbaceous border, a double one in fact.

    Arley double border

     

     

    #14724
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    Peter Robinson
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    Barnsdale must have a lot of variety then with the potential for different types of garden photographs. Thanks for letting us know. Plenty of life and interesting shapes in your photographs. This one of mine was taken yesterday at one of the councils colourful flowerbeds. I couldn’t resist trying something wacky, but I think it’s OTT and makes me dizzy!

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