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photoblog image Thrumpton Hall Window 1/2

Thrumpton Hall Window 1/2

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

Back on Easter Monday last year we went to Thrumpton Hall near Nottingham for a Country Fair and also had a walk round the outside of the hall.  I featured a series from this outing last year.  This is one of the windows to one side of the main entrance in to the building and I liked the statuette in the window, and using a touch of Topaz has brought out the texture in the brickwork.

Thrumpton Hall Window 1/2

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

Back on Easter Monday last year we went to Thrumpton Hall near Nottingham for a Country Fair and also had a walk round the outside of the hall.  I featured a series from this outing last year.  This is one of the windows to one side of the main entrance in to the building and I liked the statuette in the window, and using a touch of Topaz has brought out the texture in the brickwork.

comments (19)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 28 Jan 2010, 01:34
image jumps off the screen Brian, initially thought you might be using HDR software
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony, not hDR but a touch of Topaz.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Jan 2010, 02:14
This is a super image, Brian.

Everything works, but best of all is my curiosity about the library just visible in the other window.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, I hadn't noticed the libary bit, thanks for pointing it out.
hi Brian, this looks like a great old building,the rock wall,the led light on the windows,even the plants growing of the walls are wonderfull,look at the cobble pavers on the ground,it looks like a historical place.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely old house Cheryl, this is my earlier posting of it http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Thrumpton_Hall%2C_Nottinghamshire_/
a very interesting shot with lots of texture and colours . The figure on the other side of the window also adds a bit of mystery to the shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ryan, there will be a closer shot of the figure here on 19th.March.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Jan 2010, 07:45
Even a little corner of he place has so much character Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Chris.
Topaz is a very good plug in and you have used it to good effect here Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Bill.
I like it, but I might have tried a closer crop around the window to get rid of the drainpipe and draw attention to the head. Tell me more about Topaz.
Brian Walbey: You can see the closer crop here on 19th.March Ian, i do agree about the surrounding clutter. Topaz is a Photoshop plug-in that can give a lot of different effects, it isn't free, although there is a trial version I believe, and you can find it at http://www.topazlabs.com/
Great image, Brian - and thanks for introducing me to Topaz - I'll have to play with it!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom, enjoy Topaz, well worth the cost.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jan 2010, 10:14
I like the mystery of the figure in the window. Careful about spreading the word about Topaz, Brian - you'll have them all at it! As you know, I'm not a fan - I think it oversharpens the image and brings out too much detail - the walls look like they are positively crumbling away.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, I'm showing the figure in close-up on 19th.March. It is easy to "over-use" Topaz I agree and there probaly is a bit of that in this to be honest.
Lovely and mysterious Brian! Well done.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
I love all the subtle colours and textures in this. Very nice.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Sheila.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 28 Jan 2010, 11:48
Great image well proscessed good texture
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much vintage.
Lots of textures, really great windows and colours, a really good shot of them all.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Linda.
beautiful! it looks just like someone is sitting in there. nice capture
Brian Walbey: Thanks Charles, I thought it was a real person till I moved closer.
Topaz really brings out the textures Brian...Well done.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron. I do wonder, as Ingrid hints at, that I might have slightly overdone it a bit here.
Lovely bit of grunge Brian ... even if it is enhanced... richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jan 2010, 20:26
Very attractive, Brian. I like all the lines in this. Topaz has done a fine job in bringing out out the colours and textures.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Jan 2010, 20:36
Yes, the stones and the brickwork look fine, mossed by ages- I also like the window with the statuette looking like Florence Nightingale from behind! In the 19th century it was en vogue to put on those statuettes in the rooms, I myself herited from my granny one presenting a Greek god!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Philine.
Love the warm tones Brian, and the textures
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pamela, this had some help from Topaz.

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