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photoblog image Wightwick Manor 4/5

Wightwick Manor 4/5

Looking out from the woodland area one can see the lake at the lowest point of the rear gardens and the small bridge taking the footpath across the end of the lake.

 

I suspect this looks a real picture in May/June when the Rhodadendrons are in bloom.

Wightwick Manor 4/5

Looking out from the woodland area one can see the lake at the lowest point of the rear gardens and the small bridge taking the footpath across the end of the lake.

 

I suspect this looks a real picture in May/June when the Rhodadendrons are in bloom.

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Nov 2011, 00:54
Hmmm! Do they allow photographers to operate trimming shears in pursuit of their images, Brian...or, did you take this liberty when Maureen signalled that the coast was clear?

Love it! Adds a sense of anarchist fun and adventure to the outing, and seems like truly British behaviour.
Brian Walbey: Sometimes judges at the camera club suggest taking secateurs in the camera bag for such occasions as this, but honestly, I didn't do this.
Definitely a touch of pruning there Brain, the people in the distance do act as a stop to the eye.
Brian Walbey: Yes but I didn't do the pruning Les, despite many judges recommending doing that. I did wait to get some people on the bridge.
Lovely garden seen Brian! I love the way you have it framed.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is, thanks Frances.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 24 Nov 2011, 06:58
Nature has so many shades of green
Brian Walbey: Yes there are plenty here vintage.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Nov 2011, 07:22
More intrepid souls out there
Brian Walbey: Yes there wasn't all that many people about that day Chris.
A well composed picture Brian. The people add interest and help to lead into the distance
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. I waited for people on the bridge but didn't want any others and it worked.
looks a bit like a swamp, is it?
Brian Walbey: No it's a lake Chantal, with quite a lot of algae floating on the top of it.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 24 Nov 2011, 09:50
With all that space one wonders why they have to crowd together.
Brian Walbey: They were just how I wanted them for the picture though Chad.
I can just imagine the beauty as you say in May,June.
Brian Walbey: Yes I would like to see the woods with all the flowers in bloom.
I like the composition very much, although ...very dangerous waters. I can imagine the crocodiles & the rodos..
Brian Walbey: Thanks Juan. I think there would be great amazement if a crocodile crawled out of there.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Nov 2011, 10:38
Rhodadendrons do rather take over given half a chance, Lots have been removed around Snowdonia.
Brian Walbey: Yes we've been to a few places where the Rhodas,have taken over, although the Welsh hillsides do look nice with it growing.
I'm glad gardens don't have to look ultra posh all the time
Brian Walbey: The gardens here are really quite plain and simple.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Nov 2011, 14:48
It still looks good with its lush greens, very pretty place smile
Brian Walbey: It is a nice place Linda, plenty of green grass everywhere.
Nicely composed picture Brian and yes, I bet it does
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Nov 2011, 18:04
A finely framed photo! And I wonder where you might have stood to take this picture. The bridge seems to be a special one, not suiting disabled persons. Yes, to see the rhododendrons in bloom (partly trees of them) must be a visit worth in May or June.
Brian Walbey: I was up in the edge of the woods overlooking the lake Philine. This particular part of the garden would not be considered wheelchair friendly.
Great composition Brian, nicely framed.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Fred.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Nov 2011, 20:48
Looks like a fair amount of algae on the water; a shame, really. I like the inclusion of the people; they give a good sense of scale.
Brian Walbey: Yes I wonder if they clear the algae away at all. The people just filled the bridge area quite nicely.
We'll look forward to May, then!
Brian Walbey: Yes it might be worth going back for another look in May Tom.
Very nicely framed, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Elizabeth,

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