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photoblog image A Look Inside Shugborough House 2/7

A Look Inside Shugborough House 2/7

As with yesterdays picture of the Dining Room at Shugborough so this lovely Red Drawing room is very similar in design at both ends of the very large room. Once again there are some magnificent paintings on the walls and a fine fireplace, although I always wonder if the fireplaces in these big houses were ever big enough to warm the air right through to the corners of each room.

 

A Look Inside Shugborough House 2/7

As with yesterdays picture of the Dining Room at Shugborough so this lovely Red Drawing room is very similar in design at both ends of the very large room. Once again there are some magnificent paintings on the walls and a fine fireplace, although I always wonder if the fireplaces in these big houses were ever big enough to warm the air right through to the corners of each room.

 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 May 2012, 01:12
I would be most happy to rest here for an hour with a good book [and a French maid to turn the pages for me], Brian.
Brian Walbey: And so would I Ray, especially the French maid bit!
they certainly enjoyed the finer things!
Brian Walbey: Yes they did Elizabeth, and some still do of course.
This looks more like peach than red Brian or has it faded?
Brian Walbey: It had very bright sunlight coming through he windows Chad which no doubt lightened it up.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 May 2012, 07:52
I'm envious of your indoor shots; you always get good lighting, as here, and your church interior shots. Mine always look like black cats in coal cellars!
Brian Walbey: Shugborough was very well lit, they didn't have all the blinds drawn like some places, and as for churches, you don't see my shots that are not so good of course. I just turn the flash on and hope for the best, although if you have Photoshop or something with Layers, then duplicate the Background layer and change the Blending Mode of the duplicate layer to Screen and you will see it lighten up. You can repeat that again if you wish, although it will still need some more editing to get the overall balance right in the picture.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 May 2012, 07:53
Chad is not familiar with "Listen carefully; I will say this only once" smile
Brian Walbey: I guess not Alan, there is only one comment of his left now.
They weren't grin I think these houses were magnificent but draughty and cold!
Brian Walbey: Yes I reckon that also Bill and the further down the pecking order one was the further one had to stand/sit away from the fire I suspect.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 May 2012, 08:51
Great colour for a sitting room - this looks so good, brian
Brian Walbey: Yes it is nice, a fine place to sit for a while.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 May 2012, 09:41
Very well lit for an interior shot Brian and sharp throughout.

Chad seems to be repeating himself more and more these days!
Brian Walbey: They had all the blinds up so plenty of light came in, unlike most NT places. I have reduced Chad down to one comment, he nearly filled my Inbox this morning!
A warm picture Brian, very comfortable smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Martin.
I'm with Ray on this one.
Brian Walbey: Perhaps the three of us should gather and order afternoon tea in the room, served by the French Maid Ray was talking about Juan.
I am with Ray here and I'll organise the French maid for him!
Wonderful capture Brian.
Brian Walbey: You could join Ray, Juan and myself when we gather here for tea at some undesignated time Richard, better bring a couple of spare French maids with you though!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 May 2012, 15:38
peach or apricot coloured - very elegant in all details -sadly, not or hardly used in our times? Like Alan I admire your well lit indoor shots!
Brian Walbey: It's all very swish isn't it, there is a private apartment within the house where family members live but I don't know whether any of these public rooms are ever used.
Somehow I don't think you sprawl all over this slumped in front of Match of the Day!
Brian Walbey: Definitely not Graeme, a T.V.would be out of place in that room anyway.
Now you could hold a good committee meeting in there Brian, a good interior shot.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed you could Les, mind you my committee days are over now but you wouldn't think so with the number of things I get asked about at the club.

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