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Calke Abbey - The House 2/5

One of the fireplaces inside the house at Calke Abbey had this fine collection of small vases set upon the mantelpiece, and some fine work in the moulding behind. Another hand-held shot, the use of flash not being allowed.

Calke Abbey - The House 2/5

One of the fireplaces inside the house at Calke Abbey had this fine collection of small vases set upon the mantelpiece, and some fine work in the moulding behind. Another hand-held shot, the use of flash not being allowed.

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You're doing very well without the flash... the detail is lovely!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, fortunately there was plenty of light in this room.
I just love this stuff... And the pop of blue shades.
Brian Walbey: Yes they are quite attractive vases aren't they. I wouldn't mind having the blue ones, that is my favourite colour.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Dec 2012, 07:18
Those vases look like urns of the sort that might be used to hold the ashes of cremated aunts and uncles and favourite hunting dogs, Brian.

It sounds like you have a bit of an experimental camera if it only works hand-held when the flash device is disabled...why not trade up to a model that will work on a tripod in places that are flash-gun averse...they are fairly common these days...
Brian Walbey: They do have an urn type look Ray. Flash is not allowed in any National Trust houses, and tripods aren't either, so it is a case of turning the flash off, whatever the camera, and hoping for the best hand-held on a highish ISO.
The vases are very beautiful Brian and you have captured all of their beauty... hand held....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Yes they are quite nice, especially the blue ones, my favourite colour.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Dec 2012, 07:43
I love this Brian, especially the face in the centre of the mantle. Are the blue vases Wedgwood perhaps?. Great shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sally. I don't know who made the vases but the Royal Crown Derby factory is very close by so perhaps the family over the years might have supported that manufacturer.
Fine Adams blue and white ware, Brian, to an excellent framing.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Juan. I did wonder if the vases might be Royal Crown Derby this house being in Derbyshire, the factory is only a few miles from Calke Abbey.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Dec 2012, 08:09
The Regency in all its glory
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chris.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Dec 2012, 08:28
I noticed yeterday's fine collection on the mantelpiece too, Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes I was able to get quite close to this set of vases.
You are doing very well for handheld and no flash. I do like that moulding.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila. It is an attractive background isn't it.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 11 Dec 2012, 09:25
All very symmetrical and balanced Brian.
Brian Walbey: I was pleased to be able to get nearer enough to photograph this lot Chad.
I like the angle for this line up of vases
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, it wasn't possible to get a head on shot because of that part of the room being corded off.
I like your line up Brian and hand held.....a fine shot!
Brian Walbey: Thanks martin, this was the only decent angle to get near enough for a close up shot.
The nice shading on the moulding makes me quite glad there was no flash. Beautiful!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary,. it all looks very nice doesn't it, I wouldn't mind this lot over my fireplace.
I think it's best where ever possible not to use flash. Look at your lovely light and shadows. very nice Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. Sadly NT doesn't allow flash or tripods in their houses so one has to do ones best with high ISO and hand held.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Dec 2012, 15:58
A beautiful gasllery of vases - I especially like the stucco flower ornaments at the wall.
Brian Walbey: They all go together very nicely don't they.
Fine examples of Wedgwood!
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Tom, although the Royal Crown Derby factory is nearby and I did wonder if they might come from there, I'm not into that sort of thing very much.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Dec 2012, 18:41
Dust with care, I would say. Looks like someone hasn't and one of the urns has lost its lid. I wonder if the blue ones are Wedgwood?
Brian Walbey: Well spotted Alan, I hadn't noticed that missing lid.
Just love the colours and light again Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes they all look nice together against that background.
Beautiful pieces and arrangement Brian!
Brian Walbey: Indeed they are Richard, and no doubt worth quite a bit.
Like yesterday's, Brian, a picture of quiet elegance.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme.

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