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photoblog image Hardwick Hall 2/7

Hardwick Hall 2/7

My second image from Hardwick is the famous, and much photographed, yew hedge lined avenue leading to the South facing side of the house. This is the most frequently seen image of the house, understandably so, it is a good composition opportunity.  There is probably a hollow in the lawn where countless thousands of people have stood to take this shot Smile

Hardwick Hall 2/7

My second image from Hardwick is the famous, and much photographed, yew hedge lined avenue leading to the South facing side of the house. This is the most frequently seen image of the house, understandably so, it is a good composition opportunity.  There is probably a hollow in the lawn where countless thousands of people have stood to take this shot Smile

comments (19)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 12 Mar 2013, 00:36
Wonderful landscape Brian! Such a grand and majestic property and the green is astonishing. smile
Brian Walbey: Although everybody does it this is a very good compositional opportunity of the house.
what a view! the lushness is pleasing to the eyes. ah yes, a hollow in the ground and a growing queue of impatient photographers making their displeasure known through clicks and sighs.smile
Brian Walbey: WE are speaking metaphorically about the hollow Ayush but you can see why everyone likes to take this angle.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Mar 2013, 03:22
I can imagine every visitor takes this shot, Brian, but I doubt many would get as good an outcome as you have managed to achieve.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. The biggest problem is people walking out from the gaps in the hedge a little way down on either side just as one pushes the shutter release, or decides to walk across the end, I stood for quite a while before a got a clear go at this.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Mar 2013, 03:38
Absolutely classic but I'm glad I don't have to cut that hedge!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris. This is only a very little part of the hedge.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Mar 2013, 07:46
English, very English.
Love the green. That is a wonderful landscape.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Astrid.
  • Chad
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 12 Mar 2013, 09:23
Never mind this Brian, get some more of your 'other' pictures out for the lads.
Brian Walbey: Now now Chad, calm down, or would you like me to email the ones I took (not) that can't be published wink
That's funny. There is a hollow in the ground where my dog used to lay so I think you might be right.
Brian Walbey: It is a metaphorical hollow of course Mary but there are places, and no doubt you have them in Canada where everybody stands to take a particular subject.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Mar 2013, 10:36
a fine formal garden (reminding me of Hidcote gardens) and a very impressive, almost pompous manor house!
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is a fine place Philine. On 25th.March I am starting a 10-day series on Hidcote following our visit there last year. As a special pre Easter treat, if it works, here is the link so you can (hopefully) watch my video of Hidcote on YouTube http://youtu.be/IVKyphnylzg
Yes a classic view Brian and none the worse for that
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill.
  • Richard T
  • Back in Leicester
  • 12 Mar 2013, 16:56
Plenty of rooms with views of the avenue
Brian Walbey: Yes quite a good outlook from there I think.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Mar 2013, 17:11
Fine view I like the symmetry.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John, I think it is obvious as to why this is a popular viewpoint.
What a gorgeous view Brian. Everything is so green and fresh. That dip will soon grow to be a rut.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pauline.
This is a superb view point.
Brian Walbey: It makes for a good composition doesn't it.
Superb perspective shot Brian!
Brian Walbey: It makes for a good composition doesn't it.
I do believe I have stood there myself!
Brian Walbey: I'd be surprised if you haven't Tom.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Mar 2013, 20:04
Maybe a popular spot, Brian, but your photo is unique; no-one else has taken a photo from that exact location and with such weather conditions smile
Brian Walbey: It makes for a good composition doesn't it. I guess every one of the thousands will be slightly different.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Mar 2013, 22:54
Perfect symmetry Brian - fabulous shot.
Brian Walbey: It makes for a good composition doesn't it. It's easy to see why it is a popular shot.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Mar 2013, 23:26
Guilty as charged ;-)

Going back to my comment on the previous post. The Old Hall is well worth a visit.

Quite different, but very photogenic.
Brian Walbey: So you join me as one of the thousands then. It makes for a good composition doesn't it.
It's an imposing view, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it isn't difficult to see why it is a popular POV.

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