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Shugborough Miscellany 2/7

Shugborough is a country estate in Great Haywood, Staffordshire, England, 4 miles from Stafford on the edge of Cannock Chase. It comprises a country house, kitchen garden, and model farm. Owned by the National Trust and maintained by the leaseholder, Staffordshire County Council, it previously belonged to the Earls of Lichfield, the Anson family. This is a closer look at just the entrance portico and the ten columns. This was difficult to achieve as the angle I had to take this at gave a rather unpleasant Keystone effect which I managed to correct with ShiftN, and I also felt it looked better in monochrome.

Shugborough Miscellany 2/7

Shugborough is a country estate in Great Haywood, Staffordshire, England, 4 miles from Stafford on the edge of Cannock Chase. It comprises a country house, kitchen garden, and model farm. Owned by the National Trust and maintained by the leaseholder, Staffordshire County Council, it previously belonged to the Earls of Lichfield, the Anson family. This is a closer look at just the entrance portico and the ten columns. This was difficult to achieve as the angle I had to take this at gave a rather unpleasant Keystone effect which I managed to correct with ShiftN, and I also felt it looked better in monochrome.

comments (13)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 16 Apr 2013, 01:26
Wow! The full frontal view is very impressive Brian! The columns are definitely the focal point in this capture.
Brian Walbey: This part looks better than the whole I feel Frances.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Apr 2013, 04:18
You have done a fine job, Brian...but, the ugliness of the facade triumphs...
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, it does look better with just this bit.
I like this shot - you did well with your ShiftN!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, ShiftN is a freebie and is well worth downloading.
Well framed and good in B&W Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, I prefer this to the whole thing.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Apr 2013, 07:08
It's grand isn't it Brian but somehow lacking in excitement
Brian Walbey: I know what you mean Chris, not much in the way of character.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Apr 2013, 07:54
I stopped overnight in Stafford on my way up to the Lakes on Friday. Had fools not decided to crash into each other at various places during my trip and cause delays, I would have had time to visit Shugborough. I used to spend some time at the BT Training College at Stone to the west of Stafford and Shugborough was on my list of places to visit. Patrick Lichfield was alive then.

Do you use Photoshop? if so, the Warp tool will sort out the slight curvature to the top of the very grand entrance.
Brian Walbey: Shame you didn't make it to Shugborough Alan, on the way back perhaps. I used CS3 and gave it a burst in the Lens Correction part of the Distort Filter, I seem to remember that I managed to get the steps more or less straight but still had a slight curve at the top.
Nice crop
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 16 Apr 2013, 13:34
The architecture looks oppressive in this shot, Brian
Brian Walbey: My feeling exactly.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 16 Apr 2013, 14:00
I wonder if the gentry who got maids pregnant had a pet name for this place Brian.
Brian Walbey: Mmm I dread think Chad.
stark and solid in monochrome...
Brian Walbey: About the best bit of the whole frontage I feel.
It is a bit grim in b&w Brian....actually Shugborough is a bit grim on colour.


Good old Shift N

I just downloaded the beta of Lightroom 5....interesting new features
Brian Walbey: Yes the inside is definitely more colourful than the outside. A guy in my club is doing the same with L5 at the moment and is quite impressed but, would you believe, after much consideration the Club has literally, in the past two weeks, spent some of our funds on buying version 4 because quite a few of us use it, I for one won't update as it is only recently I bought version 4.
Quite a grand place too Brian! Very nicely framed.
Brian Walbey: About the best looking bit of the front Richard.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Apr 2013, 20:58
Very grand.
Brian Walbey: About the best looking bit of the front John.

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