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photoblog image Charlecote Manor - The Grounds 5/7

Charlecote Manor - The Grounds 5/7

Taken from the same spot as Wednesday’s image but looking North the River Avon winding through the parkland at the back of Charlecote Manor. This picture has been the Wallpaper on my computer for a very long time now. We had a Judge at my club who has photographed this same scene and didn’t like the inclusion of the rocks and tree stumps on the right, and he would have included the church tower in the distance, (behind the trees actually), so didn’t rate this image at all, not as good as he thinks his is I suppose, clever b**g*r!!!!  If anybody would like this for their wallpaper then feel free to ask and I will email it to you.

Charlecote Manor - The Grounds 5/7

Taken from the same spot as Wednesday’s image but looking North the River Avon winding through the parkland at the back of Charlecote Manor. This picture has been the Wallpaper on my computer for a very long time now. We had a Judge at my club who has photographed this same scene and didn’t like the inclusion of the rocks and tree stumps on the right, and he would have included the church tower in the distance, (behind the trees actually), so didn’t rate this image at all, not as good as he thinks his is I suppose, clever b**g*r!!!!  If anybody would like this for their wallpaper then feel free to ask and I will email it to you.

comments (26)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Jul 2013, 00:32
Its a lovely scene, Brian, and the tree stumps are not unsightly.

I prefer the calming curves of naked gals for my wallpaper, though.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. Your wallpaper sounds quite entertaining,sadly at my age having such would get me called a 'dirty old man' !!
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 26 Jul 2013, 00:50
Lovely angle Brian! What a delightful spot and the flowering trees across the river are eye grabbing.
Brian Walbey: The whole area round the river is really attractive to look at.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Jul 2013, 01:40
Brian this is a super landscape photo
Brian Walbey: Thanks Adrian.
beautiful shot. looking at this place, one would not think of what environmental peril this planet is heading towards
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ayush, let's hope our National Trust continues to look after places like this for many years to come.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Jul 2013, 04:53
The stumps and rocks don't detract at all, in fact they add something, Brian. Everyone sees beauty differently
Brian Walbey: I feel as you do Lisl, indeed if the tree was still there then most of this scene would be spoilt by the tree in the way.
I personally think rocks and stumps add to any image - i think is really a beautiful landscape!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. I reckon if the tree was still there this photo wouldn't be possible, it would be in the way.
I love the fresh greens with yellow flower
Brian Walbey: Yes it was such a lovely early summer day for our visit.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 26 Jul 2013, 06:59
another fabulous shot of the river
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Jul 2013, 07:00
I would definitely keep the rocks and stumps, Brian! Besides, the rocks look like a prehistoric turtle ready to walk into the River Avon. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, the judge missed the turtle smile I think the tree would have blocked off being able to take this view when it was there to be honest.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Jul 2013, 07:22
Some of those judges just don't recognise real quality do they Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed they don't Chad, the trouble is they, and some club members, take it all too seriously, after 40+ years in clubs doing this great hobby I do what I like mainly for the fun of it all.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 26 Jul 2013, 07:44
Judges what do they know, personally l like a touch of imperfection in my images and the stumps add that...the world isn't a perfect place
Brian Walbey: Couldn't agree more Tony, and if the tree had still been there then this view wouldn't have been possible take I reckon.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Jul 2013, 08:27
a wonderful summer photo! I undertand that it has been the Wallpaper on your pc for some time!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. yes we went to Charlecote at the end of may last year and as soon as I had edited this one I made it our wallpaper on the PC.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 26 Jul 2013, 08:55
A pleasant river runs through Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it does Chad, and there are also a few streams running in to it as well. (See Sunday)
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 26 Jul 2013, 10:09
i think it is gorgeous
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Aussie.
This is a beautiful scene Brian, I love the vibrant colour of summer and the tranquillity smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Martin. This was what would have been Spring bank Holiday Saturday last year if it hadn't been moved on a week.
I think it is gorgeous and with my love of ducks, it is perfect.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary, and I was lucky to capture those ducks in just the right place.
It's a wonder he didn't complain about including the ducks too. This is a lovely scene, beautifully composed.

I don't think I could ever be a member of a camera club, Brian. In my view, having your photos arbitrarily judged like that would seem to squash creativity.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Beverly. I don't worry after 42 years in clubs and just put in pictures I like whether the Judge, or other Club members like them or not. It can all be taken a bit too seriously but on the other hand my fellow club members are a really nice group of people to spend time with.
Looks really gorgeous there Brian
Brian Walbey: It is Janet, worth calling in if you ever pass that way, 5 miles down the road from Stratford.
I have a similar image taken when I was last at Charlecote Brian. It is a pleasing view
Brian Walbey: I suspect this is a popular viewpoint Bill.
Well I think it's lovely Brian, very pastoral. The rocks and tree trunk add texture and also tell a story of what was once there.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pauline, I think if the tree had still been there then this view might not have been possible if it was a large tree.
Nice view and great colour, a perfect day
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
Another fine view!
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is, thanks Tom.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Jul 2013, 17:49
Super landscape picture. Love the different colours and the water with the ducks, tips it off.
Wonderful picture.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely place to visit, thanks very much Astrid.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 26 Jul 2013, 19:01
I love this image, Brian, makes me want to be there.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jennie, it is a very fine place to visit altogether.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Jul 2013, 20:50
This just shrieks "England's green and pleasant land"; every I love about England (well, the hills are missing, though...). I wonder if it still looks as verdant as this with the continued heat?
Brian Walbey: It is a fine spot Alan, although, as you suggest, it might not look quite so green now.
It's wonderful Brian, I particularly love the yellow reflection.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sally, the Oil Seed Rape reflection was a bonus.

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