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photoblog image Beaumanor Hall #1

Beaumanor Hall #1

Beaumanor Hall is a stately home with a park in the small village of Woodhouse on the edge of the Charnwood Forest, near the town of Loughborough in Leicestershire. It was built in 1845-7 by architect William Railton in Elizabethan style for the Herrick family. and is a Grade II* listed building. It was used during the Second World War for military intelligence.   I managed to get the item below in our local newspaper at the weekend, it's called "spreading the word to future photogrpahers" hopefully, and good publicity for both organisations.

photoblog image scouts_evening_12-11-2013_-_shutterchance.jpg

Beaumanor Hall #1

Beaumanor Hall is a stately home with a park in the small village of Woodhouse on the edge of the Charnwood Forest, near the town of Loughborough in Leicestershire. It was built in 1845-7 by architect William Railton in Elizabethan style for the Herrick family. and is a Grade II* listed building. It was used during the Second World War for military intelligence.   I managed to get the item below in our local newspaper at the weekend, it's called "spreading the word to future photogrpahers" hopefully, and good publicity for both organisations.

photoblog image scouts_evening_12-11-2013_-_shutterchance.jpg

comments (18)

Handsome grounds - your processing makes it look like a painting! Congrats on the mention in the local paper- that's great!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. The main shot was taken with the little Fujifilm pocket thing I bought, to be honest this is more or less straight out of the camera, it wasn't the best of buys. Re the newspaper I send the reports in every month, hence I got a mention and picture this time smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Nov 2013, 05:47
Nice Scouts project story, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, I actually send all the reports in to our local paper, hence this story.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Nov 2013, 06:33
Good to encourage the young 'uns, Brian. (Oddly enough, my father was a photographer, and I never took an interest when I was young!)
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is, the other man and I are quite happy to go along and encourage the youngsters to have a go.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Nov 2013, 06:50
Very nice Brian, it is good to encourage the youngsters to get involved
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris. Pete and I are quite happy to go along and try and encourage the youngsters, they've nearly all got camera phones at least, and some have proper cameras as well.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Nov 2013, 07:23
Congrats on both counts, Brian. I love whenever the young'uns are willing to learn form the old geezers! smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie. Pete and I are quite happy to go along and try and encourage the youngsters, they've nearly all got camera phones at least, and some have proper cameras as well.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Nov 2013, 08:21
Oh, you have bcome a pupil of Twiddle-teacher Mr. Bill - but it is a fine, clasical composition - and my respects to your engagement for the Scouts!
Brian Walbey: Sadly this shot is straight out of my little pocket Fujifilm, the worst camera I've ever bought, although I do like the actual photo itself. Pete and I are quite happy to go along and try and encourage the youngsters, they've nearly all got camera phones at least, and some have proper cameras as well.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 25 Nov 2013, 09:27
You are a pillar of society Brian. The sky in your pictures looks like a paint by numbers one.
Brian Walbey: This is out of the pocket sized Fujifilm I bought, similar to Bills one, but to be honest this is about as good as it gets, sadly.
nice photo....
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much.
Great composition, Brian smile And admirable work with the Scouts!
Brian Walbey: Thanks on both counts Martin.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 25 Nov 2013, 11:22
Love the perspective on this with the flower garden in front
Brian Walbey: I'd taken a few shots round and about then came across this flower bed and thought I ought to be able to use it somehow, sadly I hadn't got my DSLR with me to get better quality.
Inspiring the young, well done Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John, hopefully one or two of them might be really interested in this great hobby of ours.
Get them young Brian. I wonder what cameras will be capable of by the time they are our age?
Brian Walbey: Indeed Bill, these two lads made quite an effort so hopefully they might stick at it. I see cameras come with wi-fi, blue ray, GPS., and all sorts now, far too complicated for me.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Nov 2013, 18:11
Hello Brian, nice to meet you - I bet you voted for Harry and his steam engine ;o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike. The two images in my photo were the instant winners for my colleague Pete and me.
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Nov 2013, 18:45
I like the symmetry in your shot Brian. Congrats on your piece in the newspaper, you're helping inspire the next set of SCers!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much, hopefully these two lads might stick with it till they get older.
Congratulations for this project Brian! Your perspective shot is superb.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Nov 2013, 19:56
Well done, Brian. Good for you for taking the time to encourage others. They look very capable photographers in any case. I thought at first that you have used a filter until I saw your reply to Elizabeth.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, these two lads put a lot of effort in to their images, we done the printing as their prizes. The little Fujifilm wasn't the best of buys to be honest, lens like the bottom of a milk bottle, and hopeless in anything other than bright sunshine, especially indoors!
Good effort Brian encouraging the youngsters.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, catch them when they are young.
Good to see the young'uns taking an interest!
Brian Walbey: Some more than others Tom, but these two lads did make an effort and produced two good images.

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