A visit to Stourhead.....Part 1

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by TonyB, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. TonyB

    TonyB Mu-43 Regular

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    Myself and the wife visited Stourhead to catch the autumn colours yesterday. It's a busy place so we made sure we were there early to avoid the rush. There was a camera club meet in progress as we walked the grounds. This consisted of quite a few people with FF cameras and big tripods, I didn't envy them, jockeying for position to get the same shots. I came away with quite a few keepers so I'll post two threads a few days apart. The next set will be mono and quite a bit different.

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  2. Aniseedvan

    Aniseedvan Mu-43 Regular

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    That reminds me of a national trust quite close to me, Stowe gardens. Beautiful set.
     
  3. TonyB

    TonyB Mu-43 Regular

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    Thanks....

    I haven't been there myself but I'm sometimes down that neck of the woods so I'll have to check it out.
     
  4. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Very well executed pictures Tony. I love the colours here, were they taken in Raw or Jpeg?

    The first and last shots grab me the most. Looks like a beautiful area, did you get a panorama?

    thanks for showing,

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  5. TonyB

    TonyB Mu-43 Regular

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    Thanks Icon, the GH2 shots were in raw and the EP-3 shots were all jpegs. The first and last shots were both with the GH2 and 14-140mm. It is a beautiful place but it gets pretty busy. We arrived early to avoid the rush but there was no way I would have got a panorama without people dotted about.
    I tend to shoot with both these cameras with different lenses on at the same time. It's still a very lightweight rig and it saves me swapping lenses as you really have to be quick to get "people free" images :). My wife took a shot of me in action without me being aware.

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  6. Great pics, awesome colours.
     
  7. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks Tony, yeah i can commiserate with you on trying to get pictures without swarms of people. I had that problem especially in Rome recently, it was ballistic really. I'm glad your wife got the shot of you, thanks for adding it for us. Completes the scene, actually it nearly does. We just need a pic of her now:smile:

    Looks a little chilly over there, wish that was the case here.
     
  8. TonyB

    TonyB Mu-43 Regular

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    Thanks LuckyPenguin, here's one for you :smile:

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  9. TonyB

    TonyB Mu-43 Regular

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    That's easily done, my first proper shot with the 45mm F1.8 on the same day, she carries off m4/3's cameras with far more style and panache than I do, as you can see :smile:

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    I've had a summer of high temperatures so it's good for me as well :smile:
     
  10. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

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    Looks like everyone is coming out for the fall colors.

    PS- Nicely done, wonderful color.
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  11. TonyB

    TonyB Mu-43 Regular

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    Thanks....

    The leaves are falling rapidly now so the colours won't be around much longer. This was my window of opportunity, especially as the clocks have now gone back and we've lost an hour of light in the evening :mad:.