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Taken in the Gibberd Garden, near Harlow, Essex. The Garden is a highly individual creation of Sir Frederick Gibberd, the master planner of Harlow New Town. It is sited on the side of a small valley, which slopes down to a brook. Occupying some 7 acres, the garden was planned as a series of rooms, each with its own character. The glades, pools and alleys provide a setting for some fifty sculptures, large ceramic pots, architectural salvage, this gazebo and even a moated childrenīs castle with a drawbridge.

This shady spot is just behind the main house. The wooden thing certainly has an interesting shape, identification welcomed, or speculation anticipated.

Iso 200, f9, 1/50s, 50mm, handheld!!

Dave

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jun 2012 - 2:44 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.2
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Gazebo Shadows
Username:WhiteRose1 WhiteRose1
Uploaded:13 Oct 2012 - 7:39 AM
Tags:Essex, Gibberd Garden, Landscape / travel, Saturday shadows
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 7:48 AM

I was wondering myself what the wooden object was originally used for, Dave Smile. A lovely spot in the garden, with some great shadows. Carol

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Russell_Charles

Was Harlow planned and would anyone admit to it. Joking, been there just wont be going back. Like the subtle shades of colour and or course the shapes and textures. And no, no idea of what that object is. Regards

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2136 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 8:19 AM

A beautiful shot with lovely light and shadows
NettaSmile

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franken
franken e2 Member 113027 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 8:24 AM

Very nice Dave.

Ken

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 8:32 AM

Magical, dappled light and shadows. Those shadows are a picture in their own right.
Moira

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 - 8:33 AM

Beautifully balanced photo with lots of interest and contrasting elements.

P.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32816 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 8:35 AM

A very informative pre-narrative Dave, with a great supporting image. The Wooden thing that you were referring to is in fact a Rocker, which were originally designer for agitating warm milk. One slight nudge and the agitation and rocking would take place, allowing the weight and the momentum to carry on until another nudge was required. GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
13 Oct 2012 - 8:40 AM

Excellent shadow photo with interesting info given along - thanx for sharing Smile

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jdinne
jdinne e2 Member 11jdinne vcard England
13 Oct 2012 - 8:47 AM

Great light and shadows Dave

John

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 8:51 AM

Looks like a feeding bowl for cattle .

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 8:54 AM

Must be a most interesting garden to visit. You've caught a lovely play of light and shadows in this shot - and the nice angle of the 'wooden thing' that Nathan has explained for us.

Lavina

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
13 Oct 2012 - 9:09 AM

Very interesting Dave and a nice photo, looks like a large ladle for scooping water! certainly a great center piece! well done like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 9:34 AM

Sounds a great place to visit, Dave, full of interest and quirky features as this shot indicates so well.
Ronnie.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 9:49 AM

An interesting image with lots of detail - I like the twisted branches and the shadows, but can't make out what the wooden object is
Helen

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Quote: Magical, dappled light and shadows. Those shadows are a picture in their own right.
Moira

I'm with Moira on this one, Dave,

John

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 9:59 AM

Beautiful light and detail
Carole

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digital_boi
13 Oct 2012 - 10:41 AM

lots of interest in this capture David with fine shadows happy to be no.30

Graham

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43557 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 10:44 AM

An oasis of shadows where one can shelter from the midday sun. An unusual choice of building materials for the gazebo, though. Concrete building blocks. Would have thought a wooden structure was mopre in keeping. Whatever that gourd is, it's too big for my mouth...justWink

Malc

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
13 Oct 2012 - 11:24 AM

Well spotted Dave, an excellent composition with lovely dappled light and a very interesting 'wooden thing', enjoyed your narrative and Nathans explanation ... Carol Grin

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13 Oct 2012 - 11:39 AM

Like the comp Dave, and lovely shadows from the wisteria. Nice one. Moira

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 11:47 AM

Wonderful image, great composition, light and shadow.

Hugh

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 12:03 PM

A beautiful image in it's own right.
I thought the object was a bongo drum!
NDODS knowledge of the rocker is very interesting
and something I'm sure not many will have ever heard of!
A very pleasing composition and lovely shadows.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 12:26 PM

Strong shadows and textures here, Dave.

Ray

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Hop-A-Long
13 Oct 2012 - 12:38 PM

Lovely shadows being cast in this. Good image.

Andy

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jasonrwl
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13 Oct 2012 - 1:47 PM

Well seen and framed Dave
Jason

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 2:39 PM

Some very lovely dappled shadows. Such a pretty place........Sandy

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 4:50 PM

We have Nathan to thank for putting us out of our misery on the rocker, which I've never heard of! I think I'd get in close to those shadows on the white wall - they're wonderful!
Ann

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 4:51 PM

I was wondering what the 'wooden thing' was! Wink Nathan's explanation sounds feasible Smile A very lovely capture of this delightful corner Smile
Trev Smile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 4:52 PM

spot on with your hand held 50mm lens, some great shadows here!

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
13 Oct 2012 - 5:05 PM

A beautiful capture with lovely light

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 7:16 PM

What a great find Dave,superb light and shadows..Lin

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
13 Oct 2012 - 7:34 PM

Very nice play of light and shadow, Dave!Smile
Regards Valery

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pluckyfilly
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13 Oct 2012 - 8:13 PM

very nice dappled light and interesting shot

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 8:35 PM

Good subtle colours and light Dave ,nice one.SmileSmile
Rob

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 - 8:38 PM

Lovely light, very interesting shadow,Dave
Elena

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
13 Oct 2012 - 10:22 PM

Very nice image with the shadows well captured.
Allen, Smile

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 10:30 PM

such a lovely tranquil image here Dave
beautifully captured, but definitely expect
nothing less from you!Smile
Lillian

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 238 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 11:27 PM

Dave, nice little capture with detail, shadow and lighting all working together....


Paul.

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 - 7:48 AM

Some great colours Dave, and super shadows, Peter..

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Gavin_Duxbury
Gavin_Duxbury e2 Member 4Gavin_Duxbury vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 10:14 AM

Superb colours Dave, very nice light and shade,

Spot on.

Regards.

Gavin

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PhillipMinnis
14 Oct 2012 - 11:15 AM

A lovely scene, Dave! Well spotted and captured!


Cheers

Phil

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 11:28 AM

Lovely shot of an interesting place. Intriguing object too!
Rende

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barbarahirst
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14 Oct 2012 - 11:36 AM

what an intriguing image

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
14 Oct 2012 - 11:51 AM

Interesting garden and image ! GIll

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 2:00 PM

Lovely display of light and shadows. Perfect place to spend a warm summer day.GrinGrin
Ron

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Deep_Bhatia
14 Oct 2012 - 5:51 PM

Beautiful image, Dave. I love the comp, shapes, light and shadow, texture.... Deep

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gingerdelight
14 Oct 2012 - 7:58 PM

Very nicely captured indeed!
Carol

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 8:17 PM

what a beautiful spot.
you have framed the sculpture very well!

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9470 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 4:36 PM

A bit late and it's all been said above. The whole image is just so well controlled.

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Glostopcat
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15 Oct 2012 - 6:49 PM

A pleasant and tranquil place where one can escape the rigours of modern life, the light, shadows and sense of calm have been captured perfectly

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
16 Oct 2012 - 1:15 AM

A lovely coloured autumn capture with good light and shadow on the subject
blending nicely with great texture. Well done. WesternRed.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom93 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 4:33 PM

It's a very interesting image and a good comp with the FG straight shadow leading your eye in. Being constructive, I think the FG right plants are a bit less sharp and there appears to be burn out on the fern highlights. Overall the image is probably brighter than it needs to be and dropping the exposure by a stop would eliminate burnout, darken the shadows (which I think would strngthen the comp) and may add more intrigue!

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