Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Mottisfont Sundial

Versions (Reportage)Version Help

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

No more shells for the time being, but thankyou for your interest.

I thought of making these a puzzle for you.....what is it? But then I thought it was far too obvious.
My other thought was that it might be ideal for Saturday Shadows because, after all, it's the shadow that tells the timeGrin.

The walled rose garden at Mottisfont is a hidden gem, bursting with colour all summer long. Graham Stuart Thomas created a home here for the National Collection of old-fashioned roses, which flower in a spectacular display.

Here you will find the armillary sphere sundial. This type of sundial resembles a miniature Earth made from bands of metal. The gnomon is a rod that represents the earthís axis, and the bands include representation of the equator and celestial horizon.
The arrow has to point to the sun high at noon (degree of latitute), the shadow of the sun it makes on the ring tells the time.

Pamela.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:21.2mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Daylight
Title:Mottisfont Sundial
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:10 May 2014 - 6:57 AM
Tags:Armillary Sphere, Mottisfont abbey, National trust, Rose garden, Specialist / abstract
VS Mode Rating 101 (50% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:61
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

Comments

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1075 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 7:52 AM

I like the way you have started in close for abstract and gradually drawn back to more pictorial effect. V1 definitely where I want to be!
Moira

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
10 May 2014 - 7:58 AM

This is a great set of images of a wonderful sculpture/sundial. Having been to Mottisfont I can second how lovely the walled garden is. Great shots Pamela.

Mary Grin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 8:04 AM

Nice to see the full structure in V 5 along with the more intimate details in V 1 to 4.
R.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 - 8:16 AM

Well selected detail and angles in this excellent set, Pamela. V1 in particular stands out for me.

P.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Kurt42
Kurt42 e2 Member 111114 forum postsKurt42 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 8:43 AM

Good choice of composition, and well executed. I really like Mottisfont and often visit, the rose-petal ice-cream is a treat, followed by a stroll along the river.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 9:07 AM

A very well observed and composed set of images Pam.

"It's not often we take the time to look at objects closely"

Regards Nathan

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

franken
franken e2 Member 123197 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 9:32 AM

Wonderful set, Pamela.

Ken

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mashwood10
mashwood10 e2 Member 2mashwood10 vcard United Kingdom
10 May 2014 - 9:36 AM

Brilliant observation Pamela and the clarity is superb !!

PamGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44080 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 10:54 AM

I do like your choice of close-up detail images, Pamela, with #1 being my favourite.

Malc

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 11:09 AM


Quote: I do like your choice of close-up detail images, Pamela, with #1 being my favourite.

Malc

My thoughts exactly.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 12:39 PM

Nice to see up close the parts that make up the whole in V5. A great set.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 1:05 PM

Wonderful lead to the end Pamela, a thoughful collection.
Peter.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 1:56 PM

Lovely set, cracking detail!
Diane

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 2:20 PM

An excellent set, Pamela. Carol

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95951 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 3:40 PM

Love that very unusual sundial PJ

Adrian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 3:45 PM

Well it wasn't obvious to me until I saw V5! Lovely set of close-up images, Pamela, and I always think it's nice to see the whole object too Smile
Trev Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 4:58 PM

A super set.
Like them all, V1 stands out for me.

B.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
10 May 2014 - 6:43 PM

Great set of sundial images. v1 is my fave.

Fred

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7132 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 7:55 PM

Wonderful set of shots Pamela, i am not choosing because i like them all

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 8:23 PM


Quote: Nice to see up close the parts that make up the whole in V5. A great set.

excellent details Pam..Lin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2209 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 8:27 PM

A brilliant setSmile
NettaSmile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
10 May 2014 - 8:50 PM

This is a great set of well composed images

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2014 - 5:29 PM

Superb aspects of this wonderful sundial Pamela. Educational info too.Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

capto
capto e2 Member 21323 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2014 - 5:52 PM

A fine set, nice to see the close up detail.Smile

ivor

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
12 May 2014 - 2:56 PM

I like the way you go step by step to the full structure. A brilliant set!
Effrossini

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2014 - 1:36 PM

Beautiful set with V1 my favourite; love the colour and textures.
Rende

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2014 - 8:05 PM

A wonderful set of photos - I love the texture in v1 and the composition in v2 SmileSmile
Helen

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2014 - 9:45 PM

A fascinating set and a most informative write up to accompany it

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2014 - 11:02 AM

A splendid set and would really love to have one of these at home.
Ju

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.