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Taken on my day out at Pollock House this week.
Thank you all for comments re Water Lily yesterday.
It seems I got carried away with the yellow Epz border.
I only recently discovered how to choose a colour other than,
the four choices on upload page.
So I'm back to being conservative tonight!
Also Gary didn't like the text on image.
Normally at our Camera Club, judges don't go for captions either
so Ephotozine does give me an opportunity to test the water
before submitting entries to club competitions.
So don't worry anybody who feels badly re crits -
I generally learn more from honest comments than
everybody saying "lovely image". I do want to improve
and I don't say an image is perfect if I think it can be improved
myself.
KateGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Aug 2012 - 3:13 PM
Focal Length:17mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:-1/2
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Pollock House Maze
Username:Irishkate Irishkate
Uploaded:24 Aug 2012 - 8:46 PM
Tags:Architecture, Formal gardens, Glasgow, Maze, Pollock house
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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 9:02 PM

Beautiful image Kate, full of wonderful detail, texture and colour!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33160 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 9:08 PM

A very impressive piece of architecture, stunning grounds, and certainly a grand place in which to capture great images such as this.

Regards Nathan

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 9:17 PM

I feel quite at home with this one, Kate: the shadowed side of Pollok House across the Library Garden, nicely captured in this contre jour shot. I pass by here many a time each week.
Ronnie.

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 340 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 9:46 PM

Kate, nice idea here and sometimes we forget what's on our doorstep. I've found it hard working during the day in strong light, but would still rather go out and have fun. I think truly if we are all truthful there would be improvements to make in all our shots. I know the falts in mine, the road is long but I think might get soother as we go.....great colour and detail.


Paul.

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achieverswales
24 Aug 2012 - 10:10 PM

Not a good time of day to take landscapes Kate! But you have to make the best of what you have got, the lighting is harsh but you have retained detail in shadow and highlights, like the shapes of the maze and colours.

Regards

Trev.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 10:16 PM

Lovely once again!

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 10:37 PM

i really like this one the old building lovely shades,the gardens beautiful colours, the sky lovely whispy clouds.
Now you will laugh at this BUT it is leaning to the left. but it's a crackerSmileSmileSmile

billy

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 11:00 PM

I think you hav done well to encompass all the shapes in this formal layout Kate and while the garden is in full sun the house provides a a very calm bg.
Joan.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 11:37 PM

Stunning and lovely capture indeed,very well done,
saeid

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6530 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 12:24 AM

Somebody mentioned it not being the right time of day and light, boy oh boy I would like some of this light and lovely blue sky instead of the awful weather at the moment, this certainly cheers me up no end so well done Kate. - gary

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
25 Aug 2012 - 1:35 AM

Good to see the improvement in the English weather with this very colourful
capture and that sky wow weGrin. Well done. WesternRed.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 5:59 AM

A beautifully tended maze, Kate, and very well captured. Carol

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digital_boi
25 Aug 2012 - 11:07 AM

they keep this garden so well i have made many captures of it and i did the same as you a wee tad off the horizontal but well played with the harshness of the light PCP is a great place for a day out

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 11:56 AM

A classic house and garden captured in very bright light (lucky you!). Well done KateSmileSmile
Carole

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Russell_Charles

Great subject. You asked for comments so here goes. I wonder why portrait as opposed to landscape crop because although you have included the garden in the foreground there is alot of unused sky. Maybe a re compose may assist. From an exposure perspective there are some areas (blocked) totally black and lacking detail either side of the main house. Hope any of this helps. Regards Russell

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
25 Aug 2012 - 7:48 PM

A beautiful capture.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2177 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 9:32 PM

They must have a good gardener here.Lovely shot as usual Kate.
Netta

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 3:20 PM

I'm amazed that there are folks on here moaning about the harsh sunlight given the awful summer we've experienced this year!!! Carol G must have had to put with far worse in Crete where it is blue skies and temperatures of 35+ degrees everyday! Wink I'm surprised my uncle the Tomact hasn't put his two penneth in, when there's moaning to be done about the weather he is normally right at the front of the queue!Tongue

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