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The secret garden is a very special place, It is a sanctuary, it is full of wildlife, and this apple and pear arch provides may delightful pies and chutneys in the autumn, at the moment there are snowdrops on either side of the path, these are followed by bluebells and wild garlic.

We paid a visit yesterday, the hedges in other parts of the garden had collapsed with the weight of the snow which was 18 inches deep . Under the arch was more sheltered but it was over the tops of our wellies to reach the garden.

I like the strong contrasts in this which show off some great patterns in the overhead arches.

Many thanks for the comments on previous images, it is lovely to hear your thoughts. I am still snowed in here - it is now about 8 inches deep and thawing.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 Mar 2013 - 2:51 PM
Focal Length:22mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Secret Garden
Username:Mynett Mynett
Uploaded:25 Mar 2013 - 11:30 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, General
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achieverswales
25 Mar 2013 - 11:34 AM

Great white snow and lead in Linda.

Regards

Trev.

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accipiter
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25 Mar 2013 - 11:40 AM

Beautifully composed and exposed. Very cold! A

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pronabk
pronabk  4 India
25 Mar 2013 - 11:51 AM

Lovely winter shot !

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 11:58 AM

A beautiful image, Linda, well exposed and captured. It must be a wonderful sight when the arch is covered in Spring blossoms. Carol

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Misty56
Misty56  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 12:00 PM

Is this Rufford Park? Where ever it is, it is a beautiful shot

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 12:13 PM

Oh how delightful - a secret garden - I wonder if there is a robin nesting in there Smile
Helen

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 12:15 PM

No this is not Rufford Park - this is a private garden of 6 acres.

LindaSmile

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 12:19 PM

How lovely, even in winter. Good for you to trudge through all the snow to get there.......Sandy

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 12:45 PM

I like this a lot, 22mm has given an embracing feel to the arched branches and pushed the door back so that it looks tiny. There's an Alice in Wonderland feel.
My eye wants to rotate this just a degree or two anti-clockwise, have downloaded for a possible Mod!
Moira

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 12:52 PM

I've uploaded a Mod, I've rotated by 1° only. It's partly an optical illusion, because the drainpipe on the right isn't straight!

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 12:55 PM

What a wonderful archway - I'm envious! Must be stunning when in flower. Have to say, the doorway is straight so my brain assumed the downpipe wasn't in reality!

Ann

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RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 1:02 PM

The snow encrusted natural tunnel makes for a great shot and the B and W presentation seems just right, Linda.
The subject and the path carry the eye right down to the door and I wonder what lies beyond.
Ronnie.

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lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 1:27 PM

Very well composed

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
25 Mar 2013 - 1:43 PM

Superbly composed, couldn't have got much of a better lead to what awaits beyond that door! Wonderful contrast excellent winter shot.

John

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 2:36 PM

Oooooh! Wonderful. Smile This is great Linda. Love it. Smile Smile Smile


David.

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 2:38 PM

Like the comp here.
Regards Richard

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 4:48 PM

A very beautiful and tranquil feeling with this. Very nice indeed. xxx

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 4:59 PM

Beautifully composed Linda making the viewer wonder what is beyond.
Joan.
p.s. I'd written this before reading Ronnie's comment - honest.
Joan.

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25 Mar 2013 - 9:21 PM

Great composition and a very striking image Linda,
Derek

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 - 12:30 AM

Cracking composition
Jim

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 6:51 AM

An excellent capture

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 10:10 AM

A super scene, Linda, with the trees forming a perfect archway towards the door - the bonus of snow too really enhances this cracking image Smile
Trev Smile

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton e2 Member 11144 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2014 - 12:40 AM

Nice spot.

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