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Had a Camera Club evening outing back end of July to Newmillerdam Country Park, a couple miles out of Wakefield down Barnsley Road. Usually the weather's not very favourable on our outings, but on the last couple we've been fortunate.
Sitting alongside the large lake is this Boathouse. Little is known about its history except that it was built by William Pilkington, and first appearing on a 1826 map. This Grade II listed building stood derelict for many years until it was restored to its former glory, and is now accessible to visitors and can be hired as a meeting room or for exhibitions.

Techie stuff: see Exif
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Elements 6

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm VR Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jul 2012 - 8:15 PM
Focal Length:85mm
Aperture:f/8
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
Metering Mode:Matrix
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Boathouse
Username:TrevBatWCC TrevBatWCC
Uploaded:24 Aug 2012 - 11:10 AM
Tags:Architecture, Boathouse, Lake, Landscape / travel, Newmillerdam, Wakefield
Votes:38

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 11:12 AM

Reminds me a little of Leeds Castle Trev, lovely pov for this one, like your processing too and the inclusion of the pink flowers by the drain -pipe!

Sarah *

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JanieB43
JanieB43  647 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 11:24 AM

Gorgeous side lighting really picks out the textures in this Trev I like it a lot Smile

Jane

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achieverswales
24 Aug 2012 - 11:37 AM

The colours and wild flowers sets this apart Trev love it.

Regards

Trev.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 12:05 PM

was he from the glass pilkingtons ?
a wonderful image ... must get yup there some time
Love your processing as always

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 12:30 PM

Looks a lovely venue for meetings- lots to distract you - WinkWink
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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1090 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 12:39 PM

Gorgeous evening light, golden and mellow.
Moira

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:00 PM

Well, you were blessed with fine weather that evening, Trev, the late sunlight showing up the detail and textures in the stonework so well.
Love the pink flowering weeds that have taken root on the structure.
Mr. Pilkington (was he the glass manufacturer?) must have been a man of means when he was able to build such an elaborate housing for his boat.
Ronnie.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:10 PM

What a fascinating building! Super colour from a magnificent evening, I believe.
Regards
Bill

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:25 PM


Quote: was he from the glass pilkingtons


Quote: Mr. Pilkington (was he the glass manufacturer?)

No, I don't think he was. The name Pilkington associated with glass belonged to a company founded in 1826 in St Helens. From doing a search on the name, I believe this William Pilkington was an architect born at Hatfield, near Doncaster, Yorkshire, on 7 Sept. 1758.
Trev Smile

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:35 PM

Lovely image, good comp to include nice little details and that gorgeous evening light.
Carole

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7123 forum postsTrev_B vcard England66 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:53 PM

A lovely golden hue Trev and wonderful detail in the brickwork.

Trev

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 2:35 PM

That is some fancy looking boathouse Trev !!
A well lit shot.
Mick.

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LynneJoyce
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24 Aug 2012 - 3:03 PM

Lovely light and fantastic reflections.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 3:11 PM

Wonderful warm textures in the stonework, Trev, and well presented. Carol

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Lillian
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24 Aug 2012 - 4:53 PM

Beautiful capture Trev, and the plant flowering has added even more to this
well composed image
Lillian

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1881  2 India
24 Aug 2012 - 6:23 PM

GOOD work.












SANJEEV

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41110 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 6:24 PM

The light is excellent, Trev, and also the golden reflection in the water. Good pov and excellent textures.

Dave

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twelvemegs
24 Aug 2012 - 8:55 PM

Lovely light on this one Trev.

David

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pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 9:14 PM

The light has detailed the architecture beautifully, Trev, and I like the fact that you have chosen to focus on part of the boathouse, which enables the viewer to see those details better than a complete shot of the boathouse would.
You are right, there is little information available about the place, except that it was used by the Pilkington family as a lakeside retreat, and that photographs from the early 1900's show the Pilkington family entertaining their guests; the gentlemen would shoot the wildfowl on the lake, with the ladies joining them at the Boathouse for a picnic lunch sent down from the Hall.

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elainebaker
24 Aug 2012 - 10:48 PM

Well done and very well captured Smile

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TrevBatWCC
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25 Aug 2012 - 9:59 AM

Thanks for that additional info Pamela Wink
Trev Smile

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25 Aug 2012 - 5:27 PM

They certainly built them to last. Well photographed.
jon

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28 Aug 2012 - 2:42 AM

How lucky you were with the weather Trev. That evening light shows up the brick work in every little detail even to the Willow Bay herb growing in the Chimney pot.. A nice wee splash of pink .Love the golden ripples in the lake. I like it very much xx

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