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Well my goodness! What can I say?! What a birthday I have had! As I stated before, my dear husband booked us into Swinton Park at Masham in the Yorkshire Dales for the night - we had a wonderful time, the food was delicious and the whole place a dream! I took lots of photographs, both with my trusty Canon SX20 AND with the brand, new Nikon D5100 that my husband surprised me with when we got there! (No ladies, you cannot have him, he's all mine!! Wink). This is just one of the many images I captured and this is the view you get just before you drive through the gates. "Wow" was my first reaction - and the place did not disappoint - from the valet unloading the car and then parking it for us, to the champagne in the room! I'm still on Cloud 9!

Back down to Earth with a bump now though, but I still have the memories, the photographs and a lovely, new camera!

Thank you all for your very kind birthday wishes.

Will catch up soon!

Carol

(now, where's that instruction book - I have so much more to learn!!) Smile

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Sep 2012 - 11:13 AM
Focal Length:22mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.9
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Swinton Park
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:17 Sep 2012 - 7:11 PM
Tags:Architecture, Building, Gates, Hotel, Masham, Stately home, Swinton park
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 7:27 PM

This was a special, significant b/day I take it! Tongue Best not let my wife see your write up TongueGrin A pretty impressive start, Carol.

Dave

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gingerdelight
17 Sep 2012 - 7:30 PM


Quote: This was a special, significant b/day I take it! Tongue Dave

No, next year is my "significant" birthday - my husband just wanted to do this for me this year instead!
C.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43288 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 7:33 PM

"Sounds like congratulations are in order?", glad you enjoyed your time, a great Yorkshire venue, steeped in not only history, but wonderful charm and character.

Regards Nathan

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digital_boi
17 Sep 2012 - 7:40 PM

wow nice b'day indeed looks like a fine place good use of the entrance way to frame the shot

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42390 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
17 Sep 2012 - 8:23 PM

So glad it was a good one Carol - the photo's of the room looked wonderful. This is a lovely image - good natural frame. Lou

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 744 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 8:40 PM

Super image , I'm sure you deserved your very special birthday treat .Happy birthday . Enjoy your new camera.....Phil

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 8:44 PM

Glad you had a great time away and such a nice camera. Love the shot and the way you've frammed it.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 8:45 PM

What a lovely birthday surprise and present, Carol, and a very nicely composed shot with your new D5100. Hope you get lots of satisfaction with it and loads of top shots.
Ronnie.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 9:38 PM

Going from Canon to Nikon! I hope your lovely hubby knew what camera you were coveting!
Delighted you had a super birthday to such a lovely place.
Lovely image by the way!
Now what's he got planned for next year!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 - 10:05 PM

Lovely birthday sorprise Carol. This is a very well frame shot, and very sharp to. Beautiful.
Elena

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 10:31 PM

Framing the house with the impressive gateway was inspirational Carol. Great shot.


Ray

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susanbarton
17 Sep 2012 - 10:31 PM

Beautifully framed by the magnificent arch, and belated Happy Birthday

Susan

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 10:44 PM

Happy Birthday You-- and a great new camera too!

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
18 Sep 2012 - 2:24 AM


Quote: Beautifully framed by the magnificent arch, and belated Happy Birthday

Susan

AYOOB.......Grin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 5:53 AM

Sounds like you had a marvellous birthday, Carol, and what a super gift from your beloved, you are certainly going to have fun now Smile. A cracking image, too, love the archway framing the building beyond. Carol

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 6:54 AM

Very impressive as is the photo Carol
you lucky lady, to be so spoilt ..but sure it works too ways by the sound of above!
Lillian

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 7:38 AM

Carol delighted for you,belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!,
Sound like you had a brilliant time ,,and rightly so,,

Nicely framed,Wink

Aidan,,

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 7:56 AM

Belated Happy Birthday and what a lovely presentTongueTongue
Carole

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 8:00 AM

you really have given me a feel good factor today...
what a wonderful man you have.
But I guess he thinks how lucky he is to have you ....

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hasslebladuk
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18 Sep 2012 - 8:48 AM

Excellent shot great detail
mikr

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
18 Sep 2012 - 8:57 AM

Nicely framed with the archway really like that! pleased you had a great time, our Daughters Birthday was Saturday, nothing as grand as yours lol. but they are quite young yet, have a nice day! best regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 12:43 PM

What a lucky girl you are Carol! Glad to hear you had a good birthday Smile And a very nicely framed image here, too Wink
Trev Smile

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 2:26 PM

Well at least you still have your 30th birthday to look forward to Carol.

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gingerdelight
18 Sep 2012 - 2:30 PM


Quote: Well at least you still have your 30th birthday to look forward to Carol.

Thank you Danny - I will enjoy it when it arrives!

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 3:24 PM

A lovely image and wow, the b'day spoilings
sound wonderful. Lucky girl !

B. Smile

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 3:26 PM

You've composed this beautifully and what a lovely place it looks.

Ann

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 - 3:36 PM

Great composition Carol and nicely framed by the gate. Glad to hear you had a great birthday
Jim

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18 Sep 2012 - 3:46 PM

Congrats Carol, happy new camera and hope you will gets lots of fun using it,
Geoff.

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19 Sep 2012 - 12:02 AM

Glad you enjoyed the trip Carol and a lovely toy to play with.

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25 Sep 2012 - 9:36 PM

I like the way you've used the arch as both a frame and a lead in

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