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With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. The house and stables are little restored, with many abandoned areas vividly portraying a period in the 20th century when numerous country houses did not survive to tell their story.

For anyone who loves texture, decay and rust this is a must to visit. I've desaturated a tad.

More to come

Thanks for looking - and many thanks to Philip_H for kindly giving his User Award for Loopy - much appreciated SmileSmile

Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Mar 2014 - 2:30 PM
Focal Length:25mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/15sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Unstately- Home - 1
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:6 Mar 2014 - 8:48 PM
Tags:Architecture, Calke abbey, Decay, Digitally manipulated, Landscape / travel
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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 8:55 PM

superb Helen, I really like these.

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 9:02 PM

The light is very nice Helen. The desaturated colour works well.
Derek

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 9:11 PM

You have captured the feel so well. - gary

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 10:16 PM

I want to visit this place WITH you! Love the images telling such a sad story!

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 10:33 PM

Its a stunning place!! Two fine images Helen, just as I remember it!!

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 10:41 PM

Everything about this works so well.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43436 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 10:52 PM

An incredible find, and nothing that a bit of TLC couldn't put right...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 11:58 PM

Bags of character in the chaos.
The old chair looks as if it's praying.
Good toning.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 12:48 AM

Looks a treasure trove indeed Helen,
for rust and decay !!
Good shots.
Mick.

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peekay2001
7 Mar 2014 - 1:01 AM

a tricky one to compose.. and very subjective and would vary from person to person.. things like this are very interesting composition wise.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 5:55 AM

How sad to see, Helen, excellent captures. Carol

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 6:51 AM

A visually fascinating record of neglect and decline. I think that the desaturation works well.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 7:02 AM

Two beauties

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Dowie
Dowie  1 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 7:45 AM

A touch of the past

Di

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7454 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1030 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 8:43 AM

What a wonderful location, it's gone on the to-do list!
I like your treatment. Partial desaturation gives a faded, fragile look. Everything would crumble at the merest touch...
Moira

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digital_boi
7 Mar 2014 - 11:18 AM

good light detail and textures here Helen all looking a tad fragile to say the least

Graham

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JawDborn
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7 Mar 2014 - 1:03 PM

I just love the pastel tones, and the textural detail.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 1:28 PM

Excellent work, Helen. I like them a lot. The desaturation worked well.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 2:57 PM

I reckon those chairs would raise a bob or two on Flog it! Wink Two great shots, Helen, desaturating them works well here Smile
Trev Smile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 - 7:03 PM

Lovely light and pastel palette.

P.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2014 - 11:16 PM

nš1 for me I love the subdued colours!

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8798 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1612 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2014 - 8:32 PM

Sounds like a fascinating place, Helen, quite unlike the pristine historical houses we visit.
I couldn't help being reminded of my old workshop when I used to restore antique furnitureGrin!

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WhiteRose1
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10 Mar 2014 - 8:59 PM

Sure we've got a crack to match that! Smile

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12 Mar 2014 - 2:24 PM

Well seen and very nicely shot and presented.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2014 - 7:23 PM

Many thanks everyone for your comments and especially to Philip-H for his User Award SmileSmileSmileSmile

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