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As you seemed to have enjoyed yesterday's upload, here is another view taken on the same path going towards Gatcombe Park. This time the view is towards the little town of Nailsworth. On the right the beautifully coloured trees belong to HRH Princess Anne.

"Gatcombe Park is the private country home of the Princess Royal, situated in England between the Gloucestershire villages of Minchinhampton and Avening, five miles south of Stroud.

The house and farming estate were bought by Queen Elizabeth II in 1976 for Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips at the price of £5 Million. The previous owner was Lord Butler of Saffron Walden, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and a former Home Secretary, who had inherited the house from his father-in-law, Samuel Courtauld. Courtauld had acquired it from the Ricardo family, owners from 1814 (when the estate was bought by the political economist David Ricardo) to 1940.

The house was built from 1771 to 1774 for Edward Sheppard, a local clothier, and altered for Ricardo to the designs of George Basevi (a relation), c. 1820. It features Bath stone construction, and comprises five main bedrooms, four secondary bedrooms, four reception rooms, a library, a billiard room and a conservatory, as well as staff accommodation. It was renovated and redecorated for Princess Anne and Captain Phillips, and they moved into it in November 1977. In 1978 the land was increased by the purchase of the adjoining Aston Farm. The Gatcombe Estate now covers around 730 acres (3 km≤), of which 200 acres (0.8 km≤) are woodland, and includes a lake containing brown trout. There are considerable stabling facilities, including a new stable block.

Today the Princess Royal lives in the manor-house with her second husband, Rear-Admiral Timothy Laurence. Mark Phillips lives in the adjoining Aston Farm with his second wife.

The grounds host a biannual craft fair with around 160 exhibitors, in May and October." (Wikipedia)

f16 1/15sec camera secure on a tripod zoom at 35mm just a touch of Photofiltre at the end


Thank you for your comments on my recent uploads. Comments and critique welcome.

Have a good evening,

Jean-NoŽl

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 18-55mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:GATCOMBE COLOURS
Username:JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
Uploaded:25 Oct 2007 - 7:40 PM
Tags:Avening, Digitally manipulated, Gatcombe, Gloucestershire, Landscape / travel
Votes:35

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2007 - 7:49 PM

How the other half live... With their variously reorganised other halves. Lovely image, heart of England as it should be.
Moira

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robincoombes
robincoombes e2 Member 7robincoombes vcard Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2007 - 7:51 PM

English countryside at its best beautiful captured and given meaning by the text

Robin

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Grim1
Grim1  749 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 - 7:56 PM

Great image. I imagine there's a fairly awesome cross country course too - he designs them, doesn't he?

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SRSmith
SRSmith  7 United States
25 Oct 2007 - 7:57 PM

A superb shot, Jean. The fall color and atmosphere really come through.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
25 Oct 2007 - 8:00 PM

Some interesting information and a nice landscape

Peter

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2007 - 8:01 PM

Glorious view of these hadwood trees ---showing their best atumnal colors!

jennnnn

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TripleDshake34
25 Oct 2007 - 8:25 PM

Incredible view. very well done. Top notch

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Hop-A-Long
25 Oct 2007 - 8:34 PM

Once again superb light. Love the view.
Andy

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rmr
rmr  7 Wales
25 Oct 2007 - 8:46 PM

superb colours
mark

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phototime  8 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 - 9:06 PM

Beautiful english countryside and that is wonderful,lovely composition and colours.


Mo

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
25 Oct 2007 - 9:24 PM

Lovely shot, great colours.
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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
25 Oct 2007 - 9:25 PM

Lovely autumn colours, nice light,
Fred.

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derekv
derekv  7 England
25 Oct 2007 - 10:23 PM

Superb shot Jean -Noel, lovely colours. Great information, too.
Derek

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derekv  7 England
25 Oct 2007 - 10:23 PM

Superb shot Jean-Noel, lovely colours and lighting. Great information, too.
Derek

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phil_j
phil_j  8133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2007 - 12:00 AM

Fantastic collection of colours.

phil

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9188 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2007 - 1:27 AM

Beautiful scenery and colors.
Ty

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2007 - 8:06 AM

Another lovely composition. Thank you for the background information too.

John.

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panda
panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2007 - 10:55 AM

Nice landscape with interesting lighting.

Regards Phil

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2007 - 11:03 AM

English countryside at its very best Jean. Shown at the very best season too.
Ron

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Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2007 - 12:12 PM

Another lovely rural English scene.

Best Matt

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Digicat
Digicat  7127 forum posts
26 Oct 2007 - 6:40 PM

I do like subtle Smile

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
26 Oct 2007 - 7:21 PM

So beautiful, almost a 3d effect with all the layers of trees
mandy

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fatmod
fatmod  8 England
26 Oct 2007 - 7:42 PM

lovely capture

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robway
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26 Oct 2007 - 8:03 PM

Lighting is lovely highlighting the beautiful Engish countryside.
John

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piccy  8 Wales
26 Oct 2007 - 8:05 PM

Very nice autumn woodland.
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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
26 Oct 2007 - 8:08 PM

Thank you very much. I love this area and I'm so pleased you appreciate it too. Jean-NoŽl

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