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If you are all going to come for tea I thought I would change to a larger venue and closer to home.Wink

Taken at Castle Drogo in Devon (a National Trust property). The National Trust do now allow photography inside most of their historic houses, just be sure to check on entry as there may be restrictions in certain areas and no flash.

Thank you for all your comments and votes yesterday.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Oct 2012 - 2:56 PM
Focal Length:10mm
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Gracious living2
Username:CaroleS CaroleS
Uploaded:19 Jan 2013 - 10:29 AM
Tags:Architecture, Castle drogo, General, National trust
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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 10:38 AM

Wonderful image, excellent composition and beautifully captured

Hugh

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 10:39 AM

A wonderful interior capture, Carole. Carol

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 10:40 AM

What time then Carole?Grin
a great composition showing through into the hallway
but it is the lighting that you captured through the window
that sets this beautifully
Lillian

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
19 Jan 2013 - 10:41 AM

Now I am even more convinced the this place and I were meant for each other - such opulence befits one from the stix in South Africa Smile I will wear my best loincloth when we come over Smile

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 10:48 AM

A quality work achieved here, Carole!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 11:04 AM

I could sit down to a burger and chips very nicely there, CaroleWinkWink.
Most NTS properties up here do not allow photography at all which is a pity as here are so many opportunities lying untapped.
You have captured this rich interior very nicely though, and it is a sumptious venue for dinner.
Ronnie.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 11:40 AM

Beauty - shows how the other half lived Smile in days past, often thought it unfair how many have suchh wealth and we are mere mortals (sigh) but does money really bring happiness! Superbly taken picture

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 11:52 AM

Beautifully composed and captured. What a fabulous piece of work on that ceiling!

Ann

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32911 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 12:02 PM

A wonderfully observed, crafted and captured opulent setting Carole

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 12:27 PM

Rich, sumptuous and opulent have all been used. Perfect descriptions..... no sugar in mine, Carole, cheers. TongueGrin

Dave

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 12:43 PM

Nice warm colours Carole ,much needed at the moment,we will set off soon just put a nip of something warming in mine.

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achieverswales
19 Jan 2013 - 1:00 PM

Just a note also on Photography in NT properties they allow tripods used carefully, have done so on many occasions. Excellent detail and light Carole, even today some very rich people would better this with their stunning homes.

Regards

Trev.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 1:04 PM

Lovely warm feel to this one Carol. I love to be warm when I eat!
What's on the menu?
KateGrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
19 Jan 2013 - 1:17 PM

exposure well controlled here Carole

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 2:11 PM

I'll be by--- looks wonderful!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 2:51 PM

Beautifully exposed and composed Carole. Superb mellow lighting.
Ron

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 3:42 PM

I'd certainly love to come to tea, Carole, if it's in a beautiful place like this! Wink Just give us the date and time...Smile A beautifully captured image Smile
Trev Smile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 - 4:12 PM

Beautifully captured interior.

P.

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Herge88
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19 Jan 2013 - 4:49 PM

Good shadow and light detail in this.

Best Matt

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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
19 Jan 2013 - 4:52 PM

Hey, did someone say tea? I take mine with ice and a little sugar;however,this looks great.WinkTongue

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jasonrwl
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19 Jan 2013 - 5:04 PM

Another very fine image Carole - love the warmth from the lights
Jason

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ChristineD
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19 Jan 2013 - 5:04 PM

Wonderful image, great tones and light

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 5:10 PM

Excellent capture of what is for most of us another world.

Albert

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tomcat
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19 Jan 2013 - 5:28 PM

You have obviously finished the decorating then?Wink

Adrian

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19 Jan 2013 - 5:30 PM

Oh my God, what a set up.!!!

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LynneJoyce
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19 Jan 2013 - 7:59 PM

The light accentuates the glittering tableware beautifully.

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danbrann
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19 Jan 2013 - 9:43 PM

I do think they modelled this on my house. good pic Carol.

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fificat100
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20 Jan 2013 - 5:37 AM

Stunning interior of a stately home

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20 Jan 2013 - 9:45 AM

impressive indoor shot, you have controlled the lines very well.

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21 Jan 2013 - 7:46 PM


Quote: I could sit down to a burger and chips very nicely there, CaroleWinkWink.
Most NTS properties up here do not allow photography at all which is a pity as here are so many opportunities lying untapped.
You have captured this rich interior very nicely though, and it is a sumptious venue for dinner.
Ronnie.

If you sat down to eat burger and chips Ronnie you'd probably be forcefully ejected for lowering the tone of the establishment!!!Wink

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
23 Jan 2013 - 8:40 AM

That's more to my taste Carole, peace and elegance a comfort zone, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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