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A Musical Interlude

By pamelajean
A big thankyou to Peter and Keith for kindly giving their User Awards to my Big Pod.

Here's a picture of the music room at The Vyne in Basingstoke, Hampshire, which was built in the 1520s by William Sandys, who rose at court to become Lord Chamberlain to Henry V111.

I was lucky to get this picture because I was using my tripod, which upset one of the volunteers, who said it was dangerous. When I arrived, I appreciated that no flash could be used, but was told I could use my tripod, and I tucked myself in, well away from the main walkway. So I asked to see this man's superior, and she was extremely pleasant. She said that she didn't want the incident to spoil my visit to The Vyne and gave me permission to use my tripod if I was careful not to cause any accidents. Needless to say, I didn't use it much after that.

I noticed that the National Trust houses now have specific printed rules about photography. If you are correctly informed at the outset, there are no problems.


Tags: General Historic National trust Hampshire Basingstoke Estate The vyne

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Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
22 Jul 2015 1:03PM
A classically beautiful photo. I find my little pocket Panasonic comes in very handy in such situations.
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.2k 162 England
22 Jul 2015 1:14PM
I don't suppose my heavy tripod with spiked feet would go down too well!!

Like the angles and the inclusion of the book, Pamela.

22 Jul 2015 1:27PM
Wonderful clarity, light and colour, a top shot Pamela.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
22 Jul 2015 1:51PM
This is a very interesting composition showing the elegant instrument in all its glory and the open book showing a person playing the instrument--- Good eyes !
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2015 2:09PM
I used to be an administrator for two NT properties, rules have now relaxed and if you tackle the volunteers straight away they will usually be most obliging and tell you what, where, and how, but I do have one or two cards up my sleeve, as you always get just one who is very officious, that is not what the NT wants!

Super shot, well composed, with interest and good light and colour!
12 5.6k 130 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2015 2:46PM
A very well composed and captured image of this wonderful interior setting. Your image is beautifully exposed with wonderful colour and light.

Thanks for sharing Pam

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2015 3:33PM
A well captured and beautiful image, Pamela.

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
22 Jul 2015 3:44PM
That's a very beautiful looking harp, and beautifully captured it is too, Pamela Smile
Had a Camera Club mini outing to Armley Mills Industrial Museum in Leeds, and they welcomed tripods. They're only dangerous if put in people's way or they don't look where they're going! Wink
Trev Smile
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
22 Jul 2015 3:56PM
Up here I have been told that photography is not allowed in the NT properties, so you are lucky to have been given this opportunity and on which you have capitalised most handsomely. That's a very fine image with the format format just right.
Fred263 10 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2015 4:41PM
Great image. Superb comp & details, Pamela.
IMO, photographers are not made to feel welcome in public places anymore.Sad

22 Jul 2015 5:04PM
A fine well detailed composition - it makes so much difference to be able to use 200 ISO inside a NT Property, Pamela!!

I hope you didn't have a camera bag on your back!!WinkWinkWink

JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2015 5:20PM
A beautiful harp, marquetry and capture.
Philip_H 10 1.5k United Kingdom
22 Jul 2015 5:49PM
Lovely composition and well captured.

P 3Grin
johnke 9 232 17 England
22 Jul 2015 5:53PM
A beautiful Image Pamela so detailed and so many tones, a stunner for sure.

Oh dear, no tripods, do they tell you how to dress and walk they should be happy as you are recording the place.

LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2015 7:11PM
Beautifully detailed and composed, all in all a stunning image of the one instrument that I cannot bear hearing!

Such a shame about the officious volunteer but nice that the official person was so helpful.
netta1234 10 382 2 Wales
22 Jul 2015 8:16PM
A very musical image.
A lovely Harp.
ukgubbi 11 5 India
23 Jul 2015 1:18AM
Awesome shot.
Nigeve1 9 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2015 8:05AM
Well composed, excellent period interior image, good use of available light.
mashwood10 10 6 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2015 10:13AM
I truly love this comp Pamela.

brian17302 Plus
10 2 13 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2015 5:33PM
Superb period image, beautiful harp Pamela:
I am not the only one that has problems with the "Tripod Police": DGrinGrin
tonyng Plus
12 12 3 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2015 6:53PM
If I must harp about this it would be the symphathetic light that gives this the mellow feel. Well composed Pam.
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2015 10:17PM
A place I used to enjoy visiting
and some people just have to ... don't they!!!
a wonderful shot Pamela, with great light
25 Jul 2015 9:45PM
A lovely composition beautifully taken Pam..Lin
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2015 12:43AM
Impressive work...
There is a story to be told by this image...
Rende 15 38 4 Netherlands
26 Jul 2015 10:56AM
Lovely light, colour and detail Pamela.
DonMc 14 4 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2015 10:18PM
A privileged and rare photograph Pamela, lucky for you and for us!SmileSmileSmile
capto Plus
10 7.1k 33 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2015 7:53AM
A well taken interior shot.Smile

iancrowson 12 215 169 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2015 10:40AM
Lovely rich colours
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
27 Jul 2015 8:48PM
Cracking good shot Pamela. I'm glad you stood your ground on this. I live quite close to the Vyne and have been many times but I have not attempted to photograph in the House. Maybe I will some time.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
xwang 13 56 8
1 Aug 2015 7:21AM
Beautifully composed image, I love the colour...
Well done you to bring the tripod into National Trust house, Pamela. I have never seen anyone with one, so if I see any lady taking photos in the National Trust houses somewhere in the future, she will be approached by me next time...GrinGrin
BIGRY1 10 3 8 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2015 5:22PM
Great image. Your tripod endeavour has been well rewarded!Wink

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