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All Work and no Play...

By cooky
Little homage to the army of staff and volunteers that keep such places as Chatsworth in such pristine condition.

There is a slight pun in the fact that I know some may say crop out the duck...don't worry, the gardeners are working their way over to it! WinkWinkWinkTongue Nobody messes with that duck!


Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Chatsworth Black and white

Voters: woodini254, woolybill1, Selby and 32 more

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adagio Plus
3 3 2 England
6 Apr 2021 12:07PM
Nice mono of Chatsworth House and the lovely Seahorse Fountain, Kath.

6 Apr 2021 12:33PM
Excellent composition Kath, like the detail,
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2021 2:00PM
Indeed Kath - a lot of work goes into keeping these properties in order.
Happy days when you can visit again.
gpimages Plus
11 69 2 England
6 Apr 2021 2:05PM
Nicely done Kath.
Graham Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
6 Apr 2021 2:33PM
Thought this building looked familiar. We had a Camera Club outing here way back in 2005, such lovely grounds and gardens. Being a very warm sunny day, never got to go inside the house itself, seemed a shame to allow the sun go to waste! 😃 A fine composition and capture, working well in mono...even with half a duck! 👍
Trev 😀
glyndwr 14 103 10 Wales
6 Apr 2021 2:49PM
Oh dear, whats up duck.
Never mind, nice upload.
6 Apr 2021 3:14PM
It's been a while since we visited Chatsworth - must put it on 'the list'!!
A lovely composition and capture.

Thatís a great image Kath. What an impressive building. Where would we be without these volunteers! They are amazing. Most of the gardeners at Wisley are volunteers. As for the poor duck......half a duck is better than no duck......especially with Hoisin sauce & pancakes!!! 😉

capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2021 4:57PM
An interesting shot with or without the duck.Smile
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2021 5:03PM
Beautiful image, beautiful architecture, and location...
Isabel GrinGrin
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2021 5:04PM
Thanks all, for the comments and clicks. I know Trevor that blinking duck! To crop would lose part of the fountain and I could have erased it but what the heck, let it have its moment in the spotlight! Karen, your idea for the duck is the best! Especially with scally onions and thin strips of cucumber! We've had a Duckgate incident!

Take care all.

gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
6 Apr 2021 7:24PM
A great mono Kath !!
The architecture is magnificent.
I'm glad you left the duck alone.

6 Apr 2021 8:24PM
A lovely mono, beautiful architecture..Lin
IamDora 1 6 Canada
6 Apr 2021 8:26PM
Well, I finally found the duck! Works so well in mono.
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2021 1:02AM
Thank you Glenn, Lin and Dora. I couldn't crop that little duck!


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