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Gazebo Shadows

By Jasper87  
Taken in the Gibberd Garden, near Harlow, Essex. The Garden is a highly individual creation of Sir Frederick Gibberd, the master planner of Harlow New Town. It is sited on the side of a small valley, which slopes down to a brook. Occupying some 7 acres, the garden was planned as a series of rooms, each with its own character. The glades, pools and alleys provide a setting for some fifty sculptures, large ceramic pots, architectural salvage, this gazebo and even a moated childrenīs castle with a drawbridge.

This shady spot is just behind the main house. The wooden thing certainly has an interesting shape, identification welcomed, or speculation anticipated.

Iso 200, f9, 1/50s, 50mm, handheld!!


Tags: Essex Landscape and travel Gibberd Garden Saturday shadows

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
13 Oct 2012 7:48AM
I was wondering myself what the wooden object was originally used for, Dave Smile. A lovely spot in the garden, with some great shadows. Carol

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13 Oct 2012 7:56AM
Was Harlow planned and would anyone admit to it. Joking, been there just wont be going back. Like the subtle shades of colour and or course the shapes and textures. And no, no idea of what that object is. Regards
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
13 Oct 2012 8:19AM
A beautiful shot with lovely light and shadows
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 8:24AM
Very nice Dave.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1870 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 8:32AM
Magical, dappled light and shadows. Those shadows are a picture in their own right.
13 Oct 2012 8:33AM
Beautifully balanced photo with lots of interest and contrasting elements.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 8:35AM
A very informative pre-narrative Dave, with a great supporting image. The Wooden thing that you were referring to is in fact a Rocker, which were originally designer for agitating warm milk. One slight nudge and the agitation and rocking would take place, allowing the weight and the momentum to carry on until another nudge was required. GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
13 Oct 2012 8:40AM
Excellent shadow photo with interesting info given along - thanx for sharing Smile
jdinne 14 16 England
13 Oct 2012 8:47AM
Great light and shadows Dave

13 Oct 2012 8:51AM
Looks like a feeding bowl for cattle .
13 Oct 2012 8:54AM
Must be a most interesting garden to visit. You've caught a lovely play of light and shadows in this shot - and the nice angle of the 'wooden thing' that Nathan has explained for us.

Tibetan 5 3 England
13 Oct 2012 9:09AM
Very interesting Dave and a nice photo, looks like a large ladle for scooping water! certainly a great center piece! well done like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
13 Oct 2012 9:34AM
Sounds a great place to visit, Dave, full of interest and quirky features as this shot indicates so well.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 9:49AM
An interesting image with lots of detail - I like the twisted branches and the shadows, but can't make out what the wooden object is

Quote:Magical, dappled light and shadows. Those shadows are a picture in their own right.

I'm with Moira on this one, Dave,

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 9:59AM
Beautiful light and detail
13 Oct 2012 10:41AM
lots of interest in this capture David with fine shadows happy to be no.30

saltireblue Plus
7 7.6k 33 Norway
13 Oct 2012 10:44AM
An oasis of shadows where one can shelter from the midday sun. An unusual choice of building materials for the gazebo, though. Concrete building blocks. Would have thought a wooden structure was mopre in keeping. Whatever that gourd is, it's too big for my mouth...justWink

Humblebee 5 1 England
13 Oct 2012 11:24AM
Well spotted Dave, an excellent composition with lovely dappled light and a very interesting 'wooden thing', enjoyed your narrative and Nathans explanation ... Carol Grin
moiral 7 12 Scotland
13 Oct 2012 11:39AM
Like the comp Dave, and lovely shadows from the wisteria. Nice one. Moira
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 11:47AM
Wonderful image, great composition, light and shadow.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 112 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 12:03PM
A beautiful image in it's own right.
I thought the object was a bongo drum!
NDODS knowledge of the rocker is very interesting
and something I'm sure not many will have ever heard of!
A very pleasing composition and lovely shadows.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 12:26PM
Strong shadows and textures here, Dave.

Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
13 Oct 2012 12:38PM
Lovely shadows being cast in this. Good image.

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 1:47PM
Well seen and framed Dave
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
13 Oct 2012 2:39PM
Some very lovely dappled shadows. Such a pretty place........Sandy
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 4:50PM
We have Nathan to thank for putting us out of our misery on the rocker, which I've never heard of! I think I'd get in close to those shadows on the white wall - they're wonderful!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
13 Oct 2012 4:51PM
I was wondering what the 'wooden thing' was! Wink Nathan's explanation sounds feasible Smile A very lovely capture of this delightful corner Smile
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Oct 2012 4:52PM
spot on with your hand held 50mm lens, some great shadows here!
13 Oct 2012 5:05PM
A beautiful capture with lovely light
13 Oct 2012 7:16PM
What a great find Dave,superb light and shadows..Lin
13 Oct 2012 7:34PM
Very nice play of light and shadow, Dave!Smile
Regards Valery
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 8:13PM
very nice dappled light and interesting shot
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 8:35PM
Good subtle colours and light Dave ,nice one.SmileSmile
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 8:38PM
Lovely light, very interesting shadow,Dave
13 Oct 2012 10:22PM
Very nice image with the shadows well captured.
Allen, Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 10:30PM
such a lovely tranquil image here Dave
beautifully captured, but definitely expect
nothing less from you!Smile
13 Oct 2012 11:27PM
Dave, nice little capture with detail, shadow and lighting all working together....

pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 7:48AM
Some great colours Dave, and super shadows, Peter..
14 Oct 2012 10:14AM
Superb colours Dave, very nice light and shade,

Spot on.


PhillipMinnis 7 94 4 Australia
14 Oct 2012 11:15AM
A lovely scene, Dave! Well spotted and captured!


Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
14 Oct 2012 11:28AM
Lovely shot of an interesting place. Intriguing object too!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 11:36AM
what an intriguing image
14 Oct 2012 11:51AM
Interesting garden and image ! GIll
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
14 Oct 2012 2:00PM
Lovely display of light and shadows. Perfect place to spend a warm summer day.GrinGrin
14 Oct 2012 5:51PM
Beautiful image, Dave. I love the comp, shapes, light and shadow, texture.... Deep
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 7:58PM
Very nicely captured indeed!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Oct 2012 8:17PM
what a beautiful spot.
you have framed the sculpture very well!
danbrann 13 636 17
15 Oct 2012 4:36PM
A bit late and it's all been said above. The whole image is just so well controlled.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
15 Oct 2012 6:49PM
A pleasant and tranquil place where one can escape the rigours of modern life, the light, shadows and sense of calm have been captured perfectly
A lovely coloured autumn capture with good light and shadow on the subject
blending nicely with great texture. Well done. WesternRed.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 4:33PM
It's a very interesting image and a good comp with the FG straight shadow leading your eye in. Being constructive, I think the FG right plants are a bit less sharp and there appears to be burn out on the fern highlights. Overall the image is probably brighter than it needs to be and dropping the exposure by a stop would eliminate burnout, darken the shadows (which I think would strngthen the comp) and may add more intrigue!

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