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Mottisfont House 2

By pamelajean
Thankyou for looking in on my previous image of Mottisfont. I am grateful to those interested enough to leave votes and comments.

Now, a closer look at the house. But this is a bit of a Marmite image, I think.
Does the tree frame the house, or does it obscure the house?
Does the tree become the main subject, being so large and bold?

I said before that ďthis was the home of Maud and Gilbert Russell, a comfortable country house where artists and writers came to relax and be inspired. Mrs Russellís weekend parties were celebrated in Londonís artistic circles from the 1930s to the 1950s.
What makes Mottisfont so unusual is that it started life as a medieval priory and was later converted into a house, with the priory church still encased inside it.
The font in the garden is the ancient spring that first persuaded settlers to stop here over a thousand years ago. Itís a quiet, contemplative pool which now flows into a stream garden and winds through shady trees down to the river.Ē


Tags: Tree Architecture Historic Country house National trust Romantic Hampshire Magnificent Romsey Maud and Gilbert Russell medieval priory

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Philip_H 10 1.5k United Kingdom
11 Apr 2018 6:44PM
Striking composition, Pamela.

P Grin
11 Apr 2018 7:05PM
Lovely shot Pamela. Cathy
derekp 11 1 5 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2018 7:17PM
Your comment raises a moot point, but the purpose of your image is to show the house in its environment, so is successful in its own right? Like it!
ddolfelin 11 103 3 Wales
11 Apr 2018 7:33PM
Love the natural frame.
Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
11 Apr 2018 7:35PM
Works for me Pamela, fine image,
femape 5 Argentina
11 Apr 2018 7:50PM
Bella imagen.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2018 8:23PM
The building is beautifully framed and I like the tree being present, and I don't think it over dominates.
11 Apr 2018 8:48PM
I like the idea of looking through the trees branches to see the house, Pamela.
DaveNewbury 5 5 3 England
11 Apr 2018 8:52PM
Great angle to photograph the old house Pamela. A beautiful place
brian17302 10 2 13 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2018 10:28PM
Great old tree to frame the house, Pamela
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
11 Apr 2018 10:38PM
Sounds intriguing - that tree is large but certainly makes for an interesting composition
capto Plus
10 7.1k 33 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2018 10:41PM
The old tree matches the house nicely.Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2018 12:55AM

Quote:The old tree matches the house nicely.Smile

That was my thought too, old companions in perfect harmony.
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2018 8:19AM
The framing works perfectly for me Pamela.
Peter GrinGrin
franken Plus
20 5.5k 4 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2018 8:26AM
Lovely scene, Pamela.

CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2018 12:25PM
I do like the way you have used the tree to frame the house, with the upper windows peeping through the branches. Works well.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
12 Apr 2018 3:41PM
I think perhaps a slightly lower viewpoint showing a little less tree would have worked better for me, but still a very pleasing image, Pamela Smile The main thing is if you like it, that's all that matters! SmileSmile
Trev Smile
12 Apr 2018 6:25PM
Lovely framing Pam..Lin
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
13 Apr 2018 12:20PM
It's a shot that I like very much and I do agree with Derek's comment although like Trev, perhaps a little less of the small straggly branches would have been better.
But I like your ethic here and by and large it works for me.
xwang 13 56 8
16 Apr 2018 10:39AM
A beautiful view,.. Thank you for the info. Pamela.

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