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Shakespeare's Birthplace

By TrevBatWCC    
Shakespeare's Birthplace is a restored 16th-century half-timbered house situated in Henley Street, where William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and spent his childhood years. William's father was a glove maker and wool dealer, and the house was originally divided in two parts to allow him to carry out his business from the same premises - the business section can be seen at the right-hand end of the building. V2 is taken from further down the street, giving a wider view of it's location.

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Architecture Warwickshire Stratford-upon-avon Henley Street Shakespeares Birthplace

Voters: CarolG, S_Psharma, Meheecho and 46 more

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
13 Mar 2013 12:49PM
Two perfectly captured and presented images, Trev. Carol

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Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 1:06PM
Two very well captured and processed images. I prefer V1 purely because there are no "people distractions" and the eye is solely on the building but that is a personal opinion
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
13 Mar 2013 1:07PM
I like the people in v2
Trev_B 10 151 68 England
13 Mar 2013 1:39PM
Both great images given your very own style... well done Trev.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
13 Mar 2013 2:22PM
Two stunning photos Trev !!
ColleenA Plus
5 348 5 Australia
13 Mar 2013 2:41PM
Both stunning captures, well done... hope the weather has warmed up there, a sweltering 36 deg here in Cape town and its already 4.40pm.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
13 Mar 2013 2:46PM
A difficult balancing act between having figures in for scale and human interest without then becoming the focus of attention. v1 with one couple would be perfect. Excellent detail from the processing again, Trev. Not open to the public i would guess.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
13 Mar 2013 3:07PM
Both versions are excellent, Trev, and I agree with Dave's remarks. When we were there ( decades back ) there would have been a tour coach parked there for sure. Very detailed images and nicely's a fine old building, full of character and so good that it has been so well looked after and preserved down the centuries.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
13 Mar 2013 3:36PM
Excellent couple of captures Trev, the people do not bother me, it would be difficult to photograph this place without Tourists. If my memory serves me right the main road used to go passed the house, looks like they have pedestrianised the road, about time too, once again excellent processing.


Two very well captured and processed shots, has your work all over it, I like the way you present your work Trev , both good v2 by a head today for me.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 3:59PM
two belters

V2 for a vote today
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
13 Mar 2013 4:19PM
2 Attractive shots. Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 4:34PM
The light was with you for these Trev, two very nice shots. V1 is my favourite.

How on earth did you manage to get V1 with no queues of Japanese and American tourists there? It is nothing short of miraculous.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 5:05PM
Two great captures Trev,V1 my fave..........Who is that upstairs dressed in red? Hope its not the ghost of WillyWinkSad
Sezz 12 617 15 England
13 Mar 2013 5:27PM
Not easy to get a good image of the house here, usually so many tourists around - you did a smashing job with this one Trev, it's such a wonderful old building!

When I was there, Shakespeare (actor of course) was leaning out of the top window and gave us a rendition of Sonnet 18 - Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day, have a pic of it somewhere in my PF Smile

Sarah *
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 6:37PM
Two beautifully composed and crafted compositions. The processing has been done sympathetically whilst still retaining the charm and character of this wonderful historical setting.


P.S. Love the new Avatar Trev...
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 7:41PM
great moody feel to both of these Trev
but going for the action of V2
13 Mar 2013 8:28PM
Beautiful images Trev - have spent a few hours in the coffee shop opposite eating their cream cakes!! You have captured the very essence of this wonderful building. Lou
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
14 Mar 2013 1:43AM
V1 doesn't have quite the HDR look I'm used to from you, but I like it very much, AND I like v2 aslo.

JanieB43 9 47 6 England
14 Mar 2013 8:40AM
Great shot Trev ... You need a job as a travel tog !!!

brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 3:35PM
Cracking. The image, not the building! Absolutely stunning image, very clear and pin sharp. What programme do you use to process your images? They are really well done.
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
14 Mar 2013 5:27PM
Hmmm they don't make 'em like that any more Trev . A wonderful building , beautifully captured . Fine to be working from home even in those days ! xx
29 Mar 2013 10:58AM
Two amazingly good images, Trev!


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