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Scampston Hall Gardens

By DaveMead  
Hi Folks,

Thanks for all the kind comments and clicks on my recent uploads, I really appreciate you taking the time.

I have had a very busy couple of weeks with family coming to stay and Farndale's annual Agricultural Show. The show was a great success with the weather staying fine and the folks turning up in their thousands; like last year I had a stall selling framed prints of some of my images as well as entering the photographic classes. I won 4 of the classes and a trophy for my picture of a local farmer on his old 'grey fergie' (tractor) in the 'Farndale at Work & Play' class.

Once the show was out of the way, we had some days out with the family including a trip to Scampston Hall near Malton. Although the weather wasn't great, the cloud did break up for a while whilst we were walking around the gardens and I couldn't resist getting the Big Stopper out for this shot. Rather than wait for me, I told the rest of the family to carry on with the walk, which took them down the left hand side of the lake, as long as they kept moving. This they did and I was very pleased to find no trace of them whatsoever on the image, nor some other people who wandered into shot on the right hand side towards the end of the 60 second exposure. Now that's what I call Big Stopper magic!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and thanks for dropping by.


Tags: North yorkshire Lake Trees Gardens Big stopper Landscape and travel Scampston Malton

Voters: RonnieAG, andylea, mickr and 32 more

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RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
5 Sep 2011 5:48PM
A beautifully composed shot, and such a tranquil scene and setting: the reflection of the large pine really makes the shot. I have no experience of this big stopper filter and therefore cannot remark on what it has done for the shot in this case. However, having said that, it is a cracking shot.
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2011 5:51PM
brilliant comp dave wonderful colours and reflections belting detail and light a stunner nice one Wink
dbedford 13 6 England
5 Sep 2011 6:11PM
Beautiful, love the reflection.
phil99 14 45 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2011 6:27PM
A beautifully composed shot .Use of your 10 stopper has certainly worked magic here . Great colour /tones and wonderful reflections .Hope to be around in about a fortnight so will look forward to sorting something out with you ....Phil
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
5 Sep 2011 6:27PM
Well balanced composition, lovely colours and a great reflection.

Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
5 Sep 2011 6:55PM
A very attractive scene. Well-captured and composed.
Roly 14 Wales
5 Sep 2011 7:17PM
jeronius 12 2 1 England
5 Sep 2011 7:19PM
Beautifully done Dave, such a good subtle use of the 10 stopper too.
5 Sep 2011 7:26PM
Fantastic shot! Love the clear reflections. Well done!

Claire Smile
danbrann 16 640 17
5 Sep 2011 8:21PM
Good and thoughtful use of that filter David. A lovely image.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
5 Sep 2011 8:35PM
Beautiful image.........Sandy
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2011 9:04PM
oh what a beautiful shot so relaxing to look at, must make a wonderful walk, the big stopper indeed working magic..

oll1e 14 57 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 4:23PM
Don't think ive ever been there Dave
ps thanks for the info, though i have decided to use someone elseWink
andy_AHG 12 106 6 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2011 10:49AM
Beautifully captured pastoral scene Dave.

JanieB43 12 49 6 England
16 Nov 2011 8:17AM
Stunning reflections and a beautiful range of colour and tones. A bit "cooler" in colour than your usual images but no less fantastic - well captured and well done on your success at the show. Excellent stuff as usual

24 Jan 2012 1:09PM
Exellent composition, light, reflections and colours! Another stunner, Dave!

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