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Yesterday was a glorious day for walks as the countryside is at its peak at the moment with very beautiful vivid colours. This is another view on Avening from a different hill from my previous uploads.

"Avening is a large village perched on a steep hillside of the Gloucestershire Avon. Formerly a cloth-making centre, the village became prosperous during the period of the Cotswold wool trade & mills continued to produce cloth late into the twentieth century. There have been settlements in or around the village for thousands of years & several burial chambers are situated within walking distance of the village.

The village church is the only church in Britain to be built by a Queen. Dedicated to the Holy Rood, the church was consecrated in the presence of Queen Matilda in 1080." (

The shot was taken late in the afternoon when the light is still strong and the autumn colours come alight. (f16 1/40th sec natural light, zoom at 42mm, use of Photoflitre just a touch)

Thank you for your comments about my recent uploads. Your comments/critique are always appreciated and welcomed.

Have a good evening,


Tags: Gloucestershire Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel Avening

Voters: mrswoolybill, SRSmith, glazzaro and 30 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1794 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2007 5:46PM
Best time of year for a walk - if you get a decent day like this evidently was !

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SRSmith 10 1 United States
1 Nov 2007 6:08PM
I like the shadows across the meadow and the variation of hue in the tree line. A wonderful fall image, it must have been a spectacular afternoon.
glazzaro 12 70 23 United States
1 Nov 2007 6:28PM
Love the color changes this time of the year, well taken, Spot on! Click!!!

1 Nov 2007 6:35PM
Nice autumn scene Jean-Noel,
robincoombes 10 1 5 Wales
1 Nov 2007 6:38PM
Beautiful scene

jaktis 13 84 Sweden
1 Nov 2007 6:41PM
Looks like a great day

JYBluesman 10 97
1 Nov 2007 7:16PM
Super capture and history. A lovely countryside shot. Jeff
TyChee 12 275 1 United States
1 Nov 2007 7:22PM
Beautiful colors and landscape.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
1 Nov 2007 7:30PM
A lovely Cotswold landscape, like the autumn colours and composition
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2007 8:04PM
This is a beautiful area Jean..we know it well.You have captured the essence of autumn here superbly.
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
1 Nov 2007 8:26PM
Interesting history, and a fine landscape.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
1 Nov 2007 8:46PM
Nice image -like the colours in this .
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2007 8:48PM
A lovely capture JeanNoel.

I love the way you have composed it so that we can see it nestling in the valley.

imagio 11 12 1 England
1 Nov 2007 9:10PM
Excellent autumnal colors

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
1 Nov 2007 9:14PM
This is such a lovely time of day to take photos. Warm colors and long dramatic shadows. Love it.
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
1 Nov 2007 9:16PM
Great colours and llight. Lovely shot.
trissie 11 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2007 10:08PM
A lovely tranquil scene, beautiful Autumn colours.

phil_j 11 134 4 England
1 Nov 2007 10:33PM
Beautiful scene, well captured.

User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2007 11:19PM
A beautiful scene, wonderful.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
2 Nov 2007 12:59AM
Splendid fall colors! Jennnn
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
2 Nov 2007 2:49AM
Glorious colour, nicely exposed.
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2007 7:17AM
Beautiful light, colours and a very pretty Cotswold scene,
glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
2 Nov 2007 2:41PM
Nice light and long shadows.

GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2007 6:27PM
Lovely autumn colour...pleasure to be #30 Smile

Jou©o 13 56 Finland
2 Nov 2007 7:08PM
wondeful view you had there...........

Thank you for comments, always pleasant to read. Jean-NoŽl
5 Nov 2007 10:48PM
What a lovely scene. Great shot.
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
6 Nov 2007 7:14PM
its a lovely scene

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