After tea

By CaroleS
Having treated you all to tea at Castle Drogo we move to Lanhydrock House for some light entertainment on the Steinway piano.Wink

A bit of a battle to get because of the blinds on the windows restricting light and no flash allowed.

This was part of my winter challenge - to capture indoor shots to include windows without getting blown out detail.

Thank you for all recent comments and votes (Hermanus really made us laugh with his comment on Gracious Living2Grin)

Best wishes to you all

Tags: Cornwall General Architecture National trust Lanhydrock

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 9:52AM
love the light in this one carole brilliant detail and tones a belter nice one Wink

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
20 Jan 2013 10:02AM
An excellent interior capture, Carole, I can just hear Liberace tinkling the ivories Wink Carol
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 10:05AM
Very well handled Carole
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
20 Jan 2013 10:16AM
The low light levels have been overcome by you, capturing an image which I'm sure accurately represents the ambience of the room so well.
bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 10:19AM
You got that one spot on Carole well done.
fentiger 16 916 23 England
20 Jan 2013 10:57AM
You have done very well here with an ISO of only 100.

20 Jan 2013 11:00AM
just waiting for me to play it ...
In my dreams
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 11:12AM
Done well here Carole with the limited light
lovely shot
20 Jan 2013 11:14AM
good exposure control again Carole some very fine wood in this

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
20 Jan 2013 11:50AM
The exposure is excellent Carole, love the atmosphere created here.


NDODS 6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 12:06PM
You have captured the charm and light so very well Carole.

Regards Nathan
20 Jan 2013 12:22PM
I think the lighting is just right
Irishkate Plus
6 41 110 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 12:24PM
Great practise taking indoor shots - not at all easy.
I love libraries in old houses and imagine people reading lots in days when there was no TV.
20 Jan 2013 12:28PM
A grand Grand Piano here Carole, set in a very grand Room, bet it cost a few too Smile

John Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 12:40PM
Love the atmosphere created by the light in this shot.
Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
20 Jan 2013 12:44PM
Brilliant use of available light here.

Best Matt
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
20 Jan 2013 1:01PM
One of the best 'available light' shots that I have seen for a long time Carole. Not only a very well composed image but superbly exposed. It's terrific!!!
Pity I have given my UA.SadSad
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 1:30PM
Very well done low light picture you have captured this so well, I played the piano as a čhild and seeing a piano is a great temptation to tinkle on the keys
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
20 Jan 2013 1:30PM
Well, I really enjoyed that tea, Carole...I'm waiting now to hear you tickling those ivories...Wink
A very fine capture, and well handled in the tricky lighting conditions Smile
Trev Smile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
20 Jan 2013 1:32PM
A flash would have spoiled the image - perfect light to capture the beauty and elegance of the place Smile
hasslebladuk 7 1 6 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 1:41PM
Excellent exposure lovely shot
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
20 Jan 2013 2:04PM
Not only a beautifully composed and captured image of what look like the sort of room I dream of, they also have "my" piano stool. Must go and check it's still here! Tongue

ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
20 Jan 2013 2:44PM
That's some winter challenge with the windows! You've done well here and lovely light on the Steinway. It was pretty amazing, the opulence in the last two uploads. I do NOT envy the housekeeping involved, though!!

Andrew Grin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
20 Jan 2013 2:52PM
What a beautiful piano-- fits in well with the library!
20 Jan 2013 4:11PM
The exposure is excellent
8 10 10 England
20 Jan 2013 4:28PM
You seem to have succeeded in your challenge to yourself Carole.Smile
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 5:40PM
Is that a stuffed Owl or something else, on the furniture, betwen the two portraits?Wink

nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
20 Jan 2013 6:59PM
Perfect exposure, wonderful interior capture!
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 11:49PM
Beautiful use of light - I can hear the silence!
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
21 Jan 2013 7:47PM
This image hits all the right notes Carole, you've made the best use of the available light
Tibetan 5 3 England
23 Jan 2013 8:44AM
Most of the places I have worked in had this sort of light and atmosphere Carole, very restful, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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