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A little Mote Town

By NDODS    
Good day to you all

Firstly thank you all so very much for your wonderful comments and votes following yesterdays Silly Sunday upload.

Secondly Sorry that I never got around to looking at and commenting on all of your images yesterday. I spent most of the afternoon out, then on my return I was rather unwell and spent the rest of the day in slumber.

Anyway I am feeling much better today. Today's upload were captured yesterday whilst out with Julie and Kizmet at Ightham Mote.

Built nearly 700 years ago, this house has seen many changes and been owned by Medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high society Victorians.

Highlights include the picturesque courtyard, Great Hall, crypt, Tudor painted ceiling, Grade I listed dog kennel and the private apartments of Charles Henry Robinson, who gave Ightham Mote to the National Trust in 1985.

The house is surrounded by peaceful gardens with an orchard, water features, lakes and woodland walks.

Venture onto the Ightham Mote estate on one of the three estate walks, which offer unique views across the Kent countryside and stunning displays of flora and fauna. There is the renowned ancient bluebell woodland in spring at Scathes Wood, wildflowers in the summer, autumn colours and the crisp days of winter to come back and enjoy. Discover the hoppers' huts and the source of the water spring that feeds the moat at Ightham Mote.

I hope that you all have a wonderful day ahead, for me who knows.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Architecture Historical National trust Ightham mote Light Builds

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Comments


7 Oct 2013 7:11AM
A beauty Nathan - that reflection is spot on. Love it. Smile

Carol

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ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
7 Oct 2013 7:15AM
So beautiful and tranquil...great photography Nathan, love the reflections
Perfect reflection, lovely image
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 17 10 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:19AM
Super captures Nathan, a lovely place to visitSmile


Cliff
netta1234 Plus
3 291 2 Wales
7 Oct 2013 7:28AM
A lovely image with great reflection ,love them both .
I do hope that you will have a good day today NathenSmile
NettaSmile
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:29AM
Beautifully captured and super reflections.
7 Oct 2013 7:30AM
superb shots and lovely narrative too! never even realised it was there
amazing shot!
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:34AM
Lovely subject, good processing, nice reflections. I like them both.
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
7 Oct 2013 7:43AM
Beautiful captures, Nathan, and I love the shadow of the tree on the side of the building. Carol
RobboB Plus
9 107 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:46AM
A fine capture Nathan. Liking the composition and reflection
Two super images Nathan V2 has the edge for me

Gordon
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
7 Oct 2013 7:48AM
Excellent examples of quality record photography.

Albert
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:55AM
Superb capture Nathan love everything about. Very similar to Hever Castle near me, also the same age. GrinGrin Peter.
7 Oct 2013 7:56AM
Lovely scene, well captured with nice reflection, Nathan. I prefer V2.

Lavina
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 8:02AM
A fine capture of this fine building Nathan. V1 for me.
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
7 Oct 2013 8:05AM
Fabulous shots with an amazing history behind.
7 Oct 2013 8:12AM
The sense of history is communicated well. Beautiful image.
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
7 Oct 2013 8:24AM
A lovely set with version 2 winning it for me Nathan.

Ken
Excellent captures with beautiful details, fabulous reflections on the water and an interesting sky compose a really wonderful image, Nathan!
George
A beautiful capture of a fantastic looking building, Nathan.

Slightly prefer the closer in view (V1).

P.
7 Oct 2013 8:36AM
Two super images these Nathan !! A lovely place Smile
Suzicoo Plus
4 480 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 8:37AM
v2 just wins it for me
mrswoolybill Plus
9 840 1372 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 8:40AM
I prefer the closer view in V1, there's enough of the diagonal wall to 'base' the composition, without having too much of the rather boring vegetation bottom right. But V1 does need a small anti-clockwise rotation, those reflections should drop down vertically. Have a look at the left hand side, there's a pronounced tilt!
Rotating and of necessity cropping would reduce the amount of tree creeping into the frame on the upper left side and I think I'd prefer without it altogether, there's too little to create an effective frame.
Moira
two nice captures Nathan ,v2 for me

glad your feeling a bit better...

David
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 8:49AM
Two well shot images Nathan and reminded me of our outing to Leeds Castle
we must get back soon before the leaves fall
liking both these
Lillian
7 Oct 2013 8:54AM
Two great images Nathan.

Jenny Smile
7 Oct 2013 8:58AM
love them both equally ...
look like a great place to visit from your image
cats_123 Plus
12 4.4k 25 Northern Ireland
7 Oct 2013 9:02AM
Like your new summer cottage Smile Smile
widtink Plus
3 406 2 Scotland
7 Oct 2013 9:27AM
Fantastic shot , sharp,sharp.sharp Smile

Rod
Beautiful shot. You have so much history all around you. Lovely image.
Nigeve1 Plus
2 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 9:46AM
Two lovely images of this fine location, Nathan. I like V1 because I find the wall and hedge lead my eye away from the main subject and out of the image in V2.
Nigel
Kurt42 Plus
13 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 9:52AM
Superb captures of this fine building. Many thanks for the interesting narrative. Have a good day.
Great reflection, well captured.

Mary
Beautiful building and well captured Nathan. Love the reflections and V1 is my favourite. Glad your feeling better today SmileSmile

Brian J.
7 Oct 2013 10:38AM
I like the symmetry in these images Nathan, beautifully composed as wellSmile

Danny
V2 for me the wall puts the house into proper perspective.

Dougie
achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
7 Oct 2013 11:05AM
What a beautiful house and Narrative Nathan, the captures are composed and exposed with a great expert knowledge of photography, V1 just ahead for composition.

Regards

Trev.
7 Oct 2013 11:18AM
Superb views Nathan great reflections and interesting info. Grin Patricia
Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 11:35AM
Beautifully taken with lovely reflections.
I'm with Moira on a little straightening of V1- surprised Lynne didn't pick up on that!
It might just clip the bottom of the reflection though but I'm sure with your skills, you can sort that.
KateGrinGrin
a real good one my friend

billy
A superb shot NathanSmileSmile
EileenH 2 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 12:21PM
Great set, love the reflectionsSmile

Eileen
capto Plus
3 3.2k 8 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 12:30PM
A lovely old house, to my shame I have never been there, must put that right.Smile

ivor
7 Oct 2013 12:42PM
A lovely day you took to visit. And two excellent captured images. The reflections are beautiful and like the processing.
7 Oct 2013 12:46PM
V2 for me. What a wonderful house.

Harriet
mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
7 Oct 2013 1:07PM
A splendid looking building indeed Nathan.
Good shots.
Mick.
7 Oct 2013 1:19PM
If I'd of known you round my house I would of invited you in for cream teas on the lawn.....................GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
7 Oct 2013 1:59PM
v2 for me today Nathan like the inclusion of the wall pulls you into the shot looked like you had some nice weather for it also

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
7 Oct 2013 2:14PM
A "little" town and a huge reflection-- wonderful images!
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
7 Oct 2013 2:46PM
VERY picturesque views in both, especially V1. Lovely weather and sky!

Andrew
saltireblue Plus
5 5.4k 31 Norway
7 Oct 2013 3:10PM
V1 for me, Nathan, the colours seem to be a bit more vibrant than v2.

Malc
Looks so lovely and tranquil place Nathan. Brilliant capture, I love the reflections.
Effrossini
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3348 Canada
7 Oct 2013 3:16PM
V1 also. Just a note to follow up on earlier comments. The tilt is due in large part to the lens distortion of the 12mm lens. And of course there may also be a level issue. So before straightening, you first need to correct this lens distortion. But thats only if you want to, - its not anything mandatory. Then, if the vertical on the left is still out of line, its should be rotated. The most accurate assessment will always be in the centre of the shot when using a wide angle, and the centre, just by eye, looks vertical, with the reflection in line with the edge of the wall.



Regards


Willie
7 Oct 2013 3:18PM
Now, I could live in a place like this! Wink What a wonderful building, and two super captures here, Nathan. Think I go for V2 as my fave Smile
Trev Smile
ali63 Plus
4 733 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 3:20PM
I love the titleGrinGrinGrin Nathan, great images.

Ali SmileSmile
Super detail Nathan v2 for me today , lovely colours and reflections .
7 Oct 2013 4:40PM
Two fabulous shots of this wonderful NT property, Nathan - composition and verticals spot on.
Regards,
Richard
7 Oct 2013 5:26PM
You forgot to mention the bodies Bricked up in the walls Nathan Smile
Smashing shot, and the Dog Kennel alone is worth a visit.

John Smile
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
7 Oct 2013 5:52PM
A skillful capture Nathan. The exposure is spot on.
Mike_Smith Plus
8 270 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 6:47PM
Beautiful image Nathan, that water is like a Mirror, beautiful sky too
dudler Plus
12 349 668 England
7 Oct 2013 7:08PM
V2 has a greater sense of depth...

And, as ever, a witty title...
7 Oct 2013 7:15PM
V1 for me Nathan. Just beautiful and love the reflections GrinGrin

Kathryn
carper123 Plus
4 744 8 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:15PM
Two superb images, Nathan, v1 for me, I prefer the composition. wonderful detail as well.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
Stunning image, Nathan with beautiful reflections.
Fred
Beautifuly built and captured Nathan! First Class Work in every way ! Best Regards from Finland, Nathan! ---- Jukka.Smile
8 Oct 2013 2:03AM
Beautiful soft tone, perfectly composed!
oll1e Plus
8 57 2 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2013 5:10PM
v2 for me Nathan ,i feel that the wall puts everything into its correct perspectiveWink
The magic hour light on these two great captures with good detail. Well done Nathan.
WesternRed.
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 11:01AM
Lovely place! All good in my eyes, the reflections, the building, and those wonderful stone textures! IB
xwang Plus
6 32 7
9 Oct 2013 6:52PM
Beautiful and informative image.. wonderful colour, light and composition.
11 Oct 2013 11:49PM
Two beautiful scenes and captures
-source
13 Oct 2013 7:34AM
Two wonderful images Nathan, stunning reflections Smile
Jan
BarbaraR Plus
9 16 1 England
19 Oct 2013 2:42PM
Looks a wonderful place of historical interest.
Very well photographed Nathan.

B.
Bantu Plus
2 6 1 India
21 Oct 2013 5:40PM
only one word superb.

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