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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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Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:11AM
A beauty Nathan - that reflection is spot on. Love it. Smile


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ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
7 Oct 2013 7:15AM
So beautiful and tranquil...great photography Nathan, love the reflections
termite53 5 8 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:16AM
Perfect reflection, lovely image
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:19AM
Super captures Nathan, a lovely place to visitSmile

netta1234 6 382 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
SUE118 Plus
9 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
7 Oct 2013 7:30AM
amazing shot!
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:34AM
Lovely subject, good processing, nice reflections. I like them both.
CarolG 11 199 20 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
11 132 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

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
7 Oct 2013 7:48AM
Excellent examples of quality record photography.

Mollycat Plus
4 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.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 8:02AM
A fine capture of this fine building Nathan. V1 for me.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
7 Oct 2013 8:05AM
Fabulous shots with an amazing history behind.
paulknight 8 2 8 New Zealand
7 Oct 2013 8:12AM
The sense of history is communicated well. Beautiful image.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 8:24AM
A lovely set with version 2 winning it for me Nathan.

7 Oct 2013 8:26AM
Excellent captures with beautiful details, fabulous reflections on the water and an interesting sky compose a really wonderful image, Nathan!
7 Oct 2013 8:32AM
A beautiful capture of a fantastic looking building, Nathan.

Slightly prefer the closer in view (V1).

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
7 Oct 2013 8:36AM
Two super images these Nathan !! A lovely place Smile
Suzicoo 6 481 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 8:37AM
v2 just wins it for me
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1928 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.
two nice captures Nathan ,v2 for me

glad your feeling a bit better...

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 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
7 Oct 2013 8:54AM
Two great images Nathan.

Jenny Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 8:58AM
love them both equally ...
look like a great place to visit from your image
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
7 Oct 2013 9:02AM
Like your new summer cottage Smile Smile
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
7 Oct 2013 9:27AM
Fantastic shot , sharp, Smile

7 Oct 2013 9:42AM
Beautiful shot. You have so much history all around you. Lovely image.
Nigeve1 Plus
5 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.
Kurt42 15 2.9k 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.

7 Oct 2013 10:31AM
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

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

achieverswales 7 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.


7 Oct 2013 11:18AM
Superb views Nathan great reflections and interesting info. Grin Patricia
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 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.
a real good one my friend

7 Oct 2013 12:12PM
A superb shot NathanSmileSmile
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 12:21PM
Great set, love the reflectionsSmile

capto Plus
6 5.2k 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

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
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.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 Oct 2013 1:07PM
A splendid looking building indeed Nathan.
Good shots.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
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

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Oct 2013 2:14PM
A "little" town and a huge reflection-- wonderful images!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
7 Oct 2013 2:46PM
VERY picturesque views in both, especially V1. Lovely weather and sky!

saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
7 Oct 2013 3:10PM
V1 for me, Nathan, the colours seem to be a bit more vibrant than v2.

7 Oct 2013 3:12PM
Looks so lovely and tranquil place Nathan. Brilliant capture, I love the reflections.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3878 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.


TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
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
6 775 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.
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
13 637 17
7 Oct 2013 5:52PM
A skillful capture Nathan. The exposure is spot on.
Mike_Smith Plus
10 482 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 6:47PM
Beautiful image Nathan, that water is like a Mirror, beautiful sky too
dudler Plus
14 701 1340 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

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 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.
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
11 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.
Chinga Plus
7 3 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 9 56 8
9 Oct 2013 6:52PM
Beautiful and informative image.. wonderful colour, light and composition.
Source 7
11 Oct 2013 11:49PM
Two beautiful scenes and captures
13 Oct 2013 7:34AM
Two wonderful images Nathan, stunning reflections Smile
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
19 Oct 2013 2:42PM
Looks a wonderful place of historical interest.
Very well photographed Nathan.

Bantu 4 7 1 India
21 Oct 2013 5:40PM
only one word superb.

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