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Howick Hall in Spring
Howick Hall is situated just off the Northumberland coast between Alnmouth & Dunstanburgh. Howick Hall itself is not open to the public at the moment, but there are plans to restore the ground floor and to open it with an exhibition on the family, the great Reform Bill of 1832, the garden and the arboretum, and local natural history. Howick Hall is a Grade11 listed building and has been owned by the grey family since 1319. A fire destroyed the whole of the interior of the main house in 1926 with all the contents of the top two floors. It was then rebuilt in 1928 . The family moved out of the main house shortly after the death of the 5th Earl Grey. In 1973 his grandson, Charles Baring, 2nd Baron Howick of Glendale, converted the West wing into a home where he and his family live now. The gardens at Howick are aimed at garden lovers with the extensive grounds offering a wide variety of plants throughout the year.
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Album name:Helen / Helen/ Helen's Album
Keywords:Howick Hall
Camera:Canon EOS 70d
Author's Comments:i tried to clone out the overhanging branch but left it as wasn't succeeding very well with it.
Editing Performed:Shadow highlight, brightness contrast, usm
File Size:986 KB
Date added:Apr 29, 2014
Dimensions:2000 x 1360 pixels
Displayed:43 times
Color Space:sRGB
Components Configuration:YCbCr
Customer Render:0
Date Time:2014:04:21 21:36:22
DateTime Original:2014:04:18 16:33:11
DateTime digitized:2014:04:18 16:33:11
Exif Image Height:1360 pixels
Exif Image Width:2000 pixels
Exif Offset:2460
Exif Version:version 2.3
Exposure Bias:0 EV
Exposure Mode:0
Exposure Program:Aperature Priority
Exposure Time:1/50 sec
FNumber:f 18
Flash:No Flash
Flash Pix Version:version 1
Focal length:24 mm
Metering Mode:Spot
Model:Canon EOS 70D
Orientation:Normal (O deg)
Scene Capture Mode:0
Software:Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
White Balance:1
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SteveT  [Apr 30, 2014 at 06:37 AM]
Nicely composed shot, like the field of flowers leading the eye to the house, also the range of colours and the nice blue sky, the image is also very sharp and well exposed, very well done
The only criticisms I can make are I think you have taken the boundary of the flowers as being level this has left the house leaning slightly to the left also I would be tempted to clone out the man walking middle right.
George  [Apr 30, 2014 at 07:11 PM]
.......and all at once I saw a crowd, a host of....... narcissus
A smasher of a shot Helen as Steve points out above, excellent work.
I appreciate his points but I only needed 0.2 degrees to straighten the house and the GU, well he's small enough not to intrude but large enough to give scale.
The branch though has to go, have another try, the shot deserves it.
JOHN  [Apr 30, 2014 at 10:35 PM]
Great low down POV and excellent DOF sharp from front to back, the f18 selection was a good choice here.
I can appreciate removing that branch could be tricky because of the overlap of the tree behind it, something you don't always notice at the time (been there done that)
But a pretty good photo I think, so well done.
Helen  [Apr 30, 2014 at 11:54 PM]
Thank you all for your comments When I have time I will have a look at this again & try & remove the branch & straighten the house.
Beermonsta  [May 05, 2014 at 06:37 PM]
The POV adds great depth and scale to the image Helen, A lovely, well composed image of spring. I think removing the branch would benefit the image, but it could prove quite difficult, sometimes we have to live with thing like that to get the composition as we want it.
alanuk  [May 05, 2014 at 09:19 PM]
Behind with my comments again so it's all been said. A lovely springtime image that would do well on a Howick Hall brochure.
Helen  [May 06, 2014 at 04:35 PM]
Thank you Peter & Alan for your comments.