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Giant skittles

Giant skittles
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Copyright: Jean Dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 0 N: 3257] (16374)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-05
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Sony cybershot DSC-N1
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-09 13:34
Viewed: 1210
Points: 24
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Hello everyone, another shot from my visit to Lanhydrock.

These yew trees were impeccably manicured to maintain their 'skittle' like shape.What a job for the gardeners to keep them trimmed!
As you can see I have made sure that there is a person in shot, so that you are able to get an idea of scale.

I have probably said this before, but if you are ever in Cornwall, near to Bodmin,do make a trip to this place, you will not be disappointed.

PP cropped, unsharp mask and resized for posting.

Thanks for looking.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-07-09 16:08]

I do hope that I can someday visit your very interesting corner of the world. This is a beautiful yard and garden. Very nice color and sharpness. TFS and have a happy day!

Jean Hi;
Excellent presentation of Daily Life. This image is amazing, the work placed in these gardens is amazing and you have captured, composed and presented this image very impressively. Thanks for the note. Congratulations, very well done.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2008-07-10 18:43]

dear Jean Dwyer,
I really admire these works of English gardeners.
in my feeling, these are surrealistic...
your capturing is very effective to show those 3D feeling in the garden space.
thank you,

Hello Jean,

You have managed to arrange these yews in a very pleasing composition. I particularly like the way they line up with military precision on the left side.

The spires on the gatehouse echo the same theme.

The dull day has produced soft colours and shadows.

A fine picture.



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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-07-11 5:20]

Hello Jean
Beautiful composition and great colours and light. I love the strong green you've got here. Very fresh and with a great mood.
Congrats, mb

Hello Jean,

Good POV. Amazing work here ..wow ! Beautiful garden to visit. I have a little suggestion for you, maybe just crop the bottom.. (grey part).

Well taken Jean. TFS


hello Jean
nice shot of these trees, i was wondering how these gardners managed such trimming.
nice POV
good placement of the shot

thanks for sharing
Manuj Mehta'

Hello Jean!
Lovely place. Beautiful natural colors and details. Nice composition.
TFS, Best regards, Zorica

A very interesting composition, particularly when you let your eye focus on the yew trees and have the rest of the scene fall into the background. The yews almost float.

Kind regards,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-07-13 13:39]

Hi Jean,
what a beautiful place.what a beautiful shot.Depth is perfect.TFS.Necla.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-07-14 12:39]

Amanzig presentation Jean,
wonderful colors and the composition. An excellent picture succeeded to you. Good light and detail.
My compliment.

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  • Maged Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 9 N: 251] (2656)
  • [2008-07-14 12:56]

Hello Jean
Wonderful shot for pretty garden, Excellent DOF and POV.
I wish you shot it again when it's sunny , i think it will looks great with the sun light.

Well Done Jean

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