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Abbey Gardens

Abbey Gardens
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Copyright: Steve Fry (suzley) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-25
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Lumix DMC G 3
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-12 1:50
Viewed: 945
Points: 26
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Tresco Abbey Gardens

In 1834 Augustus Smith left Hertfordshire and took up residence on the Isles of Scilly as Lord Proprietor and leaseholder of all the islands. He chose to live on Tresco and selected a site adjacent to St Nicholas Priory - which had fallen into disrepair in the sixteenth century - to build his home.

On a rocky outcrop above these ruins Augustus Smith built his house, which he named Tresco Abbey. In addition to constructing the house, he started almost immediately creating a garden based around the St Nicholas priory. In order to protect his early plantings from the winter gales, he built a series of walls around the garden.

What you see here is part of the stone walls protecting these gardens. It was a dull day there but tried to capture as much detail from this stone arch.

Stv :)

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Bom dia Steve,

Excellent POV of this excellent composition. Great capture of these ancient ruins with very nice colors and saturation, perfect light, contrast and sharpness.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-02-12 2:00]

Hi Steve

The diffused light has helped a lot more than hindered here. Good sharpness & the vegetation draped old rock arch looks more like tropical Angkor Wat than England. The red brick stands out well against the greenery too. Tfs!

Hello Steve,
Part of the old wall was curiously used, lovely place!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-02-12 6:54]


fantastique captage et iamge superbe compo quel arche et iamge quel rendu sur la pierre avec la végétation qui pousse sur les mur, superbe iamge.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Steve,
A nice details of this old Park and stone walls,
Excellent point of view and tone of colors and light,
Great architecture for the time and well done presentation,

Part of the charm of the UK is the old ruins. The craftsmanshiip shined through even though the buildings have fallen into disuse and ruin. Somehow I dont think the future generation will be able to say the same about todays buildings when they fall into ruin :-)
Lovely composition showing beautiful craftsmanship now combined with nature.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-02-12 8:40]

Nic ephoto with excellent quality, sharpness and light are perfect, well composed

Hello Steve,the shape and colours of the arch are perfect as a contrast to the varied textures and colours of the luscious vegetation.
The muted light has prevented any 'burning' out of any of the details.
A lovely picture Steve, well seen.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2012-02-12 9:30]

Hi Steve,
Nice photo with excellent quality & sharpness. Good manage of light. Perfect POV. Well done.
Kind Regards,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-02-12 10:05]

Hi Steve,
Beautiful ruins of this marvelous arch! Perfect light management and such impeccable details in the old stone work. Beautiful contrast and sharpness.
Neatness is present and the crop is just magnificent.
Well done.

Francis Xavier

Olá Steve
I like the colors, sharpness and clean of the composition...The stone colors and the beauty green make a beautiful image. Great sharpness...it must be a luxurious garden.( No frame? ehehe)
Um abraço

Ciao Steve, fascinating ruines in a beautiful natural ambientation, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Steve,

Using the arch to frame the garden is a good idea. the point of view is showing the detail and colors of the arch. The late morning light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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