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Chestnut and Orangery

Chestnut and Orangery
Photo Information
Copyright: Robert Smith (bobsmith) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 499 W: 360 N: 126] (1886)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2015-04-25
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-26 11:49
Viewed: 608
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Saturday and the weather is poor. But we only have the weekends, so we visited Saltram House, a National Trust property. In this property is a Chestnut tree, and I just love the texture. This is the image I've decided to post, you can see the orangery, where they grow the lemons and limes, in the background.

ISO 100
1/80 sec

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Hello Robert! Superb Black and White composition. Good exposure. Very good capture. Fine trees. Interesting background. Good contrast and sharpness. Very good texture. Splendid work. Regards!

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2015-04-26 14:30]

Hi Bob,
Certainly an interesting old chestnut tree (and I have never heard of an 'orangery'). There appears to be a few unusual shades in the sky which are a little distracting

Hellow Robert,
I wonder how many years that Chestnut has been growing. Strong focal point on the tree and then one is drawn to the house and garden benches.Sky does have an odd tone , might that be a cloud, overall a well constructed image.


Nice though in presenting this in B&W. and the texture on this tree made this pic some what special.


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  • mak Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 16 N: 26] (511)
  • [2015-04-27 20:33]

Hey Robert, taking photos on the weekend is the way I am....
Great tree and you managed to present details very good, I like the whole theme of this photo. Well Done.

The structure of the tree is indeed very good.
The orangery adds value.

You have captured the texture of the tree very nicely and it contrasts nicely with the orangery in the rear.

Ciao Robert, great view of fantastic chestnut, excellent clarity, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Ciao BobSmith!

Fine sepia.
Fine light and bright.
Good cut.
Good sharp.
Original picture.


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