Saturday, 7 April 2012

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Flora at Hardwick Hall, 6th April 2012

Mushroom Shaped Yew

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Photographs taken at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire Friday 6th April 2012. Website here
There are improvements at Hardwick Hall this year: a new visitors centre, including shops, snackery and the Barn Restaurant. The improvements cost in the region of £6.5m The new car park is huge too.

Hardwick Hall - West Front - A seven Shot HDR image
Hardwick Hall - South Elevation - A view from the stable-yard
Hardwick Hall - East Elevation - A view not previously available from this position
Door - No Access
Oak leaves in relief - Information Board
Stable Door, love the colour
Stairway to Barn Loft - Helpers Rest Room

Lily of the valley
Caption on stable wall
Caption on stable wall

Monday, 2 April 2012

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Moon photographed Sunday 1st April 2012, Weston on Trent, hand held 1/320 @ f5.6 ISO 200. Nikkor lens 55-300mm. Effective focal length 450mm. Nice crater detail at the terminator, this is where the dark and light parts meet. The image is about a 50% crop out of the original image.

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Members of the HotHouse Big Band and Screaming Kicks. The latter band are giving concerts in New York for ten days beginning Sunday 1st April 2012.

A challenge to get any images at all in All Saints' Church. Many shot at ISO 6400. Slight noise reduction in Camera Raw. Collage created in Picasa, so some of the images have been "trimmed" by that programme.

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Lambs at Calke Abbey, taken on Saturday 31st march 2012.