52/2013 Week 21


Part of the reason I have been away on vacation was to attend a wedding at Springhill House in the Vale of Evesham. It’s an ideal wedding location, with beautiful gardens and a large lake…“a great opportunity for some sunset shots over the lake in the evening”, I thought to myself. No one will miss me for an hour or so and I had even eyed up where I was going to stand to get that “great” photograph.

But ever the cautious photographer I grabbed a couple of photographs with my P&S during the day just in case. Look at those clouds, they would look great at night all lit up by the setting sun…..and the reflection on the lake. I couldn’t wait.

Fast forward to 8:30 in the evening. There I am down by the lake, not a cloud in sight, a clear blue sky and the sun is going down with a whimper. As it gracefully dropped towards the horizon there was the slightest tinge of red in the sky. Worse still a slight breeze had got up and the mirror-like lake from the afternoon was now a choppy mill-pond. No reflections here. Giving up I went back to the wedding and had some fun at the Ceilidh

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14 thoughts on “52/2013 Week 21

  1. Tomaz June 2, 2013 / 11:24

    Too bad your sunset pic did not come out as planned. It would have been superb!

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  2. Tina Schell June 2, 2013 / 13:16

    But your daytime shot is lovely mike. A framed copy would be a lovely wedding gift 🙂

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    • Mike Hardisty June 2, 2013 / 15:36

      I did consider doing that Tina. It’s just a sunset would have been nicer, but you can’t have everything

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  3. Chas Spain June 2, 2013 / 14:27

    Agree with Tina – this is superb – the reflections with the rippling water are enough to make an impressionist happy. And the boat ready to launch two across the water? It’s perfect.

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    • Mike Hardisty June 2, 2013 / 15:37

      Thank you Chas. would have been nicer as a sunset though

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        • Mike Hardisty June 3, 2013 / 14:21

          Unlikely, I don’t live in the area and the grounds are private

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  4. elizz June 2, 2013 / 15:26

    but still it’s a beautiful photo of serenity…

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    • Mike Hardisty June 2, 2013 / 15:39

      But the sunset would have been much better…

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  5. petspeopleandlife June 2, 2013 / 22:39

    This is still a very nice photo despite no chance for a great sunset. A very pretty lake.

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  6. Patti Kuche June 13, 2013 / 15:53

    The best laid plans . . . . but it is a lovely gentle reflection!

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    • Mike Hardisty June 13, 2013 / 16:07

      I did try to keep it soft, don’t know why, just thought it would look good that way. But I do wish the sunset had been better. It would have looked good over the lake

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