Julie Walker, EPSA  

Stourhead by Julie Walker, EPSA

September 2021 - Stourhead

September 2021 - Julie Walker, EPSA


About the Image(s)

"This image was taken in July at Stourhead. This is a well known house and garden built in the 18th century. The image was taken on my converted Canon 1300D with a wide angle lens. It was a fairly bright day so the ISO was set at 400 with a shutter speed of 160th second at f16. I made some initial adjustments in Lightroom and then converted the image using Nik Silver Effex. I then selectively darkened the brighter areas, sharpened it slightly and then cropped it to remove most of the sky which I felt was distracting."

4 comments posted

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Lovely clouds in the sky, and a well-balanced image. Where is Stourhead? I'm from Shoreline, near Seattle, Washington. Never heard of it. This is really nice as a landscape of bridge, water and home. I love the details that infrared captures in the trees and stonework. You also captured a nice perspective of the bend in the river.   Posted: 09/06/2021 18:51:26
Julie Walker   Julie Walker
Sorry I should have mentioned that I live in the UK as you are new to the group. Stourhead is in the south of England.   Posted: 09/07/2021 02:31:33

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
I think this is a lovely scene - one no photographer could pass up. There is so much to look at. My eye follows the river bank back to the bridge where the water seems to end - but wait, it that more wat just beyond? The structure is interesting, so my eye wanders back there too. I think the foliage is well done and your selective adjustments have given it texture and depth. Finally I notice the sky which has detail, but a softness that adds interest without competing with all the other lovely compsitional elements. I find this image very visually appealing and I think your postprocessing decisions are spot on.   Posted: 09/16/2021 15:10:30

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
Well done! I would love to walk this area, the bridge has such character and so does the house. You have processed this beautifully and I think it is so well balanced. Love, love, love it!   Posted: 09/19/2021 14:50:20


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