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Intimate Lanscape

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Created in this Craftsy class

Shooting Intimate Landscapes taught by Rob Sheppard

Turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! See beauty on a small scale and find intimate landscapes anywhere with photographer Rob Sheppard.

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Category Photography
Theme Nature & Landscape
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Winterbourne House Birmingham No4 Winterbourne House Restored to its Edwardian Arts and Craft splendour, Winterbourne House is a unique heritage attraction set within seven acres of beautiful botanic gardens. Only minutes from Birmingham city centre, Winterbourne is a hidden gem home to beautiful antiques and over 6,000 plant species from around the world. Take a step back in time to discover what life was like during Edwardian days. See how the dcor would have appeared when the Nettlefolds occupied the house over 100 years ago, with rooms boasting beautiful Arts & Crafts furniture and antiques. One of the exhibition rooms focuses on Winterbournes importance within the community with interactive exhibits which tell the story of the house and its occupants. The story of John Nettlefolds work in the family firm GKN the largest screw, nut and bolt manufacturer in the world together with his pioneering work as the chair of the first housing committee in Birmingham.

04/25/2014 Flag

This is a nicely composed scene that has all of its elements working well together. The light creates a nice emphasis on the bridge and the big tree in the background, as well as giving some definition and form to the rocks at the bottom. The blue sky adds a great color that contrasts nicely with the big tree's branches. This is more than simply a sunny day the timing here is important. If the white clouds at the lower left were behind the tree, the image would not be nearly as effective.

05/02/2014 Flag

The web page first displayed only showing the vertical shot with the bridge, which I think is the most successful image of the group. The catkins hanging down are helped by the shallow depth of field, but the strong shadows directly behind them are distracting. That shows something very important -- tonal contrasts such as a dark shadow against bright grass will always dominate a photo, even if out of focus. The bird house is an interesting counterpoint to the bridge shot -- in this case the white clouds in the background make the birdhouse start to merge with the background. Waiting for blue sky would help. The line of trees has some nice light and sky. The shot of the house uses the foreground nicely, but it would be more effective if the building were not centered top to bottom. The tree flowers have a nice color contrast to the sky.

05/02/2014 Flag

Thanks once again Rob for your constructive comments. What you were not to know is we had a very heavy rain storm with strong winds moments before these images were taken. I took the images with my Canon 16mm -35 mm 2.8L USM lens at 16mm. My wife and I had taken shelter in an outdoor Alpine house for a good few minutes waiting for the rain and cloudy skies to pass through.

05/04/2014 Flag