Bowood 2015 #20: Rhododendron Gardens (26th April)
This is Keeper's Lodge which is at the entrance to Bowood's Rhododendron Gardens. I wanted to capture it while the tree was in blossom.
After the previous day's visit had been a failure photographically speaking I wanted to return as soon as possible to recapture the gardens at the same stage, this time not attempting any HDR experiments. I revisited the Jubilee Garden, sat in the same bench seat, walked around the circular path, and was waved to by Lord Lansdowne, who drove into the garden using a 4x4 this time, as I was completing the circuit.
This time I also ventured into other parts of the grounds and took a couple more photographs (included in the album below), though the blossoming bushes have yet to reach their peak.
The Extra photos show the view of the Jubilee Garden from the bench seat, taken with my iPad, and two treatments. One uses the iPad's Painteresque app in its Rainbow style, and the other adds to that by using Fast Stone's Oil Painting filter, by which time the scene looks almost unreal.
3.5.2015 (1150 hr)
Blip #1563 (#1813 including archived blips)
Consecutive Blip #005
LOTD #798 (#918 including archived blips)
Two Trips To Bowood's Rhododendron Gardens, 25-26 April 2015 (Flickr album)
Lens: Pentax 17-70 mm (Blip)
Bowood 2015 series
Bowood 2013-2015 (Flickr collection)(Work in progress)
Outdoor Places I Have Sat In series
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn Theme (recorded 26 March 1959)
To celebrate Duane Eddy's birthday (26 April 1938), this was the hit version of Henry Mancini's theme for the TV series Peter Gunn of 1958.
One year ago:
Smokey 1543 hr
- Pentax K-50