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Dransfield's Mill - part 9

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 13 May 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

In this shot of the Mill, I have stepped across for a closer look at one of the horse drawn vehicles. They were on show for an auction next day. It would be great to see some horses hitched up to these!

We can imagine this scene with a crowd in period costume. Perhaps at a gala ball. While this thought is still fresh in mind - I move on next week in a new series overflowing with costumes. My next series will be set a century earlier than the Victorian era depicted here. And it will have a literary theme!

NIKON D5000 1/80 second F/14.0 ISO 200 13 mm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely composition. You can almost hear the horses.

13 May 2011 6:00am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A very beautiful one !

13 May 2011 6:12am

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Super series and composition !

13 May 2011 6:30am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Aujourd'hui, je choisirai celui-ci ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

13 May 2011 6:39am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

It is this view original. The building appears to be a simple wall planted in the ground. I love ... is like a visual fantasy! A hug, Adela

13 May 2011 7:21am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

An other beautiful composition and POV. I like the tones very much! Great shot!!

13 May 2011 7:39am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


13 May 2011 7:49am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The colours here look like they may be a little more authentic Stephen, the red brick looks just that, would you say so?

13 May 2011 8:16am

@Curly: Yes, Curly - I think you are spot on. The red colour seems to be a little 'truer' in this shot. Although without knowing the location well, I can't be too precise! I used a custom white balance with all my shots; and although the overcast conditions were good for photography, the cloud cover and light kept changing from shot to shot.

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb composition and framing, the colors are splendid. Magnificent shot. Good day.

13 May 2011 8:18am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

Heh Stephen thanks for the head's up about the super processing of my most recent image!
It hadn't uploadind correctly... so i've deleated it and consequently all accompanying comments!
cheers suzanne:))

13 May 2011 8:46am

thami from Morocco

La bâtisse, aussi, elle a de l'allure !
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

13 May 2011 9:31am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

on devait être bien pour balader dans ces jolies calèches !!:)

13 May 2011 9:34am

Thomas from Paris, France

Nice red tones. It's a real great serie!

13 May 2011 9:35am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Another delicate wheeled 'insect' of a carriage. Nice viewpoint

13 May 2011 10:31am

Florence from Paris, France

A lovely one with its red wheels !

13 May 2011 11:09am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

another beautiful carriage

13 May 2011 11:19am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Lovely stuff

13 May 2011 11:26am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

great image !

13 May 2011 11:47am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I love the red in the wagon wheels playing off the red in the bricks

13 May 2011 12:30pm

DESPITE STRAIGHT LINES from Canada &, United Kingdom

You can just imagine a beautiful Equine thethered to the carriage ready to whisk it along. Really neat composition here and the red wheels look great set against the brickwork.

13 May 2011 12:40pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Love the rich colours and crisp detail in this beautifully framed and composed shot Stephen! ;-)

13 May 2011 1:40pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow ! These carriages are really fantastic ! So beautiful... Enjoy the upcoming weekend :)

13 May 2011 1:46pm

Dana from Tarzana, CA,, United States

Fabulous. Buggy hoops before buggy hoops before buggy hoops. What makes this work so well is the grand relic looming behind them. And the total lack of visitors.

13 May 2011 2:21pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

These are such beautiful buggies, and the setting for them is so wide open and eye pleasing; a great series, Stephen. You spoil us! Looking forward to the next one.

13 May 2011 3:08pm

tataray from france, France

Cette maisson est de plus en plus impressionnante.
Et les voitures. Quel bonheur !... C'est magnifique.

13 May 2011 3:15pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I agree with Rick and Dana - the loneness of this is dramatic, and the fine work done to restore the buggies and building are exemplary...so is your work!! Beautifully done, Stephen!

13 May 2011 3:16pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

I think this is my favorite of this series.

13 May 2011 3:32pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

People nowadays like mordenity more than tradition?!... Ilove this quiet ambience^_^ Nice photo!

13 May 2011 3:44pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Fantastic carriages and a great perspective of this Mill. Nice colours and light. Wonderful series. Love it, Stephen.
Have a nice weekend. :)

13 May 2011 5:19pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

This building gets more than fascinating with every new photos, it is so very
photogenic and casts a complete spell on the viewer, who could never possibly
tire of photos of it. I find it so fresh with every photo and I am amazed that
with all these carriages around no one thought of using it as a home. Such an
amazingly grand building it has that haunting beauty that makes the viewer
ache to be there. Such a beautiful photo. My favorite series of yours it certainly
could go on forever for me !!~

13 May 2011 5:42pm

@Phil David Morris 2011: Thanks, Phil - I always look forward to your comments.

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent composition and treatment. I believe this one is my favorite as well.

13 May 2011 7:45pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

From green hues to red. This is a wonderful series.

13 May 2011 8:11pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The carriages look great and well preserved. It would be great to see them being used, but imagine there would not be much call for horse drawn vehicles nowadays.

13 May 2011 8:25pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Beautiful, sharp capture! These carriages are very photogenic...:-)

13 May 2011 8:31pm

London Caller from UK, United Kingdom

What's before Victoria?
Oh... you mean Edwardian!?
Can't wait to see the clothes!

13 May 2011 11:14pm

@London Caller: My new series will be set in the Regency Era.

Becky from los angeles, United States

another really wonderful shot - love the comp - the up close carriage.

14 May 2011 1:33am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Another great capture with a lot of depth afforded to this composition. The red of these wheels really draws out the color of the mill. Looking forward to the next series. Have a great weekend!

14 May 2011 2:18am

1/80 second
ISO 200
13 mm