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Jane Austen Festival - part 1

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 16 May 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

We have jumped further back in time - to the era of Jane Austen! A very different period to the Victorian age of my last series.

This week, I will show a few shots from last month's Jane Austen Festival. It featured lots of readings, classical recitals, tea drinking and dancing. In this shot, I catch sight of one of the Festival's more colourful moments. No tribute to the life and times of Jane Austen would be complete without a Promenade! This scene took place around the ponds and chess pit in Canberra's Commonwealth Park.

NIKON D5000 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 40 mm

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

Brilliant, the reflections in the pond are beautiful, and the ladies too!

16 May 2011 6:57am

Dexter Chee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Just like a painting, likes the colors. The reflection great.

16 May 2011 6:58am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Superb shot ! The costumes , the refection and the colors are wonderful , Phil

16 May 2011 6:59am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

The reflections in the pool are amazing. Beautiful colours!

16 May 2011 7:35am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing...Looks like beautiful painting...5*

16 May 2011 8:22am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

so beautiful !
excellent

16 May 2011 8:31am

Stefanie from Paris, France

Great reflection!

16 May 2011 8:43am

marci from in, Morocco

fabulous composition!! love the dress and the reflection. but it doesn't seem as crisp/sharp focus as your usual... ?

16 May 2011 8:56am

@marci: Thanks, Marci. I used the poster edges filter in Photoshop to give it a bit of a painted look.

fereshteh. from Iran

Beautiful light..
Great reflection...I like it.

16 May 2011 8:59am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a wonderful unreality, almost like china dolls have sprung to life :)

16 May 2011 9:28am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

J'aime ces belles dames du temps jadis !

16 May 2011 10:10am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I'd love to see this as a distressed b&w . . and/or hand tinted !

16 May 2011 10:40am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

!! superbe !! reflets au bord de l'eau !! excellent !

16 May 2011 10:43am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Fantastic image of this fabulous scene :)

16 May 2011 10:59am

k@ from Paris, France

How gorgeous on every level ! What a superb idea & tribute to J.Austen.

16 May 2011 11:59am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

feels very much like a painting - gorgeous! The colours and reflections - beautiful!

16 May 2011 12:15pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Excellent colors and reflection! A wonderful photo telling a nice story!

16 May 2011 12:21pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful period costumes reflected in the pond! Rich warm colours and light Stephen! ;-)

16 May 2011 1:04pm

DESPITE STRAIGHT LINES from Canada &, United Kingdom

An exquisite frame with the reflections capturing the beautiful costumes so well and adding another dimension to the scene. Really well seen and presented.

16 May 2011 1:08pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful shot :)

16 May 2011 1:17pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Splendid ,a superb photo !

16 May 2011 1:21pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Amazing colors, details, composition. A wonderful shot indeed !

16 May 2011 1:37pm

Florence from Paris, France

Wonderful tribute thanks to these incredible costumes !

16 May 2011 1:48pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

What a wonderful reflection Stephen! The entire composition is so beautifully conceived and captured. The characters look almost like statues - this is so dramatic, colorful, and captivating all at once! A beautiful image, Stephen!

16 May 2011 1:52pm

tataray from france, France

Wow.... C'est vraiment extraordinaire !...
Une magnifique capture de cette scène si jolie.
Beaux reflets. 5***** j'adore !.... ))

16 May 2011 2:14pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

What a way to kick of a new series! Wonderfully composed, and I love this central umbrella in its reflection. Also nice to see a young fella in the mix.

16 May 2011 2:19pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

colorful, clear, crisp, the reflection is AWESOME!

16 May 2011 2:28pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

A fantastic photo and very skillfully processed. Those reflection are wonderful.

16 May 2011 2:59pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

... I like the novels of this woman. I'm a hopeless romantic! A wonderful picture with a reflection symmetry excellent. A hug friend! A hug, Adela

16 May 2011 3:08pm

dulang from Santa Rosa, United States

Wonderful mirror reflections...a real walk back in time.

16 May 2011 3:13pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing shot ... Wonderful composition. Lovely reflections and fantastic colours ...
Excellent tribute, Stephen. Five Stars ***** !!!!! :)

16 May 2011 3:18pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic composition with the reflection in the water of these people in period dress - excellent!

16 May 2011 3:18pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent scenery, location and reflections

16 May 2011 3:23pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is fantastic, two stories in one!

16 May 2011 3:38pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What the parade! I love those costumes and reflections.

16 May 2011 3:51pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

The woman who looks directly at the camera and at you seems to win my vote for
sure. Great reflection for the walk which brings in some serious looks. An amazing
photograph.

16 May 2011 4:31pm

David from place to place, United States

Let me just say that this shot is a hit! I love the symetrical composition - subtle dynamism emerges therein. Bravo!

16 May 2011 4:58pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Tout simplement splendide, j'adore ces reflets parfaits et ce voyage dans le temps !

16 May 2011 5:38pm

ValterD from Rennes, France

this is just soooo amazing! Excellent, and the reflexion off the water is beautiful

16 May 2011 5:41pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic! Delightful!

16 May 2011 6:52pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

The outfits are exactly how I remember them......! (I saw the Jane Austen series several times on tv:-)))))
Great reflections and framed perfectly!

16 May 2011 7:53pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful detail and colorful reflections...beautiful shot.

16 May 2011 8:11pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

How fabulous - they look authentic

16 May 2011 9:15pm

franz from Baden, Austria

superb compo, stephen, with sensational colours and reflections! too bad my wife missed this event - she adores jane!

16 May 2011 9:21pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Amazing composition here capturing their reflections off the water! Great colors in the clothing and landscape. A nice step back in time.

16 May 2011 9:49pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Stunning shot! Excellent colors and a splendid reflections! Two thumbs up and a 5*!!!

16 May 2011 10:09pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Fabulous composition & colour with a brilliant reflection.

17 May 2011 12:09am

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Fantastic composition, mate!
Truly stunning colours, reflections.
The lady in the middle stared right through your lens.

17 May 2011 1:17am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, very interesting image, well done!

17 May 2011 2:49am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

What a beautiful picture that takes us back to another time. very good your words, it is nice to hear from customs for me so far is a way of approaching and understanding different cultures learning from you every day. I'm really grateful. a big kiss. Alejandra

17 May 2011 3:34am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

This is just stunning and the timing is perfect with the girl and umbrella in the middle! This is a 5***** for me! This also would be cool in B&W!!!!

17 May 2011 3:43am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Fantastic composition and processing!

17 May 2011 4:14am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

So lovely....looks just so old-fashioned. I can almost believe I am back in Jane Austen-time !! Super !!

17 May 2011 7:31am

Laurette from South Africa

Wonderful composition and fantastic reflections in the water. Well captured.

17 May 2011 12:26pm

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

This.. should be on a wall. It looks like it could be a painting. Perfectly captured, a 5!

17 May 2011 4:19pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WOW! PERFECT, PERFECT, PERFECT. :D :D

20 May 2011 9:24am

NIKON D5000
1/320 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
40 mm

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