The Bridge at Cottesbrooke Hall by judithdeacon

The Bridge at Cottesbrooke Hall

My sister-in-law and I had a fabulous day at the Cottesbrooke Gardeners Fair at Cottesbrooks Hall on the Cottesbrooke estate in Northamptonshire, which is reputed to be the inspiration for Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Some awe inspiring gardens, not to mention lots of lovely plants to buy!! I thought that this bridge at the entrance to the estate was quite impressive, as were the clouds that accompanied us!
It looks just like a moody painting. Love that cloudy sky .. the weather may have not been good for you though,
June 23rd, 2012  
Gorgeous!! I love this. It would make a great painting. Fav
June 23rd, 2012  
@june Thanks June, actually the weather was just right, although there were plenty of dark clouds it never actually rained but was comforably cool to walk around the estate all day without getting too hot!
June 23rd, 2012  
@vernabeth Thanks you so much Beth and thanks for the fav!
June 23rd, 2012  
Beautiful scene; such lovely rich tones. Fav!
June 23rd, 2012  
Wow love all the shapes and curves in this pic, and that sky is just awesome.
June 23rd, 2012  
whoa! Judith this is a very dramatic shot! Awesome! FAV
June 23rd, 2012  
Nat
Liking lots of things in this shot, the light, reflection, focus and depth, range and contrast... Just like Katy said, it make a very dramatic shot.
June 23rd, 2012  
Beautiful shot, in every way; light, clouds, ripples on the water. Fav. for me, too.
June 23rd, 2012  
Absolutely beautiful! Fav for me for sure!
June 23rd, 2012  
Awesome, Love this
June 24th, 2012  
This shot is spot on perfection and a definite fav for me
June 24th, 2012  
I would so love to do a watercolour painting of this scene
June 24th, 2012  
Beautiful!
June 24th, 2012  
What a beautiful scene - love the bridge over the river - very impressive!
June 24th, 2012  
Love the bridge and capture!
June 24th, 2012  
Superb shot. Fav.
June 24th, 2012  
very nice, the sky is dramatic !
June 24th, 2012  
Lovely shot and the light and the moodiness shine through
June 24th, 2012  
Nice shot .
June 24th, 2012  
Know it well !! It's a beautiful estate.The MacDonald- Buchanan family,who own it ,are famous whisky brewers. A super capture of the bridge and typically dark sky!!
June 24th, 2012  
Stunning shot Judith
June 24th, 2012  
Beautiful scene
June 24th, 2012  
Gorgeous!
June 25th, 2012  
Fav, a great shot!
June 25th, 2012  
love the moody clouds!
June 25th, 2012  
this is beautiful
June 25th, 2012  
Lovely, lovely shot - so moody with your tone choice and those clouds - very nice Judith.
June 25th, 2012  
What a spectacular bridge. I just love the arches.
June 25th, 2012  
Congrats - It's on the Pop page!
June 25th, 2012  
Just wonderful Judith!!
June 25th, 2012  
Great shot....love the sky in this.
June 25th, 2012  
Beautiful
June 25th, 2012  
Wonderful, wonderful shot, particularly for a cloudy day!
June 25th, 2012  
Great composition and the sky really sets it off.
June 26th, 2012  
Congratulations on the PP!!! Very deserving,Judith!
June 26th, 2012  
Fantastic capture of this beautiful old bridge Judith! I like the light and the dark gray clouds! Very nice composition!!
June 26th, 2012  
Wonderful composition light, focus and color. No wonder it is on the PP, congrats.
June 26th, 2012  
Such a powerful image. A FAV for me...better late than never. Congrats on making the Popular page. Well deserved.
June 26th, 2012  
fav for me, amazing capture of everything, just like it so much!
June 26th, 2012  
Fabulous!!! So dramatic and wonderful processing!
June 26th, 2012  
Congratulations on making the pp Judith
June 26th, 2012  
love bridges and love the hdr on this
June 26th, 2012  
Den
Loving that sky Judith...and detail is superb...very well done!
June 26th, 2012  
Beautifully picturesque and moody at the same time.
June 29th, 2012  
Stunning pic Judith. Faved
July 1st, 2012  
what a wonderful bridge - love the clouds too - superb shot Judith
July 1st, 2012  
This is really gorgeous Judith - Fav!
July 2nd, 2012  
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