2017 02 18 - The Formal Gardens

We went for a walk yesterday to Castle Ashby gardens. These are part of the formal gardens where the topiary is magnificent. Lovely at this time of the year as there are no flowers to distract from the lines and angles. In Spring when the flowers are in full bloom it is spectacular.

For flash of red February. Best on black.

Many thanks for your great comments on yesterday's images - very much appreciated!!
I like that you did this slightly on an angle. It has a symmetrical feel to it but is aesthetically strong. Great choice for b&w as the forms are intriguing and wouldn't show as much in a vivid color shot.
posted February 18th, 2017  
i agree with @taffy but she has put it much better than i would. this shot works really well for me
posted February 18th, 2017  
Great pov and processing
posted February 18th, 2017  
Looks like a great place. Nice photo
posted February 18th, 2017  
Great contrasts and depth
posted February 18th, 2017  
I think of Alice in Wonderland when I see exquisite toparies. Just beautiful.
posted February 18th, 2017  
Wonderful shot
posted February 18th, 2017  
Fabulous b&w
posted February 18th, 2017  
very nice handling of b&w
posted February 19th, 2017  
Fabulous leading line
posted February 19th, 2017  
Wonderful for b&w - terrific lines.
posted February 19th, 2017  
Lovely leading lines and symmetry in this shot. Looks great in b&w.
posted February 19th, 2017  
Fabulous symmetry Pam, so brushed and combed that it almost looks too good to be true. Must have a small army of gardeners there.
posted February 19th, 2017  
I (we) must return to England someday and just go touring the beautiful old estates! That was one of my favourite things to do when we were there the first time! This is so pretty...formal gardens are so impressive!
posted February 19th, 2017  
Lovely! Really like the clouds.
posted February 19th, 2017  
I can only imagine how stunning these gardens are!
posted February 19th, 2017  
Beautiful image, it looks so neat.
posted February 19th, 2017  
Wow, B&W really brings out the shapes and lines, fabulous.
posted February 19th, 2017  
Lovely monochrome and great leading lines - Fav
posted February 19th, 2017  
lovely leading lines and edit
posted February 19th, 2017  
Nice processing and composition.
posted February 20th, 2017  
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