24th February 2014 by emmadurnford

24th February 2014

A lovely day today for a trip to Hampton Court Palace. I was there to photograph members of 'ArtsRichmond' who were given permission by the Palace to take part in a sketching event in William the third's apartments. Although stunning, the bright sunlight made for a challenging shoot as people were split by dark shadows and bright shafts of light.

I took the opportunity for a stroll outside with the long lens. I have thought about making a montage of gargoyles for a long time but each time we happen to walk over to Hampton Court I have't been carrying my 70-200mm. Today I had it with me and so here are a selection of the magnificent gargoyles around the Palace above the first floor windows. Some are very funny and some look like they were inspired by a very bad nightmare! (Best viewed large if you have time for the full effect!)
What a gorgeous collage! You should enter it for MFPIAC2 which this week is a collage based on a colour theme (I think - you might want to check that out first!)
February 24th, 2014  
Looks like a rogues gallery from a 365 London Meet up!! :0) xx
Great shot I have to FAV this!
February 24th, 2014  
Magnificent collage Emma, would make a great poster. Fav for me!
February 24th, 2014  
@steampowered Thanks Paul, I had a quick look and it should comprise of 6-images so I rather overdid it… the colour could be beige! @nicolaeastwood Ha! ha! Hope @steampowered saw your comment. @tristansmum Thank you, I do like them, some have really cheeky faces and others really are frightening.
February 24th, 2014  
Didn't realise there were so many! Great collage
February 25th, 2014  
@nicolaeastwood and I thought we were all so beautiful Lol!
Emma, these are a lovely collection of gargoyles
February 28th, 2014  
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