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Wrest Park I

On Saturday, a view from the pavilion back towards the house. Wrest Park in Bedfordshire opened last Tuesday after a long restoration under English Heritage and decades hidden away from public eyes. Set in 92 acres of parkland, 300 years of garden history. Wrest Park was owned by the De Grey family for nearly 700 years.

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One of the newer English Heritage places open to the public John, it looks a fine place to spend an afternoon.
John Prior: Yes Les, I'd recommend a weekday as it was very busy on Saturday.
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Aug 2011, 00:59
Its lovely. Great photo.
John Prior: Thanks Debb, well worth a visit, but go on a weekday and not a weekend.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Aug 2011, 06:27
I saw this on TV John. Terrific picture: I hope you took a lot more when you were there
John Prior: Yes Chris, although as you will see the light changed a lot over a short period of time. Best to plan to visit here on a weekday also as it was busy, so timing of shots played a part here.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Aug 2011, 07:32
Can you imagine the Tour de France riding around this like the Arc de Triomphe?! Sorry, John, but that's the first thing that popped into my mind. smile What a delight scene THIS is. So calm and relaxing.
John Prior: Ginnie, yes I can, I'd like that. As a contrast I'll post a shot of people playing on the large Croquet lawns smile
John, this is a fantastic picture.
John Prior: Thanks a lot Frances, I was very lucky with the sky on this one, It changed a lot during our visit.
nice wide angle use
John Prior: Thanks Chantal, this was the 17mm end of a 17-35mm Minolta lens purchased from ebay. For the money a very good performer.
A fine shot of a fine building. What a sky!
John Prior: Thanks Mary, I was lucky with the sky on this one, it changed a lot, tomorrows shot was an hour later.
Lovely picture.
John Prior: Thank you Sheila.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 8 Aug 2011, 13:35
Fascinating distortion with a 'wide angle' lens John. i like it.
John Prior: Yes Chad, could not work out the distortion on this one, even though corrected in PTlens smile
Talking of nice skiessmile
John Prior: Thanks Bill, they did not last long as the next shot will show.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Aug 2011, 14:10
I do like the wide angle, it must have been good to see after being so long hidden away. It looks well worth a visit smile
John Prior: Thanks Linda, this was a bargain from ebay, but I got a few grains of sand in it on the dunes at West Wittering, and it's now a little noisy when zooming - which is very annoying.
Good shot John. Like Chris I saw this featured on TV during the week.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, I missed that, have to see If I can track it down on the iplayer
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 8 Aug 2011, 19:58
fine, wide image, I really like that sky.
It seems to be a good place to have a quiet walk. Beautiful picture wit a great sky.
Have a nice day.

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