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Coughton Court posted by MattW April 14, 2008 04:16PM reply | quote
posted by MattW

Dating from the 1530's, Coughton Court is under the stewardship of the National Trust. The Throckmorton family have lived in the house for 500 years or so, and the house also played an important part in the Gunpowder Plot.

Matthew
Re: Coughton Court posted by Ta April 14, 2008 04:42PM reply | quote
posted by Ta

Matt,

The last one is very atmospheric. I love it.

Ta
Re: Coughton Court posted by babuci April 14, 2008 04:53PM reply | quote
posted by babuci
#2 the bold angle what realy grab the attention of mine.
#3 has a haunting feel to it.

Tunde
Re: Coughton Court posted by Sputnik April 14, 2008 08:45PM reply | quote
posted by Sputnik

#3 makes me feel like I am in a Bela Lugosi movie. Love it!

Mary
Re: Coughton Court posted by MattW April 14, 2008 09:36PM reply | quote
posted by MattW

Thanks all. One of the rooms in the tower is more-or-less as it was in the Tudor times, the building also has priest-holes where priests hid when Catholicism was banned.I'm sure you could find a few ghosts, too.

Hindlip Hall in Worcester also played a part in the Gunpowder Plot. Ironically, it is now the home of West Mercia Police.

Matthew
Re: Coughton Court posted by rjcolby April 15, 2008 02:28AM reply | quote
posted by rjcolby

#3 is moody, very interesting. #1 sweetspot on the far side seems unusual, but good. #2 angle is nice, but 90 degrees CW, would work as easily. Old and stone makes for wonderful opportunities for bending softly.

Dick
Re: Coughton Court posted by MattW April 15, 2008 03:07AM reply | quote
posted by MattW

Thanks Dick. This is about 10 minutes from my house, and with NT membership I can visit as often as I like for 'free'. Hopefully I'll re-visit when the weather is more forgiving and the flowers are out.

Matthew
Re: Coughton Court posted by David Morel April 15, 2008 04:43AM reply | quote
posted by David Morel

I love the light in number 2, but wonder if it wouldn't have been better as a vertical even with the tilt?

David L. Morel
www.davidmorelphoto.com
Re: Coughton Court posted by MattW April 15, 2008 06:22AM reply | quote
posted by MattW

Hi David, I think you are both right about the tilt - I'll re-edit and re-post. I was a bit lazy when I did this before work today.

Matthew
Re: Coughton Court posted by Ol' Don April 15, 2008 10:10AM reply | quote
posted by Ol' Don

I like B&W a lot, but for some reason #2 is my favorite here. Such warmth and interest in the angle.

Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Ol' Don

Life is expensive, but includes a free trip
around the sun!
Re: Coughton Court posted by MattW April 16, 2008 05:02AM reply | quote
posted by MattW

Thanks Ol'Don. It's interesting (and obvious, I suppose) how much more thought goes into producing a photo when (a) you limit your lens choice and (b) that lens is a Lensbaby.

Matthew

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