Stourhead

Autumn is definitely a great time to visit Stourhead and it was busy today when we arrived with scores of photographers traipsing around with their tripods. I on the other hand was quite content with capturing my photos handheld, I rarely use a tripod at the moment. However I do want to get back to using one as the Winter kicks in, so that I can dust off my Lee filters and take just that little bit more time with each shot.

It has been great to see my parents too, we are staying with them for the weekend at their home in Dorset. Stourhead is about an hour from Wimborne, such a beautiful drive up via Shaftesbury and the colours starting to make their appearance across the landscape.

The light today has been crisp and the wind biting. We were all very pleased to be wearing decent coats! I have recently purchased a ‘Rab’ coat which is very well insulated and Tina with her Swedish made ‘Didrickson’s’ long coat. We were well protected from the icy cold wind that is for sure!

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    1. I did indeed take them with the Sony. I’m looking forward to expanding my lens collection for the system but that will be a gradual process to spread the cost! I plan to get a macro at some point, as you may remember I used to do a lot of that kind of thing when I started this blog around 10 years ago. The image stabiliser is superb in this camera, as there is one in the body and in the lens. I keep it on most of the time for stills and turn it off for video.

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      1. Thanks about the camera you used. I like photos that look like you can ‘walk around in them’ – and that comes down to detail. I might have to take a look at the Sony…

        I do remember the macro work you did – I liked it a lot.

      2. It’s not cheap but then I tend to go spend that bit extra on stuff. I shall try and write more detail about it, how I use mine and some tips along the way.

  1. Stourhead has been on my list of NT places to visit for a long time, just never got to it. Looks fabulous! Lovely photos of Tina and your parents ☺️

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    1. Same here and we were going to visit earlier in the year but had to cancel plans due to me being ill. Autumn is a great time to visit but we shall also go and take a look in other seasons. I can imagine it looking great in snow and again with the blossoms of Spring.

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