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    Posted: 03 December 2021 at 22:39
Hi Everyone,

We managed to get to visit Knole House and Park at the end of November. It is one of the larger country houses and is found almost in Sevenoaks in Kent. The house dates back to the 15th Century and is one of the former Archbishop Palaces. Much more can be found here.

The following is a series of images taken on an extended walk of the grounds which are famous for the deer herd they have there - they are familiar with the public but not 'tame' by any means.

All the following taken using the a77II and Sigma 70-200/2.8 EX DG HSM combination. I hope you like the following, diverse, set:

1. Juvenile Stag and Budding Harem



2. Down The Slope



3. "Angry Face"



4. Elegance



5. Autumnal Branches



6. Woodland Walk



7. Last Leaves

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8. Autumn Light



9. Tree Lined Walk



10. Waiting for Winter



11. Regimented



12. Protective



13. Decaying Tree



14. Afternoon Light



15. Feeding Stag



A total of almost 6 miles walked and not a moment where an image couldn't be seen to be honest. Busy, but once away from the main house and closer gardens it was quiet and almost empty. The house 'tour' images to follow shortly. Any comments - good or bad - most welcome.

Take care all and best regards, Neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2021 at 23:16
Gorgeous set of images, Neil!

Hard to pick a fav among them, they are all special. Nevertheless, my vote goes to #9: the mood is just wonderful, I love it!

TFS!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote IanC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 December 2021 at 12:31
#9 is good. The colour tones in #10 and #14 are wonderful. The light is really nice in #14 and picks out the gold clock face.

Ian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 December 2021 at 12:42
(Another) fine set Neil.
Love the fall colors
And the light in #14 makes it my favorite.
You have managed a fairly constant white balance, be it on the colder side.
Wouldn't you think (especially) the fall shots (#9, #14), would benefit from a slightly higher temperature? Just a thought.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2021 at 10:51
Thanks for the feedback everyone!

Interesting comments about WB and 'warmth' of tone? It was a bitterly cold day, so I guess the light reflected that to some extent, but I also have to add that these have already been 'warmed' slightly in LR in the initial conversion from RAW to a tiff file. I'm always slightly reserved about pushing colour tomes too far for fear they start to look exactly like they have been overly 'tweaked' - perhaps I need to be braver in certain subjects! I have noticed that on both the a99 and now the a77II that the WB tends towards a cooler look so it is something I do keep an eye on.

Thanks again everyone and glad you liked these (though my actual favourite is #12!).

Best regards, Neil.
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What a walk. My favorite one is #3.
 



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A very nice series Neil! Hard to pick a favourite, but ## 9 to 12 and 14 ofcourse are part of my top list. TFS
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