000000 5A3316 7B7B6F 965829 9FB5CA FFBB5A FFF1B4 FFFFFF

Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Writing desk

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 25 May 2012 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Taken on a visit to Coleridge Cottage where the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived from 1797 to 1800. Although the desk is not the original it was in this room that he sat and wrote The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and other classic works. He moved to the cottage in Nether Stowey a small village between Bridgewater and Minehead in Somerset from Bristol with his wife Sara from Bristol and almost penniless.

Canon EOS 500D 1/40 second F/5.0 ISO 800 39 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

I nice atmosphere for writing.

25 May 2012 5:04am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Old times are coming to mind

25 May 2012 5:48am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great atmosphere in this photo, love it

25 May 2012 6:41am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely light and a very good composition here Doug

25 May 2012 6:55am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

25 May 2012 7:12am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot

25 May 2012 7:29am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice ambience here Doug, even if it looks as though the modern plasterer and painter have been in.

25 May 2012 8:04am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


25 May 2012 9:06am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

'Day after day we stuck,
no sign of breath nor motion,
as idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean'
I could go on....sigh
Burnt into my brain from distant school-days. Why oh why did we have to learn such stuff by heart?
Nice detail shot

25 May 2012 9:16am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe lampa avec cette douce lumirèe etz ces bobjets, sueprbe.
Belle journée

25 May 2012 9:33am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Lovely soft light and old atmosphere feel to this

25 May 2012 9:56am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful ambience you create with this image, Doug!

25 May 2012 9:58am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe cette composition!! j'aime+++++

25 May 2012 10:12am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A romantic and very beautiful ... other times ... other times ... other people who left their mark for ever remember ... A visual poetry. A hug, Adela

25 May 2012 10:30am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superb composition and light

25 May 2012 10:31am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Very cool historical shot with great mood, Doug!

25 May 2012 10:40am

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

Fabulous composition, and the light it's beautiful

25 May 2012 10:41am

Bron from Canberra, Australia

You've balanced the light so well in this photo Doug. And I enjoyed your explanation - thanks

25 May 2012 11:16am

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

that's a neat photo, I really like it. Beautiful glow off the lantern, looks old time.

25 May 2012 11:23am

tataray from france, France

Ambiance superbe .))

25 May 2012 11:44am

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine interior shot. The lighting is very appealing. Nice job of shooting.

25 May 2012 1:23pm

yas from tehran, Iran

realy like the sense...nice shot

25 May 2012 1:40pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Perfect soft light for this timeless shot.

25 May 2012 2:29pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wunderbar im Licht.

25 May 2012 2:35pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great mood and lighting, love the deck of cards...this is so much more attractive than a desk with a computer. Love this ... great photo!

25 May 2012 2:48pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

nice composition and soft warm light...

25 May 2012 3:15pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An inviting atmosphere and lovely image to go along with this interesting place.

25 May 2012 3:34pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful image. lovely tones and great light . now I wish to have a lover to write him a romantic letter ;)

25 May 2012 3:48pm

farNaaz from Iran, Iran

Thinking about a writer who used to sit here in old days and use a feather to write is very touching .
The light and all the details in the photo is good .

25 May 2012 3:57pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

A really nice image. great frame.

25 May 2012 4:11pm

Nick from Issaquah, United States

Really nice shot, Really like the warm and cool light

25 May 2012 5:17pm

shahriar mohimi from kerman, Iran

عکس جالبی شده است آفرین

25 May 2012 5:32pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What a lovely reconstruction. I can almost smell the oak and paper

25 May 2012 6:02pm

Leigh from Northallerton, United Kingdom

Lovely moody shot. The light and colours in this shot are great.

25 May 2012 6:14pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

A perfect ambience to pen a poem. A beautiful composition, the lighting brings out the mood of the time, nicely captured.

25 May 2012 6:33pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light in this composition Doug! A very warm and inspiring room! ;-)

25 May 2012 6:45pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

stunning clarity and gorgeous light

25 May 2012 7:37pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Nice composition

25 May 2012 8:28pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Fabulous composition!
A light and let us tons superb of softness.

25 May 2012 8:34pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

gorgeous light and tone.

25 May 2012 8:51pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Amazing colors and lovely light in this beautiful composed image !!!

25 May 2012 10:35pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful light and color. It creates such an atmosphere in the room. Gorgeous composition and so much history.

26 May 2012 2:17am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wonderful setting, beautiful light and charming atmosphere through your lens! Evoking feelings and imaginations...

26 May 2012 2:21am

Ari from Turku, Finland

Great atmosphere!

26 May 2012 8:57pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/40 second
ISO 800
39 mm