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Tudor Newark House

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 20 May 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This is the Tudor side of the Newark House, built around 1550 for Sir Nicholas Poyntz as a hunting lodge. The house was later expanded by the Clutterbuck family around 1790 and had various residents until it was given by Mrs Clutterbuck to the National Trust in 1949. It sits proudly at the top of the Cotswold Escarpment looking over the Ozleworth valley in Gloucestershire toward the Mendip Hills in Somerset and on a clear day has incredible views, unfortunately the day we visited the weather was not in our favour .

I took this as a HDR as I wanted to be sure I exposed for the peacock sitting up on the gate as well as for the house.

Canon EOS 500D 1/42 second F/9.1 ISO 400 31 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.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb photo !!

20 May 2013 6:33am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

At first sight Doug I thought that it was a wig hanging on a gate :-)

20 May 2013 7:05am

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, Loire Atlantique, France

Une belle demeure.

20 May 2013 8:12am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

What a brilliant capture and composition, I love this

20 May 2013 9:16am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec la barrière quelle vue de cet oiseau ce paon sueprbe

20 May 2013 9:20am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Great composition with the peacock, and I just love the lush greens surrounding the house.

20 May 2013 10:35am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

lovely frame - the peacock looks like he is going on a raid!

20 May 2013 10:54am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

I have only ever seen peacocks on the ground - works well as HDR

20 May 2013 10:55am

Kate from United Kingdom

Now this is the perfect way to display ... a great shot Doug.

20 May 2013 11:05am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Un super cadrage! j'adore++++ ta photo avec ce paon!

20 May 2013 11:22am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Ah! It's a Peacock! Shame on me, I thought it was a shamanistic headdress, maybe made from a shrunken head with elaborate hair adornment(Yeah, I know, watching to many raiders of the lost ark movies!)

20 May 2013 11:32am

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the fence/gate for a screen of the house. It's a very picturesque building.

20 May 2013 2:18pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice scene..great frame, lovely capture...

20 May 2013 2:50pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Brilliant capture Doug !!! And that peacock adds to the magic of this place :-)

20 May 2013 3:49pm

jean pierre from paris, France

excellent cadrage!! amitié

20 May 2013 5:23pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous peacock feathers - I like the view through the fence.

20 May 2013 5:24pm

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous Doug, hats off to you for a cracking shot!

20 May 2013 5:39pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Nice view of the house through the gate.

20 May 2013 5:45pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow, beautiful structure and grounds ... the peacock is awesome!

20 May 2013 6:02pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

A wonderful job Bampy Plume! Nice work on the HDR here - I could never do that - mine would look like "H-E- Double Toothpicks" as my mother used to say :-) Nice shot sir :-)

20 May 2013 6:41pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Doug, its a beautiful building and a fine presentation. That peacock is that in residence there or is it monumental - if thats a word ............ But certainly adds to the appeal.
thanks for sharing Monika

20 May 2013 6:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A really great shot with the peacock in the frame. Well done.

20 May 2013 8:21pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cool shot. i love the garden.

20 May 2013 10:58pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous architecture! Fantastic image with the peacock!

21 May 2013 1:17am

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

What a great find, Doug!! And I really like the view of the house and grounds through the gate.

21 May 2013 3:58am

Fraeulein Julie from überall, Germany

this is really a wonderful picture!!!!

21 May 2013 11:25am

L'angevine from Angers, France

ce paon est bien sur son trône

21 May 2013 2:11pm

Florence from Paris, France

A very nice place and house. One must feel secure inside. I hope you're fine dear Doug ? :-)

21 May 2013 3:57pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

And what a lovely garden and place that seems to be !

21 May 2013 4:56pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely framing

22 May 2013 8:49am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

You used the gate very nicely as a compositional element. I suppose the peacock skin is fitting for a hunting lodge.

22 May 2013 10:06am

Carol from Leamington, Canada

That is interesting, if you had not told me it was a peacock I would have thought differently. I really like that old iron gate, it really gives a nice visual. A lovely clear photo with lots of nice detail, I like!!

22 May 2013 3:42pm

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

great frame. interesting detail on the fence

23 May 2013 1:29pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant pov and perspective! what a handsome old house ... but that thing on the fence reminds me of a shrunken head ... ;-)

23 May 2013 3:22pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely and exotically done Doug

23 May 2013 5:17pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A grand old building, wonderfully shot and treated. You don't overdo the HDR and I like that very much.

5 Jun 2013 4:45pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Incredible shot and treatment!

14 Jun 2013 11:36pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/42 second
ISO 400
31 mm