nomi, i have to ask -
when you take pictures, do you spend a lot of time framing the shot, making sure the light hits just so, etc. and do you have a professional camera, one of those SLR ones where you can adjust... um, things?
cause your pictures are so lovely all the time! thanks for sharing :)
That is a great compliment- thank you!
I don't usually spend much time framing shots etc. when I'm with other people and simply documenting daily life. My camera is nowhere near professional. It is 4 years old, only a 1.3 megapixel, and the autofocus is broken.. it's a wonder I get any decent photos out of it at all these days. I plan on buying a digital SLR in the next 2 years, but I will probably get a new 3-5 megapixel camera in the short term to replace this one. :)
Those are lovely photos of a lovely place.
If you are in the area again though, can I recommend that you walk out the back of the palace, along the path in gvisit04-317.jpg and right to the end of the Long Water. The view back along the lake with the palace in the background is magnificent. If you don't feel like paying again, that end of the lake is actually outside the part you pay for, provided you appraoch it from the back (from the Thames).
I have taken that walk many times as I live only 2 minutes drive away from the palace. The view there is beautiful.. the fountain always struck me as odd as there's rarely anyone around, yet it still does its little water show every 5-10 minutes. :)
A hidden beauty spot for the rare intrepid explorer who dares to leave the beaten track.
You live in a wonderful part of town. I think that I could easily become quite jealous. Fortunately though I too will be seeing quite a lot of it this Summer as first the Globe Company and then a group organised by a friend of mine are performing there over the next couple of months. I'm looking forward to roaming around there again and getting some pictures of my own.
I'm not sure any of my photographs of the place will come out as nicely as yours though despite the fact that I do have an expensive digital SLR. You have a fine eye for light and opportunity - please keep posting the results.
I didn't know the Globe Company was performing at Hampton Court. I will have to look into that..
Thank you. :) I have access to a film SLR, but I haven't experimented with it nearly as much as I should. I miss film cameras sometimes, which reminds me that I need to get the film in my lomo developed. It's been very neglected.
I have to admit that the Globe's link this year to Hampton Court is far from well advertised (outside of the Globe that is). I have however found the following on the Hampton Court website:
I really don't know if any tickets are left but I think it will be worth it if you can get in. My recommendation based on seeing the plays in the Globe would be to see either Measure for Measure or Much Ado About Nothing.
Sorry for the belated response btw. Unbeknownst to me, my ISP has been blocking LiveJournal emails and as a result I've lost track of one or two threads.
I learnt today that there are in fact quite a lot of seats left for the Hampton Court performances. It seems that they held a lot back to sell for corporate entertainment events which never materialised.
Seats are however rather expensive. I'd recommend standing (£15) if you can get hold of any. These sold fast but there might be the odd one left. I know there will probably be at least two standing returns tonight since two of my friends have come down with seperate illnesses, although I suspect that this is too short notice to act upon.
I found your journal through a random search.Just want to tell you how gorgeous your pictures are and how much I enjoy them.
You are trimming your Friends list so I won't venture there,but I'll remember your name and pop by every so often if you don't mind:-)