Kingston Lacy beech avenue from the middle of the road (don't try this at home...)

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (1211)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on May 26, 2008

When I think of this wonderful Beech avenue Graham, I try to imagine how it must have appeared hundreds of years ago. Then I wonder at the creativity of the person who had the foresight to plant these magnificent trees.

Perhaps my imagination may turn into reality if they fall victim to the chainsaw. That will be a very sad occasion.

At least, your photos bare witness to their exsistence. Thanks for posting these stunning images Graham.



Graham Hobbs on May 27, 2008

Hi Jim - for some reason I can see your comments on my front page but not under the picture - but hey! - yuh the attitude of people who planted parks for country houses, avenues etc knowing they'd never see them at their best is something we've lost, I think. It's ironic in a way that the light flooding in from the right in this image and illuminating the foliage is the result of a missing tree - but different circumstances produces different responses I guess - we can only photograph what's there. thanks, as always, for your thoughtful comments. Graham

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on May 27, 2008

Thanks Graham. I am certain that there is a problem with Panoramio. I am now seeing repeat mail that was posted weeks ago. I am responding to you in the normal way via the comments box below your photo. I wonder now if this comment will appear where it should.

Thanks for your reponse.

Best wishes.

_Jim _

Graham Hobbs on May 27, 2008

hi Jim - I think the reappearence of old mail relates to the spam attack of 25/26 May - as the spam message is deleted, the next most recent goed to the top of the pile, if you see what i mean. Graham on May 27, 2008

Hi Graham very nice Road¡¡¡¡ Best Regards from Catalonia. Josep Àngel

Victor de Lara on May 28, 2008

What a nice road, Graham !!! great shot Y.S.* to this shot and your gallery.

Best regards!!, Víctor

Graham Hobbs on May 28, 2008

hi to everyone who has looked at, commented on this picture - it is easily the quickest to 100 views of any of my images (nothing compared to some of you, but that's not the point) - but I think that's a fitting tribute to these grand old trees as they approach the end of their lives. Thank-you. Graham

© Alan Knox on May 28, 2008

A stunning composition Graham! Beautiful perspective and array of green hues.

Alan - My Contest Photo

Graham Hobbs on May 29, 2008

Thanks Victor and Alan - as I say above, it's a bit of a case of photographing it while one can - good photoigraphically speak to have the motivation, sad to think of the reason why it's necessary. :) :( Graham

Graham Hobbs on May 29, 2008

Thank-you Andreas for all your kind comments. Regards, Graham

stephan Seo on May 29, 2008

Really fantastic shot looks like a fairy tale! What time was it?


Graham Hobbs on May 29, 2008

Stephan - if you click on 'extra information' you'll see the shot timed at 6:17:58 - that was about three quarters of an hour after sunrise - and being on a Sunday it was just about safe to set the tripod up in the middle of the road. I hadn't meant to wake up so early, but it was such a nice morning i decided to go out anyway - glad I did ;-) Graham

stephan Seo on May 29, 2008

Dear Graham, Nice to meet you! Thank you so much for your kind information on it.So I will try it.

Greetings,Stephan from Seoul South Korea

Terry Andrews on May 29, 2008

Tank you for your comments Alan, greetings Terry (South Africa).

Graham Hobbs on May 31, 2008

Thanks for the link, Terry - nice pic - though I never got to play golf in SA either. ;-) Graham

Luigi Taccetta on May 31, 2008

Fantastic road! Congratulation! Greetings form Sicily!

Graham Hobbs on May 31, 2008

Thanks Luigi - I've enjoyed browsing your gallery too - I always envy the way you can drive so easily from country to country in mainland Europe - once you've got off your own island, I suppose. :) Graham

yves floret on June 1, 2008

Very nice composition and stunning light. It's an beautiful shot Graham. Congratulations and Y.S. Greetings from France. Yves

Graham Hobbs on June 1, 2008

Thank-you Yves and Josep - I've been looking through your galleries - hey, it's a beautiful world out there, isn't it? :-) Graham

Juan Jo. Andújar on June 4, 2008

A series precious. The greens are wonderful. Greetings, Juan.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 17, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Graham Hobbs
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K10D
    • Taken on 2008/05/11 06:17:58
    • Exposure: 0.700s
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash