Pretty Thatched Cottage

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katarina1953 on January 23, 2012

Beautiful old rural house with a typical roof, a very romantic place. Great job, it is very interesting!


With best regards


Rosalyn Hilborne on January 23, 2012


Thank you Katarina. It is currently for sale...but I would have to win the lottery ;-)

So pleased you like it.

Best wishes, Rosa.

⚔ Richard ⚔ on January 23, 2012

If i win the lottery Rosa its yours, mind you i would love the house myself, Best Regards Richard (Lin/Rich)

~oOo~ on January 24, 2012

You have the knack of taking an image from the perfect angle. Wonderful view. Wonderful image.

Rosa, do you have any editing software? If not, Download GIMP 2. It is free, just google it. It's just that sometimes, like on this image, you have a well exposed shot, but some of it is just too bright. The beauty of digital is that with software, you can make an excellent image, like yours, perfect. I would urge you to get something, as there does seem little point in getting a better camera if you are not getting the software to compliment it. Also, it isn't just me saying this, look in any photography magazine, they all say that editing software is synonymous with digital photography.

Rosalyn Hilborne on January 24, 2012


That's very kind of you Lin/Rich...just let me know!! Regards, Rosa.

Sigh the Scallywag

Thanks for your nice comment Si. I do have Gimp but I keep forgetting about it! I will have a look and see what I can do. I know what you mean about this one but I didn't know what the answer was. I will have a practise :-)

Cheers, Rosa.

Rosalyn Hilborne on January 24, 2012


It's £850,000 got any loose change to make up the balance? On the Nikon software it automatically makes a copy. As you say, a good idea!

John Goodwin. on January 24, 2012

Hi Rosa, what a delightful set of photo's you have here. Another place to visit!!! Like.

You could try setting your exposure bias to -0.3 this will darken and saturate slightly, I find my Nikon often over exposes sometimes.

Best wishes, John.

tmoj on January 24, 2012

Hi Rosa,

nice cottage, but sounds expensive! I think John's advice is good. For best bias in each case check the histogram in your camera after taking the picture.

Small over or underexposure can be easily fixed also afterwards with editing software as Si proposed above. I find Curves most useful tool to improve most photos. I also agree with Si that digital photo cannot be ready straight from camera even if there are still people around who oppose any editing. We did editing even with film cameras when processing films and prints.

Best wishes, Timo

Excellent photo! Like!

~oOo~ on January 24, 2012

If you are in the habit of forgetting, the you should consider every image to have your name in one corner. For example, look at Renata's. This would force you to use gimp. And then you can work on over or under exposed parts. Putting every image through the edit should be the first thing you do. It forces you to study your shots more closely, which in turn causes you to think about what you could have done to improve the shot. Which obviously will improve your photography. Look on YouTube for Gimp tutorials. There are loads on there. Being great with composition is already your atribute. Becoming familiar with your camera and with editing will make your excellent images outstanding.

Sehnwirmal on January 24, 2012

This is a house with much magic - very much. Kind Regards from germany, Moni

Christos Theodorou on January 24, 2012

Wonderful capture - Greetings from Athens.

Jos Boom on January 24, 2012

Hi Rosa, beautiful England again, very good foto with lots of sphere, Greeings Jos.

Rosalyn Hilborne on January 24, 2012


Hi John, I can recommend a visit John, I know it's a long way for you but if you ever make it Lacock is only about 9 miles away, completely different and well worth a visit as well. I agree with your advice concerning the exposure bias...I'm on to it :-)


Hi Timo, It is expensive but I guess it reflects the area! I have had a good look at it on Rightmove and it looks gorgeous! I know what you are saying about editing and I do a little to get it as I saw it, but again it is understanding the 'language' and techniques. It may take a while, but I will get there ;-)

Rosalyn Hilborne on January 24, 2012


Thank you Nick, I am pleased you like it.


Hello Moni, thank you for your kind comment.

Christos Theodorou

Thank you for your like and best wishes to you in Greece.

Jos Boom

Hello Jos, typical English cottage and unfortunately, out of my price range! Lovely comment, thank you.

Thank you all, Rosa.

Rosalyn Hilborne on January 24, 2012

Sigh the Scallywag

I have been putting them through a little editing Si but not on Gimp. I think I need a dictionary of photoshop language! Also with these I probably hurried to put them on as I was dying to get some daylight pictures of the place this one was when we arrived too late in December! I really do appreciate your advice and help. It's time at the moment but I will carefully go through the Lacock ones that I took after these.

Thanks again to you, Ian, John and Timo. Rosa.

Alfons Van Aerschot … on January 24, 2012

Nery nice shot from this cottage Rosa.



Rosalyn Hilborne on January 24, 2012

Thank you Floere, it would be a nice place to live :-)

Greetings, Rosa.

theolfa on January 24, 2012

It's gorgeous, Rosa, and your photo of it would make anyone want to buy it. I certainly wish I could win a million, (I'd need the difference to pay for my move from here). Hugs, Theolfa

Rosalyn Hilborne on January 25, 2012


Hi Theolfa, someone from England won 40 million pounds on the Euro Lottery this there is hope for us yet! Hugs, Rosa.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 23, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2012/01/22 15:15:47
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash