Through Lister Gardens

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Lister Gardens, Lyme Regis. During the huge stabilisation works in the town during the years of 2006/7, the public gardens were completely destroyed. At the end of the summer of 2005 all the bats' nesting sites were sealed to stop them returning as the work started. Also, over 2,000 slow-worms were caught and rehoused, and a 15cm barrier was placed around the gardens to stop any coming back. At the height of the works there was not a single tree, bush or blade of grass to be seen. It looked, from a distance, like an open cast mine of dark blue lias clay. Now fully restored!

The new planting, particularly towards the rear of the gardens, was designed to help bring the wild life back in and included a section of "set aside". Low shrubs were planted for cover, with grasses and seed bearing plants for food.

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Rosalyn Hilborne on February 24, 2013

Francisco Jose Rios, thank you for your F&L. Best wishes to you, Rosa.

Eva Barchewitz on March 28, 2013

Excelent L&F Liebe Grüße Eva

Jack Tol on April 22, 2013

A absolutely perfect captured picture. It is inviting the viewer to walk on those steps.



Rosalyn Hilborne on April 23, 2013

Jack Tol

Thank you for your very nice comment. I am pleased you like it.

Best regards, Rosa.

KWO Tsoumenis on June 2, 2013

Wonderful place

Excellent photo

Bravissima, Rosa


Best wishes, Kostas :-)

Jutta Pohlers on June 2, 2013

Herrliche Aufnahme L&F Wünsche ein schön Sonntag Gruß Jutta

Rosalyn Hilborne on June 2, 2013

KWO Tsoumenis

Thank you very much for the Star and like. Also for your kind comment.

Best wishes, Rosa.


Hello Jutta, thank you also for your L&F. I appreciate your kind comment.

Best wishes, Rosa.

Pixfix on July 31, 2014

Rosa, this is one of your top pictures; composition & processing: the darker, sharp branches against the pastel colours of the see and that contrasted by the natural fresh bottom half...

Rosalyn Hilborne on August 1, 2014


Thank you so much for your very kind and descriptive appraisal. Even though it is a seaside town, I love to visit Lyme Regis in the winter months...strange :-) All the best, Rosa.

Pixfix on August 1, 2014

I'm not doing this pixel stuff for a long time but if you do put some effort into processing then it seems to be more rewarding if you choose colour-wise a somewhat muted scene (but, of course, nowhere blown or black): it's easier to build up a picture than taming too much luminance; keep on going...

Rosalyn Hilborne on August 2, 2014

Thanks for you input Pixfix :)

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  • Uploaded on January 11, 2013
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    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2012/12/30 12:33:44
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 22.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash