01 Thursday Dec 2016
A walk around the gardens at Stourhead on Monday was extremely enjoyable. The crowds that visit in order to see the autumn colours were replaced by a more normal number of weekday admirers and strollers. There was a low and clear light streaming across Stourhead causing many trees to glow in the remnant their autumn leaves
There are two Tulip Trees (Liriodendron tulipifera) that I know of at Stourhead. They are native to the United States. One is on an island in the lake – pictured here – and the other is on the bank of the south side. That one I have photographed several times and have supplied the National Trust with greeting cards depicting it in its beautiful summer garb.
I photographed this island tree two years ago in black and white and is on www.valeanddown.com
I used my Fujifilm X-T2 camera with the XF23mm F1.4 R lens at 1/650 second at f/5.6 ISO 200. Velvia profile applied. Gitzo tripod used.