Sittingbourne

First buds of spring 2015…

First buds of spring 2015…

A monochrome photograph of a Rhododendron taken at Doddington Place near Sittingbourne in Kent

A monochrome photograph of a Rhododendron taken at Doddington Place near Sittingbourne in Kent

 

Both of our visits to Doddington Place, this year and last year were Easter Time… and back in Spring 2015… the rhododendrons, magnolias and tree blossom were springing into life..

A monochrome photograph of a magnolia bud taken at Doddington Place near Sittingbourne Kent in April 2015

A monochrome photograph of a magnolia bud taken at Doddington Place near Sittingbourne Kent in April 2015

 

As summer fades here in the UK and we are heading towards Autumn and its wonderful fall colours… I think of those cold dismal winter days, were it rains and rains and rains some more… and how I wish spring would arrive.  I love winter on cold frosty mornings and the winter sun… I love the snow (if we ever get any) and how it changes everything… even barren untidy places start to glisten in the newly laid snow, but I hate the heavy rain and dark thunderous clouds… I don’t even mind if we have the odd light but constant rain… no thanks you can keep it.

Have a great weekend everyone…

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Posted by Bren in Floral, Monochrome, Photography, 2 comments
Trees come to life…

Trees come to life…

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

 

The photograph of the above trees and the way their small wispy branches protrude from the trunks reminds me of the scene from Lord of the Rings – Two Towers, where the trees come to life.

 

 

I could just envisage those trees coming to life in the still of the night and moving around the wooded area of Doddington Place, near Sittingbourne, in Kent

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Rocks and Wood

Rocks and Wood

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

As you walk through the rock garden at Doddington Place there is a little path that takes you under a tree log… it is quaint and very beautiful.

In this picture below, I reproduced the above picture in black and white and added a more grunge look to the rocks.

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

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Doddington Place – Woodland Walk

Doddington Place – Woodland Walk

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken on Easter Monday 2016 at Doddington Place Gardens near Sittingbourne in Kent…

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Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

As you stroll around Doddington Place near Sittingbourne in Kent.. you come across the formal gardens… once you have walked through the formal gardens and down some steps, you come across the rock garden which is set on the hillside.  Within the rock garden is a miniature water feature.  The above photograph was produced using Nik Software Color Efex and the image below is before  it was edited in Color Efex.  I love the golden tones of the above picture…

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

And in this edit I wanted to keep more of the natural greens..

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

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