I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It’s cloud’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all…
~ Joni Mitchell
Before being re-erected at Bodnant in the 1930’s, the building was originally put together in 1730 as a picnic house or shooting lodge, or it is thought it may have been used as a garden house. Later, the building was used as a factory for making dressmaking pins with two furnaces for that purpose inside the building.
16 thoughts on “WPC: Reflecting”
Very nice, Jude. I love that old building, and the composition works very well.
Best wishes, Pete. x
Thanks Pete, the composition took a bit of work, several shots didn’t make the grade.
Worth it for that one though. Spot on. x
What a beauty! I might have had to use my old Lunapic trick on this one Jude. Just watched the most scintillating performance from Rafa and Goffin. He’s back! X
Ah, yes. Not seen much of Lunapic for a while Jo. Good to hear Rafa is doing well again. French Open you reckon?
Maybe. Let’s see how the match with Novak goes tomorrow. He was awesome this afternoon, as was Goffin 🙂
Very unlike your usual shots. Such a clear and perfect reflection, and such an odd function! I’d never thought of pins having to be made. The Joni Mitchell quote is perfect. What processing?
Erm… Silver Efex from Nik software, but I can’t remember the exact edit. The sky was completely blown out as I was shooting into the sun and the clouds looked better in the reflection so I figured I’d try the conversion.
Goodness, Bodnant…I know I went there as a child, but don’t remember it at all…..
This is a few years ago. We kept meaning to go back when in Ludlow but it never happened.
There’s a video on youtube titled, Joni Mitchell Both sides now on Mama Cass Show 1969. To introduce Joni, Mama Cass just says: “This is singing” So true.
I used to like Joni Mitchell back in the day, but now I find her voice irritates me. Age is a funny thing…
Bodnant. Beautiful at all times of the year. Went especially to see the laburnum arch earlier this year. Stunning. Took some nice photos of this pool and the water lillies too.
We were too late for the laburnum arch and never seemed to find time to go back. It is a lovely garden in the most beautiful scenery.
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