Fraggle Report~Howick Hall Gardens ~ June 2017~ Rollei edition

Last weekend Sophie and I tromped off to Howick Hall Gardens, as the last time we went was in October 2015 and it was very autumnal, you can see that post and learn about the history of the Hall HERE

This time I decided to take the rollei only so was limited to 25 shots, but as readers of The Other Place blog will know, things didn’t go as planned! Anyway, here are the 15 shots that survived.

Every pathway was lined with gorgeous flowering bushes

 

It’s a long walk around the gardens and there are plenty of places to stop and rest if you need to

There’s a beautiful lake

and though we were warned to keep away from viscious swans protecting their young, they were quite happy to be photographed by us πŸ™‚

Wild flowers everywhere too

Lady Howick’s private garden was open for the day too

Fingers crossed the next Rollei outing will be more successful!

 

 

 

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  1. It looks a lovely place for a wander!

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    1. Thank you it is!

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      1. 😊

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  2. I would hail that Rollei day as a great success, based on these shots. They have a lovely ‘painterly’ feel to them, and the lens blurs the background so well.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete πŸ™‚

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  3. Nothing like a garden in the summer. Nice work with the Rollei. Is it a 6×6 or 6×4.5? Mask to change sizes?

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    1. 6 x 6 with weird bits cropped off πŸ™‚

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      1. Do you use 220 or 120?

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        1. 120. I’m taking the roller in for a repair in the week, it’s the feeder that’s not working properly πŸ˜•

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          1. It will be worth getting it fixed – those older 120mm images can be wonderful. Digital has its place and beauty, and so does film.

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          2. It’s turned out not to be a fault with the camera, I’m using a different make film and all is well!

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  4. I have occasionally used the verb “tromp” and I get only confused stares. It’s a word I learned from my grandfather, who thought people “tromped all over his flowers.” I’ve never come across a person under 80 besides myself who uses it – but you’re the second person this week!

    Love these shots, the way the sunlight filters through.
    The lily pads are reminding me of Monet.

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    1. Thanks Jay πŸ™‚

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  5. At least the photos you did get are beautiful!

    (And also, swan babies really are ugly ducklings!)

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    1. Thanks Sarah πŸ™‚

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  6. The lake shots are sublime. Wish I was there, sunning myself.

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    1. Thanks V- man, me too!

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      1. Well actually the sun has been glorious where I am. So I can’t complain.

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        1. Good stuff, make the most of it, we’ll be back in winter in no time!

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          1. Haha, don’t I know it!

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  7. Flowering Paradise!

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    1. Thanks, love gardens like these.

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  8. what a beauty πŸ™‚

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  9. I enjoyed the nice walk.

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    1. 😊 me too!

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  10. You photos makes me want to wander around in Howick Hall Gardens. Quite a lovely place – and lovely photos.

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    1. Thank you Otto πŸ™‚

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  11. Blimey out with a real medium format camera. I haven’t touched a roll of 120 for donkeys years. Then it was the Bronica RF645 (I should have kept it) well done, tough to pre visualise what the final output will look like. Velvia or Kodachrome ?

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    1. Kodak Portra 400 and fujicolor Pro, though prefer the portra. Cheers AK. πŸ™‚

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  12. Very vibrant and tranquil!

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    1. It is Steve, we like it lots as it doesn’t seem to be a place people take their screeching kids, mostly older peeps having a saunter, nice and peaceful.

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      1. Sounds like my kind of place!

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  13. I better hide this from Gosia or she will start asking me to start planting more flowers πŸ™‚

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    1. πŸ™‚ you can charge people to come and look at them πŸ˜€

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  14. What pretty pictures.

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  15. […] and I have visited Howick Gardens a couple of times prior to this post, in October 2015 and July 2017, but there’s something different happening there all year round, and this time we went to see […]

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