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Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2009 - The much photographed Palladian bridge and Pantheon.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2009 - The bridge was a popular spot to stop and chat.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2009 - The cottages opposite the church.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2009 - This is the sky light in the roof of the Pantheon.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2009 -I think these are bryony berries.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2009 -Fading light and a final view across the bridge to the Pantheon.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2010 - The recently restored Temple of Apollo.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2010 -This is the recently restored roof in the temple of Apollo.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2010 -The Pantheon.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2010 -One of the plaster freezes in the Pantheon.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2010 -A burst of sunshine which illuminated these lovely leaves.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2010 - A few weeks later than the previous pictures. The Temple of Flora and a nice reflection.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2010 - A reflection of the Pantheon.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2010 -Rich golden colours in the trees on the island.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2010 -A closer look at trees on the island with the temple of Apollo in the distance.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2010 -The backlighting on this tree gave a nice effect.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2011 - Creepy crawly towers. A pile of bits and bobs arranged to look like a house. A great home for insects. It made me smile!

Stourhead autumn-9085

September 2011 - This was a surprise encounter. A sculpture trail was laid out around the lakes in the northern corner of the gardens. The works are by the Scraptors.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2011 - An owl tree.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2011 -  The Palladian bridge and Temple of Flora.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2011 - The view looking down from the Temple of Apollo.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2012 - The Bristol High Cross. This was a monumental market cross erected in 1373 in the centre of Bristol. It was built in Decorated Gothic style on the site of an earlier Anglo-Saxon cross, to commemorate the granting of a charter by Edward III to make Bristol a county, separate from Somerset and Gloucestershire. It was moved to the Stourhead estate in 1780.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2012 - The colours were impressive.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2012 - Quite a range of colours. Palladian bridge and Temple of Flora.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2012 - Back lit autumn leaves.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2013 - The Gothic Cottage with the first hint of autumn colours in the trees.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2013 - The Temple of Apollo. Autumn colours now well on the way.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2013 - This is one of my favourite vistas at Stourhead.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2013 - A close look at the richly coloured leaves.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2013 - So many colours in nature.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2013 - The Pantheon with a red cloak.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2013 - A wide angle shot from the Temple of Apollo.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2014 - The Pantheon and a sparkling lake.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2014 - The Pantheon and it’s reflection in the lake.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2014 - Looking up into the tree canopy with a slow twisting exposure. Well I like the effect!

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2014 - The Gothic cottage with a red canopy.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2014 - The last light of the day with a haze developing.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2015 - Asters and Rudbeckia in the borders below the walled garden.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2015 -The old grain store which is now the second-hand book shop.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2015 - Flower tubs on the terraces at the southern end of the house.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2015 -The classical view of the Pantheon. Nice clouds.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2015 - The Pantheon.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2015 - The pyramid sculptures created by the Scraptors who create themed sculpture trails with scrap.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2015 - The gardens adjacent to the library.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2015 - The parish church of St Peters. There has been a church on this site since the 13th century.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

November 2015 - The Temple of Flora with autumn colours.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

November 2015 - A repeat of the above scene but with a slow shutter speed which has smoothed the ripples on the water.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

November 2015 - Another slow shutter speed view across the lake to the Palladian Bridge.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

November 2015 - A wide angle view from the Pantheon.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2016 - The entrance to the grotto. The latin reads “Intus aquae dulces, vivoque sedilia saxo, nympharum domus” which translates as “Inside are sweet waters and seats of living rock: a house of nymphs”.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2016 - The River God’s cave and painted lead statue of the River God by John Cheere circa 1751.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2016 - The Pantheon steps and columns.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2016 - The Palladian Bridge. For this shot with difficult back lighting I converted to black and white and then added a vintage sepia effect. Not brilliant but I quite like it.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

September 2016 - Late afternoon light illuminating the columns on the Temple of Flora.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2016 - The gateway into the House looking very seasonal.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2016 - Stourhead was very popular on this day as manifested by all the people lined up at the Temple of Apollo view point.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2016 - Stunning red foliage.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2016 - A nice autumnal seen looking up the valley from the lake.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2016 - The ferns were looking very golden.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2016 - A couple of shots of the Gothic Cottage. Nice reds and oranges.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2016 - A bit of photoshopping in this shot to remove a distracting person on the bench.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2017 - Viburnum Plicatum - Elizabeth Bullivant.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2017 - The gothic cottage.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2017 - An in camera multiple exposure abstract of the autumn colours.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

October 2017 - The customary final view of the day.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

November 2017 - Rich red foliage.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

November 2017 - Blue skies and sunshine, soon to be followed by rain!

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

November 2017 - The first sign of rain on the way.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

November 2017 - A cascade of reds.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

November 2017 - We were very lucky to be sheltered in the Pantheon just as the rain started and we were treated to an amazing rainbow.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

November 2017 - It was a good double rainbow.