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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!

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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.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

Such a variety of colour.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

The light was not good but I actually think the yellows look better in the greyer conditions.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

The Temple of Flora surrounded by golden colours.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

The boathouse.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

Bright orange willows on the island.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

A range of new woven sculptures have been put in place around the gardens.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

A peacock.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

Backlighting through the trees.

Stourhead autumn National Trust Wiltshire Dorsetcamera

We were lucky to be allowed into the Temple of Flora as the display of Anouk Mercier’s artwork had just finished the day before and was due to be removed. The textile artwork is called Caprice. It features Temples, Pantheons, Pyramids, Columns, and Other Architectural Fragments arranged around a Viridian Lake. The images come from paintings and artworks in the Stourhead collection and have been digitally reproduced.