Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wilton House

When I launched my 2nd photography blog last year, TheNightBoat.com (the first was the short-lived and appallingly named recordsofday.com), pictures of Wilton House were quite common from me, as I had only just visited there around that time. However, I never processed this picture, a portrait like HDR photo of the front of the house. This is indeed the first time Wilton House has appeared on this blog as well.

It's been so long in fact since I posted a picture of Wilton House, that I can barely remember anything about it! So rather than go into various different internet sources now, I will just say that it is indeed a spectacular country house near Salisbury in Wiltshire, surrounded by some spectacular scenery and gardens. Unlike when I visited Hever Castle a couple of months ago, Wilton House was not visited on a sunny day. In terms of HDR, that's not too bad as clouds can be much more interesting than a plain blue sky.

As I said, this is an HDR from the fairly standard 3 different exposures and processed in Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop and Nik Color Efex Pro 4.

Just a gentle reminder, why not have a look at my new website HalewoodPhoto.com!


  1. Nice composition Pete and the clouds really create a mood to this scene.
    Like your new site too Pete. You have had a few versions over the past year and I think this one is the best yet.

  2. Thanks for the comment Marc! Glad you like the new site and I appreciate your thoughts.

  3. Wow Pete! I'm looking at this on my phone so it's not the best view but this looks superb! Your processing skills have clearly made leaps and bounds. Look forward to viewing it properly later when I have finished work.

  4. Thanks Tim! I've mentioned on Twitter recently how great Blogger's websites look on mobile devices but hoped the full version lived up to your expectations as well!