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Groomsbridge Park B/W by Anna Shaw

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I don’t normally work in B/W, although I do love seeing the work of others using this medium. However, Richard Veal threw down the gauntlet, and so I just had to respond. (LOL!) So Richard, this one is just for you…

Groombridge Place Gardens & Enchanted Forest, as its name suggests, is in the little village of Groombridge, near Tunbridge Wells in Kent.

It was the beautiful stage for the lavish 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic story of love and social mores, Pride and Prejudice. The 17th-century moated manor was chosen to be Longbourn, the Bennet’s family home, because (in the words of the film’s location manager), “This house has immense charm and is untouched by redevelopment.” Scenes were shot around the lake and gardens, as well as inside the house and an exhibition records the experience, including photographs of Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) and Mr Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) in action.

The film was directed by Joe Wright
and starred
Keira Knightley
Matthew Macfadyen
Brenda Blethyn
Donald Sutherland
Judi Dench
Rosamund Pike
Tom Hollander
Rupert friend

Taken with a Nikon D200
F22 1/5 – 9 exposures (+/-3)
Processed in Photomatix Pro
Edited in Photoshop CS4


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Anna and Robert have only recently moved to Kent, having spent six years living France where they first embarked on wedding photography. They are passionate about photography, and have a real love for shooting weddings, gaining so much pleasure and fun from these special days.

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  • BCImages
    BCImagesover 4 years ago

    wow now this is v good

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot and processing Anna. Your move? xx

  • MrsT
    MrsTover 4 years ago

    I love chess and would love to see a giant version, what brilliant history behind this capture, and yes i looks fab in b and w :0 smiles

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 4 years ago

    Superbly processed Anna – this is just down the road from my sister but it’s been many many years since i’ve been. The light on the chess board comes out really well in the shadows of the pieces.

  • Geoff Carpenter
    Geoff Carpenterover 4 years ago

    Very nicely done Anna.x

  • Adrian Donoghue
    Adrian Donoghueover 4 years ago

    Terrific elements here Anna

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 4 years ago

    WOW this is fab young Anna, Beautiful shot, Richard eat your heart out hehe

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 4 years ago

    Very well done Anna.
    Good luck in the challenge when it starts. x

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    this is just superb work Anna, and a fave fof me,it is so well edited.x Good Luck in the Challenge.x

  • jenseyes
    jenseyesover 4 years ago


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