This week we took a drive down to the lovely Stourhead House & Gardens in Wiltshire, on a lovely sunny Autumn day, which was more like late summer than Autumn.
My first visit to Stourhead was in the late 80's for a portrait photography seminar. I was surprised by how beautiful and stunning the gardens were, but unfortunately it took me many years before a re-visit. Being National Trust members has it's benefits, and one is to visit fantastic places like Stourhead, which is also open to the public.
Stourhead does have a Bristol connection, The Bristol High Cross, which was formerly situated at the crossroads at the centre of Medieval Bristol. It was taken down in 1733, re-erected in College Green before being moved to Stourhead some years later, and is now in the care of the National Trust.
All these images were taken with a Fuji digital compact camera. I like to travel light with as least equipment as possible, than lugging around camera bags with professional kit.
I have left a few images in with lens flare, which I took directly in to the sun. I think it adds to the pictures and shows the stunning gardens in their natural light.