Coniston Hall

by Peter Finch September. 15, 2020 914 views
Coniston Hall, Near Coniston, Cumbria.

Coniston Hall, Near Coniston, Cumbria.

This is Coniston Hall, near Coniston Water and Coniston village in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England.

It's over 400 years old, grade II listed, and owned by the National Trust - although it is not open to the general public.

Having walked past it many times whilst holidaying in the area, I hadn't thought to photograph it until this 2020 trip. The image was captured at 3pm on the 14th of September.

This was developed from a single RAW file using Luminar 4. Considering the age of the structure, I was trying to achieve a dramatic and slightly spooky look with the development styling. I also removed all signs of modernity and its use as a campsite booking office.

I took a departure from my usual philosophy of exposing for the highlights and allowed the sky to blow out somewhat near the sun. Having previously been disappointed with the image quality of HDR blended brackets using On1 Photo RAW, I was looking for a different approach of how to deal with a high-dynamic-range scene.

I remain open-minded. What do you think?

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Heike 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Very nice photo of this picturesque old stone house. I love this kind of houses, they have so much character!

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Peter Finch Replied to Heike 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you Heike blush

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