These are the side gates into the wonderful walled garden on the grounds of Farmleigh in the park. These gates are located to the right of the main gates to the garden, almost directly behind the boat house café. If you are familiar with Farmleigh you will most likely know exactly where these gates are, if you don’t really know Farmleigh then I recommend you rectify that matter and get yourself down there sometime. I love this place in both Summer and Winter, both seasons have their charm. The staff who look after this place have an awful lot to be very proud of, parts of it are wonderfully wild but other sections look like they have been trimmed with a pair of small scissors, such is the care that goes into it. Some day I expect to arrive and find an army of gardeners down on their knees trimming each individual blade of grass to the exact height. I have been informed by staff in the house that these mysterious gardeners only work in the dead of night though, so no chance of a photograph to prove my theory.
(Sometimes I like to bend the truth on this blog, this could be one of those moments)
The photo was taken on a Bronica medium format camera using Kodak Tri-x 120mm film.
The print was made by my very own hands in a traditional wet darkroom.
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5 thoughts on “Gates Of The Walled Garden”
This is a gorgeous composition. You can be proud.
Hoping that you are enjoying summer.
Hey Barb, thanks again for the kind words.
Summer here is good, terrible weather as usual but we are used to it now and we have learnt how to enjoy it. Kind of makes us appreciate sunshine more when it does arrive.
Yes I agree. Very nicely done especially on such a busy scene. 🙂
Thanks Charlie, I think in hindsight I might have tried to slightly straighten up the opening in the gate when I was printing it.
Thanks for dropping by again.
Hi again Dave,
Just showing my appreciation of your photography by nominating you for a blog award.
Details are on my blog. So, enjoy and have a great day!