The U.K. has some amazing historic houses to visit. Some are very grand and others more homely, the house we visited this week was certainly very grand. Petworth House in West Sussex is jaw dropping grand.
Photographically speaking it was not a good day for me, my camera being a bridge camera does not perform well in bright light as the smallest aperture is f8. Also it was windy, so very few opportunities for flower photography. I had a revelation, why did we travel all the way here ? Was it to see a magnificent house with a remarkable history ? Or, was it to take photographs and really not take in the outstanding paintings, sculptures and objet d’art ? I must confess it was the latter, but I realise that is so short sighted .
The house was full of paintings by Turner, Reynolds and Van Dyck. The state rooms were never intended for everyday use but rather to display outstanding collections. My particular favourite was the chapel and I wish now I had taken more notice of the hand painted coats of arms and had not spent my time with my eye pressed to the viewfinder.
Digital scrap supplies by Rosey Posey @ Scrapbook graphics
So in my roundabout way this is my Friday Find, never ever let photography take over to the point that I don’t stop, look and absorb what is around me…..
P.S. I might have a chance to put this in practise as we are hoping to spend a few days in Cornwall soon…