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Me, I'm just a lawnmower.....

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 23 September 2013 in Architecture. can tell me by the way I walk
Montacute House, near Yeovil

OLYMPUS E-P5 1/400 second F/10.0 ISO 800 38 mm (35mm equiv.)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Fascinating to see them all gathered together like that - they form a kinda sculpture. I'm assuming it is not a sly way of getting Visitors to help maintain the grounds ?!

23 Sep 2013 5:06am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Love the POV here, perfect grass and an amazing hedge too

23 Sep 2013 6:32am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Original and bold, I like that. How many others would have gone for this shot?

23 Sep 2013 7:03am

@Curly: Me taking this shot, rather than shots of the lovely house on its own, just re-confirmed in Mrs E's head that I am wired up wrong!!

David from Avranches, France

Excellent shot Chris. I could do with one of those manual mowers.

23 Sep 2013 7:31am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbes cadrage et traitement, la taille de la haie est splendide. Bonne journée.

23 Sep 2013 8:00am

Philip from London, United Kingdom

very sculptural.

23 Sep 2013 8:07am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

A mower convention ?

23 Sep 2013 8:40am

jean pierre from paris, France

le cadrage est superbe!!! tondeuses en grève!!! amitiés

23 Sep 2013 8:40am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

When push comes to shove that's nicely framed Chris. Isn't that hedgerow wonderful

23 Sep 2013 10:03am

@grouser: In two of the mansions we visited, this "Organic form" of hedge trimming seemed to be the "In thing", I don't know if it's an original concept or something done later on

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom


23 Sep 2013 10:22am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

The old and the new, here the new is needed to keep the grounds ship shape:)

23 Sep 2013 10:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I think at Montacute it may have got out of hand during the war and they cut it back reflecting the growth pattern. However there is certainly a tradition of abstract hedging and topiary up here. There is a fantastic hedge round a private house in the village of Brampton Bryan and also some amazing ones at Powis Castle. They have famous topiarised trees at the castle too that I'm sure are called Twmpas, though having googled it I came up with nothing :)

23 Sep 2013 11:06am

Devi from Chennai, India

Brilliant shot!! I love the way you decided not to move away the machines before taking the shot!!!

23 Sep 2013 11:26am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

The new ... and the old ... fabulous.
I love the hedge trimming; I've have never seen anything like that before!

23 Sep 2013 2:57pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this beautiful building's setting with the yard equipment as a feature. Well done.

23 Sep 2013 3:20pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

A novel way to shoot this stately pile, nice one Chris.

23 Sep 2013 3:35pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Superb shot.

23 Sep 2013 4:21pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Interesting that they are all hand mowers, nice angle on this.

23 Sep 2013 5:05pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Were you slithering when you took this shot? It is a fascinating viewpoint, which I quite like.

23 Sep 2013 5:18pm

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

Great angle of the dangle man, and again the Oly is just awesome!

23 Sep 2013 5:56pm

franz from Baden, Austria

superb compo, angle and perspective, and impressive details, particularly the hedge that has been commented about already ...

23 Sep 2013 6:03pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

so..english this garden... (very good job for the gardiners...)

23 Sep 2013 6:27pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really great shot

23 Sep 2013 8:53pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressant ces engins

24 Sep 2013 8:53am

1/400 second
ISO 800
38 mm (35mm equiv.)