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On the 3rd December I went up to Stourhead once again, but this time in the evening to enjoy the light show. It was a chilly evening and turned out to be the coldest night of this winter so far at -3°C when I returned to the car to go home.
But the skies were clear and no wind which was great. The trail started by taking us through the upper gardens past the large glasshouse and then heading towards the house. Something different around every corner. The house wasn’t lit very brightly but it enabled me to take an image and get the Plough constellation above, one of my favourite pictures of the evening.
It was a pleasant amble through all the lights, after the house there was the walk down to the lake, with music to add atmosphere to the surroundings and the season and it was different from when I visited a couple of years ago. The classic view of the Pantheon and bridge had a moving light show and music which I believe was from the film Frozen (I’m probably the only one who hasn’t seen the film!) which meant I had to have a fairly high shutter speed to not blur the shafts of light as they came over the lake. It was so lucky I had my tripod as by this time I was getting quite cold and wouldn’t have been able to keep the camera still!
A lovely night and something different from my usual photography.