A Serene Afternoon at Witley Court

Although the Autumn evenings are shorter, it does greet us with long afternoon shadows that cast a serene light when out and about. This created some incredibly nice photo opportunities at Witley Court, casting a warm light onto the property and grounds.

Witley Court is a shell of a mansion that was ruined due to a fire in the early 1900s, I wasn’t aware of this on my first visit and was quite surprised by the exposed building. The lack of ceiling in places provides for some high contrast photography with direct sunlight that would not otherwise be possible if it were covered.

Aside from the house itself, there is also a very nice walk around the woods and lake at Witley Court. Here I captured quite possibly my favourite photo of all time (above) of a swan gracefully on the water. This looked great out of camera and didn’t need much editing!

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