Suby & Sins House

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STAND AND STARE

SIN'S IN THE HOUSE.

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Leisure

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Henry Davies

'Leisure' is the poem used to advertise CentreParcs.

Indeed if you want sometime alone 'to stand and stare', this is the place to go. A few days of being cocooned in the silence of the deep woods, breezy shadows of tall trees, away from the hustle and bustle of life in the comfort of your hotel room. The nature is pure and unspoiled, woods untouched, squirrels free to roam to their little hearts' content amongst the humans.

This photograph is from our honeymoon in Whinfell Forest, Cumbria, CentreParcs. This outstanding work of architecture houses the main village area, shops, restaurants and indoor swimming pool. We were lucky to have been situated in the strategically located Lakeside Apartments, equidistant to the swimming pool and the spa - two main attractions for me. We also had the opportunity to go on a few walks in the woodland, taking photographs and generally not worrying about the passing of the time.

For a detailed review of CentreParcs, visit: Centre Parcs Review

For detailed information, check out: Centre Parcs

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

 

STAND AND STARE

SIN'S IN THE HOUSE.

See  policyofsubster

Leisure

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Henry Davies

'Leisure' is the poem used to advertise CentreParcs.

Indeed if you want sometime alone 'to stand and stare', this is the place to go. A few days of being cocooned in the silence of the deep woods, breezy shadows of tall trees, away from the hustle and bustle of life in the comfort of your hotel room. The nature is pure and unspoiled, woods untouched, squirrels free to roam to their little hearts' content amongst the humans.

This photograph is from our honeymoon in Whinfell Forest, Cumbria, CentreParcs. This outstanding work of architecture houses the main village area, shops, restaurants and indoor swimming pool. We were lucky to have been situated in the strategically located Lakeside Apartments, equidistant to the swimming pool and the spa - two main attractions for me. We also had the opportunity to go on a few walks in the woodland, taking photographs and generally not worrying about the passing of the time.

For a detailed review of CentreParcs, visit: Centre Parcs Review

For detailed information, check out: Centre Parcs

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

 

comments (20)

sinem,

this is a spectacular shot! i love the sky, water, and architectural design of this building. you did a terrific job of capturing the light and shadows that fall over the building.
Suby & Sinem: Thank you, Nicole. It doesn't take much effort as this is such a photogenic building smile Sinem
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 26 Jul 2006, 01:57
Ah, I like this shot Sinem. Especially the effect... is it grainy? It looks very fitting. And the architecture of the building is quite out of the ordinary. If there's one word to describe this shot, I think it would be very modern.
Suby & Sinem: Extremely modern and spectacular indeed. Thanks for your comment. Sinem
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 26 Jul 2006, 02:26
What a great looking place. Fabulous shot too. Nice treatment.
Suby & Sinem: Thank you, Laurie. It is indeed a spectacular example of modern architecture. Sinem
  • akanksha
  • Delhi,India
  • 26 Jul 2006, 03:39
its so b'ful...every element in this snap is at peace..even the clouds.. seem to be at rest..n calm.. nice one ..
Suby & Sinem: Then my aim is achieved - I did indeed want to capture the tranquility of this place through the building by the lakeside and fluffy clouds. Thanks, Sinem
  • atunbi
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Jul 2006, 06:14
Suby you are now on fire. Trust. NO 1 Blog yesterday as well. I salute. Todays picture is also off the hook.
Suby & Sinem: Indeed he is always on fire. But you know what? This is actually my shot. And yeah I know, it's off da hook. wink Sinem
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 26 Jul 2006, 07:40
I like the slope of that roof. This is a truly unique building. This photograph is excellent. The lighting is good, very even exposure. I think this image suffers a bit when viewed at a small size like this. I believe it would be fantastic at a very large (poster) size. Love the sky too; fluffy clouds.
Suby & Sinem: I might try to sell the idea of producing it on poster-size to Centreparcs and possibly try to get back some of the money we made them on our honeymoon. Thanks, smile sinem
I think that architectural view are among the most difficult to realise, this one is a really good shot in my sense cause of lines and the sky. Bravo !
Suby & Sinem: I don't really know anything about architecture, but I agree it doesn't look like an easy job to build such an interesting building. Thank you for your visit. Sinem
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 26 Jul 2006, 08:31
Exactly what Timmy says though I think it looks odd smaller because it's been sharpened? Somebody told me shuttercahncew auto sharpnes images on uploading so I guess it's not your fault. I liKE.
GREAT GREAT SHOT!!
Suby & Sinem: I haven't sharpened the shot, and accept no responsibility for any sharpening added by Shutterchance smile
Thank you, Azhar. Sinem
  • The Maven
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Jul 2006, 09:05
Shutterchance does only mild sharpening upon upload using an unsharp mask algorithm. The strength of the sharpening used is rather mild, and is mainly used to offset the softness that results due to resampling the image to fit the blog. Would you prefer the strength of the sharpening to be reduced further?
Like it, however..what would have been great was if that cloud directly above the building was either not there or slightly higher than the top...So the outline of the building could be seen clearly..It would have stood out more dont u think?
Suby & Sinem: I actually thought about cloning it out - but loved the fuzzy fluffiness of it so much couldn't bear the thought of getting rid of it smileBut I totally see your point. Great minds...? Sinem
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 26 Jul 2006, 09:35
Composition is on point! Really liking the curves on this building. The architect is quite creative.
  • incubus
  • london
  • 26 Jul 2006, 10:03
composition is on point!!!!
  • chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Jul 2006, 10:47
I like architecture, it works with lines a lot. Good capture.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 26 Jul 2006, 10:57
I think you should be compensated for this by CentreParcs. You posted the most lovely photo and gave a description of the place that would have anyone packing their bags and making plans for the trip there.
  • david
  • England
  • 26 Jul 2006, 11:19
wow, i would never have believed this was a centre parcs building (you don't work for them do you? they surely must sponsor you!).
Again I could tell this was Sinems shot!!! Nice one.
  • Craig
  • London
  • 26 Jul 2006, 14:14
I love the perspective and its a great view, but a little too much grain I think!
great view and beautiful clouds. very nice tourism type foto...
  • Visual Vault
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  • 26 Jul 2006, 16:41
Hi Sinems,

I see that you got the camera after Suby was done with it yesterday, since it's still at ISO800.. I really like this shot, that's an amazing building, kinda looks like a roller coaster ride. Your composition is great, you framed the building perfectly to show it off well, and the little bit of green on the left is very nice. Good Job Sin! smile

-V V-
  • Jonathan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Aug 2006, 18:42
Great lines and composition, very nice capture.

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