Light Bay Studio: Blog http://lightbaystudio.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Light Bay Studio 1999-2017 office@lightbaystudio.co.uk (Light Bay Studio) Fri, 19 May 2017 10:16:00 GMT Fri, 19 May 2017 10:16:00 GMT http://lightbaystudio.co.uk/img/s3/v7/u643382641-o979975163-50.jpg Light Bay Studio: Blog http://lightbaystudio.co.uk/blog 80 120 Saal Digital http://lightbaystudio.co.uk/blog/2017/5/saal-digital We, photographers, are constantly looking for a partner, who could give us the chance to show our work at its best. For Sure, Saal Digital is a great partner.

They simply invite you to test them.The only ones on the market who say, come, have a voucher, test us and give us an honest review. Everybody else, give up to 20% discounts on Sample materials.Not Saal Digital.They really want you to test their products.So we decided to test One of their Wall Decors, a print on Acrylic Glass. And let me tell you the result was " wow ". Right now I am pretty sure that I could state that a photo could not show what my eyes can see. The finishing is state of the art. It makes you wonder if you took that photo. Everything is perfectly cut and on its place.The colours are amazing.Because the photo is protected by acrylic glass, it cannot be damaged. It also means that the colours appear particularly beautifully on the acrylic panel. In addition, this printing technique gives the image more depth. This effect increases with the thickness, and therefore the depth, of the acrylic panel.  The overall print quality is insane! So clear, so crisp, so vibrant. It's the best I have ever seen my work look. It is a spot on match to the display on my calibrated monitor. Blacks are rich, colors are vibrant, tiny nuances and soft differences in color are perfect. I am in love with this print. 

Thank you Saal Digital!

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Waddesdon Manor http://lightbaystudio.co.uk/blog/2017/4/waddesdon-manor One of the other days, we had the pleasure of visiting Waddesdon Manor.What an amazing place to be, either by your self or with family, kids or no kids.It is a place so full of life, so full of amazing stories. You can view the full gallery by clicking HERE

 The following informations are from Wiki :

"Location               Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH

Owner  National Trust

Website               www.waddesdon.org.uk

Waddesdon Manor is a country house in the village of Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located in the Aylesbury Vale, 6.6 miles (10.6 km) west of Aylesbury. The house was built in the Neo-Renaissance style of a French château between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839–1898) as a weekend residence for grand entertaining.

 

The last member of the Rothschild family to own Waddesdon was James de Rothschild (1878–1957). He bequeathed the house and its contents to the National Trust. It is now administered by a Rothschild charitable trust that is overseen by Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild. It is one of the National Trust's most visited properties, with around 335,000 visitors annually.Prior to the construction of Waddesdon Manor, no house existed on the site. Ferdinand de Rothschild wanted a house in the style of the great Renaissance châteaux of the Loire Valley. The Baron, a member of the Viennese branch of the Rothschild banking dynasty, chose as his architect Gabriel-Hippolyte Destailleur. Destailleur was already experienced in working in this style, having overseen the restoration of many châteaux in that region, in particular that of the Château de Mouchy.Through Destailleur's vision, Waddesdon embodied an eclectic style based on the châteaux so admired by his patron, Baron Ferdinand. The towers at Waddesdon were based on those of the Château de Maintenon, and the twin staircase towers, on the north facade, were inspired by the staircase tower at the Château de Chambord. However, following the theme of unparalleled luxury at Waddesdon, the windows of the towers at Waddesdon were glazed, unlike those of the staircase at Chambord. They are also far more ornate.The structural design of Waddesdon, however, was not all retrospective. Hidden from view were the most modern innovations of the late 19th century including a steel frame, which took the strain of walls on the upper floors, which consequently permitted the layout of these floors to differ completely from the lower floors. The house also had hot and cold running water in its bathrooms, central heating, and an electric bell system to summon the numerous servants. The building contractor was Edward Conder & Son.Once his château was complete, Baron Ferdinand installed his extensive collections of French 18th-century boiseries, Savonnerie carpets, Gobelins and Beauvais tapestries, furniture, Sèvres ceramics, and books, as well as English and Dutch paintings and Renaissance treasures. Works were acquired for their exquisite quality and fine provenance. One of the highlights of the collection is the extraordinary musical automaton elephant, dating from 1774 and made by the French clockmaker H Martinet.

 

Of the ten surviving examples of the Sèvres pot-pourri vase in the shape of a ship from the 1760s, three are at Waddesdon, including one with a very rare scene of a battle connected to the Seven Years' War.

 

In the 1890s, Baron Ferdinand focused on the Renaissance collection for his small museum in the New Smoking Room. This collection was bequeathed to the British Museum and is now known as the Waddesdon Bequest.

 

The interior of Waddesdon Manor was photographed in 1897 for Baron Ferdinand's privately published The Red Book.

 

Subsequent owners added noted collections of Limoges enamel, arms and armour, maiolica, medieval manuscripts, prints and drawings. Waddesdon’s internationally famous collection has thus been formed principally by four members of the Rothschild family: Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898), his sister Alice de Rothschild (1847-1922), their cousin Edmond James de Rothschild (1845-1934) and the present Lord Jacob Rothschild (b. 1936).Extensive landscaping of the hill was carried out, including leveling the top. The gardens and landscape park were laid out by the French landscape architect Elie Lainé. An attempt was made to transplant full-grown trees by chloroforming their roots, to limit the shock. While this novel idea was unsuccessful, many very large trees were successfully transplanted. The gardens were enhanced with statuary, pavilions and an aviary that is still in use. The Proserpina fountain was brought to the Manor at the end of the 19th century from the Palace of the Dukes of Parma in northern Italy: the Ducal Palace of Colorno. The gardens are listed Grade I on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.Baron Ferdinand played host to many important guests including the future Edward VII. The grounds and house were such a wonder of their day that, in 1890, Queen Victoria invited herself to view them. The Queen was, however, more impressed by the electric lighting in the house than the wonders of the park. Fascinated by the invention she had not seen before, she is reported to have spent ten minutes switching a newly electrified 18th-century chandelier on and off.

 

When Baron Ferdinand died in 1898, the house passed to his sister Alice de Rothschild, who further developed the collections. Following Alice de Rothschild's death in 1922, the property and collections passed to her great-nephew James A. "Jimmy" de Rothschild of the French branch of the family, who further enriched it with objects from the collections of his late father Baron Edmond James de Rothschild of Paris.James hosted a Liberal Party rally at Waddesdon in 1928, where David Lloyd George addressed the crowd. During World War II, children under the age of five were evacuated from London and lived at Waddesdon Manor.

 

When James de Rothschild died in 1957, he bequeathed Waddesdon Manor, 200 acres (0.81 km2) of grounds and its contents to the National Trust, to be preserved for posterity. A nearby ancillary property, The Pavilion at Eythrope, became the home of James de Rothschild's widow, Dorothy de Rothschild, usually known as "Mrs James". She took a very keen interest in Waddesdon for the remainder of her long life. Eythrope and the rest of the Waddesdon estate were bequeathed to the 4th Lord Rothschild.

 

Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, has been a major benefactor of Waddesdon Manor through the Alice Trust, a registered charity headed by the Rothschild family.In an unprecedented arrangement, he was given authority by the National Trust in 1993 to run Waddesdon Manor as a semi-independent operation. Since 2011, the family charity handling Waddesdon’s management has been the Rothschild Foundation.

 

The Manor underwent a major restoration from 1990 to 1997, and the visitor attractions were enhanced. In 2003, in a burglary committed by the Johnson Gang, approximately 100 priceless gold snuff boxes and other items were stolen from the collection prompting the installation of new security measures. In 2012, it was announced that Waddesdon Manor would be one of the sites for Jubilee Woodlands, designated by the Woodland Trust to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.New works of art continue to be acquired to complement the existing collections at Waddesdon, such as Le Faiseur de Châteaux de Cartes by Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, added in 2007. Contemporary works have also been sited near the Manor and on the wider estate including by Richard Long, Sarah Lucas and Angus Fairhurst. Commissions to contemporary architects have also occurred. Windmill Hill Archive (2011) was designed by Stephen Marshall.Flint House (2015) was designed by Skene Catling de la Peña. It won RIBA House of the Year in 2015.In April 2015, artist Joana Vasconcelos installed two sculptures entitled Lafite in front of the Manor.

 

Since 2012, when Christie's chose the Manor to exhibit sculptures by leading contemporary artists, the Manor has gone on to host other major exhibitions, including the Lod Mosaic. Waddesdon was one venue celebrating the work of Henry Moore in 2015. Bruce Munro has also exhibited several works at the Manor.

 

In 2016, Kate Malone exhibited a collection of new work inspired by the gardens, collections and archive.Multiple films have been shot at Waddesdon Manor, including the Carry On film Don't Lose Your Head (1966); Never Say Never Again (1983); An Ideal Husband (1999); the Indian film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001); Ladies in Lavender (2004); The Queen (2006), in which interiors and the gardens doubled for Buckingham Palace; The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008); Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011); A Little Chaos (2014); Victor Frankenstein (2015), Our Kind of Traitor (2016); and The Infiltrator (2016).

 

Waddesdon Manor has been used in many television series. These include Howards' Way (1985) as a chateau in France belonging to Charles Freere. The house more recently stood in for the exterior of the fictional Haxby Park in the second series of Downton Abbey (2011) (the interior was filmed at Halton House, another country home once owned by the Rothschilds). Estate roads featured in And Then There Were None (BBC One, 26–28 December 2015)."

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Lisbon 2017 Project http://lightbaystudio.co.uk/blog/2017/3/lisbon-2017-project A short peek in what Lisbon 2017 meant for us. Fun, blue sky, the ocean, coloured city, amazing stories, nice and welcoming people. Everything around us kept shouting " Stay, don't go.But if you go, make sure you come back!"

Thank you Georgia for your support, and thank you Anca for being part of this.

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Hello http://lightbaystudio.co.uk/blog/2017/3/hello Hello again.

Actually, it is just hello.After our last visit at #thephotographyshow Birmingham, we have crossed path with ZenFolio, and we have decided to move our webpage here.I am not going to advertise for them.But as you will see in the future, it is one amazing platform, for us , photographers, and it will make our life easier and your experience awesome.

From now on we are planning to keep you updated about the things we love, the place we visit and we photograph, and about the amazing people we meet and share our time with them.You will hear also about venues, service providers that we meet, experiences that we have among them, offers, discounts,and most important of ll you'll hear more about us.

Thank you and enjoy our new website.

The L.B.S Team

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