The Finest View In England

Beautiful Blenheim
The Finest View In England by Lindsey Willetts

Image details - The Finest View In England

Photographer: Lindsey Willetts (see profile)
Competition: Competition-14
Category: Beautiful Blenheim
Location: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom


During the same year that Sir Winston Churchill was born (1874), his father Lord Randolph Churchill described the view across the Great Lake as "the finest view in England" when he first saw it. This image hopefully illustrates that.

The photograph was taken at the edge of the Great Lake in order to get the horizon central which gives a pleasing balance to the image, also pictured on the left is Vanbrugh’s Grand Bridge. I waited to take the shot at the time the cloud formation was perfectly poised over the island - however, at that very moment a trio of ducks swam into the frame, which I think is a touch of serendipity.


Finalist - Beautiful Blenheim