I am lucky enough to teach photography in the splendid surroundings of Ham House, south-west of London (shameless plug: my next course is on 3rd October – just message me via my photography website if you are interested!). Around the house itself, there are a variety of different moods and atmospheres, from the dark silence of the little chapel, to the light flooding in over the main stairs, or the soft mellow feel of the covered terrace.
The garden offers a completely different set of opportunities. There are the regular shapes and patterns made by the ornamental planting, and then by contrast the lush confusion of the “wild garden” area. One of my favourite views is this one – a long walk viewed through the grill of a wide gate, with the light filtered through the trees and creeping between the bars of the ironwork. A beautiful location.