In the Herald - The perfect setting to snap away

Date Published 
Wed 29 Jun 2022

A few weeks ago, Irvine Camera Club visited Dumfries House, not far from Cumnock, on another of our popular summer photo walks.  Dumfries House is one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes. Set in 2,000 acres of land it offered our keen photographers plenty of subjects to aim their lenses at, even on a rather gloomy and cloudy June evening.  We asked everyone to have a go at finding photos of the detail in the architecture, nature within the grounds and to also take some of their images in black and white.

The neoclassical architecture of Robert Adam provided lots of inspiration, with arches, columns and intricate carvings and detailing on the ornate fa├žade.   The gardens and the arboretum were great for natural subjects, with softer shapes and patterns to be found everywhere.  Several of our photographers adopted a more abstract approach, showing that sometimes less is more when making successful imagery.

All in all, everyone who came along had a very enjoyable evening.  I hope you enjoy our illustrated wander through the grounds of this magnificent Ayrshire country house.  Our photo walks continue throughout the summer and, as always, anyone whatever their photographic experience, is welcome to come along.  You can find all of our details on our website www.irvinecc.co.uk