Stroll around Ham House


A photograph of the main house at Ham House and Gardens, in Richmond, London.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
F/Number: f/5.6
ISO: 200

Focal Distance: 18 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic
Photographer: Bren Ryan


We were members of the National Trust before Lockdown and never renewed our membership since the world shut down… So, last night we decided to re-join… and printed off our temporary membership paper.

One of the stately homes that I’ve always wanted to visit was Ham House, which became well known in the BBC Sense and Sensibility 2008 drama series. Ham House was used for the interior shots, of Norlands the family home of the Dashwoods, with the grounds being used for the exterior shots. The film producers even asked the National Trust not to cut the grass for several weeks prior to filming.

Interior

A photograph of the ornate main entrance door at Ham House in Richmond London.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
F/Number: f/5.6
ISO: 100

Focal Distance: 107 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic
Photographer: Bren Ryan


The entrance door to the house is grand… with it’s carving and I couldn’t believe how large the entrance door was.

Main entrance door is posted as Part Of Sylvia’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #204Doors/Doorways

As you head left through the grand hall you come across the wooden staircase, which is carved.

A photograph of the wooden carved stair case at Ham House in Richmond London.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
F/Number: f/5.6
ISO: 100

Focal Distance: 107 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic
Photographer: Bren Ryan


Throughout Ham House, there are a lot of artworks, and painted ceilings with intricate carvings.

Hanging down in the hallway was a beautiful candelabra ceiling light.

A photograph of a candle effect ceiling light photographed at Ham House in Richmond London.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
F/Number: f/8
ISO: 100

Focal Distance: 24 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/5 sec
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic
Photographer: Ash Ryan


A photograph of the candelabra ceiling light at Ham House in Richmond in London.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
F/Number: f/3.5
ISO: 800

Focal Distance: 20 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/30sec
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic
Photographer: Bren Ryan


Gardens

Outside the gardens are extensive… I’ve never seen so many lavender bushes! In the gardens by the Orangery, which is used as the Cafe and outdoor seating, there amongst the borders by the wall stood this beautiful apricot coloured rose which was in bud.

A photograph of rose buds photographed within the gardens of Ham House, Richmond, London.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
F/Number: f/5.6
ISO: 200

Focal Distance: 42 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic
Photographer: Bren Ryan


As you strolled through the wildflower patch, back towards the main house was the wildflower gardens, which were full with beautiful wildflowers and grasses.

A photograph of wild flowers growing at Ham House in Richmond, London.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
F/Number: f/8
ISO: 100

Focal Distance: 150 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic
Photographer: Ash Ryan


Flowers are posted as Part Of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.

As we left Ham House, walking back towards the car we took the river route… with plenty of dog’s swimming in the Thames. Ham House is worth a visit and you can take your dogs for a walk there. A dog’s delight… a stroll, a treat from the cafe and to finish off a swim in the river.

A perfect day… with plenty of pooches to stroke and make a fuss of.. 😀 😀 😀

About the Author

Bren is a female amateur photographer, fibromyalgia sufferer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Brashley Photography which showcases the places they’ve visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

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