Built in 1887,Launceston Town Hall has recently re opened after extensive refurbishment.
Launceston Castle dominates the surrounding landscape. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest, its focus is an unusual keep consisting of a 13th century round tower built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, inside an earlier circular shell-keep. The tower top is now reached via a dark internal staircase.
The castle long remained a prison and George Fox, founder of the Quakers, suffered harsh confinement here in 1656. A display traces 1,000 years of history, with finds from site excavations.
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marjan (6277) 2011-03-27 12:26
hi Leslie, nice shot with good compositin and excellent DOF.
loves_summer (1310) 2011-03-27 12:51
I like the details in the brickwork and the archway that leads the eyes towards the Town Hall with its lovely red accents.
Thanks for sharing!
golden (2287) 2011-03-27 13:51
Great capture and fantastic framing!
federico (1601) 2011-03-27 15:53
hi Leslie, nice picture, very good frameing, great management of lights and shadows
Sonata11 (28331) 2011-03-27 20:15
what a beautiful picturesque shot. Wonderful composition of the arch gate and the view behind that. Beautiful architecture with fantastic colors, sharpness, perfect clarity of details, POV as well. Absolutely an amazing picture excecuted perfectly. I love so much. My congrats !!!
All the best,
snunney (67334) 2011-03-28 4:06
The old archway makes the perfect frame for the background tower. The tones and textures in the architecture are very nicely rendered under a pleasing soft light.
timecapturer (30324) 2011-03-28 4:58
an inspired POV and a beautifully controlled and framed study of this lovely old building. Wonderfully sharp and textured with every detail standing out perfectly. A high class image, well taken.
RhodieIke (9207) 2011-03-28 7:06
Hi Leslie, Nice photo, through the old wall looking on to the town hall, with the green trees and blue sky.Cheers Iain.
worldcitizen (4852) 2011-03-29 16:40
I love the POV in this shot, and the arched frame made by the castle. The stones in both the town hall and castle are wonderful, and so are all the red accents on the town hall building. Great light management and exposure, too.
dta (51418) 2011-03-30 3:10
Hello Leslie ,
A fine view of the village , with the church tower perfectly placed in the arch . The light management is excellent .
Well done .
ManuMay (33343) 2011-03-30 3:17
Good idea to frame that way, excellent ude of arch...very good colours and contrasts almost an HDR treatment fitting really well to the scene, light management is really well handled here, not easy and very well done!!
Have a nice day...
batalay (32860) 2011-04-11 18:01
With the rugged stone walls and the ruins of the castle providing the frame, you have created a classic image of town hall. I'm very happy to see the highly informative note. Unhappily, I have never been to Cornwall, and certainly not to Lauceston, but you make it appealing town.
asajernigan (19669) 2011-04-17 7:55
This is a fantastic photo with the old stone arch framing the town hall and tower. The framing is wonderful directing our attention of the tower. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness and depth.
divail (7223) 2011-04-26 18:14
On dirait une image tirée d'un livre de contes. C'est presque magique. Bravo.
kennyblack (4125) 2011-09-14 4:01
This photo taken from a perfect angle, he describes one of the many beauties of the castles in your country, there for sure. Very beautiful colors and sharpness of the 'image. Thank you a lot for the post :))
elkab (4921) 2011-10-06 13:47
Realy artistic shot like a painting. Fine composition with moody light management. Super texture and sharpness of the town. Nice play between light and shadows
npecanhuk (53901) 2011-10-06 18:56
Very attrative picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, vertical format, composition, colors and exposure!
TFS - congrats,
debmercury (304) 2012-04-21 0:40
I have chosen this photograph because I really like how you have used the archway to frame it. Great colours and light in your photograph. This is a stunning photograph.
All the best
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (7283)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-00
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D80, 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-27 12:22
- Favorites: 1 [view]