Good Morning Everyone,
My shot, today, shows the approach to Carlisle Castle. I love history and historical sites so, you can imagine, I had a great day here.
Carlisle, being on the borders between England and Scotland, has had a turblent history. The Romans built a fort here during their occupation of Britain and since then, the castle has repeatedly shuffled between English and Scotish ownership. Full of history, it has had occupants like Mary Queen of Scots and Robert the Bruce.
For more in depth information about its long and interesting history please click here.
Many thanks for your interest, Bev ;-)
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claudeD (27048) 2012-02-21 4:19
Very finecastle shot with a good composition and a perfect sharpness. I like that you introduced people to your picture adding by that way life to the shot.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
npecanhuk (56462) 2012-02-21 5:08
Very interesting and attractive picture!
Very worthwhile reading note!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
timecapturer (37414) 2012-02-21 5:19
text book composition this, everything in the right place, perfectly balanced and so enticing. Love the rich textures and tones here, they are so attractive and tantalising. The Castle looks so beautiful in this subtle and effective light. Excellent work!
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (45888) 2012-02-21 5:44
Le regard suit naturellement le sentier pavé dans l'image , s'accroche au lampadaire en passant et va directement vers la porte du château.L'image est d'une belle profondeur et d'une grande netteté.
ChrisJ (91404) 2012-02-21 6:06
The red brick castle contrasts superbly against the blue sky. Excellent dual lead in lines & diminishing linear perspective with the central path. The people add scale & context. Good sharpness & graphism with a nice tonal range & superb colour saturation. Tfs!
danos (78348) 2012-02-21 6:42
nice the view as the presentation of the castle with its impressive facade to be the eye catcher of the image. I like the narrow pedestrian lead-in to the entrance of the castle, as the contrast of the vivid colours, enhanced from the brilliant light of the day. Well done.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
mesutilgim (73189) 2012-02-21 6:44
Nice capture of this castle with perfect pov and good pictorial geometry.
Nice light and interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
ikeharel (44349) 2012-02-21 8:40
All I remember from this castle, was the red-stone walls, Beverly, we were there in 8/1993, and it was rather a nice day, and I still can't recall any reason I did not take shots there...
The story about the place is interesting and I learent new facts, and picture not revealing much of it - yet a "MUST" picture along with the attached note.
bayno (18338) 2012-02-21 9:04
very beautiful the entrance of this old castle, I really like the colors and light, the human presence gives us the right proportions, i see the link...interesting story...
adramad (31171) 2012-02-21 9:54
Very nice picture of this medieval castle, a good POV with the door and towers that introduces us to it, the lamp adds a nice touch. Original pink color of these stones, I suppose characteristics of the area. Well done.
jurek1951 (37040) 2012-02-21 10:19
Very interesting architecture. Original POV and composition. Very good shot. Well done
boa (4697) 2012-02-21 10:47
it is a shame that i only have been to a few places in England when there are so many interesting places to visit!
Carlisle Castle gives a powerful and solid impression from this Pov and has probably many secrets in the walls. Nice colors and composition but 10-15% more contrast would give more punch to the picture in my opinion. Still a very nice shot and note, Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-02-21 13:04
Very nice P O V , beautiful entrance of castle.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-21 13:19
a spectacular photo of this massive castle and I like the composition and the attractive lights, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
tyro (15831) 2012-02-21 15:02
You have given us an interesting note here as well as an interesting link and this is a fine photograph with which to illustrate it.
Lovely soft oblique lighting allows us to appreciate the textures of the stonework and the composition is excellent with the gate of the castle and the lamppost both placed perfectly in the frame. The little group of people about to enter the castle draws the viewer onward into it.
Lovely colours, perfect exposure and excellent detail and sharpness.
P.S. After reading your link, I became all excited! I see that this castle is now run by "English Heritage" and, being a member of "Historic Scotland", I can get in for half price! I joined up to Historic Scotland just after I retired - it's fabulous because, for just £38 a year, I can get into places like Edinburgh Castle as often as I want for nothing and that's normally £14 a visit! Good value, especially if I can visit English sites for half price too. Are you a member of English Heritage?
emka (64518) 2012-02-22 0:01
I like historical sites so i would happy there too. The castles near the borders have always very turbulent history. Nice perspective, the castle looks very impressive.
Nicou (106275) 2012-02-22 0:38
ce chemin pavé nous mène à l'entrée avec les personnage, ce lampadaire et le vue au-travers de l'arche quelle compo superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (77176) 2012-02-22 10:03
A very interesting castle.
I like frame and colours.
Lamp add savor of photo.
macjake (45844) 2012-02-22 15:33
as you know, i'm a huge stickler for composition.
you'd be amazed how many people would take this photo with the lamp covering the corner of the castle wall - i like that its just outside and taking up the dead space of the sky - thats really important and often overlooked!
I too would have liked to visit this historic site, perhaps one day.
a photo divided into 3 horizontal layers of color.
not too bright, not too dark.
pleasant scene, well photographed.
Glint (5953) 2012-02-23 3:24
this is a very familar view for me as we shop in Carlisle often and sometimes park in the car park next to the castle. You have made a very good job of a view I find unpromising. You have a nice light and your compositon works well with the lamp post at the thirds line and the path's edge starting at the bottom corner.
Cricri (92565) 2012-02-23 10:24
Une lumière qui permet d'apprécier les moindres détails des vielles pierres, beau cadrage avec le lampadaire, le chemin qui mène vers l'entrée, une image bien composer et réaliser
Ricx (13489) 2012-02-27 11:46
Hi Bev. How many time have I driven past this wonderful Castle without ever going in. In fact last time I was up there was at Guy Faulkes when a friend of mine was rushed in for an emergency op.. The crowds and queues were packed in and outside of the Castle- - however I think the low cloud spoilt it all. I like your low POV and thus the detail on the stone path. Ric
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (21665)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-25
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-21 4:03