I've previously posted a couple of shots from this beautiful National Trust property in Kent, which can be seen here, and here.
The original inhabitants of the castle found it a bit cold and damp living in the middle of an extensive moat, so in 1835 they built a more modern house further up the hill.
Luckily, for artists and photographers, and those who just like looking at ancient ruins, what has been preserved of the original buildings makes a very attractive centrepiece of the large gardens.
The castle and gardens show up very well on Google Earth. Click on Map: [View]
This panorama – click on image to see large version – is a stitch of three photographs, shot in RAW, converted with FastStone viewer, stitched with ArcSoft Panorama Maker.
Final PP in PhotoShop 7.
Exposure: F5 - 1/110:1/150:1/150secs - ISO 200 - 28mm focal length.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-12-08 2:35
Hello Peter! Nice panorama. Beautiful landscape. Very interesting castle. Wonderful mirror. Good capture. Very good sharpness. Original shot. Well done!
pauloog (11735) 2008-12-08 3:14
A romantic view well taken, with natural ctones and a red contrast at left.
asajernigan (19669) 2008-12-08 3:54
This is a fine large post! The reflection creates nice depth and balance for the shot. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail. The off center placement of the castle works nicely giving the shot a good sense of direction.
tyro (13021) 2008-12-08 11:43
Now, this picture just lends itself to the large panoramic format. The thumbnail is not impressive, the normal-sized picture is not particularly remarkable, but this large panorama is just fabulous!
The sharpness is very impressive, the colours spot-on and the exposure is perfect throughout the whole photograph. Very well-balanced composition too.
A wonderful picture!
Thank you for this one, Peter. I must really try to experiment with a panorama sometime.
saxo042 (31792) 2008-12-10 1:52
This photo is definitely a concentrate of England, a beautiful garden and a castle. I also get a strong feeling that there ia a nice pub somewhere around the corner ;) The large version certainly is very good, all these details and sharpness, I must do this myself soon, but my attempts are often too big...
Anyway this is really a very attractive picture with excellent colours and composition!
Glint (5569) 2008-12-12 7:38
this is a smasher! Its just as well that I read your note carefully or I would never have thought to click on it to get the delightful pamorama. Lovely colours and a delightful scene.I am impressed with your sophsyicated PP work which just helps to enhance what were very good seperate shots.
Unicorn1 (10) 2009-01-11 3:20
Terrific panorama with a good reflection. Your pp work has produced a very well balanced shot. I know Scotney Castle well, and have a couple of shots on TL.
Best Wishes, Leslie
- Copyright: Peter Geldart (graffer) (1800)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-10-10
- Categories: Castles, Nature, Ruins
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600, Fujinon 28-300, Kood Circular Polariser
- Exposure: f/5.0
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Panoramas by graffer [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-12-08 2:16