The house at Scotney Castle near Lamberhurst in the county of Kent, England. This mansion was built between 1835 and 1843 to replace the old medieval castle that sits in the grounds and is an early example of Tudor revival architectural style in 19th century Britain.
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SnapRJW (31629) 2014-04-13 1:11
Good Morning Brian - Three attractive bands of colour and the shadows balanced by the fringe of leaves are the basis of a well considered composition. As always with your work the details are excellently presented and here the architecture is shown to advantage. I am fascinated by the little white tower, it strikes me as being quite an unusual feature of the property!
Have a great Sunday
snunney (98253) 2014-04-13 2:07
I never managed to get close to the house, so this is very interesting to see. The light is ideal to bring out the colours and detail in the most attractive façade. The clear blue sky makes a fine contrasting backdrop. I like also the shadow play offered by the foreground trees. Have a great Sunday.
dta (77590) 2014-04-13 3:16
Hello Brian ,
A clssical , but excellent capture of this superb castle . Especially well framed with the branches in the upper part and the shades in the lower one . .
chawax (20756) 2014-04-13 3:23
A piece of typical british architecture. Nice POV with the tree as a natural frame for the picture. Very beautiful light, good colours and contrast, excellent sharpness.
Have a nice sunday,
Noel_Byrne (30998) 2014-04-13 3:53
beautiful vibrant colors on a fantastic example of the very thing that got me into photography, fine rambling old mansions and castles. This is a fine place and I really like that you included the part of the tree in the upper part of the scene. Lovely place and shot
shreya2000 (2485) 2014-04-13 4:03
Very sharp and clear picture of the great architecture. I like the colours shown in the pic.
Thanks for sharing.
mesutilgim (95048) 2014-04-13 4:24
Nice architectorial capture with perfect pov and layout.
Deep blue sky creates a perfect background.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Nicou (141118) 2014-04-13 5:26
Et bien une sacrée belle maison quelle architecture et iamge quel rendu sur la pierre et un clocher bleu et blanc qui ressort la végétation en cadrage sueprbe vue et compo.
bravo et amitié
Subhogen (4067) 2014-04-13 6:10
Amazing view of the castle sandwiched between the layers of brilliant green and electric blue. Nice framing with the silhouetted tree leaves. Fantastic shot with vibrant colours and excellent clarity. Magnificent!
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-13 6:12
paesaggio tipicamente inglese fotografato in un momento di luce brillante ed intensa.
Colori vivaci, bel contrasto tra il verde del prato l'azzurro del cielo e il tono bruno dell'edificio.
Colpisce anche il campanile bianco e celeste che appare in forte contrasto con l'uniformita dell'architettura.
Ottima la nitidezza e superbo il contrasto.
Una ottima realizzazione.
Ciao e buona domenica
yquem46 (38752) 2014-04-13 8:02
Nice compo of this colorful and luminous scenery, well framed by the branches and the shadow at FG
Best regards, a nice sunday
rychem (35289) 2014-04-13 8:35
Impressive castle, this is simply a beautiful style, excellent photo, very well captured and presented
marabu61 (10915) 2014-04-13 8:46
This is a stately manor indeed, bathed in a glorious warm light that makes it very attractive. The play of shadows and sun on the grass in front is very attractive too.
have a great sunday
macjake (67534) 2014-04-13 9:53
wow, now this is what i call a home!
imagine living in this thing.
could you imagine how it looks on the inside?!
i know the windows look kinda simple, but it workds.
as does the wicked lighting and sharp details.
excellent shot all around.
what a home!!!
kasianowak (8885) 2014-04-13 9:57
Stately homes of Kent are such a great subject for photography. The light is very beautiful here, creating a feeling of peace and tranquility.
I like the way you framed the image with silhouetted oak (it is oak, isn't it?) leaves at the top and the tree shadows at the bottom.
Enjoy your Sunday evening
jcpix (13916) 2014-04-13 20:05
Hey there ya' dirty dog,
Now that a new day/week is upon you, I hope your nads are still in tact after a ferocious heat wave. :) I would kill for those temps about now...well, make that for about the next 6 months anyway.
I hope you take this as the compliment it's intended to be, but when I first noticed this picture, I thought it was one of Noels. Quite a stately manor, and something that's right up his alley. Effective use of the branches hanging from the top of the frame, I like how they fill some of the open space in the sky and help to create added depth. From this straight forward point of view, it looks like all of the Tetris pieces fell right into their proper spots! :)
Wonderfully exposed to make out the sharp detail and overall elegant nature of the mansion and grounds. Like it a lot! Have a good one mate. All the best.
Cheers from the hot box,
Corry (4508) 2014-04-13 20:46
Très beau point de vue sur cette vieille maison. J'aime bien cette lumière parfaite qui permet d'apprécier la couleur de la pierre et qui crée de belles zones d'ombre en avant-plan. Bien fait.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-04-13 22:31
Une belle mise en image de cette architecture typique de cette époque remarquablement bien éclairée.
amaryllis (36895) 2014-04-14 8:22
on reconnait de suite cette architecture du château de Kent avec une pierre superbe, un cadrage avec le plan d'ombre en premier plan et après cette luminosité sur le chateau, un contraste bien assuré
dkmurphys (57986) 2014-04-14 10:14
Very beautiful capture of this old mansion. I like the architecture and the colors. Simple and attractive.
ChrisJ (113203) 2014-04-14 13:53
Punchy light contrast and perfect density levels with both shadows and highlights illustrated to their optimum display. Good color saturation too and the yellow red castle walls (although it looks more like a large manor or estate) contrast well against the blue sky. Tfs!
jmdias (63958) 2014-04-26 16:12
I liked the use of the branches and the shadows like strips framing the view of the castle. nice details of architecture. good contrast of colors and perfect quality of image. TFS.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-14
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-13 0:57