A view of the impressive red brick Elizabethan tower at Sissinghurst Castle and gardens in Kent, England. A blue sky and immaculate freshly mown lawn with spring blooms in the gardens that surround the old Elizabethan mansion. Sissinghurst’s beautiful garden was first laid out by novelist Vita Sackville-West and her diplomat husband Harold Nicolson in the 1930’s. Now owned by the English National Trust the gardens are open to the public on various days and you can climb the 78 wooden steps to the top of the tower, which was once used as an observation post during World War II. Queen Elizabeth I spent 3 nights at the manor house in 1573.
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siudzi (33121) 2014-05-31 1:48
Impressive architecture of this tower. You have found a great POV to get this spectacular presentation with lovely spring nature around. Super light control, sharpness and clarity are a plus. Like it a lot!
Have a nice Saturday!
mjw364 (7340) 2014-05-31 5:38
Great POV that uses the lines of the lawn to lead us into the main subject.The scale of the shot is also an implicit aspect of the POV which is fairly low by the looks of it. a well thought out composition.
TFS and have a good weekend.
mirosu (13340) 2014-05-31 6:24
Fabulous view up to this interesting tower building. The view up from lower angle viewpoint makes this tower not only dominant but also higher as it actually is. The tower building is in excellent light and the contrast against blue sky is perfect.
Very well done.
p.s. I applied HDR processing (from 4 photos) in my latest photo, I'm a bit experiencing with HDR.
jhm (138396) 2014-05-31 6:31
This is the first time that I see this building with clock above.
We get truly a very nice composition, with original colours.
A nice architecture picture, certainly a lovely place for to make a good stroll.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Noel_Byrne (23432) 2014-05-31 8:18
That's one heck of an observation post, I would be more than happy to live in a place like this! A unique building, its design elements seem suited to a giant mansion, but I guess that's so it fits in well with its landscaped surroundings. So much thought went into design back then, something we should try to learn from now. (and when I see we, I mean Dublin city council, haha).
Love the tones in the grass too, those perfect stripes are amazing, and lead beautifully into the view.
Thanks as always
HimalAnda (9392) 2014-05-31 9:19
This is another beautiful picture in your gallery! The composition and the colors are, as usual, very good, and you managed to play with the lines in the grass to drive the eye toward the house.
Have a nice week-end.
marabu61 (8213) 2014-05-31 11:10
Looking at the tower from this angle, the tower stands like a village of Potemkin in the middle of the perfectly groomed english lawn. Slim like it would be a facade only. The flowering Wisteria is beautiful, the colors and the light extraordinary.
have a great weekend
lousat (75772) 2014-05-31 15:28
Hi Brian,this architechture is truly unique and very very original,so high and made in brick,a magnificent tower in a spectacular pic made with the usual best quality,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
rychem (22375) 2014-05-31 21:13
Fantastic view of this original tower, I like this bric architecture contrasting with the blue sky, beautiful and clear photo
jjcordier (75776) 2014-06-01 0:03
Superbe photo de cette impressionnante tour de briques remarquablement éclairée.
miumiu (5849) 2014-06-01 6:29
Amazing! This POV is excellent.
l love the fresh colours on your photos.
gildasjan (41560) 2014-06-02 10:10
un cadrage verticale à la géométrie très soignée.L'ensemble ressort à merveille devant le bleu dense de ce ciel.
emka (77688) 2014-06-04 14:24
Hi Brian, How interesting is this red brick tower. Very unusual architecture. It looks fantastic against the clear blue sky and with the greenery around. Great POV chosen.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Lefteris13 (300) 2014-06-10 0:15
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- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (48146)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-22
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-31 0:58