Good Morning Everyone,
I must apologise for my absence which was partly due to a short holiday but mainly due to acquiring a nasty virus on my computer, which totally closed down the system! After long and, I might say, dedicated work by my husband, the computer is up and running again and most of my folders have been retrieved! This is a stern reminder to 'BACK-UP' files!
My post today shows the motte of Lincoln Castle. After the Norman Invasion of Britain, many motte and bailey castles were erected all over the land. (For anyone unfamiliar with the terms motte and bailey, I have included an Internet link here, which explains the terms simply.) It is a very steep climb to the keep at the top and it is easy to see how it helped the security of the inmates. I have tried to use a pov which emphasises the difficulty of access, to invaders.
I was both pleased and surprised by its good state of repair.
Many thanks for stopping by, Bev.
Feedback is welcome on any aspect of the shot.
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snunney (107513) 2010-10-22 3:59
Sorry to hear about your computer problems, a salutary lesson to us all. Although I used to live not far from Lincoln for a couple of years and my eldest daughter was born there, I have to confess that I never visited the castle. The point of view is well chosen using the steps as an interesting lead line. The ruins stand out well against the delicate blue sky and the image has good colours and sharpness.
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-10-22 5:37
Bonita a entrada deste castelo no alto desta colina , gostei dos detalhes das muralhas , bonitos tons de azul no céu , bom ponto de visão baixo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
baddori (20161) 2010-10-22 7:18
Una foto sicuramente particolare.
La nota è esplicativa...la tua meraviglia sulla conservazione e la storia ...qualche volte tragica.
Sicuramente la nitidezza rende l'impegno di fortificare e rendere inaccessibile il castello .
Forse un'altra foto con la veduta ..in cima ?
Budapestman (82620) 2010-10-22 14:59
a very impressive photo of this massive castle with spectacular diagonal composition, the POV is superb, an excellent shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
vasilpro (41661) 2010-10-22 23:44
Wonderful diagonal composition, interesting architecture, very nice POV, beautiful light and contrast.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-10-23 2:47
Very good presnettaion of this motte of castle with an original and efficience POV. The scale on the right learn the glance in the image. beautiful contrast too which arise very well under the blue of the sky.
Have a nice We,
jhm (160975) 2010-10-23 7:20
The stair lead us excellent toward the gate of Lincoln Castle, this gives perspective and depth to the picture.
Your low point care for a very well composition.
Colors, sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a Nice weekend,
danos (103214) 2010-10-23 7:46
i'm glad for your returning to the site, due to the serious problems you had.I like the presentation of this kind of castles that really refered to the link to learn about the terms motte and bailey,as the good placement of the whole construction in the frame.A bit of contrast would was even more effective.
Have a good weekend,Danos
Glint (6171) 2010-10-23 12:29
an intelligent pov for the reasons you explain. Another good documentary photo.You have a useful diagonal created by the stairs and these lead the eye upwards and invite us to climb.There was once a similar structure in my town, although it ad been constructed of wood and so only the hillock remains.
Nicou (152096) 2010-10-24 1:35
sueprbe cadrage fuyant, amngigique l'effet de ce mure qui nous mène au château, le bel escalier avec la terre brune, spelndide.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (37968) 2010-10-24 1:48
Not only a fine picture but also a very interesting link! The photo is really well composed with the long stairs, well anchored at the corner, also provide a strong diagonal up to the gate. The gate is perfectly placed at the third. Quite comfortable stairs for all invaders;)
Ricx (13495) 2010-10-24 2:22
Morning Bev, England continues to amaze me with its history and beauty. Thank you very much for the interesting photo and note- Its amazing that building built in a week are still standing. (wonder how modern day buildings will stand up)... Great POV on this image.. Well done and have a great week. Rich
gunbud (34066) 2010-10-24 14:56
Wonderful POV looking up these steep steps to the lovely old castle walls that contrast so nicely with the powder blue sky with its mix of wispy clouds.
Looks like one would get a good workout climbing these steps.
Sorry to hear about your computer. I use Webroot as a firewall and run a daily scan and have not had any problems (knock on wood) in three years.
Kielia (24077) 2010-10-25 9:45
this is a very interesting document, it shows the importance of the preservation of heritage. Your POV works excellently. The gentle light is very pleasant.
I am glad to learn that you survived the trouble you had with your system!
s_lush (16602) 2010-10-26 11:28
Your shot demonstrate how the motte and the steep steps to it look like. It seems this was a very effective defence structure. You have captured the steps and motte wall very well, with good composition, nice perspective and very high quality. Perfectly good job!
macjake (73061) 2010-10-28 3:14
i'm a big fan of strong leading lines in photos, such as in this one. what makes this one unique is that it gives the photo height, not just depth.
you also have captured the best sky, with the whispy looking clouds...a great touch.
Didi (60590) 2010-11-10 7:18
The great wall of China ? Oh no ! but it's an interesting POV on this part of the architecture
Looks like the castle was built on a tumulus.
Thaks for the link.
ikeharel (79229) 2015-05-29 10:11
Good evening Beverly,
The stairs-cse leading the viewer uphill's to the Castle entrance through the fortified walls.
The artificial dike and the fortification were probably enhancing the ability to guard the place in ancient tomes.
Fine light managed, and made simple shot very interesting to look at.
Have a nice weekend,