I usually post photographs and critique much earlier in the day but this last couple of days have been a wonderful upheaval to my routines, I have just become a grandmother - well, Nanna Bev to be exact! My grandchild is a beautiful little girl. So, please bear with me if I alter routines or do not respond immediately!
Back to the photograph!
Yesterday, I posted a shot of Exchequer Gate from the cathedral side. Today, my shot shows the gate from the opposite side, from Castle hill. From this view, you are able to see the majesty of the cathedral rising beyond the gate.
To call this lovely building a 'gate' does not convey a sense of how grand the structure really is. There are actually three gates, or passages through Exchequer Gate to the cathedral precinct; two smaller postern gates flank a pointed central arch, vaulted with brick. Octagonal turrets flank the central arch, and the whole structure is topped with battlements.
Above the arches are two further floors of rooms, which were at one time let as dwellings. The origin of the building is uncertain, but tradition holds that it was constructed during the reign of Edward I, who reigned from 17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307. (Lincolnshire Travel Guide.)
I will post another view of the gate from the cathedral precinct as a w/s.
Many thanks for stopping, Bev :-)
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tyro (15805) 2013-08-15 17:16
Hello Nanna Bev,
First of all, Congratulations! You will soon realise that grandchildren are far more fun than children - why do we ever bother having children when grandchildren are just so much more fun and far less trouble? :o)
A very fine photograph of this magnificent building which certainly befits the massive structures and fortifications built during the reign of Edward I, also known as "Longshanks" and "Malleus Scotorum" amongst other things. He was a tough cookie.
Your composition is delightful, the towers of the cathedral perfectly placed and standing proudy above the walls of the gate. The archway of the gate and the people approaching you are also nicely placed in the frame too and add human interest as well as a fine sense of scale.
Lovely light and contrasts, fine natural colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
macjake (45818) 2013-08-15 18:39
well, congratulations are in order :)
I certainly won't get on your case for not getting back to critiques or posting photos - you take as much time as need Bev!!
Its so funny because as i looked at this shot, I actually thought to myself its the type of subject that we'd normally see from John...and then John was the first to critique it! :)
you know how much i love clouds in the sky, and this one certainly shows why. Imagine that same shot without the white and blue colors at the top.
I wonder if its possible to get to the top of the Cathedral for some views?
excellent shot all around Bev
amaryllis (32077) 2013-08-15 22:38
Bonjour et congratulations for thé baby and you, a hippy grand motter....
Une superbe photo de ce cette porte du chateau avec en arrière plan cette superbe architecture de cette cathédrale
Un cadrage excellent et encore félicitations!
emka (64464) 2013-08-15 23:53
Hi Nanna Bev,
My congratulations!! All the best for your own Royal Baby and the parents. I can imagine how happy and excited you are. I en, am so envious. I am also grandmother of a cute 5-years old girl but she is the only one. I like what John has written - grandchildren are more fun and less trouble.
Beautiful shot from Lincoln, nice view of this magnificent cathedral. You were lucky with the weather. It rained when I was there, but I like it even then.
Warmest regards Malgo
Kugart (1776) 2013-08-16 1:57
Congratulations on the birth of your first grandchild. I'm sure you'll be lined up for plenty of baby sitting duties in the future.
Wonderful capture of this splendid building with its two towers dominating the gateway. Great POV getting the wonderful sky as a backdrop and the courtyard with the people in the foreground . Looking at this grand building makes me wonder how they managed to build to these great heights without modern machinery and steel scaffolding. Oh, and hard hats of coarse!
Have a nice weekend with your new granddaughter
SWEETFREEDOM (19970) 2013-08-16 2:14
first of all congratulation! for the picture i liek it very much, p.o.v. light and colors are very good.
snunney (73000) 2013-08-16 2:28
Many congratulations on this new and exalted status! The composition is excellent to my mind; I like very much the off-centre placing. The people bring the scene to life and create a sense of scale. The light and shadow play is very appealing. Superb rendering of the colours and textures in the stonework. Thanks for sharing.
chawax (16603) 2013-08-16 3:07
Well, congratulations for becoming a grandmother ! A nice POV on this typically english religious architecture. The two towers of the cathedral are very elegant. Good light management and nice colours.
Have a nice day, grandmother !
timecapturer (37406) 2013-08-16 3:23
forgotten how impressive and beautiful Lincoln is. This shot displays that so perfectly, with glorious light that makes the textures and warm tones of the architectural heritage stand out so elegantly.
Wishing you a carefree weekend - Brian.
Didi (51361) 2013-08-16 3:54
Nice point of view
I note a good balace between hilights and shades
Sergiom (45810) 2013-08-16 5:19
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage vertical qui met en vedette ces deux superbes tours dans le ciel de Lincoln. L'architecture est typiquement britannique. J'apprécie les passants qui animent la scène.
ikeharel (44279) 2013-08-16 6:20
Beautiful view of the inner yard of the Exchequer Gate castle, with the double towers of the cathedral.
Well done with the compo., people added life to the old walls.
My best congratulations as a new grandparents you become, a new princess to the Royal family from Devon. Enjoy every minute with her.
SnapRJW (23932) 2013-08-16 8:06
Two points in no way meet the requirement to celebrate the birth of your very first grand-baby Bev! I am sending you a big bottle of virtual champagne.... cheers! Oh how thrilled I am for you. Special days lie ahead and you will notice a continual flurry of baby pics each time you download your memory sticks!
As to the shot, beautifully managed in all respects. I note the line of bicycles propped up against the wall, a lovely little detail!
Warmest wishes at this very special time. Rosemary
Nicou (106187) 2013-08-17 2:20
quelle vue sueprbe image de cet arche cette porte dont on voit le jour au travers quelle architecture avec ces deux tours fantastique compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (13642) 2013-08-17 5:30
First, congratulations on the new arrival to the family! Love this shot you've shared, fine architecture that is oozing with age and character and its easy to see the history in these buildings. Beautiful sense of depth through looking through the gate, and also the fine imposing cathedral behind. Beautiful view, and great note!
gildasjan (39622) 2013-08-18 1:03
Très bonne prise de vue de cette superbe architecture avec ces deux tours bien placées dans le cadre.
jemaflor (74294) 2013-08-21 12:06
A monument well presented, light is well managed between sun and shadows, well done.
mkamionka (27179) 2013-10-02 8:15
this is another beautiful view from Lincoln. It is really encouraging to visit! I like this rich old architecture. It must be a pleasure to walk in these old streets. I would prefer to have the view in more direct sunlight as the colors would probably benefit from it, but even so we can easily appreciate the beauty of this town,
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (21655)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-15 14:38