Even if we have the worst summer in many years, it rains a lot and is relatively cold (15°C most of the time), from time to time the sun does come out. We cherish these moments and try to make the best use of them. Last Sunday we managed to experience some sun intervals walking in the gardens of Castle Howard north of York.
Except for the Castle Howard in the far right, in the foreground you can see the Atlas Fountain by John Thomas (sculptor).
This photo is dedicated to emka who hoped to visit this castle but she did not manage to do that on her last trip to the UK. It is there for inspiration to visit here again.
ABOUT THE CASTLE
Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, 24 km north of York. One of the grandest private residences in Britain, most of it was built between 1699 and 1712 for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, to a design by Sir John Vanbrugh. Although Castle Howard was built near the site of the ruined Henderskelfe Castle, it is not a true castle, but this term is often used for English country houses constructed after the castle-building era (c. 1500) and not intended for a military function. The house is surrounded by a large estate which, at the time of the 7th Earl of Carlisle, covered over 5,300 ha.
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leo61 (0) 2012-07-17 9:34
A well composed photo with perfect sharpness overall!
In my opinion, maybe a bit more of this wonderful blue sky instead of the water with foam would have worked better for a 1/3 - 2/3 composition.
annjackman (21899) 2012-07-17 9:37
How extraordinary, we were at castle Howard the day before on our way back from a week in the North York Moors. We never did get to Staithes although we had some time in Whitby. I was just been looking at my pictures from Castle Howard moments before I saw your image on TE. I have taken this view from several angles but we didn't have this lovely blue sky. You have photographed this beautifully and shown off the splendour of this fountain very well with Castle Howard in the BG. Lovely clarity - very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
fds (9403) 2012-07-17 9:53
very impressive image and postcard from the yorkschire
i love very much this
lousat (92808) 2012-07-17 11:25
Hi Mariusz,fantastic choice of point of view to create this spectacular composition,magnificent idea the castle on the right background to contrast the beautiful fountain,a very professional postcard,i like it!!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-07-17 12:18
What a beautiful shot, the composition is very well balanbced, good effect with curve and fg, I like the light and the colors.
janjan1897 (2301) 2012-07-17 14:29
Beautiful composition of this well preserved baroque castle and its fountain. The statues, perfectly placed in the frame enhance the baroque atmosphere. The quality of the image is excellent with an impressive depth of field. I like the off-centre framing, here. Nice colours and excellent sharpness.
Great work !
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-17 16:24
an elegant and beautiful photo of this picturesque place, the composition is very nice, great details and POV. Splendid view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kķvįnok!
bukitgolfb301 (42652) 2012-07-17 16:52
Hi dear Mariusz
Yes that is another wonderful poastcard shot. Very good combination and comparison of statsues and castel. Perfect framework and good composition, so clear and outstandingly sharp image as usual. Thanks for your good work and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo, just finish the rainy season, Summer has come.
Sonata11 (33871) 2012-07-17 20:38
pieknie wykonane zdjecie, Jak zwykle doskonale dopracowane zdjecie. Sliczna kompozycja, kolorystyk, swietna ostrosc, wspanialy punkt widzenia pozwala nam podzwiac wspaniale szczegoly tej pieknej fontanny oraz przepiekny zamek. Swietna praca. Moje gratulacje. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
JFS (32459) 2012-07-17 23:06
GREAT POV OF THIS AMAZING PLACE, MAJESTIC GARDENS AND BUILDING. THANKS FOR SHARING!
emka (99901) 2012-07-17 23:38
cześć Mariusz, dziękuję za dedykację! Milo, ze pamietałeś tam o mnie i o tym, ze chciałam sie wybrać, zeby zobaczyc miejsce z filmu Brideshead Revisited. Fantastyczna pocztówka i szkoda, ze jednak nie udalo sie tam pojechać. Ale kto wie, moze jeszcze bedzie jakaś okazja. Ja wtedy nie zmarnowalam ani chwili, program miałam bardzo napiety. Wspaniale wyglada fontanna z odbiciami, a główny temat gdzieś w tle.
danos (99160) 2012-07-18 1:16
in contrary we had the most warm Summer for many years,as the temperature for five climbed at the 42o C.
Excellent presentation of castle,claver the complementary pond with the fountains on the left making the image more effective and interesting.
The clarity of the image was enhanced from the brilliant light and the vivid colours,with the informative note to completes the whole scenery.
Have a good day,Danos
williewhistler (16398) 2012-07-18 2:34
the exquisite detail of the fountain complements the beautiful architecture of the distant Castle beneath a glorious summer sky.
Perfectly sharp in a classical setting.
Best regards Les.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-07-18 6:33
iconic shot of this amazing place. So perfectly composed and executed. The DOF is amazing and the light management flawless. A shot full of immaculate detail and compelling beauty. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
sacimar (26607) 2012-07-18 7:26
this is a beautiful composition to show this castle, I like the details of the fountain, the building also catch my attention, nice colors and light,
abmdsudi (55116) 2012-07-18 7:56
A fascinating subjects to shoot and this catch attention, superb pov and framing as the fountains is equally intriguing element complementing the main stunning castle in the backdrop Great DOF, depth and fine details in rich colors and the water really adds interest and added value. Well done.TFS
mauro61 (52857) 2012-07-18 13:37
ben composta l'immagine con i due piani perfettamente a fuoco.
Ottima la definizione e cattura straordinaria come sempre,
PaulVDV (29527) 2012-07-18 15:10
Very nice of you to have booked a room in this castle for Malgo.
An attractive composition and great capture of this fountain with the statues reflected well between the ripples on the water.
The majestic castle emerges nicely behind the fountain. Excellent DOF.
Best regards, Paul
siolaw (38292) 2012-07-19 7:01
Good POV, close to the waterto give good clarity to the reflections and giving a sight of both the fountain and the castle in the back.
Excellent quality of colours and sharpness.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-07-19 8:31
i like the two different subject in this shot. the beautiful fountain in fg and the equally beautiful castle in bg. good light and colors. i still think of 15 degrees! even in the worst july we don't have such low temperatures and i don't live in the hottest part of my country.
pajaran (61808) 2012-07-19 13:17
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima, i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na fontanu, skulptute i palatu.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepa fontana i palata.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
Good text with the given data, and history ...
Nice view of the fountain, and skulptute palace.
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful fountains and palaces.
A pleasant evening and a quiet night, all the best.
ikeharel (72853) 2012-07-20 4:32
Excelent premeditated POV, Mariusz, to show the statue on the fountain and the edifice on far.
Nice architecture's on the palace, worth a view from a closer range.
Fine shot, details are flawless.
josepmarin (58359) 2012-07-20 10:24
there is a splendid graphical contrast between the beautiful sculptural ensemble of the fountain in foreground, and the elegant architecture of the castle in background, under a great light and a sky beautifully decorated with some clouds.
The composition is very attractive, and is superbly executed.
Graal (103028) 2012-07-21 0:36
ladny kadr, dwa tematy w jednym. Wspaniala fontanna na 1szym planie. Miejsce warte odwiedzenia, emka byc moze tam zajrzy. Bdb jakosc zdjecia.
jemaflor (98771) 2012-07-21 8:42
Well comosed with these two elements, one in the fg and the other the castle in the bg, good depth result, I like too the reflections on water, well seen.
ciakgiak (30431) 2012-07-21 14:12
Molto bella la dedica alla nostra cara amica Malgorzata, questa composizione mi piace davvero tantissimo per il modo in cui l'hai concepita, mettendo in perfetto contrasto la fontana in FG con il castello in lontananza.
Bella la luce, splendidi i colori e qualitą eccellente.
Un caro saluto
Royaldevon (39660) 2012-07-22 4:06
Good Morning Mariusz,
The fountain, with its light reflecting pool, makes a fine introduction to the famous and elegant Castle Howard. (We were going to visit when we stayed at Pickering but somehow never had time!!)
You were so fortunate to find such lovely light and fluffy clouds that perfectly suited your purpose.
A fine dof completes this excellent shot.
Have a lovely Sunday,
Angshu (56758) 2012-07-23 1:02
Trust you to something new from the heart of England!
This looks more like a setting from the mainland continent than from the island, with the opulent fountain in the FG & the rich stately castle in the BG. The details are excellent with superb depth. Like the palette of colours which come out well in good light!
Didi (60588) 2012-07-24 18:16
Very good perspective between the fountain and the castle.
You were not disturbed by the tourists crowd.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (37787)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-15
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya Pro PL
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-17 9:29