It was a beautiful day and I was going past the Castle but alas I did not had my 7d, so the next thing to hand was my mobile.
Framlingham Castle is a castle in the market town of Framlingham in Suffolk in England. An early motte and bailey or ringwork Norman castle was built on the Framlingham site by 1148, but this was destroyed by Henry II of England in the aftermath of the revolt of 1173-4. Its replacement, constructed by Roger Bigod, the Earl of Norfolk, was unusual for the time in having no central keep, but instead using a curtain wall with thirteen mural towers to defend the centre of the castle. Despite this, the castle was successfully taken by King John in 1216 after a short siege. By the end of the 13th century, Framlingham had become a luxurious home, surrounded by extensive parkland used for hunting.
During the 15th and 16th centuries Framlingham was at the heart of the estates of the powerful Mowbray and Howard families. Two artificial meres were built around the castle, which was expanded in fashionable brick. With a large, wealthy household to maintain, the castle purchased supplies from across England and brought in luxury goods from international markets. Extensive pleasure gardens were built within the castle and older parts redesigned to allow visitors to enjoy the resulting views. By the end of the 16th century, however, the castle fell into disrepair and after the final Howard owner, Theophilus, entered into financial difficulties the castle and the surrounding estates were sold off.
Framlingham Castle was given to Pembroke College as a philanthropic gesture in 1636, after which the internal buildings were taken down to make way for the construction of a poorhouse within the site. The castle was used in this way until 1839 when the facility was closed; the castle was then used as a drill hall and as a county court. In 1913, Pembroke College donated Framlingham to the Commissioner of Works. During the Second World War, Framlingham Castle was used by the British military as part of the regional defences against a potential German invasion. Today, Framlingham Castle is a scheduled monument and a grade I listed building, owned by English Heritage and run as a tourist attraction.
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lousat (97447) 2014-04-04 5:17
Hi Iain,i can listen the bagpipes sound..ehehe...this pic is absolutely beautiful! What a choice of point of view,i like this green and blue natural carpet under the castle in background,magnificent colors and details and an excellent diagonal light to create a nice 3D effect,i like it! Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-04 5:23
complimenti per questa visione spettacolare tipica del paesaggio inglese.
I colori, la luce e lo stesso taglio aiutano ad esaltare la bellezza del soggetto ripreso.
Ciao e buona giornata
snunney (106359) 2014-04-04 5:58
A very fine capture this, beautifully lit and with pleasing natural colours. Like the layered effect and the use of the panoramic format, which suits perfectly. The castle caught in the cross light makes a superb focal point.
Trying to brighten up this afternoon after a coolish grey morning.
ikeharel (78129) 2014-04-04 7:56
A remarable cell-phone photo, Iain, spometimes I think that technology exceeding itself...
I like how you cropped horizontally the scene, giving perfect allocation for each part of the scene.
Good DOF and clarity, on a bright day. Fine photojobe done.
saxo042 (37966) 2014-04-04 8:00
A pleasant panorama with blue and green lines across. An interesting castle across the water and also an interesting note.
Nicou (150856) 2014-04-04 8:52
Fantastique panorama et iamge de ce château sueprbe quelle vue sur une île quel architecture et vue avec toute la végétation ces prés verts merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
cornejo (46658) 2014-04-04 10:46
Hi Lain, very good view of this interesting castle, very well captured with a great pov in this excellent and beautiful photography. An interesting picture well composed horizontal layers, with good sharpness, nice color and light. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jemaflor (103003) 2014-04-05 0:00
Good pov on the castle and the landscape with trees, water ang grass, light and colors are perfectly captured.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-04-05 7:06
beautiful day and great result of your walk. Well done for using just a mobile to take this great quality picture. Again it reminds me that it is not a camera which takes pictures but a photographer.
The colors are beautiful and very nicely saturated and the light properly managed. I like how the castle has been placed been placed in the second plan of the composition, through the river. That adds very nice perspective and let us see also the whole surroundings.
Thanks for sharing and all the best!
batalay (40367) 2014-04-06 0:54
What an impressive, imposing castle, and almost nine centuries old. I certainly would not have liked being a foot soldier approaching this edifice with a view toward laying siege. Excellent perspective and complemented by a first rate informative note.
ourania (51079) 2014-04-12 5:23
the history of this castle is stunning, it's been and seen so much over many centuries. I like very much your picture, the composition is well considered and appealing, the quality is excellent. The deep foreground and the view of the surroundings is very rewarding and increases our curiosity and anticipation to have a closer look. Light and colours are lovely. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,