On Friday the 8th of March I was up in Derbyshire for a day of photography at Bolsover Castle organised by English Heritage in conjunction with Line + Light. It was a bit foggy, with heavy rain forecast for later in the morning, so rather than begin with a lecture we headed straight out to ensure we at least managed some exterior shots.
This may give you an idea of the conditions we had to contend with:
We split up, and I started off by exploring the Terrace Range to the west of the castle.
Zoom to the Lodging Room side of one of the chimneys
Looking back from the Lodging Room, through the Withdrawing Room and into the Entrance Hall
As well as the big architectural features, I'm interested in the effects of the weather on smaller areas of the stonework, as in this series:
I also like doors and windows:
And the way in which Nature is trying to reclaim the stones as well:
In my next post, we can see what lies beyond that doorway.