Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll

Capturing History at Bolsover Castle -- Part One

A little later than I'd hoped writing this up, but...

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:
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We split up, and I started off by exploring the Terrace Range to the west of the castle.

The Gallery
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Zoom to the Lodging Room side of one of the chimneys
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Looking back from the Lodging Room, through the Withdrawing Room and into the Entrance Hall
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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:
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I also like doors and windows:
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And the way in which Nature is trying to reclaim the stones as well:
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In my next post, we can see what lies beyond that doorway.
Tags: for reference, out and about, photography, photos, real life
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