Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll

Capturing History at Bolsover Castle -- Part Three

Having spent more than half our morning session in and around the Terrace Range, my group swapped locations and moved to the Little Castle. First, Martine from Line + Light explained the importance of taking the correct establishing shot, in this case one that clearly explained the distinction between the architecture of the Terrace Range and the Little Castle:

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I also split the shot into two separate ones, so I could fully establish the character of each building:
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Martine suggested I forget my usual technique of zooming in on distant features, and try for the perfect shot of something close at hand:
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I think these two came out almost as well, though:
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Then I explored the Forecourt of the Little Castle and took two series concentrating on specific sections of wall.

First, these two stylised arrow slits, one (mostly) original and one restored:
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Next, the two mini-turrets at the entrance to the Forecourt:
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By the time I'd finished exploring the area around the Little Castle, everyone was rather cold, and we retreated inside for a lecture and slide show on camera and composition techniques. We were also shown some photographs of Sutton Scarsdale Hall, which would have been part of the course on a fine day, take on-site and from Bolsover Castle as well as pictures of Bolsover Castle taken from Sutton Scarsdale Hall.

In my final post, I will have photos that were taken inside the Little Castle, not that it was noticably warmer in there than outside.
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