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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Thursday, 24 October 2013

THREE DAYS. (24/10/13)

I’m have been on the Castle Howard estate for three very wet days. There is no internet connection but given a bright day it would be an interesting place to wander with a camera. I am coming back for a few days next Monday.

Last Monday.

_MG_1968       Mallards being naughty. I went out with Bertha to get some pictures of Moorhen. I popped a couple of handfuls of seed down and all I got were these two arguing over a seed. Silly birds.

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_MG_1957 This is the estate sawmill which is now redundant. I was hoping to get a look inside. No luck so far and I suspect the old machinery has been sold for scrap.

_MG_1954 This is Castle Howard looking across the Great Lake. That was Monday.

Here is Tuesday.

_MG_1958  A little light on the water. Tuesday is a write off.

Wednesday I walked down to Castle Howard as the rain was forecast to stop or at least ease.

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_MG_1992_3_4_tonemapped  Castle Howard and the Prince of Wales fountain. It depicts Atlas with the World on his shoulders. It is an impressive piece in an impressive place.

1957messed  There is lots more to show. I’ve popped some images into the wood shed.

That’s all for today, I’ll see to some more images and post them tomorrow.

41 comments:

  1. Nice contrast between the sawmill and the castle. And cool bit of photoshopping Adrian.

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    1. Carol, it ought to be cooler. I had plenty of time whist watching the rain.

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    2. Carol, find a building with thirty one windows. Pop an image in each. Then give each a mouse roll over....Hey presto! A digital Advent calender. You have a few weeks when you work out the HTML code for mouse roll over let me into the secret of going back to blank windows without cheating and pressing F5. If your students are any good at all they will be able to write code to open only one window per day. There is a challenge for them.

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    3. You is the IT Programmer....Earn your keep Maam. I'll have a go and post it but Python is way beyond me. It's hard to work let alone compose or god forbid modify.
      Do your students have ARDUINOs? They are great for giving headaches. They are programmable in C++ and something else mixed in.
      I just wish that you lot all spoke the same language. Python seems the most powerful. HTML is easy but I am never sure where to put it........The story of my life, I get adventurous and fail.

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  2. That really is an impressive place Adrian. The fountain is superb; both the fountain and picture.

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    1. Keith, I'll ask Dithery for some help from his help to buy scheme. I wouldn't mind restoring the old wood yard.

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  3. I had to google Castle Howard. Honestly I like your pictures at least as much as the ones on the "official" site. Your picture of the fountain (the second one) is much better. It's a pity about the sawmill. The picture of the lake with the castle in the far background is just great!

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  4. David, I am lucky to live and travel a country that has seriously good opportunities for pictures. The light varies. I was struggling so reverted to HDR. I'm not happy with it anymore as a medium. I am going back. With a tripod and filters to do it properly.

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  5. Beautiful. I love rye image of both the castle and sculpture together.

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    1. Maria, even if it's raining next week i'll shoot it from a tripod with full DOF and no HDR.
      It could be a nice picture.

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  6. Those castle shots are stunning.

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    1. Alice, had a look at your blog and have to ask are you pro capital punishment.
      The House isn't really a castle but it is a superb building.

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    2. I guess I don't have a strong opinion either way, I would lean more toward not. Why do you ask?

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    3. Alice I was pointed towards this from a fellow blogger FRANCES
      I only ask because it upset me. BLUE.
      I have lost a couple of American readers and am supporting a couple. If you are sitting on the fence then jump towards the human side.
      Love A.

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  7. Een prachtig kasteel met een indrukwekkende fontijn wel jammer dat je niet in de oude houtzagerij kon kijken maar je foto,s in het oude gebouw is een prachtig idee.

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    1. Ik ga volgende week terug. Ik zal nog eens vragen om binnen te zien.

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  8. It's somewhere I have never been to visit Adrian... I will have to put that right at some point.
    Wonderful images.

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    1. Andrew, thanks I'm going back next week. The images should be perfect and these aren't but they were shot in rain.

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  9. HI Adrian Sorry you have so much rain that you were not able to get out much. The Castle is VERY impressive and I love the shot (no 4) of it across the lake and the fountain is gorgeous also.

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    1. Margaret, it is a grand place but like Ireland the cameras have to be water tight. It's going to be worse on Monday but at least it's been dry today. The roof and every window is open drying things off.

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  10. It seems that instead of fighting they were kissing :))
    Beautiful shots of the castle.Great that source.
    Good Thursdays.
    A hug

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    1. Laura, the Mallards were being bad boys. So bad they got too close and went out of focus.
      Yuo have fun down south in nice warm dry Spain.

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  11. Adrian i am impressed with your popping, great place and photos.


    peter

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    1. Peter, today has been wonderful but I couldn't steal a microlight. This week has been a write off. It has barely got light.

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  12. There's lots to see in this area. I like how you show the castle and saw mill in the same post.

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    1. Red, there is a lot to see. I'm going back on Monday for a few days.

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  13. Like the mallards fighting, very silly birds. I like the look of the castle but really enjoyed the fountain images, it looks like a very nice sculptre, perhaps the owner of the sawmill should have a look at your last image, the windows would like nice with some sepia like images of the mill in it's hayday

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    1. Douglas, they were so involved that they fell over my feet. they were a bit close for focus.
      The mill would be great restored as a museum. I'll suggest it.

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  14. Wonderful photos and innovations! What a place.

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    1. Glo, it is a good place. We are lucky to have so many Stately Homes.

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  15. Hi Adrian... I wondered where you went then missed this post when it came up!
    I suppose your gone again !!
    You are such a smarty pants, and you do some amazing things with all that equipment you have !!
    That last one is way awesome : )))!!
    Impressive shots of that fountain , it is gorgeous!!

    Hope the rain is leaving you alone!!

    Grace

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    1. Grace, I had a few days without internet.
      Blame the rain.....it gives me time to play around in Photoshop.

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  16. Your photos are also beautiful, Adrian!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  17. That last picture is fascinating. Not only do you get invited to the estates of the aristocracy, you're also a photo-artist, Arise Sir Adrian!

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    1. YP, I wasn't invited, I had to pay to get in....it could have been worse they could have charged me to get out.

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  18. Glad I don't have to clean the windows.

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    1. Graham, now that you mention it I have never seen window cleaners at a stately home.

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  19. The weather hasn't been good recently for photography although I got some half decent silhouettes in Hartlepool last saturday. It's great to see what you've done with that grim sky and a bit of art to the possibly empty sawmill … you could start a trend. Love the fountain shot.

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  20. Jay, there have been some good days. If I could write an HTML script I would like to do an advent calender with mouse roll overs to open the windows.

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