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Another five day wonder.
My little series on Featherstone Castle, In Northumberland, now the home of John Clark. John is a retired Chartered Surveyor, Was my boss for 37 years and now lives in this imposing building on his own.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Sep 2012 - 11:36 AM
Focal Length:28mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/20.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Unknown
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Featherstone castle
Username:danbrann danbrann
Uploaded:22 Oct 2012 - 8:55 AM
Tags:13th century, Castles, Landscape / travel, Northumberland
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Votes:37
Voters:Hermanus · Briwooly · fentiger · Badgerfred · CarolG · RonnieAG · WhiteRose1 · User_Removed · SlowSong · ValSaxby · gwynn56 · helenlinda · JohnChambersPhotography · ringyneck · EMJAYCEE · longhoss · PattiW · mikbee · CaroleS · franken · mex · AnnChown · nikshot · barbarahirst · Philip_H · jaktis · Lillian · saltireblue · Fefe · Humblebee · paskinmj · PhillipMinnis · brownsilent · pascalg · Scottishlandscapes · annettep38 · Hurstbourne ·
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Oct 2012 - 8:58 AM

Beautiful photo of a very impressive building - must get quite lonesome for one guy in such a huge place Smile

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 9:01 AM

Do you get invited around for tea Danny? Quite a contrast from last week's series and I await with interest on what will follow.

Albert

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 9:02 AM

What a lucky guy very impressive and well shot

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
22 Oct 2012 - 9:02 AM

Love the detail captured Dan,
Fred.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 9:04 AM

Very imposing, Dan, don't think I would like to live there on my own, just think of all that cleaning Smile Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 9:07 AM

Some size of a property for a single person to rattle around in, Danny: and the upkeep of such a huge building must be prohibitive.
Ronnie.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51313 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 9:09 AM

Amazing desres, and is that a barbeque being prepared in your honour? Grin

Dave

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User_Removed
22 Oct 2012 - 9:22 AM

Super image.
Alf.

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danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10521 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 9:31 AM

To answer a couple of Early Questions.

Jonn lets the castle to school groups or as a conference centre. Until i Googled it yesterday at I did not realize some of the visiting groups.
We used to have our Christmas parties there. Extremely cold and no alcohol
I often take visiting photographers or friends around.
As you can probably guess John is a wee bit eccentric but a kindly person.
Danny

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65054 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 9:31 AM

On his own! I'd go bonkers rattling around in this. Impressive building.
x

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helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 9:47 AM

What a wonderful retirement home SmileSmile
Helen

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JohnChambersPhotography

Must need a lot of space and space is what this will be. nice shot good detail.

John

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 11:06 AM

I'd be afraid of getting lost! Excellent shot of a very imposing "Residence."
Joan.

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 1:04 PM

I am shocked and stunned here Danny.
Christmas parties with NO ALCOHOL ?
That sounds more torturous to me than
being locked in a sheep pen with a dozen sheep !!
Good shot,if a bit sobering for me !!
Mick.

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franken
franken Plus Member 123481 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 1:41 PM

Impressive building Dan.

Ken

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AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 2:27 PM

I love the idea of Christmas Parties with no alcohol - there'll be no remorse the following day!! Wink
What an amazing place - I couldn't imagine living there alone.
Ann

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jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
22 Oct 2012 - 7:05 PM

That is a magnificient home

Peter

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 7:18 PM

Wonderful castle and a beautifully captured shot
Lillian

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Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 8:30 PM

Oh............................ not going to book festivititesTongue
Great image DannyGrin
Diane

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
22 Oct 2012 - 11:00 PM

Pig on a spit perhaps, but bangers and steak on a BBQ, pushing it for such an upmarket pad ... whatever, a super capture Dan ... Carol GrinGrinGrin

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brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 10:50 PM

This shows the difference between boss and employee, Danny! Smile
Lovely picture of a wonderful, old building.
Johanna

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Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 8:39 AM

Such a marvellous castle for one person to live in, I doubt I could sleep with all the noise of the silence within.

Dougie

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