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Just trying something different from the usual view of Hever Castle. Taken a couple of weeks ago, the morning looked promising and the sun was shining, however....... well made for a more dramatic scene I think?
Viv if you're looking in .. thanks for lunch Smile x

Hever Castle is an attractive fortified manor house surrounded by a moat. The original moated castle was built in 1270 and consisted of a massive gatehouse and a walled bailey, approached by a wooden drawbridge. In the late 15th century the castle became the home of the Bullen family who built a comfortable Tudor house within the walls. The castle was the childhood home of Anne Bullen (Boleyn), future wife of King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I. After failing to provide Henry with the son he wanted, she was executed on a trumped-up charge of High Treason. Following the death of her father two years later, Henry seized the castle and gave it to Anne of Cleves, his fourth wife. She remained at Hever Castle until her death in 1557, when the castle was bought by the Waldegraves. Sir Edward Waldegrave became the first Baronet of Hever Castle in 1642.

Between 1749 and 1903 the castle was owned by the Meade-Waldos, but by the end of the 19th century the castle was in a state of neglect. In 1903, the wealthy American, William Waldorf, purchased Hever castle and commenced an extensive restoration of the castle, the creation of the lake and gardens and the construction of a Tudor style village to provide more accommodation

Thanks for your time, as always your thoughts/comments are very welcome..
Regards - Sarah J x

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Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma - 10-20mm EX
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Hever Castle
Username:Sezz Sezz
Uploaded:2 Apr 2011 - 10:59 PM
Tags:Architecture, Hever, Hever castle, Kent, Landscape / travel, South east
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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 11:10 PM

New it was you from the thumbnail!!! A cracking shot sarah x x x x

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 11:16 PM

lianna - aw thank you Smile

Sarah x

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User_Removed
2 Apr 2011 - 11:19 PM

Super super work Sarah Wink

Kwai

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 11:36 PM

cracking detail and reflections sarah a beauty Wink
andy

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 11:45 PM

Great textures and details. Love the processing...............Sandy

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 6:46 AM

Excellent photograph Sarah, and a most interesting write up.

James

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 7:28 AM

nice bit of drama in the sky works well with the reflection.lesley

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 7:58 AM

A lovely yet dramatic scene indeed Sarah, good work.

John Smile

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JJGEE
JJGEE  96304 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 9:04 AM

Sarah,
Hey Snap Smile

Great minds think alike, trying to find a different viewpoint for this much photographed castle / daffodils, but I guess yours is even more difficult to get access too Wink

This moody feel is not my "style" but do appreciate and like it when others do Smile

Jeff

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 9:44 AM

Great shot and narrative Sarah.
Alvar

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 11:45 AM

Excellent details and reflections too Sarah, well worked.
Regards Richard

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 1:01 PM

Wonderful image - very dramatic composition - I love the reflection - well done

Daniel

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 1:35 PM

Very nice.
Ann

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andy210966
3 Apr 2011 - 1:38 PM

Lovely piece of work Sarah!

Andy

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ChrisOs
ChrisOs e2 Member 9ChrisOs vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 1:43 PM

Good work, and thanks for the history lesson. I wonder if the Waldegrave is an ancestor of William, the MP for Wheresit-on-Trough?
Chris

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 3:26 PM

Thank you all very much for your time and comments Smile
Chris - well I guess he could be!

Sarah x

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Imagephotographics

Lovely image of this wonderful place Sarah - it's been on our must visit list for a few years now !

Chris

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 4:49 PM

A lovely image showing the 'homely' side of the castle. I see there are some new boats in your portfolio but I'll have to catch up in a week or so!

David

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 5:20 PM

Now, I could live in a place like this! Grin A super capture, Sarah, and a very interesting write-up, too Smile
Trev Smile

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BreadandShutter

GREAT LOCATION SARAH SPENT A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME HERE MYSELF WORKING

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pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1598 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 6:10 PM

I like the moody atmosphere, the strong lines and reflections, and the sky isn't bad either!

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Dave_Holdham
3 Apr 2011 - 6:45 PM

Wonderful detail and reflections, well captured

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 11:11 PM

Thanks everyone, really appreciated Smile

Sarah x

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mark1309
mark1309  7 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2011 - 4:44 PM

Hi Sarah, the shot has a very dramatic and moody atmosphere, and a very different view, I've never seen this view before, I like it,
Mark.

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