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Another from one of my favourite haunts, Scotney Castle, one of the Seven Wonders Of The Weald - I cropped this one square because there was just too much foliage to the side and the framing didn't look quite right to me.

Often described as the most romantic garden in England, the ruins of the small 14th-century castle are reflected in its moat, forming the backdrop to a garden of breathtaking beauty and considerable importance to the garden-historian.

The castle was built as a fortified manor house towards the end of the 14th century. For 350 years it was the home of the Darell family. They sold the property in the middle of the 18th century. The estate was bought by Edward Hussey in 1778. The garden was made in the 'Romantic Picturesque' style in the middle of the 19th century by Edward Hussey, grandson of the purchaser, with advice from William Sawrey Gilpin.

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

Lens:Sigma 10-20mm EX
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:A Wealden Wonder
Username:Sezz Sezz
Uploaded:26 Feb 2012 - 5:23 PM
Tags:Architecture, Kent, Lamberhurst, National trust, Reflections, Scotney castle, South east, Weald of kent
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RobboB
RobboB e2 Member 777 forum postsRobboB vcard United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 - 5:24 PM

Well framed shot

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rontear
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26 Feb 2012 - 5:32 PM

The inclusion of people adds scale Sarah.
Ron.

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woolybill1
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26 Feb 2012 - 5:38 PM

Gorgeous colour!
Bill

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lifesnapper
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26 Feb 2012 - 5:43 PM

A magical shot of an enchanting Castle Sarah. I really must pay another visit this Year.

John Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2012 - 5:58 PM

A fine capture, Sarah, well composed, with those perfect reflections. Carol

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johnjo58
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26 Feb 2012 - 6:00 PM

Beautiful Sarah, very vibrant colours
David

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Fefe
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26 Feb 2012 - 6:19 PM

This is lovely! Works really well with the square frame, love the lily padsGrin
Diane

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Jaguarman
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26 Feb 2012 - 6:25 PM

A fine image in every respect.

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Len1950
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26 Feb 2012 - 7:02 PM

Beautiful image of an idyllic setting, quality!!

Len

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WhiteRose1
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26 Feb 2012 - 7:18 PM

Beautifully composed (and cropped) Sarah. The colour has given a great depth to the image and an excellent glassy reflection.

Dave

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 - 7:26 PM

Gorgeous capture/crop with great light, reflections and palette. Interesting write-up too.

P.

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2012 - 7:30 PM


Quote: A fine capture, Sarah, well composed, with those perfect reflections. Carol

I can't improve on what Carol wrote, just agree Smile

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26 Feb 2012 - 8:06 PM

An absolute beauty Sarah J

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mrswoolybill
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26 Feb 2012 - 8:13 PM

What an extraordinary place to sit out for afternoon tea. The composition has a lovely mix of formal (the square crop, the architecture) with wildly unpredictable - the intruding branches, the reflections.
Moira

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derekhansen
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26 Feb 2012 - 9:12 PM

Beautifully composed Sarah. The framing suits the subject well giving a feeling of mystery and romance.
Derek

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Leilani
Leilani  1029 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2012 - 9:14 PM

Fabulous image, and stunning reflection. Nice one! Smile

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twelvemegs
26 Feb 2012 - 9:33 PM

Excellent Sarah, itís a beauty.
Very good composition with the foliage as a frame.
Wonderful reflection in the moat

David

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2012 - 10:26 PM

I appreciate your time and kind comments, thank you all very much Smile

Sarah x

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John_Horner
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26 Feb 2012 - 10:33 PM

Really excellent Sarah. The reflections and the natural framing with the trees and the guy in blue, in this image together with the processing are super.

John

Last Modified By John_Horner at 26 Feb 2012 - 10:35 PM

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26 Feb 2012 - 10:52 PM

very romantic scene and beautifully composed and captured image Sarah
regards
Yung

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 1:29 PM

John and Yung, thank you very much.
Thanks to those who clicked too!

David - Aw a big thank you for your User Award, such a lovely surprise Smile

Sarah x

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27 Feb 2012 - 3:23 PM

Now I could live in a place like this! Smile What a super building, and superbly captured, Sarah, with some wonderful reflections Wink
Trev Smile

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27 Feb 2012 - 6:34 PM

That's delightful, Sarah. What a beautiful castle and your shot with such lovely reflections is super.

David

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28 Feb 2012 - 9:45 AM

Delightful I was going to say but David above beat me to the draw...this a a great shot Sarah I would look cool in mono as well I think.

Si x

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2012 - 11:15 AM

Trev, David and Si - thank you for your kind comments, always appreciated!
Si, I will have a look at in mono Smile

Sarah x

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28 Feb 2012 - 8:32 PM

Stunning composition and colours
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3 Mar 2012 - 11:30 AM

Top class Sarah.
Tom.

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4 Mar 2012 - 10:04 AM

WOW! Fantastic SarahSmileSmile

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16 Mar 2012 - 5:59 PM

A stunning shot of Scotney Sarah............must visit this year!
Julie

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