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Tamron Blog: Capturing Photos Of An 11th Century Limestone Keep

We've taken our Tamron kit along to Conisbrough Castle to see what images we can capture at this historical location.

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Tamron Blog: Capturing Photos Of An 11th Century Limestone Keep: 1/400 sec | f/11.0 | 16.0 mm | ISO 100

Rick's castle capture was converted to black & white to give the image more drama and to bring out more detail in the castle's brickwork. 

 

Those of you who live in and around South Yorkshire have probably visited Conisbrough Castle or, at least, have seen its formidable structure from the road as you've driven through the quiet village of Conisbrough from Rotherham to Doncaster. 

The castle is steeped in history so those who love all things historical will enjoy a few hours walking around this fortress just as much as a photography fan with a particular fondness of old buildings will. 

Those taking their camera with them on their visit should fit a decent zoom lens to the front of their camera as there's everything from wide-shots of the castle in its entirety to detail shots of the brickwork to capture. Plus, don't forget to capture photos of your family enjoying the day. A zoom lens is also ideal as it takes up less room in your bag, leaving more room for that all important picnic you can enjoy in the castle's grounds. Plus, they tend to not be too heavy so your shoulder won't ache if you're carrying a bag around with you and you can quickly change focal lengths so family members won't become as impatient when you're taking your shots. 

Rick, on his latest jaunt to the castle, packed the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO in his kit bag which he used to capture the shot above along with several other images captured at various focal lengths we'll be sharing with you in our next blog entry. 

 

Tamron Blog: Capturing Photos Of An 11th Century Limestone Keep: 1/400 sec | f/8.0 | 260.0 mm | ISO 400
 

The cylindrical keep is what dominates the castle's structure and you can capture some pretty impressive shots of the keep along with the castle's surrounding walls close to the visitor's centre, to the west. Having said that, you can walk all the way around the outside of the castle which gives you plenty of scope to capture images from different angles or indeed use your zoom to focus right in on small details. 

The castle is open daily from 10am-6pm until October where it closes at 5pm and then from November until 31 March 2017, it only opens at weekends 10am-4pm. Unless you have an English Heritage membership it'll cost £5.10 for adults and £3.00 for children, although you can walk around the outside of the castle for free. 

Do you have an impressive castle shot you've captured with a Tamron lens? If so, share it with us in our Tamron Photo Gallery

 

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