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A Wealden Wonder

By Sezz    
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

Tags: Kent Reflections Architecture National trust Scotney castle Lamberhurst South east Weald of kent

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RobboB Plus
9 112 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 5:24PM
Well framed shot

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rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
26 Feb 2012 5:32PM
The inclusion of people adds scale Sarah.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 5:38PM
Gorgeous colour!
26 Feb 2012 5:43PM
A magical shot of an enchanting Castle Sarah. I really must pay another visit this Year.

John Smile
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
26 Feb 2012 5:58PM
A fine capture, Sarah, well composed, with those perfect reflections. Carol
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 6:00PM
Beautiful Sarah, very vibrant colours
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 6:19PM
This is lovely! Works really well with the square frame, love the lily padsGrin
26 Feb 2012 6:25PM
A fine image in every respect.
26 Feb 2012 7:02PM
Beautiful image of an idyllic setting, quality!!

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
26 Feb 2012 7:18PM
Beautifully composed (and cropped) Sarah. The colour has given a great depth to the image and an excellent glassy reflection.

26 Feb 2012 7:26PM
Gorgeous capture/crop with great light, reflections and palette. Interesting write-up too.

posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 7:30PM

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

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

marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 8:06PM
An absolute beauty Sarah J
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1500 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 8:13PM
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.
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 9:12PM
Beautifully composed Sarah. The framing suits the subject well giving a feeling of mystery and romance.
Leilani 12 29 3 England
26 Feb 2012 9:14PM
Fabulous image, and stunning reflection. Nice one! Smile
26 Feb 2012 9:33PM
Excellent Sarah, itís a beauty.
Very good composition with the foliage as a frame.
Wonderful reflection in the moat

Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
26 Feb 2012 10:26PM
I appreciate your time and kind comments, thank you all very much Smile

Sarah x
26 Feb 2012 10:33PM
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.

dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 10:52PM
very romantic scene and beautifully composed and captured image Sarah
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
27 Feb 2012 1:29PM
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
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
27 Feb 2012 3:23PM
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
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 6:34PM
That's delightful, Sarah. What a beautiful castle and your shot with such lovely reflections is super.

10 12 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2012 9:45AM
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
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
28 Feb 2012 11:15AM
Trev, David and Si - thank you for your kind comments, always appreciated!
Si, I will have a look at in mono Smile

Sarah x
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2012 8:32PM
Stunning composition and colours
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
3 Mar 2012 11:30AM
Top class Sarah.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2012 10:04AM
WOW! Fantastic SarahSmileSmile
A stunning shot of Scotney Sarah............must visit this year!

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