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Kenilworth IV

This once had a moat and large lake (or mere), where the meadows now are. A romantic painting by J.M.W. Turner painted in 1830 shows the water in the foreground.

comments (17)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Aug 2010, 06:49
An enormous structure John
John Prior: Thanks Chris, yes bigger than I imagined.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 12 Aug 2010, 07:59
Must have been very impressive in its day, because its impressive even as a ruin
John Prior: Thank you Zed
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 12 Aug 2010, 09:13
What a dramatic looking building. I agree with Zed.
John Prior: Many thanks Scarlet.
Wonderful image. Love the drama of the mono. (:o)
John Prior: Thank you Rosalyn.
  • bk
  • 12 Aug 2010, 10:07
I keep clicking back and forth between black and white background and I cannot decide which to keep - impressive and magnificent in both frames. Andf I am utterly and completely in awe!
John Prior: Thank you BK, I tend to prefer the white backgrounds.
Excellent shot John expecially presented in mono.
John Prior: Thank you Brian.
nice photo!
John Prior: Thank you Kavita.
  • don
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2010, 15:36
A fine black and white image of this famous place. I like the range of tones in the structures. The painting with the water is an interesting look back to another time.
John Prior: Thanks Don, it was very much a ruin then also. It was mainly vandalised after the English civil war.
John Prior: Thank you Sarina.
This is good in B&W John..I recently enjoyed a walk aroud a castle too..So much to see.
John Prior: Thanks Ron, old relics do make interesting subjects as they seem to become part of the landscape and not a blot on it.
Great B/W John, its a mighty big castle smile
John Prior: Yes Linda, my first visit here and it's not really very far away, I think it's overshadowed by the nearby and well preserved Warwick Castle and its events, as a popular visitor attraction. Thanks for visit.
Makes a fine b&w John
John Prior: Thank you Bill.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2010, 19:47
such an impressive structure. well captured in B&W.
John Prior: Thank you Otto
Gorgeous! I like this one!
Have a nice day.
John Prior: Thank you Dom
It does work well in black and white John and this does show it's bulk. It must have looked quite striking in its day, surrounded by water.
John Prior: Thank you Les, it was certainly grand.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 12 Aug 2010, 23:03
I really like the tones in this processing. Seems very fitting for the scene....which is fascinating.
John Prior: Thank you Sherri.
  • bk
  • 14 Aug 2010, 13:02
How could I miss this wonderful black and white image? I wonder about the lake you mentioned; would you have done a b/w if the lake was still there? Probably yes, if alone for the reflection of the sky. And really, I would have liked to see that in mono, too!

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