Twice hubby and I have been to Scotney Castle, well to be truthful three times, the third time was on a Monday when I didn’t read the opening times correctly and the house and gardens were closed. That time we drove on to Sheffield Park Gardens, which was spectacular.
Anyway, about our two visits to Scotney Castle.. The first time we went was in Spring and the second time was in the Summer. During our second visit, we noticed things that we hadn’t seen on our first trip and the gardens took on a whole new look. Unfortunately, weather wise, both days were cloudy, which unfortunately is not ideal for getting the perfect summer time shot… but we managed to get some beautiful shots and even a couple with a tinge on blue sky.
On our summer visit, we walked down to the ruins and noticed that where that the wall of the former castle was now covered in foliage and beautiful summer flowers were in the borders next to the wall.
The grass was lush and green and there was various shades of lilac flowers, as you can see from the picture above. Where the wall looked, cold and stark in the spring, now it was picturesque and was complimented by the flowered borders and the variety of plants that climbing the walls of the ruin.
I decided to do the monochrome version of the coloured photo purely to see the various shades of grey. I like both photos but there is something about monochrome photography that attracts me to it.. I just love the textures and composition of black and white photos.
Taken: 30th July, 2012
Location: Scotney Castle
Camera: Canon EOS600D
F Stop: f/7.1
Exposure: 1/50 sec
Focal Length: 24mm
Max Aperture: 4