Photo: St. George's Chapel
Who's buried there?

In April 2006 I visited Windsor Castle. In the lower ward sits . . . or rather, stands St. George's Chapel. The original chapel was constructed in 1348, and has been plundered, repaired, expanded and remodeled a number of times. In various corners throughout the building are buried several historical royal personages, most notably from the last century, King George VI, Princess Margaret and The Queen Mother.

This photo was taken with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 camera before I knew any better about RAW vs. JPEG photos. My budget minded decision was to take a 1 GB SD card and stick with JPEG. There is a bit of Topaz, some NIK HDR Efex Pro 2, and . . . some other stuff.

#England   #travel   #WindsorCastle   #Windsor   #London
Photo: A View From The Castle
Someone has looked out on this for nearly 900 years.

This is the River Avon viewed from Warwick Castle in April 2006.

The window was dirty and spotted with pigeon poop. My zoom was too wide, the horizon severely tilted. And this was before I knew any better and was shooting JPEG instead of RAW. What you see here is the upper left corner, about 1/5th of the original frame. You do the math. JPEG noise, dirty window, severe crop all equals high levels of color noise, artifacts and a lack of true detail. After processing, it takes on a bit of a painted look, and people have seemed to like it. I'll take that!

If I ever go back to Warwick Castle armed with experience and knowledge, I will frame this same view at full resolution. And maybe someone from Madame Tussaud's will clean the windows before then. Would be nice.

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Photo: Hurl-A-Whirl
Those rocks don't roll, they fly.

This is a trebuchet- not a catapult- used for slinging boulders at castle walls. This particular replica is located at Warwick Castle where its use is demonstrated several times a day during tourist season. That's the River Avon behind. (Yes, that River Avon.)

Topaz Clarity was the plugin of choice for this photo, and it managed to bring out details that a lot of other plugins could not- at least not as easily.

#Traval   #England   #WarwickCastle   #Warfare   #Trebuchet
Photo: Collegiate Church of St. Mary
Viewed from atop the wall of Warwick Castle.

This day in April 2006 was interesting in that during our tour of Warwick, Stratford-on-Avon and Oxford we experienced everything from warm- almost summery- weather to snow. It was mostly sunny while we explored the castle and grounds, and there were some grand views with skies some photographers would sell their grandmothers for.

This photo was edited in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop with some Topaz Adjust 5 and a few adjustment layers. The original was a JPEG.

#Travel   #England   #WarwickCastle   #TopazAdjust
Photo: Warwick Castle, Warwick, UK - april 2006
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John B Tefertiller
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Hurl-A-Whirl
Those rocks don't roll, they fly.

This is a trebuchet- not a catapult- used for slinging boulders at castle walls. This particular replica is located at Warwick Castle where its use is demonstrated several times a day during tourist season. That's the River Avon behind. (Yes, that River Avon.)

Topaz Clarity was the plugin of choice for this photo, and it managed to bring out details that a lot of other plugins could not- at least not as easily.

#Traval   #England   #WarwickCastle   #Warfare   #Trebuchet

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