Powis Castle & Attingham Park

Wanting to make the most of the weather that we had over the weekend I headed west for Wales and visited Powis Castle, then the following day headed over to Attingham Park. As usual my camera was my companion and there was plenty to photograph.

Powis Castle

Powis Castle (Castell Powis) is a medieval castle, fortress and grand country mansion near Welshpool, in Powys, Mid Wales, that has an amazing collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and tapestries. There are also Italianate terraces, spectacular yew hedges, lead statues and lavish herbaceous borders to explore in the gardens.

 

 

In addition to the landscaped estate, Powis Castle plays host to parkland and a deer park which is a pleasure to walk around.

 

 

 

Attingham Park

Attingham Park is a country house and estate in Shropshire, England, and is located near the village of Atcham. Attingham Park was built in 1785 for Noel Hill, 1st Baron Berwick. The Estate comprises roughly of 4000 acres, but during the early 1800s extended to twice that amount at 8000 acres. Here you can explore the mansion, walled garden and the park.

 

House

 

 

Park & Walled Garden

 

 

References

National Trust. (2016). Attingham Park. [online] Available at: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park [Accessed 18 May 2016].

National Trust. (2016). Powis Castle and Garden. [online] Available at: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden [Accessed 18 May 2016].

 

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Work trip to Cardigan, Wales

This weekend my work took me to Cardigan, Wales for a photoshoot with a swim school. Whilst on the journey there it was hard to resist stopping and taking some pictures of the beautiful countryside in Powys, so we did!

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My map reading skills coming in handy

Experimentation with Square Format Landscape

As I haven’t had the time or the opportunity to go out with my camera, I have found some images that I took a few months back whilst on holiday in Wales & the South of France and have decided to experiment with the black and white square format. Some of the images I think work better than others but bearing in mind that I did not know that I would be using them for this project I don’t think that they look too bad.

I’m hoping to get out this weekend and take some more pictures which I think would probably be more suitable for this project. I will also be experimenting with the other genres of photography that I have previously discussed on this blog, but for the meantime I hope that you enjoy these images……even though they are far from perfect.

Wales

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Tal-y-bont
© Richard Brochu-Williams

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Tal-y-cafn
© Richard Brochu-Williams

South of France

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Castellane
© Richard Brochu-Williams

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Castellane
© Richard Brochu-Williams

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Gorge du Verdon
© Richard Brochu-Williams

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Retenue de Chaudanne
© Richard Brochu-Williams

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Retenue de Chaudanne
© Richard Brochu-Williams

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Retenue de Chaudanne
© Richard Brochu-Williams

I decided to include a colour image at the end because it was similar to the image above it and I thought it would be interesting to make a comparison between the two to see which one I would prefer….still not sure!!! :/

Monaco

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Monaco
© Richard Brochu-Williams

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Monaco
© Richard Brochu-Williams

More experiments to come shortly……