Tutbury Castle 2015
Tutbury Castle has had a fascinating history, It has seen many battles and residents, some of it famous guests were Eleanor of Aquitaine and Mary, Queen of Scots. Sadly, it’s now ruined with few structures still in tact. It’s now looked after by English Heritage.
A visit to Tutbury Castles Photography Day was interesting day, as I’m not a people photographer. There’s a limited number of tickets available, so not so many people.there are many characters and props to photograph, re-enactors from Steampunk, Second World War , Scottish Rebels and many more. They’re all happy to be photographed, It’s great place to cut your teeth on photographing people as they’re there to be photographed and happy to do poses and interact with other re-enactors, the only downside, is that some photographers want to be at the front or walk in front of you when they see a good shot.Our first adventure to Tutbury Castle was with photo friends after a judging in the Yorkshire Federation. We also met up with lots of people we knew when we got there from many areas of the country.
The Highlander, was inspired by The Outland series of Books by Diana Galbaldon, i’ve been a fan from the start waiting for each new book with bated breath. I’m a big fan, of the series too, as it has a real essence of the books. This was a opportunity to create an image that reminded me of the books.
He was very clean and realised he’s have be muddy and dirty, this took ages to get right. The background was taken in Scotland and seemed perfect for the job, the layers in this one was a little higher than normal 36 layers in total. The print did well, and received awards and acceptance in Club Competitions representing Chorley PS and in National & International Salons. One of the few I processed from that day.