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This Norman keep was built in 1140 and is in a wonderful state of preservation.
It is now enclosed by parkland and high tres and is therefore invisible until you cross the dry moat, whilst this is good for the owners and generates lots of visitors it ruins the majesty of the place and it's imposible to feel the intimidation in the surounding countryside that it would have presented when built (it's purpose after all). I wanted to create the kind of power and domination that this would have represented in it's hayday.
Tech:Exposed for the sunlit facade.
Solved the CS problem so this was converted to B&W in channel mixer(R+160G=140B-200)
added multiply layer to darken the sky which was @ 2 stops over.
Burnt in the blue of the sky and the foreground edges in LAB mode.
Corrected perspective as the 110 ft high was to much for my PC nikkor.
Cropped and LAB sharpened

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Additional Photos by Richard Birkett (merpb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 95 N: 343] (2001)
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