Lowther Castle – PT.II | VIS Collection | 35Chronicle

28mm, 35mm, black & white, photography, ruins, rural, structures

An Impromptu Stop-Off.


After an unpredictable weekend away (during the most recent storms, here in the UK) the day of our return seemed much brighter and, a lot easier on the outdoor gear. Rather than to return straight home, we decided instead to make the most of the atmospheric reprieve and make a mid-morning stop-off here, at Lowther Castle, near Penrith. In PT.I, I published a few infrared frames that I was able to bag during a couple of short-lived bursts of less diffused sunshine but sadly, as my preamble would suggest, they just didn’t last. The tail-end of ‘Dennis’ was still licking in the air.

Though I would have loved to have shot a good many more IR pictures here at the beautiful Lowther Castle, I was nonetheless extremely happy to take in the atmosphere here and, with my standard GR in hand – make a generous number of black & whites. Shots I & III were captured at 35mm using the GR’s internal crop mode, while shot II was snagged at its native 28mm. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my pages and, I hope you’ll enjoy these few captures.

– R –

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I | 1/60th – f5.6 – ISO:125

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II | 1/60th – f8.0 – ISO:160

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III | 1/60th – f8.0 – ISO:125

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6 thoughts on “Lowther Castle – PT.II | VIS Collection | 35Chronicle

  1. I admire he construction that allowed for structures such as these to endure. Is there anything going on there? It does appear to be maintained but looks empty. It is too bad about the light but I think the building looks inter sting enough to overcome that. Your compositional choices certainly work well.

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    1. As I understand it, Steve, it was left to ruin for many decades, the land being used after the WWII for pig farming. It was deemed an important enough site worthy of rescuing and after many years of restoration, has been open to the public. There is still much to restore, I think, but the core of Lowther Castle has rejuvenated beautifully. Many displays inside show the history of Lowther and the courtyard caters for visitors without giving the appearance of a blatant tourist attraction. I’ll definitely be going back in better weather and I’m happy to read your comments. Thank you, my friend! 🙏

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