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Ewloe Castle #1

Ewloe Castle ruins, North Wales

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With Wales in local coronavirus lockdown during October 2020 my wife Liz and I spent some time exploring our local area in more depth than we would normally do.

One of our local very muddy rambles took us to the hidden ruins of Ewloe Castle in our local Wepre Park.

Surrounded by woodland decked out in autumnal glory, lit by dappled sunlight and with the wonderful smell of wet leaves and loam in our nostrils, the castle and its surrounding were a sensory delight.

With only the cawing of crows to break the silence we could have been in another world, away from the hustle and bustle of 21st century living as we wandered around the ruins.

But of course, I had some photos to take, using a 5 shot HDR blend to capture the full range of tones in the scene before me.

After all, I would want to do such a fantastic location justice and capture all that lovely detail to enjoy later, back in the warmth of home.

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Filename - ewloe castle 01

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - various @ f/11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Ewloe Castle, Flintshire, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - This image is a High Dynamic Range (HDR) blend of five separate exposures, each 1 stop apart.