I was hanging around the house after a failed trip out this morning getting soaked - when Beccy suggested I take a walk and get a shot of the local Castle. I am foreever thankful for the suggestion.
This is a 12 shot monochrome HDR due to the distinct lack of light, it was raining. The flare in the tree is actually from a light not the sun.
From Wikipedia: Mearns Castle is a fifteenth-century tower house in Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, to the south of Glasgow, Scotland. The castle was built by Herbert, Lord Maxwell, under a royal warrant issued in 1449, and remained with the family until the fifth Lord was required by James VI to deliver it up to the crown.
The castle was originally a four-storey rectangular tower, and parts of the original corbelling remain. There is a vaulted basement room, approached from the main entrance. The first-floor hall, which is also vaulted, is approached by a straight mural stair; is has stone window seats, and once had a minstrels’ gallery. The original arched entrance is now walled up.
2011Canon 5D Mark iiCastleCloudyHDRMearns CastleMonchromePublicSigma 17 35mm EX F2.8 4Winter