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United Kingdom

State / Province:
Northumberland
City:
Morpeth

Morpeth Castle

This gatehouse is what is left of my local castle, built in the 1340s. The one great military event in the castle’s history was in 1644 when a garrison of 500 Lowland Scots held it for Parliament for 20 days against 2,700 Royalists. It is now holiday accommodation.

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
6 months ago

Lovely photograph Susan. I’d happily have that on my wall; looks like a painting. You certainly have an eye for a nice shot.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
6 months ago
Reply to  Susan Dawson

Yes, it’s amazing what you can achieve with editing software. You’ve done a beautiful job with it. What editing software do you use? I’ve just spent the evening designing the cover for my extended version of ‘Through the Devil’s Door’. I started with a photo for that one and manipulated it with some interesting overlays. I find, if I have a cover, it helps me to focus on the actual story.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
6 months ago

You are very artistic, Susan. You know the right angle for the very nice shot. Thank you for sharing this photo with us, and sharing its history. That is very educational. 

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
6 months ago
Reply to  Susan Dawson

You’re welcome.

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof (@christer-norrlof)
6 months ago

A great photo, Susan! The building, the colors, the birds are very well composed. It’s incredible that this impressive building only was a gatehouse. The castle must have been very impressive.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe (@eric-radcliffe)
5 months ago

How dark and grim it looks Susan, and I wonder how many stories it hides – nonetheless, a great picture.

Last edited 5 months ago by Eric Radcliffe
Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock (@daisy-blacklock)
5 months ago

I love how you have included some facts. You are so creative.

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