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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)
2 years 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)
Reply to  Susan Dawson
2 years ago

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)
2 years 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)
Reply to  Susan Dawson
2 years ago

You’re welcome.

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
2 years 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)
2 years ago

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

Last edited 2 years ago by Eric Radcliffe
Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
2 years ago

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

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