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Postcards from Castle Howard

Postcards from Castle Howard
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Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4146 W: 91 N: 10747] (44151)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-15
Categories: Castles, Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-12-30 2:29
Viewed: 2453
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For the first time I visited Castle Howard in summer 2012, I shared here one photo from that visit (CLICK HERE to see it). Now looking back I am not very satisfied with that photo as the actual castle is very tiny there and one cannot appreciate its beauty there. Recently emka has posted a very original and full of atmosphere photo from Castle Howard together with some interior shots. I did not visit the interior before so I was motivated to go inside yesterday. Sadly it appeared that the interior is closed for entire winter I will have to wait several months to be able to go inside. But I repeated the walk in the gardens producing a usual postcard from this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Looking back at my old photos I found a quite a similar postcard and I decided to show the old one as a main photo while the new one as a workshop. The old one was taken much closer (so perspective is a bit worse) in brighter summer light with more attractive sky.

CLICK HERE to see a larger and sharper version of this photo on beta TrekEarth.

CLICK HERE to see a similar photo taken in winter 2013 from a further perspective.

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Hi Mariusz
superb panorama shot of this magnificent castle. Your execution and presentation here are just flawless. I love it! Both images are wonderful and capture the presence and beauty of this place perfectly.


Hello Mariusz,
A beautiful picture with a perfect and well-balanced composition. A real postcard!. Not too much of my visible on the plate, the sky was with you and facades are highlighted by lighting time.
Well done!.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13488 W: 295 N: 26841] (107827)
  • [2013-12-30 2:58]

Witaj Mariusz,
the presentation of the castle Howard is just fascinating,with the clarity and the sharpness to are unique.I like the panoramic view,with the excellent light management to brings out the details and the beauty of this spectacular castle.Well done.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year ahead,Danos

Hi Mariusz,
What a staggeringly beautiful building! The ultimate in stately homes, the reason I really need to visit the uk for my holidays this year. Your presentation he is fantastic, a perfect frame cycle to emphasise the length and scale of the place, excellent shape details, fine light across the facade and a perfect blue sky. Really wonderful shot, thanks for sharing.
All the best

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24034 W: 523 N: 40121] (172820)
  • [2013-12-30 3:17]

Witaj Mariusz,

I work always on beta version, we get a less advertisements, also the pictures are bigger.
What a lovely architecture picture with a fantastic subject as Castle Howard
You play nice with light and colours
Lovely composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.

A lovely end and Happy New Year,

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6018 W: 277 N: 11511] (89211)
  • [2013-12-30 3:40]

Hello MAriusz ,
This is a superb capture of this splendid castle . The framing is perfect , in this well chosen panoramic format . The sky is superb , too .

picture perfect postcard shot.love the pov and perfect framing.great light colors and architecture.

Ciao Mariusz
una splendida cartolina che si presenta da sola nella perfezione della ripresa, nella gestione della luce, del contrasto e dei colori.
Impossibile fare di meglio con questo soggetto.
Un lavoro eccellente.
Con l'occasione ti faccio gli auguri di un felice 2014

Bonjour Mariusz,

J'aime beaucoup ce plan large qui englobe la façade du château dans son ensemble. J'aime beaucoup la netteté des détails, la superbe luminosité ainsi que le ciel parfait.



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  • Corry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 0 N: 695] (4508)
  • [2013-12-30 6:42]

Bonjour Mariusz

Cette photo panoramique pourrait bien servir sur une affiche publicitaire. Netteté excellente. Cadrage parfait. Une photo très bien réussie. Félicitations.


Hello Mariusz,
Great presentation of this stately building. The castle stands nice and tall and is free of distortion. The picture is nice and bright and clouds in the sky are dynamic and full of movement.
Wishing you a very happy new year,

Hi Mariusz!
Wonderful Castle!
Very beautiful picture of it!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, slim horizontal & panoramical format, chosen pov and symmetrical composition are all excellent photo qualities that truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
A very happy and prosperous 2014 !

fascinating view from this nice building you captured.clouds exist amazing background.
happy new year

Witaj Mariusz,
bardzo udana panorama i klasyczna kompozycja z jak najbardziej uzasadniona symetria. Naturalne kolory, ale mimo to zywe i ladnie nasycone. Wszystko bardzo dobrze wyostrzone. Gratulacje!
Pozdrawiam cieplo

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9704 W: 144 N: 24371] (119891)
  • [2013-12-30 14:21]

Witaj Mariusz
A więc pojechałeś do Castle Howard! Szkoda, że nie mogłes zobaczyć w środku, ale to nie jest tak daleko, a i spacer po ogrodach jest przyjemny, zwłaszcza w taka piękną pogodę . Ale ja miałam szczęscie, ze udało mi się zobaczyc te wnętrza.
Fantastyczna pocztówka. Ja mam bardzo podobne zdjęcie, tylko ze u Ciebie jest duzo lepsza ostrość. Super prezentacja. Świetny panoramiczny format.

Pozdrawiam serdecznie i zyczę wszelkiej pomyślności w Nowym Roku


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11429 W: 126 N: 20598] (106837)
  • [2013-12-30 14:37]

Hi Mariusz,the top of perfection on this postcard,magnificent large view in a spectacular symmetry and the best details,colors and lights available,very very well done!! I wish you all the best for the new year and thanks,Luciano

Beautifully framed image. The letterbox (panoramic) format suits the subject perfectly. Lighting is also superb as it brings out every bit of detail in the building.
Incidentally, it's not necessary to go the beta site to see the full size version. Just right click and select View Image

Hi Bonsior dear Mariusz, how are you?

Ya this is your trademark image indeed!
Your artstic and poetic style remains unchanged, very wonderful image via the best expsoure full of fantagy in perefect flat format.

Thanks a lot for your sharing and have a good new year 2014! Takero from Tokyo

Hi Mariusz,

It is a fascinating composition of the castle with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors.Excellnt pov and colors.Very well done.TFS.


Hi Mariusz
Lovely pano slim format well spread across the frame and I can appreciate the details so much better, the symmetry you have chosen enhancing the structures of this magnificent building. Colours, light and details are superb and I like the beautiful skyscape to complete the compo, and there's a good scale reference giving us the ideas to the hugh size. tx to the additional picture, an alternative shot from diff pov. The treatment works very well. A graceful architectural shot! Congrat, TFS.

Best Wishes & Have A Brilliant Day Tomorrow
Warm regards

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 415 N: 6630] (26832)
  • [2013-12-31 12:32]

Hello Mariusz,

This is indeed a fabulous photograph of this magnificent building and its impressive grounds.

Your symmetrical composition is delightful and very appealing and when we view this photograph at its larger size, we are again impressed by your attention to detail as the photograph is not only perfectly composed, perfectly taken with perfect exposure, but is also exquisitely detailed and sharp.

Your workshop picture (taken in winter and also taken from a greater distance and with a longer lens) is delightful too and also has your hallmark of perfect exposure and excellent detail.

Which do I prefer? I love them both as they are quite different but I guess your main picture is the one which probably best shows the magnificence of this fabulous building.


A Very Happy New Year to you and yours, Mariusz!

Kindest Regards,


Witaj Dear Mariusz

Happy New Year to you and your family, I hope it brings you health, happiness, peace and lots of travel.

I like both photos, but you chose the right one for the main photo. The wide angle is excellent and the details, contrast and saturation are immaculate. The light is a lot more even than in the WS. Excellent work, thanks for sharing.

Warmest wishes dear friend

Hi Mariusz,
great architectuer and excellent presentation and format, bravo, The light and these colors are perfect, tfs.
Bonne Année 2014 !

HI Mariusz
yes, we know how much you enjoy your PostCard style of photos :)
You do them really well too, and this one is no exception.
Looking at the WS photos, its similar in composition, but with a warmer hue of light than this one.
similar but a bit different.
I really like the clouds here, they add so much atmosphere and soften the mood too.
the skinny presentation works well, and of course its supere clear and sharp.
Guess you'll have to go back and see the inside another time.

Enjoy your 2014! any travel plans?

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9185 W: 157 N: 14670] (120747)
  • [2014-01-02 9:08]

Witaj MAriusz!
Piekny zamek, imponujace wykonczenia i wspaniala kopula.
Lubie takie budowle.
Znakomity panoramiczny kadr.
Dosiego Roku!!!

Hello Mariusz,
Beautiful postcard with this splendid castle. Excellent POV, nice framing and fantastic contrast colors. Great the beta version and the WS too!
Happy New Year 2014!

Good morning Mariusz,
Symetry and well placed across pic. space, the palace looks marvelous archi.-design, and with fine outlines on image.
Superb clarity even on the far distance you taken the sight here.
Cropped horizontally, and that enhanced the subject.

Hello Mariusz,
I see what you mean by "I collect postcards." You collect the postcards of your own making! The symmetry in this one is its main attraction. Light & color management, DOF combined with the immaculate grounds and charming building make this photo a winner, congratulations & TFS!

Happy New Year Mariusz!

Fantastic panoramic, better than the other version, because is near, so easy to admire aechitecture details of this castle
Good contrast with the impresive sky (as always in England)

Well done

Here is the mail of Renek ( renek inzrenek@op.pl), I asked if he was a TE member, there was also Emka name, not answer

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2014-01-03 11:02]

Hi M,

An excellent panoramic of the castle. The large version is impressive with all the details and the pano view really enhances the visual and allow us to see the width of it. The light is perfect with beautiful sky and cloud formation. The WS allow a different perspective and time of year. Another wonderfuyl postcard of another monuments in your collections.


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  • chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1362 W: 21 N: 3240] (20760)
  • [2014-01-03 13:29]

Hi Mariusz,
Excellent architecture shot. The symetry is very good and the sharpness is impressive on larger version. Excellent exposure, great colours.
Happy new year 2014 !

Hi Mariusz,
beautiful both pictures with different lights. the place is very nice . excellent sharpness.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9446 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2014-01-04 3:33]

piekny panoramiczny widok zamku. Wyglada raczej na palac. Interesujace miejsce i zdjecie, takze te komplementarne (linki). Dobra robota.
Udanego 2014go zycze.

Hello Mariusz.
Fabulous panoramic view of this beautiful castle, which of course is a great work of architecture, its beautiful facade stands out on this wonderful sky with clouds as pictorial.
A colorful perfect very natural.
The image is very bright and has great clarity.
I wish you a good weekend, and all the best to you and family in the New Year, 2014.
Best wishes.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15146 W: 159 N: 26484] (138854)
  • [2014-01-04 9:38]

Hi Mariusz
Magnifique présentation du château en format pano, la lumière est belle, une très belle et intéressante architecture, le ciel est top aussi
Meilleurs vœux 2014

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46933)
  • [2014-01-04 16:29]

Hi Mariusz!
The castle is wonderful and your panorama is just perfect! I like the pov, the sharpness, the great sky you got and even those people in front - they seem so small there! A good quality shot!

Witaj Mariusz,
this is a splendid panoramic view on the castle, with which you offers us its awesome architecture, in a symmetrical and elegant framing.
The Large Version allows us to enjoy the great sharpness and the high image quality of your picture. Light and colours are perfectly managed.
A superb work, my friend.
Best regards,
Happy and healthy New Year!

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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1347 W: 122 N: 2844] (13739)
  • [2014-01-26 7:00]

Hello Mariuz,

this Castles is very impressive. So big that the people in front of it seems like ants. here in Brazil we have only a few castles, but none with this size! Ths sky is wonderful with the clouds in moviment.
Well done.

have a nice sunday.

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