My wife, Jackie and I had a great trip out to the beautiful Leeds Castle, which is in the county of Kent, on Saturday and had a wonderful time being transported back through 900 years of our history. The castle and grounds are simply stunning and well worth a visit if ever you are in that part of the world.

I hope you like the photo and thank you so much for viewing my work, please call back again soon.

The following text has been copied from the Leeds castle website;

Leeds Castle, set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of Kent, has been home to royalty, lords and ladies for more than 900 years.

The castle you see today is the result of over 900 years of alterations and changes. It has Norman foundations; a mediaeval gatehouse; the Gloriette, built by Edward I and updated in Henry VIII’s times; a Tudor tower; and a 19th century country house – all of which were substantially refurbished in the 20th century.

The last private owner of the castle, Olive, Lady Baillie, left an indelible mark on the place. The heiress to an American fortune from her mother’s family and the daughter of an English Lord, she married three times. It was with her second husband, Arthur Wilson Filmer that she bought the castle in 1926, and embarked on a complete refurbishment, using the finest French architects and designers to create an elegant country residence.

She filled the castle with art and antiques, collected on her frequent buying trips around Europe, and with glamorous house parties at which she entertained princes, film stars and politicians. Her guests enjoyed the use of the castle’s cinema, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, and marvelled at the extraordinary creatures in the grounds; Lady Baillie’s fascinating collection of birds and waterfowl, zebras and llamas as well as the more usual horses and dogs.

Leeds Castle passed into royal hands in 1278 and became part of the Queen of England’s dower – the settlement widowed queens received upon the death of their husbands. Over the course of 150 years it was held by six mediaeval queens: Eleanor of Castile; Margaret of France; Isabella of France, Joan of Navarre; Anne of Bohemia and Catherine de Valois.

In Tudor times Henry VIII visited frequently, notably with his Queen, Catherine of Aragon, and their entire court on the way to the tournament of the Field of the Cloth of Gold, which took place in France in 1520. Henry’s son, King Edward VI, granted the castle to one of Henry’s courtiers for his services.

NIKON D60 DSLR
F-stop f/5.6
Exposure time 1/640 sec
ISO speed 360
Manual Priority
Focal length 18 mm on a 18 – 55 mm Nikon lens.

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©Anthony Hedger Photography 2009

*It’s NOT the camera which makes a photographer good, it’s only the photographer.

The same applies when; buying a Nikon doesn’t make you a photographer, it makes you a Nikon owner.

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I hope you like the work I have captured and thank you so much for looking today.

Tony

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Comments

  • mltrue
    mltrueover 5 years ago

    Fantastic image, wonderful reflections!!

  • Bless you Michelle for taken the time out to comment on my shot, thank you so much

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  • naturelover
    natureloverover 5 years ago

    The Castle-the colours and reflections all fabulous- terrific capture Tony x

  • Thank you Pauline for a wonderful comment x

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  • Lois Romer
    Lois Romerover 5 years ago

    fantastic image and reflections.

  • Thank you for a wonderful comment Lois x

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  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 5 years ago

    Love the mirrored water and the blue tones are FABULOUS!
    Beautiful job here dear Tony!!

  • Hey Rose, thank you for a lovely comment my dear friend x

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  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 5 years ago

    Stunning shot Anthony!

  • Thank you for a wonderful comment Torfinn

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  • Franmacimages
    Franmacimagesover 5 years ago

    OM My Landscape King This is Briliant Tony Fantastic Mate A Big fav Too Regards Frank

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment Frank, you are too kind my friend

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  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image reflection!!!! So quiet and serene, Anthony!!! Wonderful view!!!

  • Thank you for a wonderful comment Brenda

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  • wigs
    wigsover 5 years ago

    Wonderful and romantic shot of the beautiful castle, tremendous capture of the reflection….. I had the pleasure of working for and knowing Sir Gawaine Baillie, son of Lady Baillie mentioned, for many years….. it must have been a magical place to grow up…

  • wow what a treat that must have been for you, thank you for a wonderful comment x

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  • Jamie  Druitt
    Jamie Druittover 5 years ago

    awesome reflection Anthony, what an amazing shot!

  • Thank you for a wonderful comment my friend

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