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The Gatehouse at Dover Castle by Chris Lord

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A view of the facade of Dover Castle from the the street as you wait on the long line to get in! Canon 5D MKII, skies, mist, textures and birds added in Photoshop. Dover, Kent, United Kingdom VIEWS on 04/21/2012 = 200

11/22/2011 FEATURED in the redbubble group ART UNIVERSE Permanent Feature Page

04/05/2012 FEATURED in the redbubble group Art Thou Ready?

04/21/2012 FEATURED in the redbubble group ALTER EGO

Dover Castle known as ‘The Key to England’ has over 2000 Years of History, from an Iron Age fort, Roman lighthouse and Saxon church to the Castle that is seen today with the massive Great Tower built by Henry II.
Dover Castle is one of the greatest and most famous of European fortresses, its position as a frontier defence ensuring it an important place in British history. Dover Castle strategically sited, guarding the nearest landing point to mainland Europe, made it an emphatic statement of medieval royal power, highly visible across the Straits of Dover. Its unbroken active service as a castle and fortress stretches over more than nine centuries, from the invasion of William the Conqueror to the age of the nuclear missile, from the autumn of 1066 to 1958.

Photography has been an obsession since I was 13 years old and went off to Italy clutching my mother’s 1940s roll film camera. I’ve been fooling with computers since I bought an Amiga 1000 back in 1985. My first chunky pixelized images were digitized into that machine using a black and white CCTV camera. At last, with today’s software and hardware I feel that I can create the images I see in my mind’s eye. Visit my website at

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  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchabout 3 years ago

    fabulously atmospheric Chris, love it!

  • Hi Lissy, this one was fun to do, I’m very pleased that you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for saying so, greatly appreciated, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardabout 3 years ago

    Interesting. Terrific composition and pp work.

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 3 years ago


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  • highbeam
    highbeamover 2 years ago

    For the history you provide us with Chris, the richness of understanding the time and the: who, what and when of the pictures you grant us- you have been featured in Art thou ready? It is for the season we are in and thoughts of ‘the KING,’ a time to see treasures indeed.

  • Oh good lord! I’ve completely run out of elegant prose to thank you with and I’ve just noticed yet another of my works over there on the front page! Most generous of you Russel, thanks so very much. I am, indeed, truly honored.

    – Chris Lord

  • DionNelson
    DionNelsonover 2 years ago

    Very cool!!

  • Finding this banner is also very cool! Thank you so much Dion, I’m very honored and grateful, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • JulieKing
    JulieKingover 2 years ago

    Nice work! :D

  • Thanks so much Julie, greatly appreciated, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Miles Moody
    Miles Moodyover 2 years ago

    strikingly nice processing! A favorite!

  • Thanks very much Miles, greatly appreciated, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    Congratulations Chris, brilliant capture and work.

    Cheers Jude x

  • That’s very nice of you, thank you very much indeed, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

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