Bolsover Castle Series
Derbyshire, England.

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Nikon D60, tamron 10-24 mm lens @ 10 mm, handheld, UV filter, f/6.3, 1/160, ISO 100.
single RAW file tone mapped in Photomatix.
adjustments in PS.

Bolsover Castle was originally built by the Peverel family in the 12th century but after years of neglect was purchased by Sir George Talbot in 1553. Talbot, later becoming the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury is noted for his marriage to ‘Bess of Hardwick’, probably the most astute business woman of the 16th century, who owned the vast Chatsworth estates.

Bolsover Castle was sold on to Charles Cavendish in 1608, who employing Robert Smythson as his architect, set about re-building the castle. which, despite its embattled appearance, was designed for elegant living rather than for defence. The tower, known today as the little castle, was completed around 1621, and building work continued with their sons adding the terrace and riding school ranges. Used as extra accommodation, the Terrace Range originally consisted of apartments and kitchens, but with a Royal visit imminent this range was extended to include a long gallery and an external staircase. At completion, the school had every facility required, including a forge, a tack and harness room, a large arena, and an upper viewing gallery. One of the most notable features of the Riding School range is its magnificent timber roof.

Despite Bolsover Castle falling into a ruinous state during the Civil War, William Cavendish added a new hall and staterooms to the Terrace Range and, by the time of his death in 1676, the castle had been restored to good order. His successors, however, chose to live at Welbeck Abbey and in 1752 they stripped the lead from the roof of the Terrace Range at Bolsover Castle to effect the necessary repairs to their preferred residence. The Little Castle and the Riding School Range survived much better, and was let to the Curate of Bolsover in 1834. Following the death of his widow in 1883, the castle remained uninhabited and was eventually given to the nation by the 7th Duke of Portland in 1945. The castle is now in the care of English Heritage. (Info Source:

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  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 3 years ago

  • John Hare
    John Hareover 3 years ago

    If I hadn’t been there Yhun I’d say she had been photoshopped in. Wonderful work.

  • cheers John, im very happy how the clouds turned out on this one…the weather wasnt all that bad after all :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • NeilAlderney
    NeilAlderneyover 3 years ago

    WOW!! That is brilliant
    Great work indeed!

  • thanks Neil :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 3 years ago

    I want to go there!

  • many thanks :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 3 years ago

    stunning sky

  • cheers Heather ;)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Debbie Roelle
    Debbie Roelleover 3 years ago

    Very cool image

  • thanks Debbie :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 3 years ago


  • thanks Lissy ;)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Roddy Atkinson
    Roddy Atkinsonover 3 years ago

    Great capture Yhun, looks like it would be great in b&w as well!

  • thanks …i did try the b&w but it didnt give much impact on the clouds :) cheers mate !

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 3 years ago


  • thanks pal!

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfover 3 years ago

    This one blew me away!
    I had difficulties asking people to pose for me… You know I’m not a “people” person LOL but I think I got a few good ones.
    But this…. WOW

  • i had to pull this young lady out from her tent…her blue eyes are just stunning and the costume is spot on…the clouds came out perfectly …but i wish there was fire on the torch to add more interest ;) cheers my dear!

    – Yhun Suarez

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