Photography 101 – Landmark

Newark Castle
Newark Castle, Newark-on-Trent, UK

Fortress, Once Mighty

Weathered masonry,
moss coated,
mottled with tendrils of
creeping ivy,
standing immovable despite
the passage of years;
regardless of the
ravages of wars,
form altered
but undestroyed.
A landmark for generations,
Gateway to the North,
standing sentinel
beside ever flowing waters.
A witness to
yet to pass.

I took quite a lot of photographs for today’s challenge and eventually whittled it down to three. The featured image suits my poem best, but the other two are better examples of the photography tip – to use the landmark as the background, with something else in the foreground – so I thought I’d include them as well.

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10 thoughts on “Photography 101 – Landmark

    1. I very nearly chose the boat image as the main one – the main reason I didn’t is that I prefer landscape to portrait at the top of the post! I agree with the potential for an unfolding story. You can’t see it on the picture but there is a for sale sign on the side of the boat…


    1. It is. I grew up in Newark and my fascination with the castle (or wall – half of it was destroyed by cannon fire in the English Civil War) led to me studying Medieval History at uni.

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