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Wednesday Lensday: Cogs and Wheels

The images this week were taken outside the boathouse belonging to the Castle Ward demesne. If you’ve not heard the term before (I hadn’t before we visited Ireland), it means ‘grounds belonging to a manor house‘.

Castle Ward is the location used for ‘Winterfell’ in HBO’s Game of Thrones and although the courtyard area was fantastic for this fangirl to get geeky selfies, I actually liked the external grounds more. The boathouse stands derelict on the shores of Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, jutting out in to the sea on its own mini peninsula.

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As you can see from the first image, there is a rusty winch wheel situated in front of the main building and it’s this I focussed on. I enjoy taking objects from unusual angles, or close enough to disguise the full appearance and was quite pleased with how the curves and lines worked together with the depth of field.

So here are some angles of this little, long forgotten, machine and hopefully they’re just in time to squeeze in as my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Perspective.

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As always, thanks for looking. 🙂


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9 thoughts on “Wednesday Lensday: Cogs and Wheels

    1. Haha, it is pretty cool but just around the corner you could take over your own tiny castle. Already fortified, standing on its own mini hill and best of all – completely empty!

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      1. Law states possession is nine tenths (and a hedgehog) so you’ll be fine. I’ll pop a flag in a turret for you. I assume you have your own merchandise?

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      2. I’ll tell you what… The children are printing fabric tomorrow. I’ll see if we have a spare piece and will ask them to rustle you up a flag. And perhaps a handkerchief. As long as you don’t mind if it’s pre-loaded with some dribble… Hazards of the job you see 😉

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