Tag Archives: Windsor

Just Down The Street

And around the corner.

On a one day visit to Windsor Castle in April 2006, we wandered around town a bit. Windsor, being an old town, has an abundance of stone and brick structures that can give the feel of a quaint village next door to where the queen lives. Although, just behind me and to the right is a very busy tourist business district.

This photo is a good example of telephoto compression. I was actually back at the intersection of Castle Hill and St. Alban's Street and zoomed in on the scene. St. Alban's is relatively straight with only a slight curve, but the telephoto effect magnified the curve and compressed the distance of objects in view. The brick building is about a block distant, the church another half block, and the stone towers behind are another half block beyond the church.

I vaguely remember taking the picture, but I discovered the compression effects when I tried to approximate the scene in Google street view. It took me a while to figure out where I must have been standing!

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St. George's Chapel

Originally shared by +John B Tefertiller (FuzzyFarAway)

Who's buried there?

In April 2006 I visited Windsor Castle. In the lower ward sits . . . or rather, stands St. George's Chapel. The original chapel was constructed in 1348, and has been plundered, repaired, expanded and remodeled a number of times. In various corners throughout the building are buried several historical royal personages, most notably from the last century, King George VI, Princess Margaret and The Queen Mother.

This photo was taken with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 camera before I knew any better about RAW vs. JPEG photos. My budget minded decision was to take a 1 GB SD card and stick with JPEG. There is a bit of Topaz, some NIK HDR Efex Pro 2, and . . . some other stuff.

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Waiting, Watching

Guardians of St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle has a long and interesting history. It has been the location of many Royal weddings as well as even more Royal burials. Among those buried there are included Kings George III, IV, V and VI, as well as another King George V of Hannover. Recent interments in the chapel have included the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret, and her mother, Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Historical figures buried there include Henry VIII and one of his wives, Jane Seymour. See Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_George's_Chapel,_Windsor_Castle#Royal_Vault

This photo is actually only a quarter or so of the original JPEG frame- just another example of finding the photo I should have taken after it was too late.

I have no idea what filters or other applications were used on this besides Lightroom and Photoshop. It's been quite a while since my original processing, and I added a little more tweaking in the current version of Lightroom for this export.

#Travel #England #Windsor

#FFA

 

Another Day, Another Castle Pic

Yet another view of Windsor Castle.

As I've been playing with the double- or triple-whammy of getting the free upgrade to the entire Nik suite and the Lightroom 5 beta, I've been able to work on some photos that have lain dormant for a few years. This one is a JPEG from 2006.

I did a little cloning out of heads in the lower left, and the sky . . . well, the sky was an English sky in a JPEG. What can I say? I did some dupicating, layer blending, cloning, etc. to get these mostly faux clouds derived from the real ones that were there.

#Travel #London #Windsor #WindsorCastle #niksoftware

#FFA

 

St. George's Chapel

Who's buried there?

In April 2006 I visited Windsor Castle. In the lower ward sits . . . or rather, stands St. George's Chapel. The original chapel was constructed in 1348, and has been plundered, repaired, expanded and remodeled a number of times. In various corners throughout the building are buried several historical royal personages, most notably from the last century, King George VI, Princess Margaret and The Queen Mother.

This photo was taken with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 camera before I knew any better about RAW vs. JPEG photos. My budget minded decision was to take a 1 GB SD card and stick with JPEG. There is a bit of Topaz, some NIK HDR Efex Pro 2, and . . . some other stuff.

#England #travel #WindsorCastle #Windsor #London