It’s time to let you know our shortlist for the BHO photography competition in May.
The judges thought that the framing of the picture, through the gateway, was very effective in this photograph. The sense of menace, or at least authority, perhaps conveys what the castle’s builders wanted to achieve in those who approached it.
Looking again at this photo just now, a colleague remarked upon the almost Palladian classicism of the structure. The foreground gardens also have a rather formal feel. None of this seems to detract from the festive tone of the photograph.
Congratulations to Alan for this powerful picture, which will be reminding us our mortality for the next month on the BHO homepage. Few ossuaries have survived in England and, as one of the judges remarked, “it reminds us that local history isn’t just about buildings, but also about the people who lived in or built them”.
Please do keep your photos coming to the BHO group. We’ve been very much enjoying looking through them.