This was the shot that I have wanted for a couple of years now, Clitheroe Castle but with a slight difference. There are many views of this ancient Norman Keep but from just one position on the outskirts of Clitheroe the backdrop is Pendle Hill, normally it’s the sky that forms the canvas. The weather is the making of this image once the viewpoint is known – the low, late sunlight raking across the Castle but not falling the hill. Because of the distance from the castle and also to visually To compress the image this was shot with a 400mm lens, not quite the norm for landscape photography!
A quick drive round to the castle gates revelaed another pleasing aspect, albeit better known, view, the spring colours helping to brighten up a normally obverly green view.
Opposite the gates here the local council have planted some raised beds of tulips so another opportunity arose, again not particularly what I’m known for but still a riot of colour from the right angle.