Turner

Turner

For landscape photographers in the UK, it’s worth looking at the work of the classic landscape painters like Turner and Constable to see how they interpreted the landscape. This is Cockermouth Castle by Joseph Mallord William Turner (they had proper names in them days). Go to Petworth House and you can see many fine examples.

For clarity – the photograph of the Turner is copyright me – the Turner itself is, unfortunately, not. This was painted for the third Earl of Egremont (antecedent of the current owner of Petworth House) but is now owned by H.M. Government, having been accepted in lieu of taxes. Must have been some bill.

In line with the photography rules set by Petworth House, I took the image hand-held, with no flash. I had to bump up the ISO though. No priceless landscape paintings were harmed in the taking of this image.

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