Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire

The Story Behind the Image - Newark Castle

Did you know that there are three Newark Castles in Britain? No, nor did I. Two are in Scotland. There is a Newark Castle near Glasgow and another near St Monans in Fife. The third is in Nottinghamshire, on the River Trent.

I was staying with my family in a holiday cottage about 15 minutes away from Newark. We had had a long day touring historic sites in Nottinghamshire, but the weather hadn't been great. We got home, and I put my feet up with a sigh.

Then, without warning, the sky cleared and the late evening sun broke through the clouds. Within minutes the evening was transformed from dull, overcast conditions to glorious golden sunshine.

I took one look and my fatigue vanished. I threw my camera gear in my car and headed for Newark. I parked at the railway station and walked over the road to the riverbank. For the next 30 minutes, I photographed along the river, capturing the castle lit by wonderful warm sunlight. What an incredible sight!

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