I cant believe its Wednesday already, the last week has flown in, and with it Week 2 of the Capturing History Challenge. This week we have fewer entries than last week, but with your help, I hope this will improve over the coming weeks. The support has been inspiring and I will endeavour to keep the Challenge going as long as it is supported. As always the idea behind this challenge is to raise the awareness of people to the fact that our little world is filled with fantastic history and heritage, which is sadly forgotten about and ignored or destroyed. If you happened to miss out on last weeks Challenge, you can catch up HERE. For week 2 we have three brilliant Castles, one from England and one from Scotland. And to keep the Castle theme going I added in a rather stunning yet ruineous Castle from the Emerald Isle. So without further ado, let’s get on with the show.
Bolsover Castle by Sue Vincent @ Daily Echo
Cardoness Castle by Cameron McCulloch @ WorldsBiggestFridgeMagnet
BallyAdams Castle by Ed Mooney @ EdMooneyPhotography
BallyAdams Castle is a stunning 15th Century ruin in County Laois. Its in fairly decent condition with the exception of the 17th Century fortified house to the east which is falling apart, brick by brick. You can read all about its history and see more images HERE.
I really hope that you enjoyed this week’s post as much as I have. It would be really great to keep this going as a weekly challenge. But, this will only happen with your continued support. So please don’t be shy, you don’t have to be a great photographer or historian to join in.
So here is how you too, can join in;
The plan is quite simple, each Wednesday I will be posting an image of a random site with a heritage connection. Any images sent in will be included in the challenge along with your name and a link to your site. Full credit is given to each participant. The joy of this challenge is that we can all participate and share our images whilst raising the awareness of our own particular History and Heritage. The image can be anything from an old Church or Castle, to a Battlefield or Neolithic tomb, the choices are endless. And you can capture the image on any device you choose to. It can be in colour, black and white or any variation. The important thing is that we share.
And so to make sure that the challenge runs smoothly here are a few notes on how to participate:
- All images must have been taking by you, there is no time restriction on this and you retain the copyright for your images
- Images should be submitted via email by no later than midnight GMT on the Sunday before so I can ensure the challenge is ready to be posted on the Wednesday morning. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
- You don’t have to even have to be a WordPress blogger. This challenge is open to everyone, please include your name and a link back to your blog, website or social media page.
- Images should be kept at low resolution with the largest side at 1000 pixels or less, if you need help with this you can pm me.
- Once the challenge is published I will delete all files and mails from that week .
- Each contributor should write a small piece about their image on their blog, for readers to check out, or at least the history behind the shot by adding to the comments of each challenge.
Fingers crossed we will have some more fantastic Images, History and Heritage to share with you next Wednesday.