52:320TXP - Week 02 - Dundurn Castle

Dundurn Castle isn’t really a castle, it’s just the name of this stately manor home that sits on Burlington Heights, built over the ruins of the British Strong Point during the War of 1812, and the launch point of the small British Force that defeated the Americans camped at Stoney Creek in June of 1813. The home completed in 1835 was constructed in the Regency Style. It’s most famous owner, Sir Allen MacNab would go on to be one of Canada’s Early Prime Ministers. Dundurn Castle has always been a draw for me, as a history buff, there’s a War of 1812 connection, and as a lover of grand architecture the whole exterior is a joy to shoot. Even under dull skies the main entrance with its grand columns and turn around drive (which is no longer used) strikes me as awesome.

Modified Anniversary Speed Graphic – Kodak Ektar f:7.7 203mm – Kodak Tri-X Pan (320TXP)
Meter: Pentax Spotmeter V
1/50″ – f/22 – ASA-320 – Front Rise
Kodak Xtol (1+1) 8:30 @ 20C – Drum Processed

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