Rural landscape: A castle in its setting

MALAHIDE CASTLE AND GROUNDS, COUNTY DUBLIN, IRELAND

During our tour of the spectacular castle and 260 acres of lawns and gardens, I had just enough time to race off on my own to find some interesting perspectives. This scene appealed to me because the shadow on the grass and the silhouetted leaves served to frame the castle and clouds. Notice how the castle seems to lean against the upward tilt of the lawn? I like how that lends balance to the scene.
Malahide belonged to the Talbot family for more than 800 years. It was sold to the Irish Republic in 1975.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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