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30 minutes in july {mountfitchet castle: stansted, england}

Jul 26, 2013

This is my inaugural post as part of an ongoing series titled, “30 minutes.”  I’m participating in this project with an awesome group of photographers who are all going to take 30 minutes each month to take photographs on a particular theme, and then blog about the experience.

I decided that each month I’ll photograph for 30 minutes in a unique, touristy location.  I travel so often for work that this should make for some interesting “30 minute” projects 🙂

As I’m staying in the English countryside for a few weeks, I searched for the most bizarre touristy locale nearby.  Mountfitchet Castle!  As the website states, “Mountfitchet Castle is a unique open-air museum experience where the visitor can travel back in time over 900 years and truly witness life in a medieval Motte and Bailey castle.  Explore the Castle and roam through the Norman village hidden behind the castle walls, wander in and out of the many houses and view the scenes, smell the log fires burning and feel the ambience of a bygone lifestyle.”

I hope that by viewing these photos from 30 minutes at Mountfitchet Castle, you’ll be able to “travel back in time over 900 years” as well 😉


Psst!  Now that you’ve finished exploring Medieval England, go check out the next photographer in our group’s take on the “30 minutes” project! Stacey Markel Photography

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  1. Allison Lawson Wheeler

    July 26th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Love these! Glad you got your post in. 🙂

  2. Maria Rebodos Angerilli

    July 26th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    wow! these are fantastic!

  3. Sara Kelly

    July 26th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Oh, how gruesome! I love the chicken strolling down the lane. What was he thinking, do you suppose? I love your vibrant colors.

  4. Amy Butterfield

    July 26th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    WOW, I love so many of these Colleen, but especially the last one.

  5. Summer Christen Kellogg

    July 26th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I am SO excited about these images! I get to see a different part of the world–thanks to you!

    These are just wonderful. Love your perspective so much!

  6. Stacey Weller Markel

    July 26th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    really great images!

  7. Sharleen Hudson Stuart

    July 26th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Oh man – I want to go there. I am reading a trilogy right now and those pictures look like they have come out of my book. I love them.

  8. Sophie James

    July 26th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Some truly fantastic images, the tones are incredible! And I so want to go here now xxx.

  9. Cindy Cavanagh

    July 26th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    love the last one….but honestly they are all great Well done.

  10. Juli Merkovsky Isola

    July 27th, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Really fun post! I feel like I was actually there. The detail photos were lovely. Really drew me into the experience.

  11. Karen Cornwell Hunt

    July 27th, 2013 at 3:24 am

    These are great! The colors are fantastic!

  12. Ashlee Conner Tomes

    July 27th, 2013 at 3:33 am

    These are beautiful! Your processing is so crisp and makes me feel like I’m there…wish I were! You did a fabulous job capturing the details!

  13. Amanda Voelker

    July 27th, 2013 at 5:56 am

    These are so great! What a fun idea and great job making this project your own. I love these photos and I feel like I’m there with you. Thank you for being a part of this group!

  14. Kristi Libutti Burton

    July 29th, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Fun idea! You’re making me miss living in England. Love the castles there. Great compositions!

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