December 11, 2012

The Lord Leycester Hospital

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This building was never a hospital in the sense that we know it. It was never a medical establishment.

The Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick, England was established in 1571 by the Earl of Leicester as a retirement home for old soldiers who fought and were disabled in the service of Queen Elizabeth I. The buildings that comprise the complex were already 150. While more of a tourist attraction today, the hospital is still home to a select few retired military. The current occupants and their spouses are instrumental in maintaining the architectural integrity of this very unique place.

I shot this (and everything that day) with the Tamron 28-300mm lens, a great and relatively inexpensive super zoom. I did shoot brackets, all hand-held. That was a challenge, as you’ll see tomorrow when I take you into the Hospital’s chapel. In processing this one, I wanted to add a bit of texture to provide a bit of interest in the vey drab sky that day. I did that using onOne’s Perfect Effects 7.

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