The Town of Tug o' War

I’ve been around Northumberland many times in the last few years, but never took the opportunity to properly explore Berwick-upon-Tweed: the most northerly town in England.

Back in medieval times Berwick-upon-Tweed was usually the epicentre of border squabbles between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland, which lasted for 400 years. Richard III finally retook the town for England in 1482. In the 1500s, a process of “modernisation” of the town’s defences occurred, including the development of these ramparts. Pictured in my composition is a particularly well-preserved fort called King’s Mount. The walls in many places were 3ft thick and up to 22 feet (6.7 m) high.

Built for serious war!

Camera: Google Pixel 3XL
Lens: Moment Wide 18mm V2
ISO: 61
Aperture: f/1.8
Shutter speed: 11466
Software: Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, Photomatix, Luminar, Nik Collection.