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Smart snappers turn Whittington Castle into work of art - in pictures

By Sue Austin | Oswestry | Attractions | Published:

Almost everyone who visits Whittington Castle will take photos of the picturesque castle, its swans and other wildlife, from phone selfies to photos at night with the aid of tripods.

Three photography enthusiasts have gone a step further, by using light painting to turn the Shropshire castle into a backdrop for their own works of art.

Callum Mayhew, from Telford and Robert Willdig, Adam George and Paul Cox from Shrewsbury have been travelling round beauty spots casting their own magic on the ancient buildings.

The three, who all have varied careers, met at camera clubs.

In one of the turrets in Whittington Castle

"We did a workshop on light painting and decided to take it a step further and see how we could use it more often," Callum said.

"It involves using a camera on a very slow shutter speed and torches and light to 'paint' colour.

"It is great fun experimenting and we have produced some great stuff."

A Porche transformed by light

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The four have now set up a project called The Art of Light and spend evenings producing stunning photographic effects.

"We have been to Tilstock, to Morton Corbett Castle and to Whittington Castle among other places," Callum said.

"We would like to go to the Stiperstones and do some light painting at the Devil's Chair."

Whittington castle

As well as places The Art of Light is also interested in work for businesses and recently transformed a Porche.

More details are available from The Art of Light's facebook page.

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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