I love castles. As I come from a place that doesn't have any (Hobart, Tasmania) they are the one thing that, whenever I'm driving around this lovely country, I can't help but stop and stare at them.
I'm REALLY lucky, as - due to my job - I get to go to lots too!
The other day, for example, I helped celebrate Beautiful Ceremony in Fanningstown Castle, Adare. Before the ceremony started, I was taking a few little snaps and took one of the turret stairs. I'm all into spirals and arches too.. it's an arty thing.
A few days later, whilst at another ceremony, in Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan Co. Clare.. our couple had (during their planning) collated inspirations for photos. So, once the ceremony had concluded, they started on all their planned pics.
As we were in a castle, with an amazing turret staircase - I suggested a scene from a famous painting by Frederic William Burton, called "Hellelil and Hildebrand, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs". The couple didn't know the painting.. so I found an image of it online and showed them
so from inspiration to interpretation...