Lambert Castle

by Stelljes Holger

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Gallery: B&W's

Tags: new castle lambert paterson jersey garret mountain seeking critique

Category: Travel

Exif Information:
Make : Panasonic
Model : DMC-G1
Date Time Original : 2010-10-24 16:27:33
Focal Length : 18/1
Exposure Time : 1/160
F Number : 5.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 36
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 180.000000
Y Resolution : 180.000000
Copyright : October, 2010
Software : Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0

Published: Saturday 4th of December 2010 10:44:51 PM


Alberto Quintal

So beautiful castle, excellent details and b&w, I love it.


Pierre Dumas
Wonderful spectacle!

The house is great looking, something between a castle and luxury house!


Holger Stelljes

Thank you Alf, it's always good to here from you. I'll keep in mind what you said about HDR.

Warren Kaplan

I like this photo quite a bit. I especially like the perspective you obtained. Black and white is the perfect choice here. Next time I cross the Hudson into NJ, I'll have to look for this.

Patsy Dunn


  Thanks for the history on this image.  Beautiful b/w image with amazing details.  Take care, Patsy

Mehmet Akin

very good light and bw.tones here...congrats

Ruud Albers

A beautiful shot with very nice details, Holger!

Falak Sher kakar

Very nice capture , beautiful composition and light , good tons .................... Best regards.

Kaushik Chatterjee

Nice and detailed castle. Like the clarity, sharpness and the light. All the best. Regards.

Rajat Poddar

a well chosen, composition... an interesting back-story... i would never have imagined such places existed in NJ as you have shown us with your recent captures... nice work, Holger!

Holger Stelljes

Thank you all very much for looking and commenting on this image. 


Tony French

Holger, the low angle from which you shot this and the closeness of the framing really enhance it's grandeur. The detail and the B/W treatment are great. 

Alf Bailey
Hi Holger

I love the photo and the story, shame I didn't get to see this on my last trip to New Jersey, it really is a magnificent structure. I think it suits the B & W conversion too! And it would be a perfect subject for HDR if you ever fancy giving it a try.

Nice work Holger!

Best Regards


Hamid Reza Farzandian

Magnificent presentation of this beautiful and strong building, with very suitable b/w conversion. Your choice of the best angle to depict its grandeur and 3D appearance augmented the power of it. Bravo.


Cosmin Lucian ALBA

Beautifull castle and very well composed shot. I love the B/W tones. Regards

Bobby Karimipoor

Hi dear Holger,

This is a great b&w shot with fine view point and beautiful details!

Best regards(Bobby).

Aivar Susi

Great b/w tones and beautiful composition ,best regards .

Bill Symmons

Hi Holger. I really like your chosen viewpoint in this shot, it definitely adds to the feeling of majesty this building envokes.

Nice job

All my best,  Bill

Maria Bostenaru

good angle to catch this castle.

Like the stone texture!

Holger Stelljes
Lambert Castle This castle was built in 1892 on the rolling hills at the foot of the steep cliffs of Garret Mountain in the Clifton/Paterson New Jersey area. It was built by its owner Catholina Lambert. He was a silk manufacturer from England who did very well here from the years 1858 to just prior to WW1. It is said he had this built because as boy he would walk past these type of castles in England and it was time he had one of his own. Comments, ratings and critiques are always welcome. Viewing larger is also recommended. Thanks for your time.

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