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Sam Lord's Castle and the Lens of Zoom

Sam Lords castle Barbados

Sometimes I like to challenge myself to go on a shoot with just one lens.

It has to be one that I don’t use that often.

For most shots I use my Canon 10-22mm or my latest love Canon 17-40mm and I always have a bit of an anxiety attack if I leave it behind.

The image above was taken back in February with the 10-22mm

For this session I was stuck with my Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6 iii usm

It’s not really known for its great image quality but for the price it’s not too bad.

Sam Lords Castle Man on cliff

“Located in the parish of St.Philip, Sam Lord's Castle was a beautiful Georgian mansion built in 1820 by the notorious buccaneer Samuel Hall Lord, known as 'Sam Lord'.

Legend has it that Sam Lord acquired his wealth by plundering ships, which he lured onto the reefs off the coast, by hanging lanterns in the coconut trees. Captains mistook these lights for Bridgetown and wrecked their ships on the reefs.” (

Got to love our island history, with all its interwoven myths and legends.

This was my second trip to the castle in over 20yrs. I revisited it in February early one morning on my own. I took a few shots and then got spooked after hearing some strange noises in bushes. Later, I found out it’s not a good place to go venturing on your own.

For this session it was great to have some company from my fellow BPSers.

Sam Lords Castle Adrian Framed

Lately I’ve been on a wave trip. I just can’t seem to get enough shots of them.

I think it’s because we’ve had a wave drought this year so I didn’t get to surf that much.

Sam Lords Castle Pastel wave

Sam lords Castle Gold wave

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