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castle in the mist

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castle in the mist

Dunstanburgh Castle near Embleton Bay, Northumberland seems to be a classic of British landscape photography. I got out there once, but the early morning mist was rolling in, so I got this.



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Date: Wed April 21, 2004
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Nice shot, and the composition is good .I like the effect of the stones, it leads you to the rest of it.
#1 Thu April 22, 2004 1:02pm

I like it, especially the TAO like simmetry of the composition. For my taste though the stones are are bit too prominent and they distract you from the castle, which I presume should be the focal point.
#2 Thu April 22, 2004 5:48pm

Very nice shot.
#3 Thu April 22, 2004 11:19pm

Great shot, and I like the "letterbox" treatment. Have you tried a monochrome version?
#4 Fri April 23, 2004 2:10pm

Oh yes, monochrome! That just might be the touch.
#5 Fri April 23, 2004 4:57pm

nice. It feels like the background should be the main subject, but just doesn't seem sharp enough, especially the grassy hill on the right, very raggedy - almost looks like it has been modified. As it is the foreground stones hold your attention to much. just my opinion.
#6 Sat April 24, 2004 2:13pm

#7 Sat April 24, 2004 3:31pm

thanks for the helpful crits.
I agree that the boulders are too dark, but I love the light on them. I was trying to use them as foreground interest and keep the castle at ~ top/right third juction point.
- there a quite a wind blowing at the time and the grass was 3 foot long, so I guess its motion blur Smile
- mono i think looses the colour of the early sun on the boulders, the reason for getting up early in the first place and doesn't help its bottom heaviness - but does add a bit to the atmosphere of the shot.
Would it work to add more sky, I think have a sky heavy shot from the same sequence. It would mean changing from 12x5 to 12x8, would I be loosing something else if I did?
#8 Sat April 24, 2004 8:09pm

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