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Hammerhus Ruins
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Hammerhus Ruins



The black and white version of an image I posted some time back.


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Mark64



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Date: Thu September 7, 2006
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Dimensions: 800 x 545
Keywords: ruins castle landscape granite black white




Nigel C Young
And very good this is as well.
Nigel.
#1 Thu September 7, 2006 10:01pm

Rangy Lil
Man you are out there. Well done.
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#2 Thu September 7, 2006 10:09pm

tootsiegirl
very beautiful looks so real.
#3 Thu September 7, 2006 11:55pm

pacificphoto
Thought it looked familiar. This one needs like one half of one hundredth of a percent more contrast.--Chris
#4 Fri September 8, 2006 4:40am

Christopher Azzopardi
Very nice shot.
#5 Fri September 8, 2006 7:07am

kirkkoja
Very good indeed.
#6 Fri September 8, 2006 8:04am

Mark64
Thank you all! Looking at it now out of photoshop, I'd say it needed one half of one hundredth of a percent less contrast Chris. It was quite difficult to determine there being no absolute white in the image.
#7 Fri September 8, 2006 10:05am

smw57
A very dramatic atmosphere to this shot, nicely converted to B&W. Good one Mark.


...Steve
You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams
#8 Fri September 8, 2006 1:16pm

donmac
I'm guessing that you have done a lot of PS on the sky because there is quite a sharp edge to the castle outline. It works quite well though. Has a sort of surreal feel to it, like a scene from Lord of the Rings. Is this in Sweden?
#9 Fri September 8, 2006 8:38pm

Mark64
Thanks Steve and Donmac! This is on the Danish Island of Bornholm in the Baltic sea, ironically nearer to Sweden than Denmark. Apparantly these castle ruins were once witness to many a bloody battle between these two nations trying to sieze control of the island a few hundred years back.When you see where these ruins are situated high on a rocky hilled peninsula, it's easy to imagine what a task any invaders would have had to conquer this castle (On a par with Plymouth winning the champions league I'd say ;-).
Your right I have blurred the sky a tad Donmac, to achieve a silky smoothness that I hope I've been sucessful at.Your Lord of the Rings comment I take as high praise indeed! Thanks again! :-)
#10 Fri September 8, 2006 9:24pm

richard crowe
Excellent shot Mark. Love the mood and feel of this one and thats my sort of sky! Smile
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#11 Fri September 8, 2006 9:24pm

Mark64
Thanks Richard! That sky was in part at least inspired by your work. I think I posted a comment on one of your photos once asking how you achieved that smoothness but I lost track of which one it was so I don't know if you ever answered.
#12 Fri September 8, 2006 9:29pm

Zenonas
Fantastic work. September 7 is birthday of my wife...
#13 Sun September 10, 2006 7:23pm

peterka
Grey tones are unbelievable.
#14 Sun September 10, 2006 7:26pm

Anvica
Congrats!
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