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« on: November 05, 2011, 05:37:50 AM »
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Shot on overcast windy day last March...the Castle was build around 1550


Lindisfarne Castle 1550 by Shaunwalby Photography, on Flickr
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 05:32:13 PM »
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That is a very powerful composition and post-processing. The foreground can exist almost by itself, without the castle. The only nitpick would be the white halo around the line separating the sky from the middle ground. I would also go for a slightly more menacing sky (darker). In any case, an excellent rendering.
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 06:22:57 AM »
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I agree - I really like the composition.  Perhaps I would have pulled up the shadows a bit more but that's just a personal choice.  Well done.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2011, 07:38:03 AM »
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That is a very powerful composition and post-processing. The foreground can exist almost by itself, without the castle. The only nitpick would be the white halo around the line separating the sky from the middle ground. I would also go for a slightly more menacing sky (darker). In any case, an excellent rendering.

Thanks Slobodan....the halo effect has been a bit of a pain, its is iam pleased to say natural from the sun rather than a processing error, but still distracts from the image i know....i will have a look in PS and see if i can reduce it further

Thanks for crit  Shaun
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2011, 07:40:29 AM »
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I agree - I really like the composition.  Perhaps I would have pulled up the shadows a bit more but that's just a personal choice.  Well done.


Thanks Churly...yes i will will have a look at going even darker in the sky

cheers shaun
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2011, 12:12:03 PM »
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I think it's a superb shot, showing beautifully how daunting the approach to the castle would have been for potential attackers.

It's a shame the railings are so visible, but there's not much you could reasonably do about that. I'm not sure about darkening the sky any further: it's already only a very little brighter than the ground and you risk making the whole composition unbalanced.

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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2011, 12:41:00 PM »
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Sorry, I was unclear.  I wasn't suggesting darkening the sky but rather lightening up the shadows in the left and right mid-ground a bit.
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2011, 02:27:59 PM »
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I think this a great shot! Love the textures and the complexity of midtones. The halo is unfortunate but by no means a downer to the image. I have found that the majority of people never notice those things even though it may eat some of us up inside. Keep up the good work!
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2011, 09:54:12 PM »
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I happen to like the fence as a device to lead the eye more easily toward the castle. And I like the sky as-is. Great shot and post.
I should add that the fence is a bit eerie also and it infers that it will protect folks from falling onto the dangerous rocks below.
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2011, 02:48:51 AM »
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I think this a great shot! Love the textures and the complexity of midtones. The halo is unfortunate but by no means a downer to the image. I have found that the majority of people never notice those things even though it may eat some of us up inside. Keep up the good work!

Hi Phil...re the halo effect ..yes sometimes i try to achieve this effect to draw the eye...people see things differently thats for sure...it mildly bugs me (lol)...if i get chance ill see if i can sort it

cheers shaun
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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2011, 02:53:55 AM »
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I happen to like the fence as a device to lead the eye more easily toward the castle. And I like the sky as-is. Great shot and post.
I should add that the fence is a bit eerie also and it infers that it will protect folks from falling onto the dangerous rocks below.

Hi Lou

A fence seems to split opinion about 70-30 thus far in favour of keep it in......i dont think it ever struck me as needing to go i sort of like it, however i know what people mean.....everything else in the image is natural elements.

Like your thoughts on protectionist element

thanks for feedback
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2011, 01:33:56 PM »
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Reduced the halo effect around the castle, sky slightly darkened, some rocks slightly lifted....final version ...for now...lol  Shaun


Lindisfarne Castle 1550 by Shaunwalby Photography, on Flickr
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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2011, 02:09:58 PM »
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Nicely done!

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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2011, 03:27:27 PM »
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Nicely done!

Mike.
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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2011, 01:50:26 AM »
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A very nice image, I like it a lot! Composition and treatment are both excellent.

For me, this image has two strong focal points: the castle at the background, and the rocks at the immediate foreground; if this image was mine, I would try to make them even stronger. First, the zone of rocks between the foreground and the castle could be a bit darker, and then I would lighten the castle. Just my two cents.
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2011, 12:36:35 PM »
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+1.

Eric


Thanks Mike and Eric
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2011, 12:38:47 PM »
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A very nice image, I like it a lot! Composition and treatment are both excellent.

For me, this image has two strong focal points: the castle at the background, and the rocks at the immediate foreground; if this image was mine, I would try to make them even stronger. First, the zone of rocks between the foreground and the castle could be a bit darker, and then I would lighten the castle. Just my two cents.

EduPerez...Some good ideas thanks i'll have a look at that.

Regards   Shaun
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