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shaunw
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« on: October 29, 2013, 03:30:26 PM »
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Bamburgh Castle...these were both shot summer of 2012, just got round to processing them. Freak weather had hit the NE of England, cars were been washed down roads in Newcastle just up the road....i was on the beach with camera.

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Bamburgh Castle by shaun-walby photography, on Flickr


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Bamburgh-Castle II by shaun-walby photography, on Flickr
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 05:18:30 PM »
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#1 for me. It's really nice. And I don't even like digital B&W most of the time. The light on the castle in #2 seems to compete with the sky. I do kind of like the foreground rocks in #2.

I have seen the after storm spotlight effect against an angry sky frequently here in Oklahoma. It can be stunning. I would like to see #2 in color. I think I might like it better in color.
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 05:54:26 PM »
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I think #1 works great in b&w and #2 in color.
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 04:04:30 AM »
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I like both photos but my preference goes to the first one. I like its simplicity… with very few elements.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 05:06:38 AM »
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#1 is very nice, even though I feel the composition is slightly unbalanced, with so much emptiness on the left hand side.
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013, 11:59:16 AM »
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#1 for me. Crop to put the horizon at 1/3 up to emphasize the sky? The dark water at the bottom seems artificial and IMO doesn't add a lot.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013, 01:36:07 PM »
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Cheers all...some good points.

Shaun
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2013, 02:24:50 PM »
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Not for the first time, I'll swim against the stream. I prefer the second. In b&w, just as it is.

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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2013, 01:37:11 PM »
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Jeremy...it's growing on me have to say.

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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2013, 02:06:51 PM »
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#1 is absolutely stunning. What was your exposure and how did you edit this?
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2013, 11:12:50 AM »
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I think #1 works great in b&w and #2 in color.

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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2013, 02:02:25 PM »
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Both well done.  If I had to choose I'd probably go with #1.

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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2013, 08:06:39 PM »
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I’ve been looking at these two for a couple days now trying to decide which I like better, they are both exceptional. I really like the sky in the first, I like the castle in the second better of the two, but I think the darker castle in the first works better under that sky. So all and all I think the first is best as is, I guess. But, of course there is always a but, I think I’d like a bit less foreground, yes I know you worked very hard to get that lovely diaphanous water effect, still the dark bottom edge is slightly distracting as Scott pointed out earlier, I think so as well. Also I’ve gotten really quite fond of 9:16 or 10:16 ratio look, so I tried a crop like this.



Seems to give the shot a bit more expansive look.
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