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Copyright: Andy McLean (Andys) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 118 W: 19 N: 72] (1119)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Experimental, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos with the same title as a song [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-25 6:56
Viewed: 2687
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Greenknowe Tower in the Scottish Borders, reported by locals to be the most Haunted Tower in the area. The atmosphere round the castle is strange and cold. Every time I have been there the birds seem to fly round the site and never over it, dont know why. I have used the angle of the shot to give the viewer the sence of the height of the tower and then raised the levels slightly.

I was lucky on this day and got a great sky so I have used the burn tool on it, then created several layers using filters, replacing colours and using the channel mixer until I got a spooky looking sky.

I was going to go for the hitchcock look but it was too much and took the eye away from the great textues of the castles brickwork.

Hope you enjoy Andy

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a great POv and and a very good PP work for a dramatic impressive image!

Top shot! As spooky as it can get...:) Congrats!

Hi Andy, it looks spooky alright, all that PP paid off in my opinion.. well done

Awesome PP work and point of view. Has lots of mood here. Love it.

Nice work Andy. Good angle and good PP work. Like the frame-it suits.

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  • miau Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 59] (3606)
  • [2006-02-25 10:40]

Quel dragon va sortie de derrière cette tour?
À la fois très beau et atmosphère étrange.
très bien élaboré

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-02-25 10:43]

Beautiful pp work done! The colors are aewsome! It reminds me of your first post "Melrose Abbey"! This is a great moody picture! Nice pov and composition! Bravo! Michel

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2006-02-25 10:45]
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The colours are perfect for this image !
Mystical and mysterious and the angle is really nice, great work from you !
(I added your picture in the song-theme, while
it's a Deep Purple-song:-))

Bravo Andy!!
This is a great one! I love the POV and you've done an awesome job on that sky!

Great point of view Andy and marvellous pp work, created a terrific shot. Certainly never seen the tower looking this good.


Hi Andy,
wow, this is realy a little mystic, like it Dark Ages. I love the red tone here so much and your low and near POV, excellent work, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hitchcok! hi-hi:)
It have got great "graveyard in the beyond" mood. The use of filter is a very very... good idea.

Hello Andy!

Another stunning shot and PP of the Greenknowe Tower. A lovely 3D effect created here, it looks so surreal.
Well done !

Good point of view and perfect "haunting" effect. Well done, Yvonne

This is a nice composition, works very well! The filters you have added have enhanced the image and bring out the other colours!

great image

Very Cool Shot, I love the whole composition.

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