Good PoV to take Bamburgh from, I know how hard it is to keep modern clutter out of shots of this place and you have done a good job bringing the dunes in, good dramatic sky and nice and sharp. Good to see you lads out and about enjoying yourselves - sorry we couldn't hook up. Best wishes
- luckybry (12051)
- [2010-03-16 8:29]
dont know if its the HDR but something not right here Jon the castle and the sky looks grt but the foreground lets it down maybe to much processing here but deserves a smiley after the trek you made us do to get the shot
tfs regards bryan
Great POV in this shot but as LuckyBry says "something just not right"
I have always found that the polariser flattens the image and adds noise unless used in really strong daylight, (personally I only use mine when trying to block reflections from the surface of water). Try a UV filter to help with the sky or graduated ND's (preferred for this type of shot)
The real issue behind the narrow DOF is the F-stop you have selected, for landscape work
"F8 and be there" is the phrase that should be ringing in your ears.
HDR work is not based on shutter speed, granted the speed will change, but is based on + & - F-stops. This has the effect of giving you
1: -An underexposed image to capture detail in highlight areas
2: -A normal exposure to capture the midtones
3: -An over exposed shot to capture detail in the dark areas
One final point I would make is shoot in raw and do your processing work in raw. Working with jpegs only ends up with over-processed shots.
Hope this helps for future shots.
- AKITA (20294)
- [2010-03-16 19:08]
a very tasteful view shot of beautiful old castle sandwiched by cloudy sky and illusionary dead glass field,
the early spring light, air and wind fit this scene well.
about HDR effect, in this picture, it looks light,
of course the comment of Trev is adequate, and I recommend you taking RAW data,
thank you for your wonderful shot,
I am impressed with your pov.
This is a very difficult castle to capture and make it look so isolated. Your shot certainly delivers the drama and the majesty that this building deserves. I never managed to get a shot with such a good composition.
I have tried to make an HDR from your single shot.
Have a look and see what you think. I'm sure you will enjoy 'messing' in the same way.
- mikolaj_cava (0)
- [2010-04-04 2:51]
Hello Jon! Very fine castle. Mysterious architecture. Good low POV, good DOF, nice colours. Original work. Well done!
- moli (13344)
- [2010-04-13 0:58]
Interesting castle on your picture. Well composed image. Good point of view and I like colours here and dramatic sky.
- jimmybb (3692)
- [2010-05-10 5:48]
very good shot of this castle,nice wind blowm foreground leading the eye onto the high ground and castle and beyond to a very striking sky.