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It's THAT castle !!!!!!............Eilean Donan Castle at Loch Duich.......who can resist taking a few shots of this inspiring location....I couldn't !!

I've presented it as a sepia toned mono, as the original colour version doesn't have too much colour in it ?, due to the back-lighting.......but
I'll upload the colour one as a version tomorrow......but I submit this mono as the main one !!

Grateful thanks for the response to 'Objet-de-Mer'.......glad you liked it !!!

Brand:Epson
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Feb 2012 - 11:30 AM
Title:A certain castle.
Username:Niknut Niknut
Uploaded:11 Feb 2012 - 4:09 PM
Tags:Eilean donan castle, Landscape / travel, Loch Duich., Scotland
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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 4:11 PM

I don't know about the colour but this works a treat. - gary

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 4:17 PM

I really like the shot, would like to see it in mono Smile

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franken
franken e2 Member 123271 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 4:19 PM

Wonderful light and tones,


Ken

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 459 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 4:21 PM

Cracker... This is top notch and I can't wit to see the colour version.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 4:26 PM

Good mono working Keith.
But I have a sneaky suspicion I will prefer tomorrows colour !!
Mick.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 4:37 PM

great composition - my mind is running riot here - what is that in the foreground (not the pebbles) looks like a dead animal with long legsSmileI can see an eye toWink

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Oliverpants
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11 Feb 2012 - 4:58 PM

Oh yes, a beauty. Ann

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 5:08 PM

Beautiful place and very popular with photographers, works well in mono.

Regards

Trev.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 5:15 PM

A wonderful composition, Keith, and the presentation in mono suits it so well. Carol

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 5:22 PM

Great foreground interest in this image!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 5:24 PM

The lighting is excellent Keith. You'll be hard pushed to beat this with colour.

Dave

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Porthos
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11 Feb 2012 - 5:38 PM

Super shot. Great POV....Derek

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twelvemegs
twelvemegs e2 Member 4twelvemegs vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 5:41 PM

Wonderful view.
The low angle composition is great.
I like the fg detail and it works well in the sepia

David

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 5:51 PM

A great choice of f/g., full of interest and detail, and with a timeless quality to it. Very fine composition and shot, Keith.
Ronnie.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 5:51 PM

Ann (pluckyfilly)......it's just an old weather beaten tree-stump !!!.....bit like me ??.Grin

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DanielD
DanielD e2 Member 4DanielD vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 5:53 PM

Superb composition, Keith - lovely mono - good lighting

Daniel

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 7:03 PM

Super comp and mono work.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2012 - 12:18 AM

a wonderful mono version, very becoming!

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2012 - 12:27 AM

A stunner! Love this compo!

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 441 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2012 - 8:37 AM

Very well composed and I like the mono/sepia toning, not too harsh -Carole

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2012 - 9:00 AM

Like the sepia toning here, but what a great landscape
Lillian

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2012 - 1:49 PM

The old tree root washed ashore is a fine anchor for your visit to the castle.

Dougie

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
12 Feb 2012 - 3:08 PM

Great with the foreground details

Peter

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2012 - 3:44 PM

great rugged looking shot

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2012 - 6:02 PM

The sepia is super - and that foreground is superb Keith!
Ann

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2012 - 6:08 PM

Beautiful capture, very nice composition,
Johanna

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Brian65
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12 Feb 2012 - 7:00 PM

Its a superb image Keith, love V2 the best.
Brian

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Philip_H
Philip_H e2 Member 2Philip_H vcard United Kingdom
12 Feb 2012 - 9:34 PM

Beautifully composed and captured. V1 (my favourite) works very well as a sepia toned mono because, as you say, there isn't much colour in the original anyway.

Philip

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jasonrwl
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12 Feb 2012 - 9:53 PM

Lovely and definitely prefer the mono.
Jason

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zapar40
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12 Feb 2012 - 11:42 PM

beautiful landscape the composition is new to me of this area and i think its great.
ant.

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LynneJoyce
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13 Feb 2012 - 5:27 AM

I like both but marginally prefer the colour version.

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cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
14 Feb 2012 - 12:35 AM

Two great shots, V1 for me, love the comp and tones.
Cheesey.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2012 - 2:03 PM

I reckon its a stunning shot in both versions. Wonderful use of the old tree stump as foreground and the light works so well. One of the best images of this castle I've seen in a long time!

Ann

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2012 - 7:02 PM

Like your composition and going with V1 too
Regards Richard

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 7:06 AM

Yep, V1's definitely the way to go...and I really like that foreground.

Andrew

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley e2 Member 5PaulLiley vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2012 - 10:09 PM

Great compo and really like V1. Super stuff. paul

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 733 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2012 - 2:44 PM

Judging by the vote count everyone likes it Keith and so do I Wink
Geoff.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2012 - 6:03 PM

A great view point with so much to take in. Which is why it's taken me so long to vote Smile

John Smile

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2012 - 9:42 AM

V2 love the colour not really into Mono…….Great Capture…….Jocelia

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Michaela_Solway
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24 Feb 2012 - 7:35 PM

A winning composition... Just lovely.. Your eye is drawn to the castle, then the bridge then the f/g
Magical colour tones.. Very well done Keith

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Glostopcat
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10 Mar 2012 - 12:18 PM

The mono works best for me

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