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Three very recent views of Culzean Castle, Ayrshire, The National Trust for Scotland's flagship property.
It is very difficult to come up with anything other than the standard picture postcard views, but I hope you like them.

Details for V 1: ISO 200, 1/100 sec. at f/20.0 with Exp. Bias of -0.33.

Many thanks to all who viewed and remarked on "Autumn Comes to L. Lomond".......very much appreciated.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 24-120mm. at 24mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:"Culzean Castle"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:27 Oct 2010 - 12:04 AM
Tags:Architecture, Ayrshire, Culzean castle, Landscape / travel, Nts.
Votes:74
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morpheus1955
27 Oct 2010 - 12:10 AM

Good morning Ronnie, what a superb set of images, foe me it has to be V1&2, beautifully captured.

Hugh

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 12:11 AM

Beautiful image.well done.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 12:24 AM

V1 is a must grabs you as soon as you look ,great set Ronnie again ,V1.

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JPatrickM
JPatrickM  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 12:24 AM

Nothing wrong with picture postcard views if done well. ... As yours are, of course.My preference is for V2, the view through the arch.
Patrick

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 12:38 AM

good morning ronnie
three crackers brilliant detail and colour wonderful light hard to pick a favourite but it's v2 for me tonight but not by much nice one Wink
andy

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 12:56 AM

I think you will guess my fave here Ronnie ?
Nice to see a bit of rust on their ''flagship'' property !!
Good set.
Mick.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 1:48 AM

I like v2-- that naturally framed look thru view!
Jennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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tashi
tashi  42 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 4:14 AM

Very nice set of images! Not able to choose ... because each seems to have its own story! Excellent capture.

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speedprint
27 Oct 2010 - 4:39 AM

nice composition with v1+v2 my favorites

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 5:39 AM

Excellent compositions, Ronnie, V.1 is beautiful, closely followed by V.2. Carol

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
27 Oct 2010 - 5:59 AM

Wonderful images! Great details and nice light. Well done

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 7:24 AM

Wow, what an impressive place!!! and superb weather!!! a great set here Ronnie, esp like v1!!!! x x x

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Nikola
Nikola  4 India1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 7:54 AM

Wow! An excellent image.

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prabhusinha
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27 Oct 2010 - 8:34 AM

Wonderful sight. Thanks for sharing.

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fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 8:52 AM

I was there in similar weather just a handful of weeks ago. You're right - it is difficult to get something different there but these certainly tick the quality boxes.
Fraser

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27 Oct 2010 - 9:06 AM

A crisp clear shot.

Rock

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 9:42 AM

love all of these picture postcard or not, you have put a lot of thought into all of the compositions Ronnie. V1 with the water feature in the fg with the castle looming over head the detail of the fountain stands out so well with the vegitation on the wall so that no detail is lost shows you thought that out well for pov. love the view through the arch, and the cannon is a great fg interest in v3

Linda

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 9:45 AM

Postcard photographers spend a lot of time getting the best angles for their work, just like you have here Ronnie.

Dougie

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lesarnott
lesarnott  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 10:36 AM

Superb! I love them all but V2 I think for me.
All the best Ronnie.
Les

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barbarahirst
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27 Oct 2010 - 11:55 AM

Yes I like them all But V2 for my vote

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 11:57 AM

Nothing wrong with picture post card views Ronnie. Some people make a lot of money with them.

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PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 4103 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 12:27 PM

Version 2 is my favourite too but the stunning colour of Version 1 makes it jump out at you. 3 excellent images which are well worth viewing large.

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 - 1:50 PM

Three superbly captured shot, Ronnie, V2 for me if only for the framing.
Pleased to make this the 30th.
Roy

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 2:22 PM

Each and every one is beautiful.

Ann

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Lillian
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27 Oct 2010 - 3:13 PM

Not a cloud in the sky Ronnie in V1 which shows the great colours you captured...but V2 a real WOW shot love the archway framing, and V3 with the sun and shadows on that canon..great work again
Lillian

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EMJAYCEE
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27 Oct 2010 - 3:18 PM

Three very lovely images Ronnie.
Joan.

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Codiac
Codiac  7310 forum posts Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 3:29 PM

Hi Ronnie nothing wrong with picture postcard views sometimes. I particularly like V2.

Rgds
Gary

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 3:32 PM

There's nowt wrong with 'picture postcard' views, Ronnie...especially ones like these. A very lovely set, but V1 just has to be my fave. As Linda says, very nicely composed with the castle overlooking the fountain in the foreground.
TrevB Smile

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rpba18205
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27 Oct 2010 - 3:40 PM

Excellent details in all.
Rob

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Sue_R
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27 Oct 2010 - 4:01 PM

All good, but it's V2 for me.

Sue Smile

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UBOAT
UBOAT  741 forum posts Scotland
27 Oct 2010 - 5:14 PM

A great selection of pictures and I have been there so many times and have not got board of going there yet.

connor

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
27 Oct 2010 - 5:56 PM

All lovely to see and I saw a photo of yours in a summer edition of a Scottish Field Magazine if my memory serves me right ! Gill

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 6:35 PM

3 excellent shots

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pamelajean
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27 Oct 2010 - 7:03 PM

My favourite is V2, picture postcard or not.

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 7:39 PM

Great set Ronnie. Love the colours in V1 and the self framing of V2.
Paul

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VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 7:59 PM

Superb set of images, well captured
Dave

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finepetportraits

Great set of shots, thanks for sharing!

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 9:10 PM

3 awesome shots Ronnie each and every one worthy of their own place as leader - well done - great colours and composition in all

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
27 Oct 2010 - 9:13 PM

All good Ronnie but V1 for me.

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bromley-smith
27 Oct 2010 - 9:51 PM

Three excellent spot on images Ronnie. The light and detail is superb.
Tony

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 10:34 PM

Hi Ronnie, how are you? These are 3 very excellent captures Ronnie Love them all. V2 has great texture love those bricks. V1 is a very attractive scene. Wonderful colours and textures in V3 too. You always do a fantastic job Ronnie.
Ann xxx

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JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 5:15 AM

Good morning Ronnie,
It may be hard to avoid the postcard type image, but you've made more than a brave attempt at discounting that, all three have something to enjoy, with maybe V2 just getting an edge for me. Though V1 is a view I don't recollect ever seeing before, from your statement I guess it's probably the most hackneyed!
Rgds., Jim

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Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 1:18 PM

Three excellent images, Ronnie, great colours and detail in all but it is V1 for me.
Pauline

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moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
28 Oct 2010 - 6:29 PM

I like all three shots Ronnie. Beautiful work. Moira

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OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 - 6:51 PM

Great set Ronnie, all very good but V1 is just stunning, comp, detail and fab colours "amazing".
Regards Shaun

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28 Oct 2010 - 7:02 PM

A super set Ronnie, wonderful colours and composition in v1 which happens to be my favourite

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porty2003
porty2003  1197 forum posts Scotland
29 Oct 2010 - 1:12 PM

Lovely 'set' Ronnie,I am drawn to V2 as i like that type of 'framing' myself.I was last here on a school trip from East Kilbride 40 odd years ago!!!!Wink

John

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31 Oct 2010 - 10:46 AM

Lovely images Ronnie, V1 and 2 my favs today
Julie

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digital_boi
1 Nov 2010 - 12:09 PM

3 very nice images well composed and shot V2 i like the use of the arch to frame the shot however V1 i like the best good work again Ronnie

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2 Nov 2010 - 11:15 PM

Great series.Nice composition in V2
-source

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2010 - 4:09 AM

think v2 is my fav with the use of the arch as a frame.lesley

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2010 - 3:17 AM

No,2 for me Ronnie,I might have cropped the extra part of wall on the right,nice detail,colour and tones,

Aidan,,

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9 Nov 2010 - 11:05 PM

Three lovely shots from here Ronnie, I particularly like V2 also - good use of the arch for framing.

Sarah *

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