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This view of Culzean Castle, Ayrshire, was taken in June, and I played around in Photoshop to give it an antique sort of appearance with an olive green vignette. I'm not sure how this will be received! But please feel free to be TOTALLY HONEST!
V 2 is the original.
V 3 has been added later and has white vignette as suggested by "Montana5".
V 4 has been added following Douggie's ("Scottishlandscapes") suggestion. I'm not sure if this is any better.

This was one of many shots taken on midsummer's day, many of which I have already posted under the "Culzean Castle Vol 1, 2 and 3" headings.

Details: ISO 200, 1/400 sec. at f/13.0, aperture priority.

Many thanks to all who voted for and commented on "Yellow Scabious" - your interest is greatly appreciated.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 24-120mm. at 120mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Culzean Castle
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:8 Jul 2010 - 12:05 AM
Tags:Architecture, Ayrshire., Culzean castle, Digitally manipulated, Landscape / travel
Votes:72
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9885 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 12:12 AM

a superb shot Ronnie but I like V1 the treatment you have done is outstanding
Neil

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morpheus1955
8 Jul 2010 - 12:14 AM

Good morning Ronnie, what a fabulous image, I love the processing and presentation of V1, quite beautiful.

Hugh

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User_Removed
8 Jul 2010 - 12:14 AM

Excellent composition & presentation.
V1 for me.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 12:23 AM

good morning ronnie
cracking work here works for me a treat v1 for me today Wink
andy

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 12:25 AM

It works well with the ageing process here Ronnie.It looks like the old pics they sell in the second hand shops here and charge the tourists oodles of cash for !!
Mick.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 12:58 AM

I like the pov in the colour version and also the effect in V1 which fits the image perfectly. - gary

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 2:04 AM

Very good composition and pov. I really like both versions. Maybe V1, it seems to suit the image. But V2 is lovely too..........Sandy

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 2:06 AM

This isa beautiful image, love how you have finished it!
JEnnnnnnn

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 2:23 AM

Like this unusual view of Culzean Castle Ronnie, especially like what you've done in PS, somehow I have the feeling you had this in mind when taking the shot......works really well!
Rgds., Jim

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Montana5
Montana5  457 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 2:37 AM

Ronnie, if I'm being honest and that's what you asked for, I feel V1 is spoiled by the vignetting process which has turned the Sepia effect green. Had the vignette been allowed to fade to white, in my opinion I believe it would have worked a treat, I realise the problem area was the trees in the bottom right of the picture and cropping them out would have spoilt the good composition.
Still gets my vote, because I often visit Culzean and I like the viewpoint you have used.

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 3:49 AM

A wonderful image Ronnie. V2 for me. Its splendid
Carol

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 5:59 AM

An excellent presentation in V.1, Ronnie, works very well for me. Carol

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 6:57 AM

Oh aye, we're commin'!
Beautiful shot, from a not so common angle - well done Ronnie,
Johanna

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 7:02 AM

V1 is brilliant!!!!!!!!!

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 7:47 AM

love it, I realise what another member is saying about the greeny effect at the bottom of the picture but I much prefer V1 to the V2 or 3 although they are all good in their own way

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 8:36 AM

Three lovely images Ronnie all processed extremely well. V1 is tops.
Joan.

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luckybry
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8 Jul 2010 - 8:58 AM

no 1 excellent but all 3 are very good
bryan

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Alan_Coles
8 Jul 2010 - 9:30 AM

Good variation and I like the colour v2 best.

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johncob
johncob  4 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2010 - 10:01 AM

Ronnie I like V1 -- it creates that timeless image. John

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digital_boi
8 Jul 2010 - 10:16 AM

Goor Morning Ronnie yet another miserable day in bonny Glasgow sigh....for me I like your modifications to the original especially V1 ...the effect you have achieved is more than a vignette it has added an ageing effect due to the colour and i feel it is very very well suited to the image and is in keeping with the main subject matter nice to see you experimenting it can be very rewarding keep up the good work click click click

Graham

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 10:16 AM

For me Ronnie it's just the colour that is wrong. Sepia is the old style, always was, the green is just wrong for me. If you look at the old images you'll see how it was done way back. Great idea though and keep up the experiments.

Dougie

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 10:19 AM

Thanks to all for the comments and Dougie, I shall have another go with a different colour for the vignette.
Ronnie.

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Montana5
Montana5  457 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 10:45 AM

Ronnie thanks for adding a v3, I think that looks better, it certainly gives it more of a sepia effect, without the green cast, I also think it would look good printed.
edit...v4 just added but still prefer v3.

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 10:51 AM

Thanks for taking the time to look at my idea, it does work for me at least.

Looks very realistic, now you have to give the edges that well thumbed look... LOL only joking my friend.

Dougie

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 10:59 AM

A good shot and some good work - believe it or not I like V4

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digital_boi
8 Jul 2010 - 11:11 AM

Yes V1 and V4 work for me, its all a matter of taste and for me any departure from what is norm is well worth looking at hope your having fun with all these mods Ronnie


Quote: Looks very realistic, now you have to give the edges that well thumbed look... LOL only joking my friend.

Dougie

is this V5 on the way ??????

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RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 11:15 AM

Thanks for coming back, Douglas, to review V 3, and thanks also to you, Dougie, for your comment re. V4. I am most appreciative of your taking the time to do so, and for your suggestions which were most welcome.
Thank you also, Graham, for taking another peek and for your further comment.
Ronnie.

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
8 Jul 2010 - 11:31 AM

great shot! V1 is perfect.

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digital_boi
8 Jul 2010 - 11:40 AM

its all good stuff Ronnie click

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 11:53 AM

Good morning Ronnie. Like the effects you've achieved here, think V1 & V4 are my faves, prefer the toning in V4.
TrevB Smile

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
8 Jul 2010 - 12:48 PM

Great set Ronnie love v1 the Effect on it is ecellent love it.
jj

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twelvemegs
8 Jul 2010 - 1:13 PM

Hi Ronnie, for me has to be between V1 & V4.
V4 wins due to sepia toning of vignette.
Great image.

Regards
David

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dawnmichelle
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8 Jul 2010 - 1:22 PM

Beautiful capture and the effects on V1 is perfect

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 2:42 PM

V3 for me, it reminds me of the old postcards.
Steve.

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Jekaro
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8 Jul 2010 - 3:52 PM

What a superb set of images, Ronnie, like all versions, superb processing.
Roy

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Evgenya
Evgenya  4 Russian Federation
8 Jul 2010 - 4:23 PM

Hi Ronnie. Great work, V4 for me. Great set & Very good composition.
Regards Evgenya

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Lillian
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8 Jul 2010 - 4:37 PM

A well presented set Ronnie, like V1 and V3 for the sepia look
great shots
Lillian

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 4:54 PM

Enjoyed viewing all 4 of these lovely variations. Have to say, despite reading the above comments, rather like V1 with V3 being a very close run second for me.

Ann

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TonyWatson
8 Jul 2010 - 5:57 PM

Hi Ronnie, excellent images. My fav. has got to be V1 followed by V4.

That green vignette works for me. Looking at the above comments I believe it is a case of "horses for courses". The art of photography is subjective. Isn't that what photography is all about?

If an image simulates discussion then as far as I am concerned that image is an excellent piece of art, time to get off my soap box, LoL Smile
Nice work.
Doc

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 6:12 PM

Hi Ronnie, Like 3 and 4 the best. The sepia colours are very creative. The subject matter lends itself very well to this treatment. Like it! Paul

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
8 Jul 2010 - 8:05 PM

Its a good shot Ronnie.I like all versions,especially V4.

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2010 - 10:24 PM

I really like V1, it carries the theme really well.
Jann
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8 Jul 2010 - 11:18 PM

I think v4 worked best for me Ronnie. Very nicely captured image.

regards
Yung

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Bowenite
Bowenite  5 Australia
8 Jul 2010 - 11:33 PM

Great work and presentation Ronnie. Well done. Cheers Gordon.

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Shane136
Shane136  1163 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 - 9:17 AM

What a great set of images

Shane

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 9:42 AM

Excellent set Ronnie - definitely V1 as this really works for me. Lovely light and processing.
Sylvia

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mrjt
mrjt  8 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 - 3:23 PM

Each in its own right..........Jack.

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 6:32 PM

Outstanding.
Brian

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
11 Jul 2010 - 3:10 PM

Great shot, No 4 would make a smashing Postcard

Nicky

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thevamaranr
18 Jul 2010 - 2:16 AM

Great Shot. Love it.

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2010 - 1:37 AM

I love the sepia coloring - very stunning.
Christina

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