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I can see this part of Bolsover Castle through my kitchen window. Last week about 6am making my coffee and saw the sunlight from behind the castle. Shot off up the road and just got 6 pictures before i lost the light. Used three exposures, 1 stop difference. Really pleased with the outcome and the print is already up on the wall at my local gallery. looks better on the print than on epz, the windows really glow gold.Any comments will be appreciated wharmbySmile

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18/135
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:HDR Castle
Username:wharmby wharmby
Uploaded:28 Aug 2008 - 11:31 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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nefaman
nefaman  9 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 - 11:39 AM

great gentle HDR
not too overprosessed
A very nice image

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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 11:43 AM

Super work, really looks good.
John

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 11:45 AM

Super image. great sky
Stace

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cjl47
cjl47 e2 Member 6cjl47 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 12:00 PM

Superb lighting, great capture.
chris

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 12:41 PM

i thought it might be yours, you caught the glass lovely, and the coloured tinges in the sky are great, the hdr is tip top too.
i think you will sell a few of these,
Phil

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Costy
Costy  7483 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 12:59 PM

Incredible work! Great, great image! Deserves to be up on that gallery wall! Well done! Smile

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Sezz
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28 Aug 2008 - 1:19 PM

I agree with Phil - excellent work!

Sarah *

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Brenty
Brenty  8 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 - 1:27 PM

Love the light reflected in the windows.

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GDCsparky
GDCsparky  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 1:58 PM

Good work, well spotted.

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
28 Aug 2008 - 2:43 PM

Great scene good composition regards
Mike

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 - 2:56 PM

An excellent shot,very well taken.
Dave

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ChrisV
ChrisV  8874 forum posts United Kingdom26 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 3:03 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Agree with the others - the HDR isn't overdone, but just draws out nice colour and detail. One very slight caveat (and this may just be how it looks on screen) that the motion of the cloud has possibly softened them over the time of the three exposures?

On the one hand I suppose that does make the foreground stand out in starker relief, on the other maybe you've lost a little 'drama'. Assuming you shot raw and have an exposure at -1 ev, you'd still be able to get plenty of contrast in the sky based on that latter shot (for the clouds only).

Just a thought... A great shot in any case.

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wharmby
wharmby  9 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 3:07 PM

Thanks for that chris, i did shoot in raw and will probably give the picture another run. thanks again. wharmbySmile

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ATHERTON
ATHERTON  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 3:24 PM

image looks great but perhaps the bottom left of the castle may be a touch on the light side maybe a little work on that area to get even tones, just a thought!
kevSmile

Last Modified By ATHERTON at 28 Aug 2008 - 3:25 PM

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Retnyap
Retnyap  928 forum posts
28 Aug 2008 - 6:40 PM

I love that castle and am amazed we don't see more of it on this site. The treatment is beautiful. But as always the several exposure does soften sky movement.

Davey P.

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coxy
coxy  6
29 Aug 2008 - 9:24 AM

You are a dark horse Dave this is the best image of Bolsover i have ever seen i agree with Retnyap that we do not see many images of this castle very well done.Jim

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wharmby
wharmby  9 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 7:40 PM

Thanks for all your comments, it really gives you a buz when you get so much posotive feedback, plus the critique good or bad makes you think again and take on board what has been said. Kind regards wharmbySmile
PS. the picture was on my local gallery wall approx an hour and half and it was sold.

Last Modified By wharmby at 29 Aug 2008 - 7:43 PM

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30 Aug 2008 - 7:41 PM

This is a superb example on how HDR should be used - STUNNING!

Regarding the soft sky, unfortunately this can't be helped with HDR unless there is absolutely no movement in the sky. On this image I think it adds to the picture, emphasing the castle.

Regards

Chris C

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dweezil
dweezil  6 England
30 Aug 2008 - 10:14 PM

A very very good image
Craig

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wharmby
wharmby  9 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 2:41 PM

Thanks for that chris, been messing with the HDR same as NEWMANP & ATHERTON This type of picture seems to lend itself to HDR. regards wharmbySmile

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AnthonyF
AnthonyF  6 England
2 Sep 2008 - 8:44 PM

very very nice one my man

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D80daz
D80daz  7 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2008 - 1:34 PM

Top image, well done, readers gallery,here it comes, Daz

I have one pending {hot stuff} sitting on 30 this will be my first to get in!!

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RFphotography
11 Sep 2008 - 7:22 PM

A stunning shot, i love the detail.

Rob

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