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It always pays to do some research before venturing out on a landscape shoot.
I don't mean look on a map, notice a red castle thingy and think 'Oh that looks interesting, think I'll go and have a gander!'
No, what you should be checking is the direction the buildings face, will it be better to go in the evening or morning, is there public access, and of course, most important, is it OPEN!
I didn't do this research so apart from a couple of shots taken through the closed barred and locked gates, this was about the best shot of the evening!
Not to worry, I had a nice trip out and the sunset though not great, added a splash of colour to some nice clouds.
I went to London today, not far from Soho, then this title came to me. Coincedence? Or just a bad pun.
Never mind, I hope you enjoy the shot of this old castle (actually as a 14century example, probably not that old in the castle scheme of things). The Cavaliers and Roundheads both had a pop at destrying it in the civil war, it was then landscaped into the grounds of New Wardour House by Capability Brown, it's an ill wind as they say...

All comments welcome, thanks for looking.

Jon

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:10-20mm Sigma, I do have other lenses honest!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Old Wardour's treat
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Uploaded:28 May 2008 - 6:54 PM
Tags:Architecture, Castle, Did i mention, Hdr, Landscape / travel, Old wardour, Sunset, Wiltshire
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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 737 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 7:08 PM

Wonderful sky, great image.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 7:09 PM

Well inspite of everything this is a super shot of that sky. It gets my vote for that anyway, apart from the building.
Helen

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laurab
laurab  1253 forum posts United Kingdom
28 May 2008 - 7:14 PM

Great sky!

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Matman
Matman  637 forum posts United Kingdom
28 May 2008 - 7:19 PM

It just goes to show that we are all different and see things with totally different eyes!...Smile

I like the composition Jon, but although the comments above make a point of mentioning how much they like the sky, it is the sky in this image that I don't like!...:-(

I have an image on my PF that I uploaded which was an early attempt at HDR, but although I liked it at the time I quickly went off the effect it had. People call it painterly, surreal etc, but except for the odd image that I see, it doesn't work for me.

Sorry

Matt

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 7:55 PM

I like the effect Jon gives the shot a real boost and brings out the best of the light

Brian................................................

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Hebe
Hebe  7 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 - 8:16 PM

That sky is amazing, lovely shot.

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User_Removed
28 May 2008 - 8:16 PM

Excellent shot, well captured and processed

Mark

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 8:41 PM

It's an impressive ruin isn't it Jon, bit of a trek to find it but worth the effort! An unusual angle and I like the sky Wink

Sarah *

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 9100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 8:46 PM

For the record Matt I've uploaded a single exposure conversion of this shot (cropped a bit differently too, but what the heck!)

I do think that HDR is unkind to skies, and sometimes I do merge HDR and non HDR images to acheive balance. Today I am in a totally HDR mood! Wink

The sky was pretty cool anyway, so maybe tomorrow I'll do a combo shot!

Thanks for the comment, and to everyone else as well, I am pleased with this shot from what looked like an abortive trip. And yes Sezz, it is quite a trek Smile

Jon

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AlanC1
AlanC1  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 10:12 PM

Superb study well done
Alan

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shortski
shortski  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 10:53 PM

You may have other lens's but 'aint the 10-20 just the best fun!! cracking image...jojo

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Adrian_Reynolds
29 May 2008 - 6:42 AM

Well worked Jon, what a great sky, looks just the place to be with a camera, with all those old walls, Adrian

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Wooly
Wooly  9112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2008 - 9:13 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Nice work Jon, I like it.

HDR can sometimes be a bit too agressive on skies, producing grey clouds that don't fit the scene, I often tone map two versions, then compound these in P/S.

Alan

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2008 - 9:21 AM

Another stunning image from Jon.
I think for me that image three is best.
The sky is beautiful. Smile

David

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 9100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2008 - 9:51 AM

Alan, that is my usual process, and is what I did in V1, but, I think this sky is just too much for tonemapping maybe!

It also comes down to taste. So thanks all for the comments, particularly Matt, as it made me look again at the image, and I think v3 is stronger for that. Good critique Matt!

Ta
Jon

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2008 - 2:19 PM

Looks like you still enjoyed it. Great HDR as always and the added colour really does bring out the textures in the clouds. Stunning work.
G

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
29 May 2008 - 7:00 PM

3 Great shots, like 1 and 3 myself, lovely shot.

Nicky

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2008 - 7:25 PM

Well worked Jon. Yu oviously have a system that works for you.

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backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2008 - 10:31 PM

you dont need an excuse to use the 10-20 jon, and you've used it to good effect in this shot...

phil

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 964 forum postschris-p vcard England
30 May 2008 - 9:12 AM

I enjoy looking at your hdr processing...always different and striking..

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 9100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 9:18 AM

Thanks Chris, I know HDR divides opinion. I amy try doing some straight shots soon!
Jon

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LeighRebecca
30 May 2008 - 6:44 PM

It's certainly an impressive sky, which doesn't need hdr to look impressive, but I think both versions look great.

Leigh

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VintageRed
8 Jun 2008 - 9:28 PM

That's some sky.
NIck

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robincoombes
robincoombes e2 Member 7robincoombes vcard Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2008 - 9:49 PM

Agree I think sky is effective and works well

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