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Greetings and thanks for squeezing yourselves through the letterbox!

22:50 on a Wednesday; a 5:1 panorama; and faffed around with!
Probably the Kiss of Death!
Ah, well...ho hum...Smile

I shot this during a 30 minute stop, three years ago and have been fiddling about with it off and on since then.
Tried various smaller crops, but it really needs the context of the whole vista to make it work, imo.
This is the latest incarnation...the Saga continues
A 6 shot stitch and a bit of giggery-pokery.

Many thanks for dropping in.
Quite frankly, I'm amazed you've got this far!

Needless to say, you really need to see the LARGE version - it won't make much sense otherwise.
Even then, it still might not make much sense, but I quite like it, and it reminds me of somewhere I'd really rather like to be.

Cheers

Bill

Camera:Olympus E-500
Lens:Zuiko 40 - 150
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Of Myth and Magic
Username:BillyGoatGruff BillyGoatGruff
Uploaded:24 Jun 2009 - 10:55 PM
Tags:Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Landscape / travel
Votes:66

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User_Removed
24 Jun 2009 - 10:58 PM

lovely pano.
Akif

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iancatch
iancatch  7 England45 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 11:06 PM

Nice very eyecatching panoramic

Ian

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alansdottir
24 Jun 2009 - 11:09 PM

It doesn't look quite real - a quality of the light, I think - it certainly suits the title and, yes, rather there than here... Carol

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NeilM
NeilM e2 Member 7NeilM vcard England
24 Jun 2009 - 11:17 PM

nicely worked Bill Smile

Neil

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Simon_Palmer
24 Jun 2009 - 11:28 PM

As a piece of art it's fantastic, looks like the work of Wim Lassche and works really well. I could see this hanging in the Loch Duich Hotel over the road, you should print and frame one and take it up there.

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 11:41 PM

Super image mystical shot love it
Alexa

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bfgstew
bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 11:53 PM

Very very nice Bill. Love the flashes of light across this and the tones and textures for a pano are superb, magical piece of work.
Stewart

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jgmford
jgmford  7 England
25 Jun 2009 - 12:05 AM

Bill stunning capture, love the way you have caught the light, good composition.
Jeff

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cirrusminor
cirrusminor e2 Member 6380 forum postscirrusminor vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2009 - 12:32 AM

Breathtaking scene and you've set a great moody feel to it!
Love it Smile
Tim

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QuinnyA
QuinnyA  5 Australia59 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2009 - 1:54 AM

Magical shot - for me I would have left a chunk of the right and placed the castle on the right 1/3 line, instead of the middle.

Love the atmosphere in the shot

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CherryMartin
25 Jun 2009 - 5:37 AM

Gorgeous.

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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro  6200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2009 - 7:52 AM

WOW! this is something i would strive for to put on my wall and brag about every time someone visits. Its superb large and your faffing around suits this image. The mood is great along with composition.

Bang on the money for me Bill fair play.

Ian

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2009 - 8:30 AM

Well, that's a nice surprise!
I went to bed shortly after posting this, fully expecting it to drop without even a ripple. Just logged in to find it's done (doing?) rather better than I expected.

Thank you all for your comments.

Simon - Hmmm; an interesting idea. I might have to look into it, if I can ever find the time (or the money) to get up there again. I'd dearly love to!


Quote: Magical shot - for me I would have left a chunk of the right and placed the castle on the right 1/3 line, instead of the middle.

Love the atmosphere in the shot

An interesting point you raise, Andy. I have actually experimented quite a bit with this, but settled on what you see here. I feel that any sort of creative crop using the so called "rules of composition" result in an unbalanced scene. What really makes this work, imo, is the framing effect of the hills on either side: the context that the castle sits within, so to speak.

Cheers Ian. I'm very happy that my faffing seems to work.

Thanks again everyone - it really is most appreciated!

Bill

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GrahamNobles
25 Jun 2009 - 8:55 AM

Wnoderful image and technique.
Graham

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andy_AHG
andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2009 - 10:16 AM

Super shot Bill - glad to be no30. Great sense of dark, brooding drama. A real 'King Arthur' moment... or should I say Finn MacCumhail in these parts!

Andy

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BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2009 - 10:44 AM

Cheers, Graham and Andy!
I'm fairly amazed so may people have dared to go beyond the titchy thumbnail!

Bill

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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2009 - 12:35 PM

Well, it does seem to shout "faffed around with", as you call it, but your faffing around did result in quite a pleasing image. It does look more like art than a straight shot, but who cares, as long as the result looks good. Btw, I think your composition is fine.

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Martin54
Martin54 e2 Member 8497 forum postsMartin54 vcard United Kingdom
25 Jun 2009 - 12:51 PM

Must be seem large to fully appreciate the detail and work in this,
Excellent,
Martin

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2009 - 2:07 PM

'Of Myth and Magic' - it sure is! It's moody, and dark, quite beautiful at the same time though - a majestic pano Bill!

Sarah *

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BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2009 - 2:19 PM

Conrad, Martin and Sarah, you are most kind to say such nice things!

Thank you.

Bill

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elkiebrooks
25 Jun 2009 - 4:43 PM

Billy, after all the hard work you put into the photo and then posting on here and putting yourself down I hope you are happy with the amount of positve interest this has raised.
A smashing photo that shows how much work you have put into it. One to be very proud of.

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25 Jun 2009 - 4:54 PM

Why, Colin!
What a fine compliment, thank you very much indeed!

Cheers
Bill

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2009 - 5:56 PM

Looks great as a pano. The long bridge leading to the castle lends itself to this format. Must try it myself sometime Smile

Sue

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chris-p
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25 Jun 2009 - 6:04 PM

I would be very happy with this Bill.... 'specialy in large print.

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2009 - 6:30 PM

Thanks Guys!

Yes, Sue, you must! And bring along one of those wonderful skies you seem to be blessed with!! Smile

Bill

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25 Jun 2009 - 9:10 PM

This is magical Bill. This has to best image of Eileen Donan I've seen. I am very surprised you didn't a lot more vote.
regards
Yung

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BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2009 - 10:30 PM

Gosh Peeps!

I'm really quite surprised by the reception this has received!
I truly believed that a long skinny thumbnail would be quite off-putting! Shows how much I know, eh?!

Thank you all very much.
And, Yung! What can I say!!

Cheers for now
Bill

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Morgs
Morgs  6 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2009 - 10:44 PM

This is a wonderful panaoramic image. I agree that the castle sits more comfortably in the centre, and I adore the processing to achieve the unique colouring. A great shot.

David

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26 Jun 2009 - 12:58 PM

Nowt wrong with a bit of faffing Bill ,its a wonderful work of art ,would look great in big print i'm sure.
well done
ollie Smile

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2009 - 10:09 PM

This is superb Bill. Love the light, shape and particularly the processing. One of the finest panos I've seen.

Eric

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BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 4:24 PM

Thanks again Guys!

Eric - that's a very nice compliment indeed, especially coming from the Photoshopmeister!!

Cheers,
Bill

Last Modified By BillyGoatGruff at 27 Jun 2009 - 4:25 PM

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Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2009 - 12:37 PM

grand scale great photography, love the comp and the tones in this one

Linda

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2009 - 6:24 PM

Very clever faffing Billy.

Dougie

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pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2009 - 9:03 AM

Superb work Bill - one to be very proud of!!!! - Catching up Smile

Rgds
Paul

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3 Jul 2009 - 9:46 AM

Gosh!

Thanks, Yung, you've just made my day with your award!!

It's most appreciated especially coming from a photographer of your calibre!

Cheers
Bill

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JdeNLucas  53 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 5:04 PM

Bill this is simply a stunning shot and I am in awe! Thanks for your comments on my humble power station, sorry to hear about your back up problems sods law eh! Best wishes John

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hellsbells8868
6 Jul 2009 - 10:08 AM

Superb image....

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