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Margam Castle

By geoffrey baker
I was on a walk with my wife, had my camera with me but no tripod, so had to kneel down and hope for the best.
The sun broke through and the Castle looked great against those stormy clouds so I had to go for it.
f8, 1/125th sec, 10mm, ISO 100.

I'm adding a variation where I added a different sky but after all that work I still prefer this original doh!, ain't it always the case lol.

Tags: Wales General Castle Architecture Margam park Landscape and travel

Voters: Buffalo_Tom, SlowSong, erics and 24 more

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SlowSong Plus
13 9.8k 30 England
12 Jan 2009 5:52PM
A very nice treatment of a splendid scene.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
12 Jan 2009 5:52PM
Excellent composition Geoff.Who needs a tripod.LOL.
Gwen_A 14 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 5:57PM
Excellent shot.
scunny_chris 13 26 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 6:04PM
Great shot ...both versions work a treat.

BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 6:44PM
2 Great shots.
Guillaume 14 119 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 9:21PM
V1 definitely!
accystan 17 132 6 Canada
13 Jan 2009 4:06AM
I prefer the stormy sky too; It fits the mood. Excellent compostion; right down to the shadow which nicely breaks up the expanse of grass in the f/g.

Well done,

Dave D
geoffrey baker 17 501 1 Wales
14 Jan 2009 12:54AM
Thanks everyone Smile
Sezz 16 619 15 England
14 Jan 2009 8:17PM
Good use of that wall in the fg and a wonderful view of the castle, excellent mood created by that sky too!

Sarah *
geoffrey baker 17 501 1 Wales
14 Jan 2009 8:34PM
Thanks Sarah Smile
User_Removed 12 16 England
18 Jan 2009 5:16PM
Great composition of a beautiful building. Nice one.
geoffrey baker 17 501 1 Wales
18 Jan 2009 6:31PM
Thanks Smile
redstag 15 100 15 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 8:49PM
Ooops, forgot to comment, I like V1 best, but I understand trying the different sky, I also have to say that your PS skills are superb, you really cannot see the join.
Hope you don't mind I did a mod just to keep my hand in really.


geoffrey baker 17 501 1 Wales
23 Feb 2009 9:23PM
Thanks Jon, I like your mod.
You know what I had in mind for this photo but didn't know how to do it?, well I wanted to make it look really dramatic, like a haunted castle on a dark stormy night, I reckon it would have looked great, maybe one day eh? Wink

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