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Portcullis and Penny

By sut68      
A night shot stood in the freezing cold outside Caernarfon Castle. The cold was biting at my fingertips and it was a welcome relief to be sat in the warm pub [to the left of the castle] about 15 minutes after this was taken.

It's a location I've often meant to shoot before and being completely honest I think we got there about 30 minutes later than we should have and lost a lot of sky definition. So the exposures were a little longer than I would have liked I meaning I had to hand blend exposures together to maximise the highlights on the castle walls.

The main exposure is a 3 minute one with 2 further exposures of 1 min and 30 secs blended in to maintain the highlight detail.

Tags: Light River Boats Night Reflections Architecture Caernarfon castle Landscape and travel

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richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
25 Feb 2013 5:19PM
Nice Image!! I Like it a lot!!

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johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 5:23PM
Nice image the stars in the sky add to it.
regards John.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
25 Feb 2013 6:00PM
Ta guys!!!
CathyI 13 344 3 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 6:27PM
I love the contrast between the (obviously!) stationary castle and the movement in the boats and stars here...
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
25 Feb 2013 6:31PM
Thanks Cathy, me too ... great minds eh? Wink
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 7:12PM
Lovely shot, and that is a most impressive composition
like the star trails and what about those reflections! wow
great light
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
25 Feb 2013 8:04PM
Thank you as ever Lillian, I do have my lovely wife for pointing out that these foreground boats were actually out of the water ... it was pretty dark down there so it was a good spot by her Smile

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 8:19PM
Best bit is the pubWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

CathyI 13 344 3 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 9:22PM
Great minds? Definitely! Smile
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
25 Feb 2013 9:25PM
Certainly was Adrian ... though admittedly I was on shandy as I was driving Sad

LOL @ Cathy Grin
javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 11:28PM
Very nice Paul. It has been a very long time since I was last at Caernarfon, this makes me want to go back.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
25 Feb 2013 11:31PM
Cheers Neil, I can definitely suggest going at a warmer time of the year though!!! Wink
25 Feb 2013 11:32PM
A place I keep meaning to shoot and when it's done this well it's clear why! Excellent image.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
26 Feb 2013 9:10AM
Cheers Alun, that means a lot!!!
sawsengee Plus
11 6 15 Malaysia
26 Feb 2013 3:38PM
amazing night shot with lovely lights, colours & viewpoint composition Smile
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
26 Feb 2013 11:31PM
Thanks Sawsengee Grin
BydoR9 7 9 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2013 9:01AM
Really love this one mate! Grin
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
28 Feb 2013 11:29AM
Cheers Andy and a big thanks too for the UA!!!

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