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Fading Light

By MarkT  
Spent last week in Northumberland which is a beautiful part of the country if you havenít been. This is my first upload from there which is of Dunstanburgh Castle, probably one of the most photographed castles in Northumberland, but I just love this place so hereís another one.

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Cheers for looking.


Tags: Sunset Northumberland Dunstanburgh castle Landscape and travel

Voters: jken, julesm, MichaelAlex and 104 more

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12 Mar 2007 9:06AM
Great composition, the colours are terrific, a big wow to the fantastic wet rocks in the foreground, there is so much going on that this is a real feast for the eyes.....great picture it .


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keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
12 Mar 2007 9:06AM
Looks nice and sharp up front and the light is lovely. It's the perfect time of year for late light at Dunstanburgh and this shows it off a treat.
TelStar Plus
12 116 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 9:09AM
Lovely contrasting cool and warm light between fg & bg; nice warmth on the castle to draw us in across those shiny, cold stones.
Term Plus
12 86 9 England
12 Mar 2007 9:12AM
an incredible image, the composition is strong, but the real power in this image comes from the foreground, those rocks glistening like polished jet, and the water looking like mist between them, a wonderful image

martinl Plus
14 269 2 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 9:13AM
Very nicely done Mark.

Deserved HC.

juldon Plus
14 78 England
12 Mar 2007 9:13AM
Worthy of a HC and a lovely shot.

Love the sea..

KBan Plus
12 501 4 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 9:16AM
jondf Plus
11 2.7k
12 Mar 2007 9:24AM
Not bad at all....did you get your feet wet Smile Vote cast.
12 Mar 2007 9:26AM
wow u have a real cracker here fantastic exposure and compo grt aj
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 9:31AM
A super image, congrats on a well deserved HC
Jou©o Plus
13 56 Finland
12 Mar 2007 9:37AM
magical rocks!

MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
12 Mar 2007 9:39AM
Wow, cheers Pete. Thanks folks and yes Jon wet feet but worth it Smile

Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 9:40AM
Superb work, and a very well deserved HC.

AlanBW Plus
11 20 England
12 Mar 2007 9:40AM
Superb viewpoint, well worth wet feet for a fantastic shot like this
culturedcanvas Plus
12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 9:48AM
A very high quality shot of the castle - excellent work with classic Dunstanburgh lighting.

paulstefan Plus
13 509 1 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 9:49AM
Beautiful indeed. Love that light
Pete67 Plus
11 10 England
12 Mar 2007 10:19AM
A stunning image /mark.
Well done on the HC

Pete M.
12 Mar 2007 10:22AM
lovely image great light love that wave comming - congrats on HC !
Very, very impressive, Mark; one of your best! I love it! Congrats on your well deserved HC.

Tandberg Plus
14 1.2k 2 England
12 Mar 2007 10:47AM
Great colour and capture Mark

Very nice,well done
C_Daniels Plus
13 399 10 England
12 Mar 2007 10:48AM
Very nice - like the textures and detail caught in the large dark stones and the pleasing light in the distance.

The sea Looks like it's generating a tidal wave Smile
wamp Plus
11 276 8 England
12 Mar 2007 10:57AM
Nice comp, as I like the darker wet rocks that contrast nicely with the warm light on the castle and the incoming wave is a really nice feature

12 Mar 2007 10:59AM
Great shot, super lighting and f/g.
12 Mar 2007 11:13AM
12 Mar 2007 11:15AM
This is a beauty, congrats for the HC Smile
pmorgan Plus
11 217 13 England
12 Mar 2007 11:26AM
It's all been said, absolutely stunning!

msnapz Plus
11 74
12 Mar 2007 11:27AM
simply stunning and the clarity of those rocks is amazing .very much deserved hc
Wooly Plus
12 112 4 England
12 Mar 2007 11:51AM
Superb Mark.

12 Mar 2007 1:05PM
Congratulations all round on a superb shot and the awards. The light is so wonderful, both thr reflected on the rocks and the castle itself as well as the waves.
A first rate exposure. Well done. Something for me to aspire to.
dazzaman Plus
11 631 England
12 Mar 2007 1:07PM
im speechless mark
this is ur best matey.
looks like u had a good time
MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
12 Mar 2007 1:10PM
Iím well chuffed to the response to this shot Ė many thanks folks.
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
12 Mar 2007 1:29PM
Fabulous image Mark! I like the wet rocks, the exposure for the water, the lighting on the castle, that wonderful strip of cloud - just about everything! Many congrats for your HC.

Sez Smile
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 1:57PM
Stunning capture Mark.
corfs Plus
11 11 2 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 2:23PM
Wow - stunning
It wasn't like that when I was there, (not long after our dawn meeting at Bamburgh), nice. Congrats on the HC.

12 Mar 2007 3:23PM
Absolutely stunning.
PatrickSmith Plus
13 1.2k 2 United States
12 Mar 2007 4:53PM
I like the contrast between the sunlit portions and the parts in the shade. It enhances the focal point of the castle.

User_Removed 13 3.3k Russian Federation
12 Mar 2007 6:28PM
It's a beaut'...
BertC Plus
11 29 Malta
12 Mar 2007 7:52PM
Stunner Mark !!
Excellent work.
redstag Plus
12 100 15 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 7:57PM
Well done on the awards, love the wall of surf on the left hand side.
Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 8:12PM
well done on your HC Mark
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
12 Mar 2007 8:58PM
Congratulations on the HC.This is stunning.
afyfe Plus
14 270
12 Mar 2007 9:46PM
mark, looks like it was worth the journey. I think this is your best work to date - the composition is good and the lighting and sharpness on the rocks is first class. time well spent on this one for sure.
MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
12 Mar 2007 10:05PM
Cheers Andy and thanks everyone for the clicks/comments.

12 Mar 2007 10:44PM
Fabulous light, stunning stuff!

Platchet Plus
11 5 8 Wales
13 Mar 2007 12:20AM
The pebbles look 3D...fantastic stuff!
Keelo Plus
14 18 Australia
13 Mar 2007 7:08AM
Excellent work Mark, absolutely stunning shot.
VintageRed Plus
12 15 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 6:33PM
As you say, done before but this is a fine rendition.
chris-p Plus
12 66 England
14 Mar 2007 1:27PM
A well deserved HC..
glazzaro Plus
13 70 23 United States
15 Mar 2007 4:13AM
Congrats on the HC, nice work! Spot on! Click!!!

chesh Plus
13 45 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2007 2:39PM
Don't know how I've missed this until now. Excellent
beautiful! what a photo!
13 Jun 2007 3:49PM
Beautiful shot Mark, It looks great printed in Digital SLRs Landscape supplement. Smile

MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
13 Jun 2007 8:43PM
Cheers Gary - I haven't seen it yet, but I'll take your word for it - lol.

thewaiter Plus
16 1.2k 9 England
26 Sep 2007 9:26AM
cracking image, one place that is on my must see list .....
MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
26 Sep 2007 11:12AM
Thanks Kevin.

14 Dec 2007 10:56AM
I was at this location this wek.It is a terrific area for photography.This is a really good photo of a wellphotographed castle.
Michael Douglas from Gateshead
MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
14 Dec 2007 11:08PM
Thanks Michael - it's my favourite place. I'll be uploading a new image from here next week.

ade_mcfade Plus
13 15.2k 216 England
17 Mar 2008 1:29PM
light on that cliff does it for me - when I was there is was dull as chuff and the cliff was just black blob... so I just blacked it out!
MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
18 Mar 2008 9:33PM
Cheers Ade, this is my favourite shot I've taken. Yes I was lucky with the light and cloud. Just out of view there were two surfers riding the waves - now that would have been a good shot Wink

celestun Plus
14 29 14 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2008 10:11PM
Phenomenal depth to this image, the starkly contrasting tones really make the shot for me. it's more than just your average vista, has a certain oomph to it!

Well done!

MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
14 Jun 2008 11:35PM
Cheers Tim Smile

25 Feb 2010 11:42AM
Another fantastic piece, what a talented photographer. I am so envious, can only dream about capturing shots like this.
Great image good work.
MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
1 Jul 2011 9:16AM
Thanks you two Smile


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