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21 Sep 2009 8:25PM
Beautiful shot

Scott_Scot 15 4 4 Scotland
21 Sep 2009 8:27PM
The dark castle just adds even more atmosphere.

Crackin' !!!!

steveb 16 343 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2009 8:31PM
Good composition and great light.
martin.w Plus
18 602 25 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2009 8:44PM
Tend to agree with Scotty, I like it like this Smile
11 10 10 England
21 Sep 2009 8:50PM
Beautiful image.
maryg 12 66 18 Scotland
21 Sep 2009 8:55PM
Wonderful atmospheric shot
SWMahy 12 21 2 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2009 8:56PM
It's a bit scary, but I like it!
Ganto 14 769 2 Ireland
21 Sep 2009 9:02PM
You did very well here lassie!
21 Sep 2009 9:10PM
Nowt wrong with this, pretty cool Katy, like it...
21 Sep 2009 9:12PM
Ha, ha, noticed your tags, brilliant...
21 Sep 2009 9:13PM
That'll have them thinking....
DaveMead 11 23 14 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2009 10:31PM
Looks fine to me.
shandoor 11 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2009 10:57PM
Beautiful image with super colours
PD_BARBS 11 14 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 9:11AM
I think this is a lovely shot, love the foreground you used here and you got alot out of the sky.

Can I ask what combination of filters you used, as all my shots (about 100) of Dunluce, were absolute crap.

I would have been delighted to get anything near as good as you managed here.
garymcparland 13 343 3 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 11:53AM
This is very nice, its a very hard place to photograph IMO and i always have to blend exposures. well done

alansnap 16 577 26 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 3:57PM
Nowt wrong with this. You know the joy of photography is that you can get a lot of detail, but that some bits are best left unseen. The silhouette of the castle actually adds to the whole, so don't beat yourself up - just say that's what you intended all along Smile
The Da
RoddBC 14 40 United States
22 Sep 2009 6:01PM
Wow, outstanding shot!

rowarrior 12 4.4k 9 Scotland
22 Sep 2009 7:59PM
Thank you all.

Peter I used my 2 stop and 3 stop grad on this. It was taken quite a bit after the sun had set (8:20 pm acording to the exif data!) which helped a bit. ISO was 100, aperture f/16, shutter speed 3.2 secs
PD_BARBS 11 14 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 8:26PM
Thanks Katy,

Maybe I should have stayed abit longer. excellent stuff
Roly 13 Wales
24 Sep 2009 9:05PM
Lovely shot with super colours,like this one a lot.
Mavis 18 143 2 England
25 Sep 2009 6:54PM
Looks more dramatic like this Katy. A wonderful sky . x
Scutter Plus
13 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2009 7:22PM
Just caught up with this one Katy (and I was hoping to join in but was offered a trip to Greece instead! Smile) I visited this site in December last year but didn't have time to get down to the beach. Still want to though!

I think you are being a bit hard on yourself its a very atmospheric shot IMO
tigertimb 12 40 66 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2009 1:01PM
A beautiful shot Kate, a great atmosphere with lovely colours and reflections and the silhouette of the castle has a strong enough outline to work as it is.
But if you have a lighter version with castle detail it sounds as though you also have the relevant exposures to achieve a little of what you wanted and lift the shadows. Have you tried a bit of manual HDR, adding a 2nd layer with the lighter version which you only get to show through where this image is dark and then adjust the opacity for subtlety? (I can explain how to do this with PSPX2 but do know that Photoshop has the identical feature somewhere!)
rowarrior 12 4.4k 9 Scotland
12 Oct 2009 9:27PM
Thanks guys, and Ben, Greece? pah, it was lovely on the north Antrim coast that weekend!

Tim, unfortunately in even the lightest exposures the castle is pretty dark, although I think I know what you mean, so I'll give that idea a go, thanks Smile
Landlord 13 25 1 Scotland
20 Oct 2009 11:52AM
Excellent image.
fraser 16 631 14 Scotland
22 Nov 2009 11:12AM
Great picture Kate - Like others have said the drakness and the high contrast works well with the saturated colours.

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