Back Modifications (0)
Views: 68 (46 Unique)  Award Shortlist   

Through the mysts of time.......

By scartlane
This is a pic taken looking out of the window in the northern gate of cardiff castle.
Looking out over the motte and bailey castle mound, showing the clock tower at the castle on the right.
On the left ofthe picture it shows a 1960s (i think) style office block, and then beyond that the millenium stadium.

Ive added a bit of mist using two different layers, blended together using the pin light, and playing with the opacity, black levels.

Let my know what you all think.

Tags: Time Bailey Castle Cool Cardiff Ruin Millenium stadium Landscape and travel Motte

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3880 Canada
8 Dec 2011 2:59PM
Im afraid this doesnt work at all for me Adam, I can see the effect that youre going for, but the mist doesnt look realistic. Also the concept of the mists of time can work with the old building on the right, but including the modern doesnt go with the theme. I think if you has moved to the left (I dont know whats to the right of the old building though) it may work better. There is also some treatment applied that gives the impression of strong colour noise in the foreground hill.

Check out the techniques section here on EPZ for tips on how to add mist, - and there may also be videos in the EPZ TV section.



Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

paulbroad 10 123 1244 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2011 3:41PM
You really should have left that mist off - it doesn't look like mist at all. Initially assumed it was flare on the window glass. Difficult to be subjective after that, but the bank, right foreground, is also very dominating compositionally.

scartlane 7 68 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2011 9:15AM
Fair enough, Sounds like its just not your thing,
Agree wth the anit clockwise rotation, thats sumthing i missed,
thanks for the critique.
is there actually anything any good about the pic?

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.