Six Inch Gun (2)

By woolybill1
Last of this monochrome set from Tynemouth Castle & Priory. Unlike the previous four it is an actual fisheye shot; the rest were taken on a superwide zoom.

If you enlarge the satellite photograph the gun emplacement is clearly visible just above the cliffs at the extreme east. On the non-epz version the gun itself is clear too. Unfortunately somebody has planted the Tynemouth Castle marker on the medieval Priory ruins (look at the shadow!) The castle keep & gatehouse form the structure to the left of the Y-junction of the paths. The building resembling an open umbrella is a redundant coastguard station, just to the right in my photo.

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Specialist and abstract

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10 Jan 2014 8:19AM
Stunning shot and cracking D,O,F

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10 Jan 2014 8:26AM
Rising from the ruins of the past and thrusting pugnaciously into the present.
Stunningly effective treatment, almost post-apocalyptic.
Threat personified.

10 Jan 2014 8:26AM
Bill A really dramatic image. I love the darkness of it.
Brian J.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2014 9:14AM
Beautifully composed...
Wonderful strong image! Grin
Dramatic, monochrome image.The previous images and this form a superb set with interesting narrative.
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2014 9:35AM
Really dramatic work here Bill.

Superb in mono!.

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
10 Jan 2014 10:09AM
very dramatic again....

super piece of work

10 Jan 2014 10:12AM
Duck you suckers.

The quality and angle here are both superb Bill.
Marvellous monochrome with tons of tones and showing the gun to best advantage.


The top line is from a spaghetti western from some time back.
KingBee Plus
11 527 2 Scotland
10 Jan 2014 11:07AM
Like this even more than the first version. The barrel looks almost as if it's projecting from the ruin in the background. Very effective vignetting, too.


danbrann 13 636 17
10 Jan 2014 11:59AM

Quote:Duck you suckers.


It's easy for Dougie to say that................
A well chosen lens together with good processing.

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
10 Jan 2014 12:52PM
Very impressive!
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
10 Jan 2014 1:05PM
Certainly puts a dramatic perspective on things with a fisheye lens Bill.
Could work well on rust I think.
A shot here where barrel distortion is not a bad thing !!
andyf3050 4 11 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2014 1:22PM
This is brilliant! Very dramatic shot, well captured!

Sezz 13 617 15 England
10 Jan 2014 1:53PM
I agree with the others, dramatic effect Bill! Love the point-of-view,

Sarah *
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Jan 2014 3:48PM
Another super image, Bill, think I prefer this of the two, and the 'warmer' toning Wink Looking at the map, it seems to be a great place to visit Smile
Trev Smile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2014 3:50PM
Like this one even more than the last!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2014 4:50PM
The gun is coming out of the darkness - very dramatic and well processed Bill! Smile
10 Jan 2014 5:09PM
Which ever way you look at it, it's a brilliant image Bill.

John Smile
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
10 Jan 2014 5:50PM
A very interesting POV, Bill.
10 Jan 2014 6:28PM
Dramatic capture.

10 Jan 2014 6:39PM
Oh my. I don't know what to say - this is so powerful, so well composed and crafted Bill...

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2014 8:33PM
In your face SmileSmileSmile
Superb Bill
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2014 10:58PM
Boom! Thanks God - NO!
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
10 Jan 2014 11:50PM
A very dramatic mono image Bill, very powerful and one that has certainly gone with a bang!
10 Jan 2014 11:54PM
Your image has intimidated me into nervously handing over my Award.

Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2014 7:30AM
Powerful, intimidating and dramatic. Excellent POV, use of extreme wide angle and conversion/ processing.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
11 Jan 2014 9:43AM
This is a cracker, Bill. It gives the impression of being taken during the war. Excellent!

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