Been trying to find what the name of this castle is, but without success.
Taken from across Strachur Bay in Argyll in Scotland. Full zoom, handheld.
Auto levels, cropped (it was originally in landscape), NeatImage-d and then unsharp masked in PS
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TheUnknown (277) 2003-09-15 8:07
Nice shot but what are those lines in the water?
avigur_11 (21954) 2003-09-15 8:15
Great shot. I like the lake very much, so I posted a WS.
gepall (1830) 2003-09-15 9:40
The colours of the mountain the lines on the water and the good detail of the castle are very capturing
christiane (668) 2003-09-15 9:48
the water is fantastic
ronners (10) 2003-09-15 14:07
The portrait orientation works really well, as does the compression added by the long zoom. Unfortunately using a pretty wide aperture hasn't given you any depth of field at all, and the bridge and vegetation are lacking in detail. I also think that NeatImage has ruined that great backdrop - how does it compare to the original? If you only need to clean up part of the shot, consider adding the NeatImage'd version as a layer on top of the original and masking out the parts you don't need.
dominique (11414) 2003-09-28 18:08
It is well done, can be a little too dark the forest but the sun on the castle it is not badly like the reflection in water. the ws is well too.
cdewet (0) 2003-11-01 4:48
A beautiful Scottish landscape, great composition and subject. Boo for the Brittish weather that gave you no golden light to bath this landscape in. But that is the roll of the dice, not your choise, so as presented. I love it well.
ReynardTheFox (260) 2003-12-04 6:34
Well just to put you out of your misery I'm pretty positive its Inveraray Castle by the shores of Loch Fyne - you can tell by the distinctive pointy turrets! - Ive been there a couple of times so I recognised it.
The composition is nice here - the vertical format and the long focal length work well to capture the surroundings of the castle. Its just a shame the weather wasn't more cooperative and you didn't get a stiller loch and more light on the hillside which is a bit too dark. Always the problem with taking photos in Scotland!
joseelias (369) 2004-05-18 16:28
Good image. The composition is daring with the castle "crushed" by the mountain and a very interesting reflection The Neat Image is seen in the textures which are a bit soft. Maybe some more sharpness could bring ou the details.
Steft (5975) 2004-11-10 8:29
Nice picture. I like the white misty lines in the water, it makes the picture i little bit spooky.
- Copyright: Gary Hall (gary) (109)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-08-26
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Canon EOS 300, Canon EF 75-300mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/750 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2003-09-15 8:05
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