Taken at Dunstanburgh, on the Northumberland Coast one evening in May, while the pink Sea Thrift visible in the foreground was in flower.
I used a 0.9 Neutral Density Grad filter to hold the detail in the sky, which was much brighter than the foreground. An 81b warm-up filter was also used, although looking at the photo, a stronger 81c might have been better.
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doreeneden (1022) 2004-06-26 10:37
Beautiful sky and lovely colouring.
Jan100 (158) 2004-06-26 10:59
This is such a unique picture and you almost feel at peace looking at its unspoilt beauty. Well done
nmess (2301) 2004-06-26 11:22
This is really nice James. The bright colors are very appealing and balance well the cloudy blue sky. I' like perspective from the shore giving a sense of place with the ruins in the background. The DOF is good, but the flowers and foreground seem a bit blurred to my eye.
jrj (34841) 2004-06-26 12:27
Special clouds over the fine landscape. Good job with all details included. Nice pix James
cecile (4193) 2004-06-26 12:41
joli paysage, belle notion de mouvements avec ces nuages
dominique (11414) 2004-06-26 15:53
Etrange photo , les nuages sont vraiment beau ,j'aime la place reservée a ce beau ciel , il y a aussi de bonne couleurs , bien vu .
RobBrown (1797) 2004-06-26 16:08
I think the Norththumbrian tourist people would like to use this as a postcard for the area it is enchanting, showing the best of the wide open wild landscape of that piece of coast.
Hanssie (10401) 2004-06-26 16:11
Mmmmm, what a sky, beautiful.
And I like the foreground with the view on the castle, nice done, James !
mikee (2354) 2004-06-26 23:24
Beautiful landscape well captured. Wonderful vivid colors and the sky looks impressive with those cloud formations. Great composition.
elroyie (2750) 2004-06-27 13:24
Very good picture, with very good sky and interesting clouds, the composition is great and the colours are very good.
EMA (313) 2004-06-28 11:44
I wish this photo was sharper because it is so beautiful. The clouds have really made this photo. Good job!
Rolf (46) 2004-07-25 10:11
Very good picture, marvellous clouds ... and beautiful composition. I like this very much!
Toonboy (2539) 2004-09-01 16:56
Have never taken a shot from the south side I think I will have to try it seeing what a good job you made of this
Tim (469) 2004-10-27 22:55
A fairy-tale like setting and wonderfully seen and displayed. Great job! God's best to you James,
Valentia (1522) 2004-10-29 9:51
The ND filter works very well. Great composition and feel from the picture.
- Copyright: James McQuillen (j_mcquillen) (383)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-00
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Minolta Dynax 500si, 28-80mm, Fuji Superia 100, 0.9 ND Grad
- Exposure: f/19
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Castles and Palaces, The sky, CLOUDS OF BEAUTY, Northumbrian Castles, Killer Clouds II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-06-26 10:22
- Favorites: 1 [view]