I hope you are all having an enjoyable weekend. The weather in N.E. Lancashire has been particularly sunny for the time of year. Painting and gardening has been on the agenda!
Today I am posting a shot which I took when on holiday in Northumberland. This is the castle on Lindisfarne, also known as the Holy Island!
We were marooned on the island for several hours as Holy Island is connected to the mainland by a 3 mile long causeway which floods at high tide.
Besides the castle, there is a ruined priory, a harbour, some shops, pubs, cafes and a winery in the village. It is very picturesque and well worth a visit!
Lindisfarne Castle is owned by the National Trust. Their info tells us:
Following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII, the Castle was built in the 1550's using stones from the demolished Priory. In 1901, Edward Hudson (founder of Country Life magazine) negotiated its purchase from the Crown and in 1902 Sir Edwin Lutyens (the well-known architect) began the conversion to create the Edwardian country house you see today. The Walled Garden (originally the Fort's vegetable garden but re-designed by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911 as part of the conversion) lies to the north of the castle some 500m away. Her plans were recreated by the National Trust and planted for the 2003 season.
For thge shot, the camera was hand held and photographed early in the afternoon.
pp Very little, just a slight crop, cloned out bin, healed a few dirt specks, slight increase in brightness, added borders and signed
Many thanks for your visit. I hope you have enjoyed it.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. :-)
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Dyerco (10185) 2007-11-04 11:12
A very pleasing composition with the fence and walkway acting as leading lines.
Clementi (52514) 2007-11-04 14:13
beautiful this fortless, appeals to the road very to me to cover on foot in order to catch up it.
nice color and pov .
gracious (20025) 2007-11-05 9:13
Very good pov with perfect exposure and focus in this shot!
good clarity, natural colour and details in it!
well done and well seen
Silvio1953 (140901) 2007-11-05 11:40
Hi Bev, lovely castle on the top of the hill, beautiful landscape with great light and splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
lukie (0) 2007-11-05 11:57
interesting place ! The dam we see at the right side, is that the road to the mainland ?
tyro (24398) 2007-11-05 12:58
Now isn't life strange? You posted a picture very similar indeed to this one on TL very recently and it has received rave reviews: this has received some but not quite to the same extent. I wonder why?
This is a wonderful picture itself, perfectly exposed and clear - just like the other - but I think it lacks just a little something. Perhaps it's the way that in the other picture, that fence is more dominant and pulls the eye into the picture - it does here too but perhaps not to the same extent.
I'd love to know the real secret as to what makes one very similar picture more appealing than the other, wouldn't you?
Still, this is a very nice picture in its own right - it's just that in comparison to your TL one it's not got that "I don't know what" as the French say.
macondo (19453) 2007-11-07 4:37
Very nice shot, Bev. I like the light in this one, and the natural looking colours. Gentle colour tones throughout the picture and good viewpoint, although as you say in your reply to tyro, the fence would probably provide a stronger lead-in. You could also move the castle to the left a bit in your composition.
pablominto (53746) 2007-11-09 4:35
An attractive composition with this well known historic place!
I like the different lines leading to the castle on the rock, which surely was a stronghold of standing back in those days...
Is that a comminication tower up there, maybe not such a good idea??
markstaples (15670) 2007-11-12 10:37
The centrally composed image works well here because we have the fence on the right and the path on the left that lead us into the shot. Nice natural colours. Nice work,
Didi (60588) 2008-01-28 18:05
A very nice place to visit.
It's an interesting subject for pictures at different and any moments of the day.
Your POV was well choosen.
romanaa (7984) 2008-02-08 14:10
have you got any picture of Bamburgh castle?
Your picture leads my memory back (long long time ago) to the summer I spent in England as an aupair - I loved it there and the trip to the Holy Island was (with the seals on the way) one of the most impressive moments in my life.
I like your central composition and the way that leads the eye to the top of the hill.
Thanks for sharing.
McHughImages (38) 2008-02-22 9:59
This a great shot with the castle in the middle and the fence and path leading the eye into the picture. An impressive place that I intend to visit one day.
I like your patter as well - very friendly and informative both on the place and the changes you made to the image. If I was to add anything it would be to perhaps increase the colour saturation in order to make the greens and browns a bit more punchy. Lovely image though - I'm almost there.
leo61 (0) 2008-02-28 9:13
A very well composed image,taken from a great POV.The image has a great depth thanks to the road and this fence.Good natural colors,too and fine details to view.
gunbud (34066) 2008-09-08 20:33
What a unique castle beautifully seen as the narrow road winds up to the summit of its lofty perch.
The green foreground contrast brilliantly with the pastel sky.
Fine historical note.
ikeharel (69883) 2012-11-17 1:49
Wonderful location, Beverly, impressively built on hill-top's.
Only it's mast, gave a hint of modern facility there. Also, the wooden fence gave extra depth to the fine image, as it climb along.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (37959)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-23
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D-70, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Northumbrian Castles, On Lindisfarne Island [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-04 10:53