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Old May 6, 2005, 6:11 AM   #1
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On the Isle of Eriskay, Outer Hebrides, last month.

The civil engineering is by the same architect who did the bridges on the living room floor. There were many more bridges in this fine construction, but not knowing this challenge was coming, I only got the one in the middle of the picture.

Historical note: The rock on the beach visible behind the highest turret is "Prince Charlie's RocK" where Bonnie Prince Charlie landed in 1745 at the start of his doomed attempt to reclaim the British throne for the Catholic Stuarts
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Old May 6, 2005, 7:54 AM   #2
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Alan, Nice composition but a bit overexposed. I hope you don't mind--I loaded the picture into PSP9 and tweaked the contrast and saturation a bit. Here's what I came up with.



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What alovely twist ona beach theme. Congrats to photographer (& architect). I think it would make a great ad. for the Outer Hebrides, (or their equivalent with a fortress....)

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very cool!

it is a bit overexposed...it could probably use about a half a stop less exposure...maybe :-p

other than that, awesome castle! and nice composition!

did you build this castle?

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photosbyvito wrote:
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it is a bit overexposed...

did you build this castle?
I left the 'overexposure'alone quite deliberately, because that's the way the lighting looked - very bright and a little hazy. I did enhance the saturation a tiny bit.

I agree that Cal's modification makes a much nicer postcard, but I prefer my version because I was there in one of the many fascinating sorts of Hebridean lighting..

My 13-yr-old son built the castle.
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maybe just a slight bit darker

of course, what i see on my screen isn't necessarily what you see on yours...so it's tough to tell!

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