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Old Nov 29, 2005, 8:48 PM   #1
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Old Nov 30, 2005, 8:54 AM   #2
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This is your best taken photograph of the most often photographed castle in the UK (so I've heard) Though I would have thought Edinburgh or manyother citycastleswould have been more popular personally purely due to location.

However your position is also probably the most common position in which its taken.Therefore in that competition your probably going to loose to the hugely more dramatic versions out there taken at dawn dusk or the many varying weather conditions Scotland offers.

Still I like it. Nice photograph.
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Old Nov 30, 2005, 10:50 AM   #3
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nice, pleasing image.. nice muted tones and a good composition with some foreground for depth and nice placement of the castle..

sure its been done before, but hey, now you've done it too..


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Old Nov 30, 2005, 11:32 AM   #4
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I like it too. I must say though I agree that to make the shots of the castle something special you needed a break in the clouds which shone down on the castle and nothing else.

Sometimes landscape photography is like that. If you are not too far from there I'd go back on days where you expect showers and variable weather the sun is bound to hit it sooner or later.
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Thanks fellas, it was a bit of a whistle-stop tour I'm afraid so there wasn't the option of going back there again during our trip.

The shot was taken during golden-hour, but I was starting to get a bit frustrated with the lack of sun breaking through the clouds, but that's Scotland for you. You can just see the sun clipping the top of one of the mountains behind the castle.

btw, the castle is FAR more impressive outside than it is inside.
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Old Nov 30, 2005, 8:30 PM   #6
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I would have preferred less of the foreground in the crop as the water with some sort of weeds looks unappealing.

The rest of the photo is great!

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