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Broughton Castle

Broughton Castle

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Clean composition and crisp light. Works for me!
blackdog: Thanks Martin
Ditto...very nice.
blackdog: Thanks Bridge.
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • 18 Jul 2007, 06:26
Interesting shot & great light - but I'm debating in my head about the rule-of-thirds, so for & against the expanse of foreground and that the horizon is in the middle of the shot. What do you think?
blackdog: Ah yes but rules are made to be (occasionally) broken. It is something I sometimes do if I have what is essentially a landscape in Square format, you will see a few in my archive. So in this case I am happy ;o) Mike
  • Gale
  • 18 Jul 2007, 06:53
Great light, I agree with the rule of 1/3s, however the detail of the foreground adds to the composition
blackdog: Thanks Gale - I felt the same about this one. Mike
Very nice shot I really love the dark tones and there is something about the lighting (or lack of it) that I like.. cool
blackdog: Yes a bit of deliberate under exposure worked a treat on this one. Glad you approve. Mike
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 18 Jul 2007, 08:03
My first thought was "Wuthering Heights" because of the lighting...but I guess it's not "weathered" enough for that. Still, Mike, this is a "WOW" pic for me.

Since I'm now finally experimenting with shutter speed, I'm curious about it here. Do you remember?
blackdog: Hi Ginnie. Oh its pretty old (c1300), but too far south for Wuthering Heights. Because of the bright sunlight to my right I was able to get the strong contrast on the building with the brewing storm behind. Checked the original and it is 1/200 sec at f8, ISO 100. Shot in B&W on a Nikon D200. Focal length 35mm. Hope that helps. Mike
Very dark and moody
I like it
blackdog: Thanks Magnus. Mike
Nice shot. No seriously, a change from faces. I like the illumination on a single facade.
blackdog: A bit like the faces then ;o). Mike
Super dramatic image Mike - really like this one. I don't think it would have worked as well without the dark line across the centre (which I presume is a 'ha-ha'?). That really splits the image into light and dark. Excellent!! David.
blackdog: Thanks David. It is actually a kind of moat - I think it is a river that is dammed further downstream but there is no access to see how it is done. I agree tho, without it I would have lost depth and had to reduce the foreground. Mike
  • mal
  • 18 Jul 2007, 17:15
haunted house! dramatic and moody. mal
blackdog: Ooo dont know about haunted - certainly looks dark and moody in the changing weather. Mike
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 18 Jul 2007, 19:55
Whhhhooooo scary!
blackdog: Its all in the mind.........
Lovely shot Mike however I think I'd have maybe cropped a lttle off the bottom.

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