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Rambling in the ruins.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 20 June 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This one had to go hand in hand with yesterday's shot which looked south down the Northumberland coast. today we turn around and look north towards the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, which is a decent walk from the village of Craster.

I really enjoyed working up the final finish on this HDR, just hope that it shows well after the upload.

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Quelle ambiance c'est superbe !!

Bonne journée

20 Jun 2011 5:31am

Luke from Spokane, United States

That rock in the foreground is so interesting!

20 Jun 2011 5:37am

ARIKA from KYOTO, Japan

Well balanced colors!

20 Jun 2011 6:09am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

certainly does CURLY

20 Jun 2011 6:39am

Gobou from Bamako, Mali

A formidable image - love the angle and the excellent treatment

20 Jun 2011 6:53am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

splendide et toujours un excellent travail sur les couleurs!

20 Jun 2011 7:06am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The light just behind the Castle really works so well. A truly good shot

20 Jun 2011 7:10am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

These two shots are a beautiful pair, both with wonderful drama and color.
I understand your frustration with achieving a sharp finish once the post goes up at such a reduced size.
Wish there were some way around that. :-(

20 Jun 2011 7:22am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Awesome capture..rugged shore to start then the lush green out there.. that low ceiling grey sky is awesome..very nice..this must surely be a historical heritage spot...the whole scene is very lovely...

20 Jun 2011 8:17am

Photodotmis from Sennan, Sweden

The place..the stones..the colors..love it..great HDR

20 Jun 2011 8:22am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Curly! Wat a beautiful place! and the clouds make it special ... brilliant!

20 Jun 2011 8:48am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A beautiful pair of landscapes Curly. The treatment here conveys great mood and light. I want to be walking there.

20 Jun 2011 9:01am

k@ from Paris, France

The foreground is palpable, could put my foot on and enter the image for good, i love that kind of sensation.

20 Jun 2011 9:04am

Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

Superb treatment !

20 Jun 2011 9:11am

Stefanie from Paris, France

Great. Again this beautiful landscape.

20 Jun 2011 9:20am

Andreas from Neuwied, Germany

Really nice HDR, great Work :)

20 Jun 2011 9:34am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Great, very cool HDR!

20 Jun 2011 9:50am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

the colours are wonderful, warm and saturated and glowing. Lovely ;)

20 Jun 2011 9:59am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

wow ... mission accomplished - fabulous work!

20 Jun 2011 10:39am

Florence from Paris, France

Excellent point of view from this incredible setting. What a dramatic mood again. Makes me want to jump into your image dear ! Et hop, as we say in french ! :-)))

20 Jun 2011 10:46am

Zora Zoé Schmidt from Greifswald, Germany

Exquisite work under a dramatic sky... my favourite!! :-) *****

20 Jun 2011 10:47am

Z from Shanghai, China

this is a nice effect of HDR...the sky and the rocks look wild but the highlight is the desperate green and the desolated ruins..beautiful

20 Jun 2011 11:05am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Nice work as usual

20 Jun 2011 11:31am

MyTime Photography from Philadelphia, United States

Both are great shots although I like this composition on this one better. Much more interesting than yesterdays. When I was in ireland I found it amazing how the lighting helped or hurt my photos, At the Cliffs of more my southbound shots lacked the green colors but the northbound shots were beautiful greens. I guess its all in the lighting.

20 Jun 2011 11:38am

@MyTime Photography: Much of it has something to do with time of day, where we live here on the north east coast the sun rises fairly fast, so we don't get the chance to shoot good sunsets (not a lot to see looking west), and then in early afternoon the sun is somewhere between WNW and NNW, and generally the light is a little stronger when facing more northerly aspects.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is wonderful Curly! The transition between textures and the low angle of the shot are most compelling! The HDR touches to the forbidding sky make the package complete! Well done! ;-)

20 Jun 2011 12:10pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

wow Curly, what a fantastic HDR-shot.
and this one has indeed a little bit more sharpness than yesterday's.

20 Jun 2011 12:39pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Yes, the colours and textures really spring to life - and you get wonderful depth to this image, Curly.

20 Jun 2011 12:53pm

CheekyMummy from Prescott, United States

Curly - Seems every day I am telling you the same thing - Beautiful! Just beautiful. I can only dream of standing there, seeing what you are seeing and trying to capture the magnificence of the scene before me. Just wonderful! BTW I just bought a new camera, Canon PowerShot G12. I think it will be easier to for me to work with and learn than the Olympus.

20 Jun 2011 12:57pm

Raul from Elmhurst, New York, United States

I like the different layers and the dramatic colors... Great HDR image!

20 Jun 2011 1:11pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

very nice view
i want to be there at soon !

20 Jun 2011 1:23pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

beautiful landscape that shows its colors and a beautiful view! an excellent picture. a hug. Alejandra

20 Jun 2011 1:25pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Just stupendous work on both of these images - yesterday's and todays, Curly...which goes along with the standard of excellence that you have established in all of your images. I always come away after viewing your images with something learned and enjoyed - always the better. I hope you are feeling ok...;-)

20 Jun 2011 1:33pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

A great photograph, it seems a fairy tale!

20 Jun 2011 1:38pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A beautiful landscape with the castle in the background. Splendid composition. Good day.

20 Jun 2011 1:47pm

Abhijit from Nagpur, India

Beautiful HDR

20 Jun 2011 1:50pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful composition . A superb foreground of rocks and I like the ruins in background .

20 Jun 2011 2:04pm

Val37 from Tours, France

very nice landscape and HDR ! Have a nice day !

20 Jun 2011 2:04pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great scene in a gorgeous landscape ... A very interesting HDR ... Someday we'll see if I dare to make any ... Ha hug, Adela

20 Jun 2011 2:27pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful HDR

20 Jun 2011 2:52pm

S.Bernardin from le Havre, France

Excellent,beautiful landscape.

20 Jun 2011 3:40pm

Josh from New York, United States

Wow, an awesome use of HDR.

20 Jun 2011 3:43pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Excellent natural HDR! Love much this terrific view!!!

20 Jun 2011 4:47pm

PANAMEPHOTOS from Champigny Sur Marne, France

Les Highlanders ?

20 Jun 2011 5:10pm

Pixim from Nice, France

A beautiful HDR was colored at wishes, I like this composition with this rocky first one-plan which indicates to us then of what this old castle is made Bravo ;)

20 Jun 2011 5:28pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

The scenery as the "Lord of the Rings". Stunning processing. Really excellent Curly.

20 Jun 2011 5:33pm

akbar nouri from Iran

nice and colorful photo

20 Jun 2011 6:06pm

alex centrella from California, United States

wow..fantastic scenery and processing 5 stars , my friend ..

20 Jun 2011 6:13pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Colours are superb here, a super image! "Dunstanburgh Castle", quite a name!

20 Jun 2011 6:55pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice stuff

20 Jun 2011 7:05pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Love the HDR effect on the rocks, and I like the sun aura around the castle. What a beautiful ruin.

20 Jun 2011 7:07pm

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

Perfect Landscape and great drama.

20 Jun 2011 7:12pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Magnifique. Quelle lumière.

20 Jun 2011 7:37pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

it does...looks a fantastic place to explore.

20 Jun 2011 7:39pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Magnific ! Great processing as well !

20 Jun 2011 7:40pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Love the shot, great composition. Color is great.

20 Jun 2011 8:02pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is definitely a 5***** image ... I really love both the composition and the processing!

20 Jun 2011 8:25pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Just superb!

20 Jun 2011 8:26pm

Smitha from Paris, France

Great skies and great rocks! I love the alliterating "r"s in your title...just begs for a few more like, say, rocks rugged...!

20 Jun 2011 8:44pm

Uistnomad from North Uist, United Kingdom

Nice photo and nice and moody sky

20 Jun 2011 9:31pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

20 Jun 2011 9:34pm

dean musgrove from Simi Valley, United States

Great colors and composition.

20 Jun 2011 10:26pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Surely it did! Beautiful process! cheers!

21 Jun 2011 12:03am

Steve Carey from Fairhope, United States

Nice HDR. Great colors.

21 Jun 2011 12:08am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Very nice HDR Curly! I think you achieved a beautiful balance here for this landscape.

21 Jun 2011 12:46am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I l ike the detail and tones your HDR gave to the scene and especially the foreground rocks!

21 Jun 2011 1:16am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great POV in this landscape.

21 Jun 2011 2:12am

Sam from Chennai, India

What a beautiful view ... Wonderful composition, pleasing colours and a great sky. Excellent processing.
Love it. A Five Stars image :)

21 Jun 2011 2:17am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

It shows beautifully! The light is just gorgeous!

21 Jun 2011 4:37am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Absolutely gorgeous Curly! This is excellent HDR processing.

21 Jun 2011 4:54am

foto forté from Phoenix, United States

Just beautiful, curly....in every way... Makes me want to try HDR:) really well done

21 Jun 2011 8:51am

Silvia Ganora Photography from Domodossola, Italy

Really fine capture and excellent hdr!

21 Jun 2011 1:07pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is a fabulous composition! And the light is Absolutely amazing!!! Breathtaking image!

21 Jun 2011 4:07pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Gorgeous HDR processing, and breathtaking result! The place and the atmosphere created are awesome.

21 Jun 2011 6:37pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Well...but this is not just rambling...it is much more like THE Rambling....Wonderfuil result!

22 Jun 2011 11:39am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

This is excellent! Good work. I very much like the soft foreground.

22 Jun 2011 5:00pm

Daniel Ramos from Ciudad Real, Spain

great HDR Curly, excelent!! Cheers

22 Jun 2011 5:38pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Superb framing!

24 Jun 2011 1:25pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Simply gorgeous, love the texture of the rocks

17 Jul 2011 10:45am

Peter from Västerås, Sweden

Really nice HDR! Great composition and the colours are perfect.

26 Jul 2011 11:00am

manic 3 from Derby, United Kingdom


19 Aug 2011 10:12pm

1/90 second
ISO 800
55 mm