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Lindisfarne harbour and castle

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 1 September 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I decided to liven the day up by grabbing the old Cokin graduated tobacco filter out of the bag, it hasn't seen daylight for quite some time.
Not sure if I really like the result or not.

PENTAX K100D 1/500 second F/9.5 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Une superbe lumière

Bonne journée

1 Sep 2011 5:44am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

love the color.

1 Sep 2011 5:50am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Amazing effect. Beautiful frame and the choice point of view.

1 Sep 2011 5:53am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I like it, this has the feel of very early morning or early evening softness about it, nice composition too

1 Sep 2011 6:11am

PATRICK from miramas, France


1 Sep 2011 6:20am

Charles from Netherlands

Wonderful landscape image. Beautiful colours from the fishing baskets and boat.Good background to.

1 Sep 2011 6:22am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great colors and composition

1 Sep 2011 6:32am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Many interesting details in this shot.

1 Sep 2011 7:10am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


1 Sep 2011 7:19am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Graduated filters bring back memories . . I guess they were like a manual PS at the time. Are those lobster traps (creels?) for real or just decorative, I wonder.

1 Sep 2011 7:38am

@Ronnie 2¢: It doesn't actually show well in this picture, but these are actually prawn pots with a little funnel inside. Had a good long chat with the boat owner who puts them out.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

the bottom half is superb...bags of interest and detail.

(not sure about the top half either)

1 Sep 2011 8:10am

Laurie from Prescott, United States

This is a great shot, Curly! I love the colors and the warmth here. The details of the cages, the little yellow flowers in the foreground, the distant island - is that a castle out there? Beautiful!

1 Sep 2011 11:44am

@Laurie: Yes, this is the castle on Lindisfarne, all on the one island!

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Haha-Cokin filters! I used to have a bag full of them, and completely over did their use(Graduated AND Star AND Polariser). The result was always, err, shit! You've put a real smile on my face thinking about my stupidity!

1 Sep 2011 11:48am

@CElliottUK: Come to think of it, I've never used the starburst filter in around twenty years!

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

has a certain post apocalyptic feel about it :)

1 Sep 2011 12:02pm

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Now, I see the wikings coming. Excellent picture.

1 Sep 2011 12:05pm

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

I don't understand what you're talking about but I like this pic ^^

1 Sep 2011 12:06pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

I think you really aced this shot Curly! The tobacco filter gives it a wonderful warm feel! 5-stars!!!! Bravo! ;-)

1 Sep 2011 12:21pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

How intriguing is the atmosphere Curly! Fabulous details, lovely sight... and I must say that the exceptional tonality has successfully drawn me into the scene!:-) Wonderful work!!!

1 Sep 2011 12:24pm

Phil from halifax, Canada

Curly I have to admit that looking at your photos of this amazing island piqued my intrest! I googled it...and the various groups on the island...and was/am fascinated! Thank you for bringing all this to my attention! Great shots. I really enjoy your work.

1 Sep 2011 12:26pm

Florence from Paris, France

Very colorful setting indeed with this unusual color in the sky... filter ?

1 Sep 2011 12:28pm

@Florence: Yep, an old Cokin graduated tobacco filter.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

It's a good shot with the foreground interest. The filter adds a rather dramatic and ominous sky!

1 Sep 2011 12:30pm

@Stephen: On reflection, I think that I've brought the filter a little too much down into the frame. The top third might have been a bit better and more acceptable.

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A stunning image ... I think that's the color with the view ... Very good and thanks for the explanation... A hug, Adela

1 Sep 2011 1:10pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ...What colors ! Special and beautiful and a superb composition .

1 Sep 2011 1:26pm

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

The filter adds a sense of an impending storm ... a somewhat unnatural light, and very beautiful.

1 Sep 2011 1:38pm

tataray from france, France

Lumière et couleurs magnifiques )

1 Sep 2011 2:15pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very fine use of the filter. You have produced a beautiful image with a surreal touch.

1 Sep 2011 2:54pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

I like the colors and perspective, Curly, with the crates and boat in the foreground and Lindisfarne in the background....I like the filter....gives the image an almost surreal feeling. Sorry I have been remiss for a bit....more computer issues, but this time good ones!:)

1 Sep 2011 3:19pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

The colors are, as always, fantastic

1 Sep 2011 4:38pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Looks like early evening, nice view.

1 Sep 2011 5:05pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Beautiful light and delicate detail. The elements of flowers and fishing make a nice foreground with that hint of castle in the distance. A compelling shot, Curly.

1 Sep 2011 5:09pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

So beautiful! Fantastic colors

1 Sep 2011 6:30pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice

1 Sep 2011 6:41pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Love the processing and the colours, particularly the blue. Great shot Curly

1 Sep 2011 6:51pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I like the impression - to my eyes, it has a warm but slight de-sat look to the colors. Nicely composed.

1 Sep 2011 7:43pm

franz from Baden, Austria

outstanding work once again! love the dof and the wild colours here!

1 Sep 2011 8:10pm

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

nice colors, a lot to look at-well done :)

1 Sep 2011 8:30pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

so lovely

1 Sep 2011 8:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I think it creates beautiful color. Nice!

1 Sep 2011 10:59pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful colors !

1 Sep 2011 11:35pm

Stefanie from France

Great landscape and colours.

2 Sep 2011 8:58am

marci from in, Morocco

I love the colors on this one! fantastic!

2 Sep 2011 10:05am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

What a sky tone... a beautiful moody expanse and with delightful foreground colour and detail.

2 Sep 2011 3:52pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The light is magnificent, splendid shot. Congratulations for the Color Spotlight. Good evening.

2 Sep 2011 8:07pm

@Tede: Cor blimey Tede, I'm amazed this won a Spotlight!

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Congratulations Curly on the well deserved spotlight color. I love the softness of your filter. Very pleasing picture!

2 Sep 2011 8:20pm

@LoulouPix: Thank you very much, I'm really surprised that this was found worthy of a Spotlight.

Henny from Thorn, Netherlands

Curly, you did it again!!!! Great shot! congratulations!! I come to South Shields to have a workshop :-)

2 Sep 2011 8:29pm

@Henny: Thanks Henny, if you ever manage to come here I'll be happy to meet up!

Ol from Aschaffenburg, Germany

i like the filter-effect. i was surprised (seldom a bad sign when looking at a photo) and it suits the whole scenery well in my eyes. nice :)

2 Sep 2011 9:10pm

@Ol: I still think the filter has been applied too far down the frame, I think one third from the top would have been about right.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent!! Well deserved Color Spotlight

2 Sep 2011 11:17pm

@john4jack: Thanks very much Jack.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on your colour spotlight selection Curly! ;-)

3 Sep 2011 2:00am

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you very much Eric, congrats on your anniversary!

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Congratulations for the color spotlight

3 Sep 2011 4:44am

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and, Congrats on the Color Spotlight ! Nice one.

3 Sep 2011 5:43am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you very much Ronnie, it was very unexpected.

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

congrats on your spotlight

3 Sep 2011 7:44pm

@Jules: Thank you very much Jules.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh, I like this. A very nice effect.

3 Sep 2011 9:54pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve, glad you like it. Personally, if I had to do it again I'd make sure the filter only covered the top third, and not 50% of the frame.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Also, congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

3 Sep 2011 9:56pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much.

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Great shot, keep the good work!

3 Sep 2011 10:32pm

@Rafael: Glad you like it Rafael

Dokmateo from Manila, Philippines

As always, your work is beautiful! Excellent toning and colors that's why you make it to the spotlight! Congratulations Curly!

3 Sep 2011 11:07pm

@Dokmateo: Thanks very much for your visit and comment, keep snapping away there in Spain!

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, New York, Canada

Congratulations on the color spotlight, very well deserved, the colors are quite amazing,
as if coming from a dream and yet so real, the sky and fort in the distance seem to be
almost lithographed, the colors are superb !~

4 Sep 2011 3:42am

@Phil David Morris 2011: If I had to do it again, I'd do it differently, see my reply to Steve Rice above.

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

really like the effect here, Curly. Wonderfully imaginative.

4 Sep 2011 7:59am

@Skyriani: Thank you very much, sometimes you have to add a little something on a grey day.

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

Congrats on your Color Spotlight Curly!

4 Sep 2011 9:08am

@Roman: Thank you very much Roman.

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wow...beautiful...Congratulations for the color spotlight!!

4 Sep 2011 2:06pm

@PRASHANT: Thank you very much Prashant.

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Congrats Curly:-) Your doubt was not necessary.. it's a beauty!

4 Sep 2011 4:52pm

@Marleen: Thank you very much Marleen.

saeed from Tehran, Iran

what a nice place.good capture

4 Sep 2011 6:25pm

@saeed: Thanks Saeed glad you like it, it is a small island with lots of interesting photographic opportunities from the old ruined priory and the more "modern" church next to it, to the harbour, fishing boats, the boat "sheds", the castle, the winery, the village and its coastline. It cannot disappoint a photographer.

alex centrella from California, United States

nice effect, i need to get my filters out also ..

6 Sep 2011 4:24pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Fantastic colors,
Congrats on the Color Spotlight !

6 Sep 2011 8:09pm

@Kat: Thanks very much Kat.

Karine from Loiret, France

Very beautiful sky. Georgous !

14 Sep 2011 1:39pm

1/500 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)