Bamburgh 2

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Ken Rennie, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Ken Rennie

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    First image taken 6 minutes after my previous Bamburgh post. Sunlight now hitting the castle. I have also added 2 more images. Both with the only other photographer there, if you look carefully at some of the images you may spot dog walkers in the distance. From the first pastel image to the last one was just under half an hour but a pleasant half an hour at that. _DSC7956-1 1600 sharp white stroke.jpg _DSC7970-1.jpg _DSC7977-2.jpg Critique welcome. Ken
     
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    Great sequence. At first I thought we were seeing the ebbing tide, but then I realized you were approaching the castle.
     
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    Ben the tide was ebbing, my preferred state, but the light had lost a bit of its magic and I was going back to my car but firstly liked the shadows in the sand and then the shape of the river in the sand. Ken
     
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    That's a pretty impressive castle. I like the pastels in the first image with the early light on the structure. I like the scene in the second one but prefer the lighting in the first.
     
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    Lovely images, Ken. Really nicely done. I'm also partial to the first, for the earlier light. The other hiker (photog?) really lends some scale to the scene.
     
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    Hey Ken,

    A very nice continuation. It's great seeing the progression of that early light.

    I like in #1 how you are balancing the scene with that rock in the foreground against the castle in the back. It really balances well. There is a faint reflection of the castle in the water. I wonder if the brightness could be brought down just a hair on the left side in the sky? It feels like perhaps some cloud detail is being lost? Though what I do like in the sky is the strong sense of the light source coming from the left, so I know it's a tricky balancing act while processing to retain that sense of light source but yet still retain details.

    In #2, I do like that pool of water in the sand with those clouds on the left to balance with the castle on the right. I think I would clone out the person in the photo there as for me it ends up being a distraction.

    In #3 I like the sweeping curve of the water in the foreground, and I think the photographer in this does add both scale and an interesting human element.
     
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    I like these a lot.
     
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    The early morning light is a treat!
     
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    Nice series, Ken.
     

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