Bamburgh Castle - Dawn

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My first ever dawn outing - A mild morning on the Northumberland coast. Taken with K-30, DA 18-55mm.

Comments very welcome as very new to photography
14/03/2013 - 22:52ZaccaV
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/100
Focal Length30.63mm


Link Posted 14/03/2013 - 22:57
Think the composition is really good but the sun is overpowering the shot for me. The horizon needs levelling as well. Wonder how this would look in b&w


Link Posted 14/03/2013 - 23:52
It's a very good start! Shots directly into the sun are always difficult, particularly with zoom lenses that can be prone to flare. I've checked the horizon and it is pretty level; I think it's an optical illusion that makes it look slightly off.

Regarding composition, I think it would be even better if the castle was positioned on an intersection of a third; as it is it is a bit too far to the right.

All in all, it's an excellent image.


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Link Posted 15/03/2013 - 12:14
I concur with David!

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Link Posted 15/03/2013 - 13:21
Thanks for the feedback guys, still learning and I suspect always will be.

Any suggestions for sunrise shots into the sun like this? Would using a prime be better? How about a filter of some sort (not bought any yet but plan to) would that help capturing the sun better?


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Link Posted 15/03/2013 - 14:27
Very beautiful
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Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 00:16
Beautiful capture indeed. - mary.

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Link Posted 28/04/2014 - 18:19
Nice mood, just stumbled on this but I like the shot. Framing of the castle in the puddle is quite good and the other puddle leads the eye in nicely. I will be up there in June and planning to do a dawn shoot as well. I suspect it will be a lot earlier in the day though!

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