Bamburgh Castle I

by thingsthatihaveseen

Had a fantastic week up on the north Northumbrian coast at the end of March just before Easter.

I grew up 40 miles from here, and came here for pretty much every holiday as a kid, so it's always very much 'return to the source' for me whenever I manage to get back. First time I've really managed to get back with my camera though, and time to properly use it.

A very strong east wind blew all week. As cold as I've known it this time of year.

I'll start by posting a few mono shots... a few colour shots to follow in a week or so...
Uploaded29/04/2013 - 14:50
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed186 sec
Focal Length15mm

Posted 29/04/2013 - 14:58 Link
Beautiful black and white, brilliant compostion. - mary.
Posted 29/04/2013 - 15:52 Link
very nice, we can feel the wind, ...
Posted 29/04/2013 - 15:55 Link
Terrific long exposure. I love the movement you've caught in the marram grass. Strong composition
Posted 29/04/2013 - 16:08 Link
focus wrote:
Beautiful black and white, brilliant compostion. - mary.

Posted 29/04/2013 - 19:55 Link
This is a really fine landscape Bill. We see many images of Bamburgh Castle, but I think this is the best I've seen on here for two reasons:

1. The viewpoint is different from others I've seen

2. The exposure time used makes it unique

Altogether a great shot.


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Posted 29/04/2013 - 20:55 Link
The long exposure works well with this, especially the way the moving grass and clouds fool the eye. It needs the fixed castle to help the optical illusion, I think.
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Posted 30/04/2013 - 09:11 Link
Thanks all...

Posted 30/04/2013 - 13:26 Link
I like the clever way you have used two thirds of the pic showing the sand dunes and wind blown grasses rather than more of the castle, wonderful shot!

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