Dunstanburgh Castle, northern England

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  1. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just posting these two oversaturated images out ofr boredom :p

    [EDIT:] Just a comment on colours and light: These two were taken in a warm-ish winter-sun, so colours are real on these, I just pushed saturation a bit (not as much as you might think).

    1: here I was lucky, since the clouds made the sun shine on the castle walls a bit like a spot light
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    Oh please: be bored MORE OFTEN!!!

    I like them.
    Mostly so their over-saturation!
    With a sky like this I find it quite fitting and find colours in reality tend to become this intense in this special light, too. So I believe you the colours! Easily.

    By the way: I am ALL TAKEN IN by your composition of the second photo!
    Going against every rule was the best you could do here!!!!
     
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    Thanks! I added a comment in my original post on that ;)

    I cannot see where the second breaks any rule ;) In one dimension it even follows the boring "rule" of thirds .. and the subject is dead centred, which is very common in a certain type of architectural images where you have converging lines.

    As for the first one, one could argue over the crop, but I wanted to show the whole castle wall, so I did not have much choice...



    OH, and I wonder if this should be landscape? .. but then again, it is not centred on a landscape in that sense...
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    OK, let me put it this way: following all the rules there are (or your instinct or feeling or whatever) when you set out to take Photo 2 was the best you could do! :clap: :hail: :cheer: :thumbup: and all!
     
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    Not sure I deserve all that :)
    :albino:
     
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    Wow. #2 is awesome. #1 is right behind it on the awesome list. :D
     
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    Bravo, clap, clap,clap. Well done.
    Cosmo
     
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    Fantastic spot for photography - nearby Bamburgh castle is great too

    No 1 I think is o.k on the saturation, strong but not too much


    No 2 I like the composition, as mentioned it breaks the "rule of thirds" as the main subject is pretty central - as the saying goes though "rules are made to be broken"

    The saturation on 2 for me though is too strong - the grass is heavily saturated but the effect works well, not exactly natural but very effective just the same . The problem for me though is the colour of the castle - it looks to have a green tint, which for me personally suggests the saturation is a little too much

    simon
     
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    You could crop out some of the foreground on the second one to bring it within "The Rules" but I didn't follow the rules in High School and I am certainly not going to start now.LOL
    Cosmo
     
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    I love seeing subjects lit from sunlight w/ a gloomy sky in the background. bravo!
     
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    The oversaturation works great. Great colour and composition. Although these don't exactly follow the 'boring' rules, the composition is perfect for these. You did an incredible job capturing these beautiful castle. I really like the wider angle on the first. By the way, the lighting is near perfect.

    -Will
     
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    Thanks all :) So I might dig out some more things over time and post here ...

    Hmm, strange, now that you mention it: I processed the image on my calibrated desktop screen, where it had no green tint, but now, on my laptop, it shows the effect you mention. So it is maybe just at the borderline. Maybe I'll try to cut back saturation, at least locally.

    As for Bamburgh, I know that place too, I agree it is great, but everytime I got there in the past 15 years, it was close to sunset and impossible to get only one decent shot ... maybe I should plan my routes differently in the future ;)
     

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