Laurie Meriwether  


Eilean Donan Castle by Laurie Meriwether

October 2019 - Eilean Donan Castle

October 2019 - Laurie Meriwether

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Taken on 8/30/2019 at Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland.
RX100M7, 9mm, 100 ISO, 1/400 sec @ 5.0

Rainy, misty day and I didn't have the luxury to wait for some sun or better light. But this photo reflects what I saw and felt that day.


6 comments posted

Shirley Pohlman   Shirley Pohlman
I have seen other posts from this scene, and everyone is a gloomy day. So be glad you didn't wait around for better light. I especially like the perspective you have with the bridge. I think those I have seen have zoomed in eliminating the bridge. In my opinion the castle would be more pronounced if you cropped about half of the marshy section--that is, if you don't mind turning it into a panorama. I feel that it takes my eyes too long to reach the castle having to go through all the marsh. If you are interested in adding a little color to the sky, I believe there are several software options. I tried using the graduated filter in a couple of directions in Lightroom and changed the temp and tint. I feel that gave it more depth. You may want to leave it the way you saw it which is so typical (I guess) of the area.   Posted: 10/04/2019 16:59:16

Brenda Monahan   Brenda Monahan
It looks raw and miserable and I totally want to go there...

I might crop it a little closer, but definitely keep the bridge.

  Posted: 10/05/2019 14:20:41

Harry M. Stuart   Harry M. Stuart
Laurie: my comment is that the image is too 50-50 with the sky and the foreground. I think the marsh wins over the sky for interest. I also feel that the area to the left of the castle is unimportant and the focus should be on the castle. So I submit my suggestion.   Posted: 10/07/2019 17:56:16
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Cheryl Pauley   Cheryl Pauley
I think it would be wonderful to see this in person! I agree with Harry's assessment with cropping out the sky since there isn't much of interest there. The cropping on the left also places the castle more on the rule of thirds. It's getting late and my eyes may be playing tricks on me, but it seems that the castle is leaning a little bit to the left (?). There is also something blue in the sky between the castle and bridge that I might try to clone out. But what a great opportunity to see and photograph such an amazing place!   Posted: 10/07/2019 23:49:24

Piers Blackett   Piers Blackett
Definitely a feeling of what it was really like that day probably characteristic of most days there going back in history. I like the way the water points to where its going under the bridge...even better with Harry's crop. Cheryl, I think that's a blue flag showing there was a breeze from right to left going with the flow of the image. Its on a white post so it looks sort of isolated, so the post could be darkened or consider exclusion.   Posted: 10/09/2019 11:31:55

Hung Phan   Hung Phan
As for me I like to crop the top and foreground of your picture.Your picture is nice.I like this castle and the bridge.May I bring up your picture like this.Thanks.   Posted: 10/16/2019 23:12:56
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