David Price, EPSA  

Lindisfarne Castle by David Price, EPSA

June 2021 - Lindisfarne Castle

June 2021 - David Price, EPSA


About the Image(s)

The centre of the picture was cut out to bring the boats closer to the castle, the sky changed to make it moodier then converted to mono in Silver Efex.

Taken at 1/200 sec at f/13, ISO 200

7 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
David, it's a wonderful image... especially in B&W. I love the relationship to the castle with Candia's grandfather. Moving the boats closer to the castle was an excellent thought! I also thought that your cropping and removal of most of the people was an outstanding decision. Well done!

I wanted to play a bit with your photograph. So, using the original I duplicated your approach of closing the gap between the boats and the castle, as well as removing most people. However, I left the original clouds after modifying them a bit in Camera Raw. I wanted to see how the image would look with the texture of the clouds mimicking the water/mud around the boats. I also played with the lighting of the boats, water, etc. Your thoughts?

  Posted: 06/01/2021 19:32:33
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David Price   David Price
Sorry for taking a long time to respond. I have been very busy this month. Thanks for your work on this. I think you have improved the foreground. The water in my version is too bright and the boats are bright on one side which would suggest that the sun should be around somewhere. Despite this I prefer my clouds as I think yours distract from the castle. I will need to have another go at it.   Posted: 06/21/2021 04:22:59

Candia Peterson   Candia Peterson
I very much like this image, particularly as it is of a building that has some meaning for me. I think your treatment was very clever. I am very much a Lightroom person rather than Photoshop and it would never have occurred to me to cut out the middle of a landscape. I think it is a stroke of genius and makes me want to learn how to do that (ie learn how to use Photoshop which I've always studiously avoided!!). I'm a little bit of a luddite when it comes to AI sky replacement, not something I'd ever do or really approve of (blame the RPS - it's not allowed in submissions except for very narrow submission categories). I think David has done a great job with the original sky so I'm not really sure why reinventing the wheel was necessary in this case. That apart, a lovely shot.   Posted: 06/02/2021 10:17:11
David Price   David Price
Thanks for your comments Candia. Whilst I do replace skies I only replace them with skies that I have taken. Similarly when I create any composites they are only from my images.   Posted: 06/21/2021 04:33:36

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
David, I think you did a great job of cutting out the middle portion and having it look natural. I enjoy this type of work. I like your sky replacement. Well done.   Posted: 06/10/2021 12:28:09

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Truly a winner in Monochrome. and a super idea to cut out the middle ad replace the sky, can't say more than well done David!   Posted: 06/13/2021 13:35:17

Mark Burgess   Mark Burgess
I like the balance you have achieved with the alternative sky balancing the castle and the positioning of the two boats and endorse what you have done regarding shortening the perspective by slicing out some of the mid ground. Its a matter of taste but I would be tempted to shoot that scene as the incoming tide covers most of the foreground and getting down lower would compress the midground. But then I gravitate to more minimalist images often. I like Oliver's higher contrast treatment of the castle but not so much the foreground right handside which is a bit busy for me. I would solve that by making two conversions in Silver Efex and blending them.   Posted: 06/22/2021 21:26:47


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