Bev Caine  


HELSINGBORG CASTLE by Bev Caine

November 2021 - HELSINGBORG CASTLE

About the Image(s)

Took this more years ago than I can count. We were on a trip to Norway and added on Denmark. In English, this is known as Hamlet's Castle. We were on a bus tour and I shot this through the window. I don't have and data but I can tell you after cleaning it up a bit, I relied on Topaz Studio 2 for the vignette and worked with a non destructive layer mask to darken some areas and brighten others.


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12 comments posted




Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Bev, I like the way you processed the image. It gives it a slightly spooky, medieval feel. I think the highlights are a little too bright, especially the ducks. To me they distract a bit from the feeling you created.   Posted: 11/03/2021 09:43:40



Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Nicely edited. I agree with Mare about the ducks.   Posted: 11/03/2021 11:58:34



Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Put it into competition last night...no comment about the judges, just that it's a nice house. I often wonder why I bother. Got a 9 out of 10   Posted: 11/03/2021 12:00:17



Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I love the sky and that the castle is sharp. I'm amazed you could get it that good through a window. Getting a 9 out of 10 is good - were you talking about no comments from the judges? Did you take it in B&W or convert it?
  Posted: 11/03/2021 16:49:42
Bev Caine   Bev Caine
I actually shot it in color but it was a very muted image. I Shot the color image and it looked terrible so I stated with the basics and sharpened it, converted it to B&W, enhanced the colors the contrast, etc., etc. and posted it. I tried to find the color copy to show you what it looked like, but I guess I loved it so much I promptly tossed it.   Posted: 11/15/2021 20:25:27
Bev Caine   Bev Caine
My reaction to this judge is always mixed....he always talks about having Pop and his comment was that it was a pretty picture but not much more and then gave it a 9.   Posted: 11/15/2021 20:28:57



Bev Caine   Bev Caine
I took it on film in color. Hanging on my bedroom wall and quite faded. Shot the faded print with my Canon T2I and brought it back to life but not happy wo I converted it to a mono.   Posted: 11/03/2021 17:34:52



Gary Schafer   Gary Schafer
This is an amazing shot seeing as it was taken through a window on a bus. I have no idea what a Canon T2I is so I can't comment much on the photo as their is no technical information. I also know next to nothing about processing black and white but am impressed with the results. Wish I could help more.   Posted: 11/07/2021 07:06:37
Bev Caine   Bev Caine
"Processing" B&W is the easy part. Topaz filters work wonders. I actually shot the original with my Canon but photographed the print with my Panasonic DMC FZ200 which is a smaller camera with a somewhat better lens. It was shot at 1/8 se at f2.9 with an ISO of 400. Hope this helps.   Posted: 11/07/2021 08:55:31
Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Canon T2I is an SLR   Posted: 11/15/2021 20:27:00



Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
What a magical castle! I can not believe you took it from car window. Your score of 9 out of 10 was outstanding. I particularly love the clouds. Good job reproducing it from your own photo.   Posted: 11/15/2021 18:51:46
Bev Caine   Bev Caine
It was actually a bus window, making it more of a real catch for me.   Posted: 11/15/2021 20:26:06