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Gruyere Castle, Outlook-1



Inside castle building looking out at one of the grounds towers in Gruyerre

Inside castle building looking out at one of the grounds towers in Gruyerre
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9 Comments | Report
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden January 13, 2016
Great photo!
Mirza_Cengic Platinum
 
Mirza_Cengic January 18, 2016
Very nice composition and light.
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt January 20, 2016
I really like your POV here!! The lovely lighting is really 'key' in this capture!
LLOYDWRIGHT
 
LLOYDWRIGHT February 21, 2016
monochrome was invented for this
Daisy00
 
Daisy00 May 24, 2016
Very thoughtful composition, Voted Battle Of Advanced!
ElaineWestPhotography
 
ElaineWestPhotography July 30, 2016
Love this shot! Beautiful composition!
Steve_PFB PRO+
 
Steve_PFB March 03, 2017
Superb shot
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz March 12, 2017
Voted in 'monthly pro vol 29' contest.
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon March 18, 2017
Great Finalist Win in Creative Compositions, Congratulations

Behind The Lens

Location
This is taken in Gruyere, Switzerland, from within a tower of castle Gruyere looking out at one of the other castle towers.
Time
The time of day is around 12.00 am, but for this image because of the overcast sky and the fact that I am taking the image indoors, the time of day is not so important. If the sky had been clear and a bright sunny day that may well have been different.
Lighting
Because the image was indoors and only lit by window light it was very dark and required a slow shutter speed, therefore it was necessary to take another image outside of the sky.
Equipment
My old Samsung GX10 with a sigma 12-24mm lens, no flash, no tripod or any other support. I had to take the image by composing approximately and then holding the camera against the wall to to resist any movement of camera and lens during a slow shutter capture.
Inspiration
The perspective and innovative composition of taken one image from within a tower of another tower which I thought would also look great in mono due the contrasty nature of the scene.
Editing
I processed and turned it to B & W in LR. Then exported to Photoshop to finish any tweeking and mask in the sky from another image taken outside in layers.
In my camera bag
My camera bag now has the Pentax K3, 12-24, 16-50, 50-135 and 50 f1.8 Pentax lenses, plus my sigma 70mm macro lens and a couple of old but still very good Tamron adaptall lenses. Always spare memory cards and battery. I generally use a Gitzo Monopod but also have a Giotto's CF-Tripod with Induro ball head, nodal rail and cable release.
Feedback
The words Composition, Composition, Composition etc comes to mind so always be on the look out for composition and different perspectives, but most importantly something that moves you at the emotional level and never rush, slow down and try different angles and perspectives and when happy look to try and minimize any camera movement using any method to hand e.g. in this I used the wall to steady my camera and lens.

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