Badgrandad
Badgrandad

Kilchurn Castle



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22 Comments | Report
debrobinson
 
debrobinson July 08, 2016
Awesome gallery ..so colourful
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana July 18, 2016
Nice reflection! Well done!
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi July 24, 2016
This is a wonderful capture you nailed it.
kellycoventry
 
kellycoventry August 02, 2016
Gorgeous!
heavenlyraine
 
heavenlyraine August 02, 2016
Outstanding shot and reflections!
Daisy00
 
Daisy00 August 08, 2016
WOW!
smilersam
 
smilersam August 12, 2016
Great shot, voted dramatic landscapes.
LUsherLamacraft Premium
 
LUsherLamacraft August 16, 2016
Wonderful shot!
susanhart
 
susanhart September 05, 2016
Love this
Cavanrose
 
Cavanrose September 10, 2016
Beautiful !
brummieboy
 
brummieboy October 20, 2016
Breathtaking
brummieboy
 
brummieboy October 20, 2016
Breathtaking
traceybryant
 
traceybryant October 23, 2016
Stunning
David_Blakley_Photography Platinum
 
David_Blakley_Photography November 07, 2016
Magnificent capture of this castle's mirrored reflection!
CMM456 PRO
 
CMM456 November 16, 2016
Stunning image - congrats
Mikel7
 
Mikel7 January 13, 2017
Wow! This is excellent!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon February 19, 2017
congratulationson your Mountains and the Sea Finalist Win ... beautiful image...
kerryscott
 
kerryscott May 31, 2017
A stunning photograph & beautiful landscape
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon June 08, 2017
Congratulations on your reflective skill Finalist win
Badgrandad
Badgrandad May 27
Thank you very much.
Smert
 
Smert August 30, 2017
Incredible
Badgrandad
Badgrandad May 27
Thank you very much.
lonniemagistad Platinum
 
lonniemagistad January 26, 2018
You captured perfection!!!! Your gallery was such a pleasure to see how you look at the world!!! I look forward to seeing more.
Badgrandad
Badgrandad May 27
You are very kind and apologies for the late reply, cheers, Rod.
HuaweiP30Lite
 
HuaweiP30Lite May 20
Is that castle in Scotland?
Badgrandad
Badgrandad May 27
Yes it is, you can find it on Loch Awe.

Behind The Lens

Location
This is Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe in Scotland.
Time
We were on holiday with family so I had limited opportunities and time and as a result this was taken mid morning about 10.30 am, though it was a beautiful still morning, but would have been better nearer sunrise, cest la vie!
Lighting
The light was to my right giving side lighting, so emphasised detail and gave nice reflections.
Equipment
Manfrotto 055B pro tripod, Samsung GX10, Sigma 18-50 EX DC Macro f2.8 and cable release.
Inspiration
The beautiful setting which we had passed several times and on this occasion a lovely still morning.
Editing
Just the basics tweaking the exposure and white/black points plus a little dodging and burning.
In my camera bag
Now days it is the K3 with Pentax 12-24, 16-50, 50-135 and sigma 70 mm macro.
Feedback
This would have been wonderful first thing in the morning near sunrise, unfortunately I could not take advantage. So to do it right plan your shot by Planning i.e. watch local weather conditions for particular locations and checking sunrise times and direction for a particular time of year using programs/apps such as The Photographers Ephemeris. Arrive early, ensure adequate clothing for the conditions, making sure you have the equipment desired and spare batteries and memory cards.

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