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Edinburgh Castle

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 6 July 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Last one of The Castle for the present.
I had a bit of a play and although I was originally looking at processing in monochrome, I liked the look when I desaturated the image it seemed to bring out the greens in a way I liked.

Canon EOS 500D 1/200 second F/6.3 ISO 400 28 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The foundations look secure, must say !

6 Jul 2012 5:24am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A beautiful view of the castle. Excellent.

6 Jul 2012 6:09am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

That wall is moulded to the terrain - they certainly knew what they were doing when they constructed the place.

6 Jul 2012 6:19am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

C'est imprenable ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

6 Jul 2012 6:30am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It looks fine Doug, even if the weather didn't want to play its part. This has been a good interesting series in one of my favourite cities (I visit quite often to see my cousin there).

6 Jul 2012 7:47am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I like the processing, great view of the castle, I like the outline against the sky

6 Jul 2012 8:53am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom


6 Jul 2012 9:21am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent view ... A pleasure to live up there ... in this castle flavored myth! Best regards, Adela

6 Jul 2012 10:16am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful image ! this castle looks so incomparable

6 Jul 2012 11:04am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

great viewpoint. It looks impregnable

6 Jul 2012 11:09am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lovely perspective. I enjoy all of the architectural features and details.

6 Jul 2012 11:26am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Yes - excellent treatment that captures a beautiful sense of history.

6 Jul 2012 11:28am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,Old West Wales boy, Germany

A breath taking view !!

6 Jul 2012 11:39am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A dramatic image that takes it all in from a great vantage point. I like your desaturation result, too.

6 Jul 2012 11:48am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Your treatment works really well, the texture in the stone, rock and foliage really stand out.

6 Jul 2012 11:50am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The PP reminds me of those ?Victorian? hand-tinted prints

6 Jul 2012 11:51am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle muraille et iamge aave cle fond rocheurx sueprb iamge de cette forteresse.

6 Jul 2012 12:00pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Yes, you did well here not to desaturate totally, Doug. You've really brought a fantastic atmosphere to the shot and allowed the details and castle to stand out against the surrounding elements. Well done!

6 Jul 2012 12:21pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Me thinks it is built on 'solid ground' ... well composed and processed!

6 Jul 2012 12:46pm

Eko from Finland

Mahtava 'Historiallinen-Monumentti'.
Kauniisti ja taitavasti kuvattuna.
Terveisin Eko

6 Jul 2012 1:21pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très beau ce château sur son promontoire!!

6 Jul 2012 1:38pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful ! This processing is great !

6 Jul 2012 1:48pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

yes, this processing work fine for this shot

6 Jul 2012 2:37pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

beautiful, the view must be stunning... nice processing that makes it more dramatic...

6 Jul 2012 2:40pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

A beautiful scenic....very nice composition.

6 Jul 2012 3:02pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

I also, like the green hues included. A dramatic and effective capture.

6 Jul 2012 3:14pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh my Goodness! Those great walls almost blend into the rock1 How amazing this is...Just a fantastic composition, Doug. I also like the outline against the sky at top...Beautifully composed, sir!

6 Jul 2012 4:40pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous view of this majestic Castle !!! Excellent photo to end this amazing series ...

6 Jul 2012 4:52pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent framing to show off the formidable challenge that attackers would have had in approaching this castle! Well done Doug! ;-)

6 Jul 2012 6:32pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Thanks for the trip round Auld Reekie,We have a nephew who lives there and I think it's time we paid him a visit.

6 Jul 2012 6:38pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

It is a fabulous view looking up towar the castle. Been a great series.

6 Jul 2012 7:28pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

I think you caught a nice image Doug, the sky didn't do you any favors but we all experience that from time to time. I agree the greens are spot on and the castle looks great.

6 Jul 2012 7:46pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Impressive scene and photo; great dramatic view!

6 Jul 2012 7:58pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

noch ein sehr gute Aufnahme aus dieser Serie.

6 Jul 2012 10:04pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

One of my favorites Doug, desaturating the image was a grand idea, it really brought the dramatic view of that wall.... and the entire scene just looks so natural! Very impressive!

6 Jul 2012 11:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I agree. I really like the tones. It is amazing that the castle was built on that rock. This angle creates a very dramatic image.

6 Jul 2012 11:24pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

I like the perspective! Wonderful view of this majestic castle!

7 Jul 2012 12:47am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Awesome perspective! I love this shot!

7 Jul 2012 12:57am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

I think this view is the most photographed, and your colours look very natural like this.

7 Jul 2012 3:58am

Joyce from Montana, United States

I really like the way the castle is blended in with the cliff, as one, in tone and structure and imagination. Love that castle!

10 Jul 2012 11:53am

Canon EOS 500D
1/200 second
ISO 400
28 mm