Bamburgh Castle (again)

The second of a short series on Bamburgh Castle. (click here for the first one)

Straight raw file conversion (resized and sharpened)

Straight raw file conversion (resized and sharpened)

Bamburgh Castle (blue toned)

Bamburgh Castle (blue toned)

Click on thumbnails for large

In this image I was attracted by the line of rocks leading from bottom left and linking up with the reflection of the castle lights in the sand which in turn lead the eye up to the dark and brooding castle.

The image started out in colour but I felt like the castle lights just didn’t fit in with the beautiful, natural pre dawn glow.  I decided then that I would convert this to black and white. This left the leading line in but took out the distracting colour of the lights. It’s a pity the castle authorities don’t switch the lights of about an hour before sunrise. The light on this part of the coast can be really beautiful, soft and subtle just before sunrise and the harsh glare of sodium lights really look good.

I’ve included the colour image for comparison

Northumberland, October 2013

8 Replies to “Bamburgh Castle (again)”

  1. Teresa Blay says:

    Breathtaking, man…


  2. Mjollnir says:

    Outstanding 😀


  3. The post yesterday was great but this is even better – fantastic – makes me want to pop up there (and play the golf course – it has some great views of the castle 🙂 )


    • John Pickles says:

      Every golf course should have a medieval castle overlooking a windswept, golden beach!
      One more image of the Castle coming tomorrow and I think it’s my favourite (even though it’s in colour)


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