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Dunstanburgh Castle

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 30 November 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Slippy seaweed covered rocks on the foreshore at Embleton near Dunstanburgh Castle.

This was a long exposure photo taken using a 10 stop neutral density filter and with my camera mounted on a tripod. The tide was coming in quite quickly and I had to keep looking behind me to make sure it wasn't cutting me off from my route back to the shore.

NIKON D700 603/10 second F/16.0 ISO 200 25 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Oh this is wonderful, Ian.

30 Nov 2011 5:02am

@Stu: Thanks Stu!

Andrew from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Ian, Another great shot from Northumberland. I think I will be heading in that direction on my next trip out I'm only a couplw of ours away. I normally head into the Dales.

30 Nov 2011 7:01am

@Andrew: Hi Andrew, that sounds like a good idea. For photography you can't go wrong on that stretch of the NE coast between Holy Island and Dunstanburgh Castle.

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Another great view and process for making this gorgeous image.
Have a good day Ian.

30 Nov 2011 7:09am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard! (don't forget to let me know which photo from the book you want as a print)

sunstonemaria from California, United States

a gorgeous composition, a beautiful line created by the rock formations leading my eyes to the castle. fantastic path!!!

30 Nov 2011 7:14am

@sunstonemaria: Hi Maria. Thanks for that!

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fantastic composition - really draws the eye in.

30 Nov 2011 7:55am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A perfect composition for an artistic photo-publication ... Bravo!

30 Nov 2011 7:57am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

TOP! *****

30 Nov 2011 8:17am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great view and work

30 Nov 2011 8:26am

Claudiu from București, Romania

A stunning composition and a perfect DOF I smell another best seller, BRAVO.

30 Nov 2011 9:41am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


30 Nov 2011 10:16am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a beautiful path and line towards the castle and your perfect long exposure, Ian !

30 Nov 2011 12:34pm

Eric Laforgue from Ivry en force, France

Il ne manque plus que le monstre du Loch Ness.
Une photo qui me fait penser à certaines prises de Michael Kenna.

30 Nov 2011 12:58pm

Ani from Bordeaux, France


30 Nov 2011 2:17pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant outcome of your "experiment" ... great dof, great acuity, and a captivating composition!

30 Nov 2011 3:54pm

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia


30 Nov 2011 8:51pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

I read one of your articles on composition and I took away the issue/importance of simplicity of composition (even if I don't put into practice myself - yet). If that was a light-bulb moment, then I recognise that component here together with great, strong lead in lines.

Nice one Ian.

30 Nov 2011 10:03pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom


30 Nov 2011 10:03pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition and a great dreamy atmosphere! fantastic work!

1 Dec 2011 3:07am

keith from killarney, Ireland


1 Dec 2011 10:53am

Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

Stunning location; excellent in black and white!

2 Dec 2011 7:58am

k@ from Paris, France

Like a skin - wonderful sensations...

3 Dec 2011 5:59pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Very nice.

4 Dec 2011 11:01am

oční krém from Denmark

fantastic b/w work. Great atmosphere and details.

5 Dec 2011 6:17pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


5 Dec 2011 8:46pm

Claus Petersen from Herfølge, Denmark

Love how I'm being lead into the image in this frame here, it really has a nice sense of depth.

11 Dec 2011 11:55am

Valeria Carolina from Tres Arroyos, Argentina


1 Jan 2012 11:05pm

603/10 second
ISO 200
25 mm (35mm equiv.)