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Duffus Castle

Jumped in the car last night for a 'sunset shoot' but without a plan of 'where'. Ended up at Duffus Castle, not far from RAF Lossiemouth and managed these two:

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Re: Duffus Castle

Both good images but I prefer the 2nd, Steve. The setting sun bursting through the notch in the skyline is a nice touch and there is no obvious effect of an ND grad upon the stonework of the castle.
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Re: Duffus Castle

Both beautiful images I lurve the sneeky sun in 2
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Re: Duffus Castle

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Both good images but I prefer the 2nd, Steve. The setting sun bursting through the notch in the skyline is a nice touch and there is no obvious effect of an ND grad upon the stonework of the castle.
Many thanks John. I fully agree - No 1 made it in due to the better cloud formation but the 2 stop hard grad meant I needed to do a fair bit of shadow and exposure recovery in PP. I swapped to a soft grad for No 2 which balanced things more acceptably. I tried to get a star burst effect in 2 by selecting F16 - nearly managed!

(I have just realised I uploaded the 'wrong' edit version of No1. Correct one now included.)
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Re: Duffus Castle

Thanks Chevvy - you commented whilst I was posting!
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Re: Duffus Castle

2nd for me also. Did you hang around after the sun had set to see if it illuminated the clouds?
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Re: Duffus Castle

Wonderful...No 1 for me but its a close call
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2nd for me also. Did you hang around after the sun had set to see if it illuminated the clouds?
Yes David, but not much happening with the upper clouds and I had an idea for another location I wanted to try, which also didn't work out last night. There was some great colour across the horizon though and I raced down to the cliffs at Cummingston (previous post location) but was just a few minutes late to do it any justice.
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Re: Duffus Castle

I'm going for #1, it has more "feel" to it.
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Re: Duffus Castle

Yea - nr 1 for me too - but they're both great landscape shots.
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