Pages

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Dunluce Castle


Here is your SkyWatch image.

This is another one of the famous visitor attractions on the Antrim Coast, Dunluce Castle. It's located between The Giant's Causeway and Portrush. Usually to get to this viewpoint you have to climb down the cliffs on the left side ( out of view in this image ). However on this occasion we had an easy walk down a man made wooden walkway. Hence the reason it's not in the above image. We were blessed with the weather and a low tide also. It was tricky to get the exposure right as the foreground rocks were in shadow and the sky was very bright. Using a couple of ND Grad filters and some dodge&burn I was able to balance the image nicely ??

Once again we had to work fast. Why ? The plague of all landscape photographers, the wandering tourist who just walks into the frame and stays there. Because of the walk way it was easy fro people to get down here and we had two families with children to content with this time. We should bring in a law so that photographers can shoot tourists ( and not with a camera ).

In the mean time have a good weekend and see you here next week.

19 comments:

  1. I love this, especially the white clouds against the stone.

    Agreed about the tourists; it always amazes me how oblivious people have become to others and I swear it's worse in recent years. I always walk behind photographers or wait for a chance to walk by when they're *not* shooting... but I hardly ever get the same consideration. It's frustrating.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Another awesome monochrome ...

    ReplyDelete
  3. A great angle on Dunluce!

    It's almost as bad when they stand back to let you shoot - I feel obliged to rush when I always take ages photographing, but they mean well :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful. It amazes me how you can make a sky look GREAT in B&W.

    I like the way you think, by the way. Why not a law that says photographers (even non-professional ones) can shoot tourists (and not with cameras)? But wait! Maybe someone would shoot me. OOPS!

    ReplyDelete
  5. You never disappoint, Neil! Awesome is the word! Otherworldly! are you sure you live on this planet?

    Have a great day!

    Sylvia

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nicely done. Ansel Adams reincarnated.

    ReplyDelete
  7. It does look very midevel. Yes, sometimes people get in the way of picture taking, but sometimes they help with the size perspective.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Well done. I love the scene and would love to see that castle.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great landscape and great B&W work.

    ReplyDelete
  10. All of your photos are so inspiring. I'm sure I will visit again and again.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is so dramatic! And you remind me of my husband, he would like to shoot tourists without a camera too.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Absolutely fabulous photo - I've been there, and yes, you did it justice (I would have been the tourist in someone else's shot :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. well worth it in the end :)
    very dramatic

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a shot! Always tricky dealing with that harsh direct sunlight.

    as for the tourists...most are not photographers, so they care little about our quest.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thank you for remember me my trip to Ireland many years ago
    nice picture!!

    ReplyDelete