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Lindisfarne Castle

Probably the most photographed building on the Northumbrian island of Lindisfarne (Holy Island) is the castle.

It is possible, time allowing, to take it from many different angles. I only had a short time available and this is my perspective on the building.

It is now looked after by the National Trust and details can be found at http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-lindisfarnecastle

Lindisfarne Castle

Probably the most photographed building on the Northumbrian island of Lindisfarne (Holy Island) is the castle.

It is possible, time allowing, to take it from many different angles. I only had a short time available and this is my perspective on the building.

It is now looked after by the National Trust and details can be found at http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-lindisfarnecastle

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Oct 2009, 01:23
It is a startling place, Brian, and you have made it even more so with all that thoughtful foreground.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. This is one of the more standard shots available but I didn't have time to explore other ones.
I love this shot, it's such a beautiful scene.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Jen.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 2 Oct 2009, 01:37
Can you imagine living in its shadow like that, Brian?! Wow.
Brian Walbey: I can in the summer Ginnie, but that far North, not in the winter thanks very much, the winds from the East will have started way up in coldest Russia, brrrrrrr!
This is a superbly composed picture Brian. A much photographed site as you say but you have done it full justice
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Bill.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Oct 2009, 08:07
Very iconic Brian
Brian Walbey: The shape of that mount and the castle is well known throughout the U.K.isn't it Chris.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 2 Oct 2009, 10:07
Great shot Brian, but that boat balancing on its keel is phenomenal
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony, I must admit I hadn't noticed that boat until you mentioned it.
Very Well done. The foreground gives it even more character.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Martin.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2009, 10:52
A very iconic building Brian. I quite like your treatment with the Topaz because you use it with a light touch. I looked at the before and after examples on the link you gave yesterday and thought that they were much better before Topaz as they had applied it far too heavily. It's a fine balance between bringing out the detail and making it look totally naff!
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid. I try not to overdo the Topaz, it is a bit like HDR, some images one sees are, quite frankly, gross IMHO. I also dislike too much cottn wool water and static seas and rivers to be honest as well, not natural.
What a wonderful scene Brian! The sky is superb.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
I wonder how many castles have been built on similar 'pimples'in the UK. It must be quite a few.
Brian Walbey: More than we could count on our fingers I should think Chad.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Oct 2009, 12:32
Lindisfarne Castle: a really imposing position (sorry, never seen before), I could imagine a romantic or Gothic novel playing there! The region looks a bit rough (rauh) and waetherbeaten- I like this atmosphere! We may see the harbour at low time.
Brian Walbey: This is one of the most photographed places in England Philine, and the island is on the edge of the North sea and I suspect is very cold, wet and windy in the winter.
  • Conrad
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2009, 14:44
i like the reccesion in this shot ( think thats the right word,takes you from front to back ? )
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Conrad, yes that is the correct word.
What a view they had in the days of old. One couldn't approach the castle without being seen. A great POV Brian.Excellent capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ron.
Nice perspective Brian. I visited here once but it is all a bit hazy now so maybe go back some day. A very important Christian place.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. I believe this is island is one of the first sites of Christianity in our islands.
Great shot Brian. Followed your link which led me on to others. I was surprised to find out just how large the island is - I thought it was small.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila. It isn't that big an island but the vilage is exceptionally large and a lot of people live there which surprised me.

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