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Bamburgh Castle Revisited

Converted to monochrome in Lightroom 4 with a final edit in Photoshop CS3. (15/21)  You can see the colour shot I posted of this castle [ here ] to compare the two. In addition to the monochrome conversion I have decided to leave more of the sky in this version of the much photographed castle at Bamburgh.

Bamburgh Castle Revisited

Converted to monochrome in Lightroom 4 with a final edit in Photoshop CS3. (15/21)  You can see the colour shot I posted of this castle [ here ] to compare the two. In addition to the monochrome conversion I have decided to leave more of the sky in this version of the much photographed castle at Bamburgh.

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Jun 2013, 01:03
This one doesn't seem to press any of my buttons, Brian...perhaps the grass needs to be green.
Brian Walbey: Sorry about that Ray, a few others feel likewise, one can't win them all.
I love your view through the cemetery!
Brian Walbey: Yes there are some good viewpoints there.
I liked the coloured image more than this one Brian... but you framed the castle through the cemetery very well....petersmile
Brian Walbey: That's all right Peter, I'm glad you like my choice of viewpoint though.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Jun 2013, 06:52
It's better with that sky included Brian
Brian Walbey: It doesn't feel so squashed up does it.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Jun 2013, 07:41
What I like in either version, Brian, is the POV through the cemetery to the castle.
Brian Walbey: Yes there are plenty of good viewpoints there Ginnie.
a bit bizar for me, not one for cemeteries
Brian Walbey: It made a good foreground to the castle which is the reason I took it from there.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 17 Jun 2013, 08:05
The sky helps a lot Brian.
Brian Walbey: It doesn't feel so squashed up does it.
You can revisit Bamburgh as often as you like as far as I am concerned Brian
Brian Walbey: Another one tomorrow Bill, I must have known you like the place smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 17 Jun 2013, 08:40
Brian the colour for me
Brian Walbey: That's all right vintage, one can't win them all, just like in the Rugby smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jun 2013, 09:53
I think the overall detail works in this image Brian, linking the graves to the castle in the background.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike, that's the feeling I was trying to get with this composition.
The colour wins here. Here is a photo website called black&white or colour and every day the person uploads the same shot in two versions.
http://www.bw-color.com/
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary, I had a look at the link, what a great idea for a website, there are some fine images on it, and I might send the link out to my fellow Club members.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in UK
  • 17 Jun 2013, 10:14
A very grey(ve) view point Brian.
Brian Walbey: Oh dear, the old ones are always the best, or is that worst smile Thanks Richard.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Jun 2013, 11:13
an impressive place looking very English - and a melancholic feel of vanity and decay, esp. on the monochrome photo!
Brian Walbey: Yes this version has a lot more atmosphere i feel, thanks for your comment Philine.
Your treatment has given it a more ancient & timeless look, Brian. Quite a contrast to the coloured one.
Brian Walbey: That's what I was hoping people would feel Beverly, thanks very much.
I do like your view through the graveyard, Brian smile
Brian Walbey: There are some good viewpoints in that cemetery Martin.
Always worth a visit, Brian - and this is a less usual pov.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Tom, although I didn't go in the castle itself I thought the village, and the church were well worth a visit.
Much better with the bit of sky Brian!
Brian Walbey: I think so too Richard.
It certainly looks a very imposing castle from the road side also. I presume this is the church were Grace Darling is buried?
Brian Walbey: yes this is the church John, by now you might have discovered that my Tuesday posting is her grave at the church.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jun 2013, 21:23
Bamburgh is a fabulous place and it never fails to impress, no matter what the weather. I've yet to catch the castle open, though (too much time in the Copper Kettle tearoom!)
Brian Walbey: I didn't go in the castle Alan, but we did enjoy a cuppa in the Copper Kettle.
The colour works better, Brian. An unusual aspect, though.
Brian Walbey: Your probably right Graeme, there is a mix of feelings about the better being either colour or mono.

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