June 28, 2011

Lindisfarne Castle

Digital original
The setting for Lindisfarne Castle couldn't be more perfect, perched on an outcrop spur of rock (though I can only imagine the challenge of digging the well). As I walked out towards it, I was constantly checking the balance of the composition between the wall to the side of the track, and the castle rising in the distance...and eventually, it was perfect!
Digital infrared original, 2 frame stitch
As we walked out towards the castle along the beach, the sky out to sea grew a deeper and deeper blue-gray; in colour, the sky was more leaden than dramatic, but the undertone of blue rendered really dark in infrared, helping me make the above image looking through some old wharf piles towards the castle in the distance.
Digital original
My last photographs, made before driving back to the mainland across the causeway at low tide, were of a sun-drenched field of poppies...though for this composition, I managed to find a background that was almost devoid of other flowers.

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