Whilst on holiday with my family in Northumberland, we spent an afternoon in the village of Bamburgh. We started by having a picnic on the beach by the castle, and then spent time going into shops and enjoying the quiet atmosphere of this lovely village. As I stood on the corner near a green grocers, just across from the church, I looked back towards the castle. I noticed this scene. I was taken with the contrast of the small cottage and barn immediately ahead of me, and the strong, tall castle behind it. What history both have experienced. I was told that now, part of the castle has been developed into apartments, and for those who have the money enough to afford a home there, they are well cared for. I love the subtle contrast of this scene, and the ivy which seems to have reclaimed a portion of the cottage. The stone work is stunning with all its colour and character.
This is a HDR image combining 6 bracketed shots using Photomatix Pro for Macs. Slight adjustments in lighting and contrast were made using the enhanced details tool.
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens
1/6, 1/10, 1/15, 1/25, 1/40, 1/60