10.11.12 – 591 views.
Holy Island Castle, Lindisfarne, Northumberland, UK on the first day of August 2010. Typical British Summer weather.
The castle is maintained by the National Trust.
Dramatically perched on a rocky crag and accessible via a three-mile causeway at low tide only, the island castle presents an exciting and alluring aspect.
Originally a Tudor fort and part of the national defence for three centuries, it was converted into a private house in 1903 by the young Edwin Lutyens. The small rooms are full of intimate decoration and design, with windows looking down upon the charming walled garden planned by Gertrude Jekyll.
Taken with a Nikon D3000 with 18-55 mm VR lens.
HDR effect using Photomatix to emphasise the sky stemming from a single RAW image. Then messed about with till I was happy with it. I like the brooding heavy sky.
I considered cropping it to present it as a portrait image as this also looked good but ultimately I like the sky too much. I might do another version as portrait.