Here is a second version of my Lindisfarne castle image following a suggestion from Andy Beel. It does focus more strongly on the castle. I do like the original but I can see how the foreground detail could dominate the composition more than intended.
I like them both, I think I prefer the original (by a whisker). But I am a sucker for black and white pictures with lots of detail. I think need to add Lindisfarne to my list of places to see.
Thanks for your comment. I am a little bit torn between the two myself, I think they both have their merits. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a great place to visit, lots of possibilities for photography.
For me, this has a lot more drama and atmosphere in it. And I think that improves the image.
Thanks Andy. I’m glad I re-visited this image. I do seem to have fallen between two stools. On the day, I took a few shots from this area just of the rocks which had a band of bright orange lichen (I think that’s what it was) and the shapes and textures were good too. That must have still been in my thinking when I took the shot of the castle.
Hi Frank this is an improvement and a slightly different picture with a different feel and meaning to the original.
Why is it that its easy to see changes required in the pictures of others but not our own? Something I certainly find that applies to me.
I’m not sure why it’s easier for others to see possible improvements but I’m really glad they do! Constructive comments are always welcome 🙂