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Beautiful Light and Shoreline
  Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland, England
Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland, England
© Simon Stafford
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    This must have been a beautiful evening to be out and about. What a wonderful moment. All the best.

7/7/2006 4:24:21 PM

Kerry Drager
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Hi Simon,
I agree with Curtis ... such a tremendous photo! In fact, this will make a great subject for BetterPhoto's "Where in the World" quiz.

Hi Everyone,
Have fun trying to figure out the location of this beautiful scene! Simon and I will be checking into this photo-discussion thread from time to time to see how things are going. Eventually, after the guesses are all in, we will report back here with the correct answer.

Meantime, have fun posting your guesses here.


Kerry Drager,

10/3/2006 11:47:59 AM

John Smith

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This is Dunstanburgh Castel, Northumberland in the UK

10/4/2006 3:27:30 AM

Linda D. Lester
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Heaven...just beautiful!

10/4/2006 5:15:16 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Truly beautiful image, great waterflow and dramatic lighting!

10/4/2006 10:29:02 AM

John W. Brass
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John is correct. This is a place which I have visited quite often, Dunstanburgh Castle on a beautiful stretch of the Northumberland coastline between Craster and Embleton and a truly fantastic image!

10/4/2006 4:15:54 PM


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Mont Saint Michel

10/4/2006 4:18:17 PM


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Looks like heaven to me! Incredible.

10/4/2006 5:39:55 PM

Lynn R. Powers
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I wanna take pictures like that! I believe it was taken off the northern coast of Scotland from the Island of Skye.

10/4/2006 9:44:22 PM

Louis Poulin

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I believe this picture was taken on
one of the Hawaian islands called that correct??
-Louis,Ottawa Canada.

10/4/2006 11:57:15 PM

Helen N. McHugh
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What a beautiful capture! I believe it is Dunstanburgh Castle in Nothumberland in England!

10/5/2006 12:42:34 PM

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10/17/2006 9:43:14 AM

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Well done to those of you who identified the location as Dunstanburgh Castle, on the north Northumberland coast, England, U.K.

This is the view of the ruined castle from the Craster side looking north. The picture was taken on the winter Solstice (21st December) in the immediate aftermarth of a fierce storm that had left me wet and cold from the driving. freezing rain (nothing unusal for the North Sea coast in December!). The strong wind was pounding the waves on to the rocks and generally making conditions quite difficult. A slow shutter speed was used to allow some motion blur in the water, whilst I used the hyperfocal focus technique to ensure maximum depth of field for my chosen aperture of f/16. Exposure was established by taking spot meter reading from the castle and the white water and averaging the two readings. The wonderful light is due to the sun which had just risen above the horizon, and was casting long raking shadows across the waves and rocks.

By the time I had finished shooting my fingers were so numb with cold that I could not detach the camera from my tripod, so I had to lift my equipment on to my arms to carry it back to my car.

The pictures were more than worth the discomfort I experienced whilst shooting them!



10/26/2006 2:51:18 PM

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11/2/2006 8:48:31 AM

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