Shelter From the Storm

© Sharon E. Lowe

Shelter From the Storm

Carolyn M. Fletcher Student 12/30/2003 2:30:12 PM

Very nice, Sharon!! #83530

Rick Riddle 12/30/2003 3:05:26 PM

Outstanding Shot.Sharon. #312436

Sharon E. Lowe 12/30/2003 3:45:24 PM

Carolyn and Rick - thanks so much! It did pour after this but we were able to take shelter in the castle! #312474

Kasia Elser 12/30/2003 4:03:33 PM

Great shot - love the perspective! #312492

Ed Heaton 12/30/2003 5:10:33 PM

Extremely nice shot! #312558

Darren Smith 12/30/2003 5:33:51 PM

Nice, dramatic shot Sharon. I haven't been to Chepstow for since I was a kid, I think I will have to make the effort and get there.

Good work Sharon. #312571

Colette M. Metcalf 12/30/2003 6:52:57 PM

Wonderful image, Sharon!! #312647

Paula Showen 12/30/2003 7:13:40 PM

Very dramatic shot, Sharon! Nice work. #312698

Darren K. Fisher 12/30/2003 9:52:26 PM

WOW this is great. I think for me it is all about the perspective. #312809

Sharon E. Lowe 12/31/2003 4:01:59 AM

Kasia, Ed, Colette, and Paula - thanks so much for your nice comments!

Darren - it is a great castle to visit so you should go back! We were visiting family in Wales over Christmas so not too much time for sightseeing but we managed to get to the castle, At Bristol (great museum), and Tintern Abbey, one of my favorite places to visit around that area.

Darren - I love my new 14mm lens which allowed me to get this shot - I have a 20mm that I always love to use on the film camera but I really missed the wide angle on the digital with the cropping factor. Now, I can get the same effect on my digital! I liked the perspective too but think it really worked because I had the light behind me and the clouds behind the castle. There was a rainbow but it was well to the right of the castle and by the time we got to a point where I could have included it, it was gone! #312952

clifton Mair 12/31/2003 4:15:56 AM

Brilliant powerful shot! Great light! Love that lens of yours :) #312968

Sharon E. Lowe 12/31/2003 4:30:57 AM

Cliff - thanks! I've heard the lens is a bit soft around the edges if you use it on a film camera or full frame digital but I thought it performed brilliantly on my D60! #312989

Donna R. Moratelli 12/31/2003 4:50:41 AM

Wow, excellent image Sharon!The light is beautiful! Your going to really love that lens. #312999

Sharon E. Lowe 12/31/2003 4:59:15 AM

Donna - thanks! I used it a lot on the trip so that I could relearn how to use a really wide angle lens again - I'm always amazed at how close I can get with the superwides! I just wish I had found some cooperative sheep or cows to do some close-ups but the sheep on my sister-in-law's farm wouldn't let me close enough and I never managed to walk to the farm with the cows (too much rain!). #313014

Donna R. Moratelli 12/31/2003 5:17:11 AM

Sharon, It did perform brilliantly with the D60 and the image is tack sharp.
Wait til spring when the landscape is bright green and lush and you'll soon beeing seeing cows & sheep all over and in the beautiful Spring light..

You'll get used to lens very quickly because it's so much fun to use..

You have the same philosophy as me and in time you'll find yourself not letting go of that wide angle for a while and start finding great subjects to shoot everywhere, because wide angles are a super creative instrument for super creative individuals like us.

I just started using mine at dusk and it has been a lot of fun because now I can see things on the screen that I couldn't see real well for real. YOu should try using it at night because that's another subject that you are real good at shooting!!

Have fun with it. I'm glad that you finally got it. Have a safe, happy and HEALTHY NEW YEAR! #313022

Carolyn M. Fletcher 1/15/2004 4:08:49 AM

Congrats AGAIN Sharon!!! #331735

Murry Grigsby 1/15/2004 5:42:35 AM

Congrats Sharon!! #332016

Sharon E. Lowe 1/15/2004 5:48:11 AM

Thanks Carolyn and Murry! #332047

Donna R. Moratelli 1/15/2004 5:56:24 AM

Excellent SHaron!! Congratulations. I knew that this one would be selected. #332094

Cathy Shotz 1/15/2004 6:09:34 AM

This is beautiful, Sharon, congratulations. #332176

Sharon E. Lowe 1/15/2004 6:29:55 AM

Thanks Donna and Cathy! #332308

Lori Ditlefsen 1/15/2004 6:59:14 AM

I missed this one. Nice shot Sharon and well deserving. #332426

Sharon E. Lowe 1/15/2004 7:12:58 AM

Lori - thank you! I missed many shots in December and haven't had time this month to look either so I enjoy at least seeing the finalists and winners. #332462

Kathleen Clemons 1/15/2004 7:55:13 AM

Sorry I missed this one, Sharon- it's wonderful! Congrats to you! #332588

Robert Brown 1/15/2004 8:00:05 AM

Great shot, Sharon. I liked this one the first time I saw it. #332622

Ronald Balthazor 1/15/2004 8:13:44 AM

Congratulations, Sharon. Good luck with all of your images. #332696

Sharon E. Lowe 1/15/2004 8:23:23 AM

Kathleen, Robert and Ron - Thanks tons for your nice comments! #332739

Jean Papo 1/15/2004 10:06:52 AM

Congratulations, Sharon, on this great image...love the subject, the majestic background so kindly supplied by mother nature and captured by you! Well done! #333138

Sharon E. Lowe 1/15/2004 10:15:16 AM

Jean - thank you so much for your nice comments! #333165

Colette M. Metcalf 1/15/2004 3:31:12 PM

Congrats to you Sharon on this wonderful image!! #333940

Barbara K. 1/15/2004 5:48:45 PM

Wow this is FANTASTIC! Congrats! #334262

Cathy Barrows 1/15/2004 6:27:18 PM

Congrats! beautiful lighting and comp #334355

Patricia A. Cale 1/15/2004 8:32:45 PM

Great shot of a great castle, Sharon. The perspective is fantastic. Congratulations!! #334517

Patrick Campbell 1/15/2004 9:44:51 PM

Two thumbs up! Wonderful light.... #334618

Susie Peek-Swint 1/16/2004 2:57:59 AM

Beautiful Sharon -- many congrats!! #334920

Sherrie H. Penny 1/16/2004 3:41:17 AM

Many CONGRATS! very powerful image. #334969

Sharon E. Lowe 1/16/2004 4:16:50 AM

Colette, Barbara, Cathy, Pat, Patrick, Susan, and Sherrie - thanks so much for you nice comments! #335037

Rita Richter 1/16/2004 7:32:11 AM

Congratulations Sharon I too missed it before, but it's a great wideangle image! It made me smile when you mentioned the rain, because it ALWAYS seems to rain in Wales whenever we've been there.........Rita #335435

Sharon E. Lowe 1/16/2004 8:14:44 AM

Rita - thanks! We were in the UK for 8 days and it was sunny just one day! We've been over in the summer and had much better luck but Wales reminds me of the tropics in that it seems to rain every day, even if just for a short time! #335516

Randy Walton 1/18/2004 6:35:52 AM

Congratulations Sharon. Easy to see why this was a selected finalist. A beauty!
Randy
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Sharon E. Lowe 1/19/2004 12:40:46 PM

Randy - thank you! #340333

Susana Matos 2/1/2004 2:19:02 AM

Love this catch!! LOve the light and the photo "cuted" in two, with no third or any other rules .... Congratulations,
Cheers from Portugal, Su #356407

Sharon E. Lowe 2/1/2004 5:11:42 AM

Su - thanks! #356516

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Chepstow Castle, Wales; f/8, 1/250 second, ISO 200, Sigma 14mm wide angle lens

Uploaded on 12/30/2003 2:02:02 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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