Shelter From the Storm

© Sharon E. Lowe

Shelter From the Storm

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe December 30, 2003

Very nice, Sharon!! #83530

Rick Riddle December 30, 2003

Outstanding Shot.Sharon. #312436

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict December 30, 2003

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

Kasia Elser December 30, 2003

Great shot - love the perspective! #312492

Ed Heaton December 30, 2003

Extremely nice shot! #312558

Darren Smith December 30, 2003

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 December 30, 2003

Wonderful image, Sharon!! #312647

Paula Showen December 30, 2003

Very dramatic shot, Sharon! Nice work. #312698

Darren K. Fisher level-classic December 30, 2003

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

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict December 31, 2003

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 December 31, 2003

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

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict December 31, 2003

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 December 31, 2003

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

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict December 31, 2003

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 December 31, 2003

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 level-deluxe January 15, 2004

Congrats AGAIN Sharon!!! #331735

Murry Grigsby January 15, 2004

Congrats Sharon!! #332016

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict January 15, 2004

Thanks Carolyn and Murry! #332047

Donna R. Moratelli January 15, 2004

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

Cathy Shotz January 15, 2004

This is beautiful, Sharon, congratulations. #332176

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict January 15, 2004

Thanks Donna and Cathy! #332308

Lori Ditlefsen January 15, 2004

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

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict January 15, 2004

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 January 15, 2004

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

Robert Brown January 15, 2004

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

Ronald Balthazor level-addict January 15, 2004

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

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict January 15, 2004

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

Jean Papo January 15, 2004

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

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict January 15, 2004

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

Colette M. Metcalf January 15, 2004

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

Barbara K. Breitsameter January 15, 2004

Wow this is FANTASTIC! Congrats! #334262

Cathy Barrows January 15, 2004

Congrats! beautiful lighting and comp #334355

Patricia A. Cale January 15, 2004

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

Patrick Campbell January 15, 2004

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

Susie Peek-Swint January 16, 2004

Beautiful Sharon -- many congrats!! #334920

Sherrie H. Penny January 16, 2004

Many CONGRATS! very powerful image. #334969

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict January 16, 2004

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

Rita Richter January 16, 2004

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 level-addict January 16, 2004

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 January 18, 2004

Congratulations Sharon. Easy to see why this was a selected finalist. A beauty!

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict January 19, 2004

Randy - thank you! #340333

Susana Matos February 01, 2004

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 level-addict February 01, 2004

Su - thanks! #356516

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

Uploaded on December 30, 2003 Photo Contest Finalist

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