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Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle
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Copyright: Gilbert Isaacs (gcifromsocal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 361 W: 0 N: 661] (2406)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-30
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon PowerShot A80
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-12-12 6:04
Viewed: 2999
Points: 29
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a shot of just a small area within Windsor Castle that I shot on our first trip to England. It was a very hot and sunny day. We took the train from Harmondsworth where we were staying. While we were there, the Royal Standard was replaced indicating that the Queen was coming. The crowd got all excited, some of the English saying that they had actually never seen her in person. So, we waited with the crowd as a Volkswagen EuroVan drove in through the entrance. I thought, "What is the Queen of England doing in a Volkswagen?" Then a middle-aged woman got out who was plainly not the queen and waived to us. The crowd dispersed muttering to themselves that she must have come in through another entrance. So much for royalty!

This photo was shot with my Canon Powershot A80. Saturation and sharpness brought up just a little on iPhoto. I used Gimp to add extra saturation selectively to the sky which was washed out due to the summer heat.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-12-12 6:09]

Hi Gilbert,

LOL, love your note. A scenic and well composed capture of the castle and gardens. Layering is superb and you did a nice job bringing up the sky a bit.

Have a nice weekend.


Hi Gilbert,
A well composed image of this castle altough the colours appears a bit over saturated. The garden is looking very colourful and attractive really a place to be with wonderful weather as you had. This image has a lot of potential, but can be improved, also the shadows are a bit dark, without contrast also the vertical is a bit slanted. So improving the image should be done from the Raw picture (did you shot in Raw?). Anyway hope not to be harsh, but it can use some adjustments. Keep on doing the good work!

What a wonderful capture!
I think Windsor Castle is one of the best castle in England!
Congratulation for the sharp details and lovely colors.

Wonderfull immage with great colours.
Well done.Best regards.Alin.

Wonderful capture this lovely castle.
Great details and colors.

Hello Gilbert! That's a beautiful garden, your photo has the postal card feel, lovely composition too. Well done. I did quick workshop, if you don't mind.


Hi Gilbert!

Funny note. Maybe she rides in a Volkswagen to throw people off...not. :) Beautiful scene, colors, DoF with a great PoV! I love green. It looks like you got lucky with the weather to see a blue sky in England. :)

I'm amazed that you remember the town you stayed in as many places you've been. I went in 2000 for two weeks on business, and could see this castle from my hotel, but I can't remember the town I stayed in. I worked 12 - 14 hours a day, so I didn't do much site-seeing; however, I did drive into Windsor for dinner once. I liked this town.


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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-12-12 16:05]

Hi Gilbert,
Such vivid natural colours. I like your POV here.
Hard to believe that this is English sky. You were
lucky to have such a lovely bright day.
Have a nice Sunday.

Hello Gilbert!
WoW!!!!!!!!! Amazing garden!
Very nice your point of view and wonderful colours!
Best regards!

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-12-12 18:33]

dear Gilbert,
this vivid summer light and colors are impressive now,
all green looks live and active so much,
the old tower and that well maintained garden are nice too,
very fine air is wonderful,
thank you,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-12-13 2:27]


grandiose image, quelle cadrage avec le plantes en premier plan, des fleurs un peu partout et la vue sur le superbe château, merveilleux.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Gilbert,
A superb castle it is. You captured a small part of it, but it is beatiful this way. The garden with its colors, the architecture and the friendly sky behind it are a splendid combination.

Ciao Gilbert

Nice place and nice visual!
I looked inside to your wonderful picture.
Also a beautiful Castle and good architecture
The atmosphere is so magical as your outstanding image.
Very well of color is pleasant look at.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-12-14 1:36]

Hi Gilbert

Good color, saturation, framing & sharpenss, on the Windsor Castle. Smart choice of a vertical format. Tfs!

Very cool shot. I like the colors, very vibrant and pop very well. TFS.

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