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olde style photo of roxburgh castle

olde style photo of roxburgh castle
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Copyright: bryan johnstone (luckybry) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1008 W: 59 N: 1348] (12051)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-02-02
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 10-20 F 4-5.6 EX DC, 77mm circular polarizer filter
Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-02-04 8:01
Viewed: 1436
Points: 12
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this is one of the old castle ruins at Roxburgh thought i try make like a old type image shot in raw and all pp work done in psp 12
Roxburgh Castle was a castle sited near Kelso, in the Borders region of Scotland, in the former Roxburghshire.

The castle was founded by King David I. In 1174 it was surrendered to England after the capture of William I at Alnwick, and was often in English hands thereafter. The Scots made many attempts to regain the fortress. In 1314 it was retaken by Sir James Douglas, but was later lost again. Henry V of England made repairs to the castle after a Scottish siege in 1417. In 1460 James II was killed whilst bombarding the castle, when one of his own cannons exploded. However Roxburgh was stormed, and James' queen Mary of Guelders had the castle demolished. Its ruins stand in the grounds of Floors Castle, the seat of the Duke of Roxburghe.

In 1545, during the Rough Wooing, the English built a rectangular fort on the site at the instigation of the Earl of Hertford. This was destroyed in 1550 by the terms of the Treaty of Boulogne.

In "The Borders" and "Arthur & the Lost Kingdoms" Alistair Moffat argues that an ancient fort on the site of Roxburgh Castle was Camelot. The 1314 capture of the castle is one of the inspirations of "The Three Perils of Man" by James Hogg.taken from wikepedia

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-02-04 8:20]

Hi Bryan,
I like the old effect on this sepia toned architectural ruins! Nicely composed with this arch on one side balanced well with the trees.
I like the view through the arch with that troubled water clearly seen.
The old 'metal' frame looks awesome with that 3D effect shadow. Nice PP work.
Well done...very original presentation.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-02-04 8:22]

Hi Bryan,
Nice conversion work here to 'age' this photo. Very natural and well composed. GOOD details on the bricks. TFS Julie

Hi Bryan. Nice shot and excellent presentation. I really need to get a book and learn how to use PS. Your PS work is wonderful! Adds such a special mood to the photo. TFS and have a great weekend! Lori

Hi Bryan,

Great shot of these old ruins. It would be interesting to see the original in a workshop perhaps to compare. Very effective PP work.



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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2011-02-04 11:50]
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Hi Bryan,

Good shot of the old ruins. The pp work you did on this aged the photo nicely. Only my personal taste, but sometimes I think the "aging" settings in the software don't lean enough to yellow in the sepia treatment. I think a yellowish tint would look really nice with this.

Best regards,

I like what you did to this photograph, it captured the essence of old fort. And, so much history in those old ruins, thanks for the info. Nice contrast and pov. Well done, tfs.

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