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long climb to the top

long climb to the top
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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: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-29
Categories: Nature, Architecture, Action
Camera: Nikon D40X, Tamron 18-270
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-04 10:05
Viewed: 1693
Points: 12
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another shot from Stirling this is people climbing upto the Wallace Monument thats the easy part the spiral staircase inside is murderi know i did it but definitley worth the efort
shot in raw added yellow layer adjusted contrast and saturation ty for looking a short note of the monument is underneath

Completed in 1869 after eight years' construction, the 220 feet high Wallace Monument sits prominently on the Abbey Craig two miles north of the city of Stirling itself. It was from this prominent hilltop in 1297 that William Wallace watched the English army approach across Stirling Bridge before leading the Scots into the battle of the same name: and victory (see our Historical Timeline). A fitting, and striking, location for the national monument to a national hero.

The Wallace Monument

The Wallace Sword

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Hello Bryan,a good PoV looking up the hill, it makes the tower look even more imposing.
The colours seem to set the mood, and the inclusion of the people walking up the path really enhances the shot.
I like the bare trees against the wintery sky.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-12-04 12:36]
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Hi Bryan,
Nice shot of the big man's monument, did you get a shot of his sword inside? I think I have one somewhere, I'll try and dig it out and post it. The monument looks great from this angle and you get a fantastic view from the top as it is built on the cliff edge - get's a bit windy up there. Great detail and nice moody look to this through the trees. Well done. TFS

A very sombre picture but made more interesting by the inclusion of the walkers Interesting composition but it looks a little soft Maybe you had a larger aperture because of the light and hence a shorter dof I dont know what your film speed was but a higher film speed could have meant a smaller aperture and a bigger dof
warm regards

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-12-04 19:15]

Hi Michel

Good upward pov towards the Wallace Monument with the hikers adding scale. Excellent sharpness & textural details. Have a great weekend!

hi bryan
great shot of this monument,nice hdr work excellent sky good detail maybe a touch dark.I tried to climb up the spiral staircase in blarney castle Im afraid I chickened out at half way point.

Hi Bryan..
What a big building it is..
you put it on the right place on the photo
great work

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