Mistimed Cloud

Walter Glover
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Mistimed Cloud

Postby Walter Glover » 19 Dec 2020, 20:20

At the edge of the North Sea the wind and the ckiuds wait for no man as he sets uop a shot of upturned whalers on the beach in front of Lindisfarne Castle.. Local fishermen apparently considered it a a bad omen to send boats to the junkyard. They instead found a way to transform their old boats into perfect little storage sheds for their nets, tools, and other equipment.
Lindisfarne Castle was built in 1550. The castle sits on the highest point of the island, a whinstone hill called Beblowe.
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Walter Glover

"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi

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Maris
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Re: Mistimed Cloud

Postby Maris » 20 Dec 2020, 09:41

The Holy Island with its castle has been an evocative site for centuries and, Walter, your superbly composed photograph does it full justice.

Curiously, the 2012 Landscape Photographer of the Year prize, £10,000 no less, was claimed by a picture of Lindisfarne Castle with two boats in the foreground. But very quickly the photographer was disqualified for excessive Photoshopping in a ridiculously dramatic cloudy sky. Even digital clouds, it seems, wait for no man.

Walter Glover
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Joined: 31 Jul 2012, 22:31
Location: Leichhardt, NSW

Re: Mistimed Cloud

Postby Walter Glover » 21 Dec 2020, 18:26

Thaanks Maris, and that's a cracking yarn!! I keep as faras possible from creating 'fake views' because I have aboured exxcessive manipulation going right back to the very same stormy sky being printed onto several WW1 pictures of troops by Frank Hurley.
Walter Glover

"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi


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