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    Default Dun Carloway Broch, Isle of Lewis.

    The remains of a stone roundhouse (Broch) which it is believed to have been constructed around 200BC. Originally there would have been staircases between the outer and inner walls of this Broch. Note the very low/small entrance at the right side of the structure.

    According to some internet sources the Broch was in use until the 1500's as a stronghold for a family. However that family were having a bit of a dispute with another family who allegedly smoked them out.

    In my opinion and from a purely Landscape photography perspective this Broch is a better subject than its fairly close neighbours the Callanish Stones. To support my opinion for those who wish to see it there is a panorama image of the Landscape around the Broch on my Flickr Photostream.

    Having said that I have made images of both sites . As always your thoughts, comments or suggestions are most welcome.

    NB. Image to follow!

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    Default Re: Dun Carloway Broch, Isle of Lewis.

    I do like a bit of history or information for an image and this description is very interesting and is making me seriously consider a trip out there next time I'm in Scotland.

    Of the shot I think the subject interest, lighting, clarity and detail achieved are all good and there's nothing wrong with using portrait for a landscape image. I am wondering, however, whether following the foreground rocks to the broch the eye is then led out of the scene by the interesting cloud formation and that cropping some sky would make for a stronger composition. But still very nice

    Also I looked at your Flickr (as I hope everyone does) and, indeed, the pano is excellent!

    Cheers,
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    Like John I feel the foreground is more complementary to the broch than the sky and would be inclined to go for 5x4 format losing the upper part of the sky. Other than that it's a fine shot.

    Oh and yes the pano is amazing, I would imagine it's awesome at a larger size.
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    Default Re: Dun Carloway Broch, Isle of Lewis.

    Cracking shot with interesting info, nice pano's too

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    Default Re: Dun Carloway Broch, Isle of Lewis.

    Well taken Peter

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    Default Re: Dun Carloway Broch, Isle of Lewis.

    Quote Originally Posted by El Sid View Post
    Like John I feel the foreground is more complementary to the broch than the sky and would be inclined to go for 5x4 format losing the upper part of the sky. Other than that it's a fine shot.

    Oh and yes the pano is amazing, I would imagine it's awesome at a larger size.
    Cheers Nigel

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    Cracking shot with interesting info, nice pano's too

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    Thanks Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by tesarver View Post
    Well taken Peter

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    Thank You Tom
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    Default Re: Dun Carloway Broch, Isle of Lewis.

    Quote Originally Posted by ColytonJohn View Post
    I do like a bit of history or information for an image and this description is very interesting and is making me seriously consider a trip out there next time I'm in Scotland.

    Of the shot I think the subject interest, lighting, clarity and detail achieved are all good and there's nothing wrong with using portrait for a landscape image. I am wondering, however, whether following the foreground rocks to the broch the eye is then led out of the scene by the interesting cloud formation and that cropping some sky would make for a stronger composition. But still very nice

    Also I looked at your Flickr (as I hope everyone does) and, indeed, the pano is excellent!

    Cheers,
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    Thanks John, I did crop some of the sky in the image, I shall look at at cropping some more
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    Default Re: Dun Carloway Broch, Isle of Lewis.

    Very nice shot Peter
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    Default Re: Dun Carloway Broch, Isle of Lewis.

    I was there a couple of weeks back, I didn't get the nice sun you got though, nice shot.
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