Minard Castle

Or what is left of Minard Castle.  Its funny, when I first arrived at this location, I was uninspired.  Once again, I was letting my preconceived ideas influence my ability to see.  Then I saw Peter Cox setting up a shot with his Phase One machine which he only takes out for shots he deems worthy.  At that point I asked myself, what am I missing?  I got my camera and set up this shot, quickly realizing the conditions were perfect for it.  Letting go of expectations is a hard thing to do, however, when we do inspiration will come in almost any location we photograph.

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  1. Victoria June 30, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    WOW… I do hope this is one of our stops… what a spectacular vista… and of course you photographed it beautifully. I’m so happy to be along on this tour (2nd go-round for you, first for me).

    • john8276 June 30, 2012 at 8:52 am #

      Yup, we will be going here for sure. Lots of detail shots to be had here too.

  2. Phyllis Burchett June 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Fabulous shot John, wonderful perspective.

  3. Daniel Ruf June 30, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    This is really a fine capture, John. I especially like the “mirror” image of the cloud pattern with the rock pattern below. Great eye!

  4. Karen Messick June 30, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    Awesome…you must have cloned out a lot of footprints in the sand and photographers!

  5. joe conroy July 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    Hi John, meet you briefly in Peter’s gallery today.
    I’ve seen a few images of this spot and i must congratulate you – its excellent!

    • john8276 July 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

      Hey Joe, great to meet you. Loved your passion for photography. Chase that dream and you will do very well. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my images. Very much appreciated.

  6. Mark Summerfield July 5, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    Another winner, John. I like the way the rocks on the beach appear to be reflected in the cloud formations.

  7. Denise Bush July 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    LOVE this one! Both the clouds and rocks seem to be pointing to the castle ruins.

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