Tantallon Castle served as a great baronial residence for the Douglas family for 300 years.
The castle was built in the 1350's by William, 1st earl of Douglas, who had inherited the barony of North Berwick from his uncle, Sir James of Douglas, a close friend of Robert the Bruce. Following the death of his son James, the house heirless was divided in two with Tantallon passed to the 'Red' Douglases, earls of Angus.
I was somewhat disappointed when I arrived on location to shoot on this morning, fortunately the disappointment was short lived. There were thick storm clouds on the eastern horizon, preventing the beautiful early morning rays from lighting up this section of the stunning Teton Range. I waited and chatted with a couple other photographer's, the four of keeping a close eye on the towering range.
About 40 minutes after the sunrise, the rays finally broke through above the clouds and created the scene you see here. This was a memorable sunrise, easliy one of the most picturesque locations I've ever taken photos.
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_______Tech Info Pentax K5 Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4,0-5,6 DC HSM Slik 780 DX Pro | SH-807E Aperture: f/8 Shutter Speed: 45s ISO-Value: 160 Focal Length: 10mm Filters: B+W 110 ND3.0 Time: 8:43am
_____Random Info Within everyone lies an emptiness that has to be filled with a passion - landscape photography is my passion (alongside my band of course).
This was shot on the 5th day of my recent Portugal Trip with SvenMueller after we had a very disappointing sunrise in the dunes eastward of these rock formations located near the town of Almograve on the Atlantic Coast. Luckily we actually waited for almost overcast weather conditions to shoot some of the very ominous looking forms and I am more than just content with the outcome. Also I guess I will add a vertical format of this motif in due time as well. SvenMueller has already uploaded his vertical format which you can take a look at here: emats.deviantart.com/art/A-Mom….
I used my trusty B+W to get the long exposure and actually switched the white balance to cold light which led to the slight purple touch but still an overall cold light blue toning so I didn't have to change much colorwise. And since I loved the colors so much I figured I might as well use it as a Wallpaper and subsequently ended up going the extra mile to set up a complete Wallpaper Pack for you guys. Hope you enjoy; also let me know what you think.
_____Wallpaper Info Of course there are no frame and no watermark in the wallpaper version of this picture.