Bird's Eye View of Raglan Castle (Castell Rhaglan)

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Comments (17)

Redi Pérez on July 17, 2007

beautiful photo, where you were your to make the photo. Kisses

Luis Maderuelo on July 17, 2007

Good alignment, Matthew. Impressive place.

© Aymoon on July 17, 2007


Matthew Walters on July 17, 2007

Thank you all for your comments. redi, there is a tower called the 'Great Tower' which is higher than the rest of the castle.

According to Wikipedia, the castle was used as a location for a Led Zeppelin video and a Terry Gilliam film.

Chip Stephan on July 17, 2007

This is a great shot, Matthew. Did you shoot it with a wide-angle lens, maybe 18-24 mm? Love the muted colors and brooding clouds.

Matthew Walters on July 18, 2007

Thanks Chip. Close guess with the lens, it's 12-24mm.

I've darkened the clouds a little, but other than that there's no photoshop this time.

Vasco Pires on August 4, 2007

Great shot Matthew! When I see such great photos I regret having only a compact camera... :(, It does not allow me to shoot wide angle pictures

Matthew Walters on August 5, 2007

Thanks Vasco. You have some pretty impressive photos yourself, with 'only' a compact camera :)

Vasco Pires on August 5, 2007

Thanks Matthew. As Mr. Chip says: It's the photographer and not the camera that makes a good photo. He's probably wright, although luck is an essential factor with me, also


Matthew Walters on August 6, 2007

luck is an essential factor - for me too, until I get the power to control the weather!

Reynald.d.Chatillon on October 1, 2007

British weather? Mmmm.... Luck is INDEED an essential factor!!!

BTW, an amazing angle for a great pic.


Matthew Walters on October 2, 2007

Thanks Reynald. I'll go back one day when it is sunny. Of course as the castle is in Wales, I stand even less chance of great weather!

Reynald.d.Chatillon on October 2, 2007

Maybe you can shoot it for HDR processing. Then you can play to get a dramatic image! Clouds look fantastic in HDR, as here or here. I like the subdued effect, not the strong hdr

Matthew Walters on October 2, 2007

Good point, I might try faking it with the original RAW image. You're right the clouds in those two look great - I am also not too keen on the 'overcooked' effect that sometimes happens.

Reynald.d.Chatillon on October 2, 2007

Yes. Photomatix software can indeed "HDR-ize" a RAW image. Anyway, subtelty is soooo hard to get.

Gunelchik on March 8, 2012

Interesting angle, like it :)

Matthew Walters on March 11, 2012

Thanks, glad you like it. Fortunately there weren't too many steps to climb for the view.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 16, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Matthew Walters
    • Taken on 2007/07/16 14:06:11
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 12.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash