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Alone On The Beach by Lawson McCulloch

Alone On The Beach


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6.04.2013 at 11:05h
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St Andrew's Castle is a picturesque ruin located in the coastal Royal Burgh of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. The castle sits on a rocky promontory overlooking a small beach called Castle Sands and the adjoining North Sea. There has been a castle standing at the site since the times of Bishop Roger (1189-1202), son of the Earl of Leicester. It housed the burgh’s wealthy and powerful bishops while St Andrews served as the ecclesiastical centre of Scotland during the years before the Protestant Reformation. In their Latin charters, the Archbishops of St Andrews wrote of the castle as their Palace, signing, "apud Palatium nostrum."[1]
The castle's grounds are now maintained by Historic Scotland, and are entered through a visitor centre with displays on its history. Some of the best surviving carved fragments from the castle are displayed in the centre, which also has a shop.


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BRYAN CRUTE, 6.04.2013 at 11:25h

A great location the solitary figure works well to add a scale of the place.
Great shot with a top sky to add to the beauty


Harald Hagedorn, 6.04.2013 at 12:13h

This is a very simple picture and simlicity is very difficult to archive. I like this picture very much. Full of atmosphere, perfect tonal range, the ruin adding a sense of scale to the landscape, the clouds acentuate the sky.
Regards Harald

Sue Thompson, 6.04.2013 at 12:29h

A superb shot of this old castle and across the bay.
You B/W shots are really strong and good.


s. sabine krause, 6.04.2013 at 13:12h

ancient ruins under a fortress of clouds! wow, what "uncompromising" light! love the harsh shadows it creates on the castle wall, and how the lonely walker looks like a tiny shadow or statue himself – barely human anymore… ; ) greetings, sabine. p.s.: the gray clouds are amazing!

Valfoto, 6.04.2013 at 13:50h

Excellent work again
Regards, Manuel

Ken Piros, 6.04.2013 at 14:17h

Wonderful image of St.Andrew's Castle and I being a history lover I enjoyed the information you included about the site.

Leo_nid, 6.04.2013 at 15:39h

great view of the old castle, excellent monochrome and terrific lilliputian look from the lonely human figure

Angelika El., 6.04.2013 at 15:56h

Oh, just amazing!!! I put your wonderful shot to my fav!
You show the mood of this unique place in an excellent b-w editing! Rememberances.....


fionnghall, 6.04.2013 at 16:49h

Amazing picture, terrific sky, well composed
Wish you a very nice weekend!
Best regards, Fingal

Dinu Filipescu, 6.04.2013 at 20:25h

history alive more time . Thrilling.

Vera Shulga, 6.04.2013 at 20:28h

Great ruins of great castle..Sadly..
Great picture,well done in b&w.
Regards, Vera

Eddy Meurs, 6.04.2013 at 21:35h

Very nice.Very good work.Beautiful picture.Gr.eddy

Adele Oliver, 6.04.2013 at 22:03h

... and he looks so small against these mighty walls and so vulnerable against something that has survived for so many years .... a great image and story, and wonderful in black and white !!
greetings, Adele

gemblue, 7.04.2013 at 1:01h

Adele is right, he does look so small,but it gives much emphasis to the enourmous size of the castle. A very solitary setting, well suited for b/w.
greetings, Gi

Uwe Kasten, 7.04.2013 at 8:34h

isn´t this very scottish - ruins from the old days, landscape, wind and weather. really an atmospheric catch. very nice. kind regards, uwe

Harold Thompson, 7.04.2013 at 10:09h

Interesting structure in mono and information and the figure gives it good scale :-)) Harold

Carlo.Pollaci, 7.04.2013 at 17:19h

A very beautiful and full of history. Great desire to be there.
Best wishes

Marca Barone, 8.04.2013 at 22:08h

Fantastico paesaggio, questi ruderi raccontano storia lontana.

alexander stefanatos, 14.04.2013 at 23:18h

Excellent b+w pic Lawson. Soft tones, right exposure and rich detail to full extent. I have memories of this place as well...
regards alexander

Inez Correia Marques, 16.04.2013 at 13:50h

oh my dear a stunning monochrome. superb image with a sky just the way i love

odeveld219, 4.05.2013 at 21:43h

I like it a lot! It's beautiful!!
Regards, Odeveld

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Information about the photo

  • NEX-7
  • E-Mount, T-Mount, Other Lens or no lens
  • 39.0 mm
  • f10
  • 1/500
  • ISO 100
  • -0.3EV

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