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The Awakening...


- Linlithgow Palace -

The peace of Linlithgow was shattered in 1296 when Edward I of England invaded Scotland. In 1302
the ‘Hammer of the Scots’ had a formidable defence built around the royal residence. He called it
his ‘pele’ (from Old French pel, meaning ‘stake’). Nothing of the original Linlithgow Peel survives,
but the word is now used for the attractive parkland surrounding the later palace of the Stewarts.

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Side Note: Inspired by my close friend peterjay's 45 a fellow Pbaser who taught me
how to be patient.

Technical Info: Single Exposure - stopped down to f16

Sony ILCE-7RM2
1/125s f/16.0 at 35.0mm iso320 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
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Jeff Real14-Nov-2016 18:20
This is stunning and very creative.
A powerful drama is played out ~V~
Arthur Lebacq20-Aug-2016 21:24
Great mood in this impressive picture....great angle you have used here.....V
Dan Greenberg24-Dec-2015 16:02
Wow! That is dramatic. It certainly paid to be patient with this one getting the sun to appear through that window. Again, B&W was the perfect choice, as was your shooting location. ~BV~
Ton T.09-Nov-2015 20:29
Fascinating composition Al V++
Buz Kiefer25-Oct-2015 01:21
Sweet shot, Al, with excellent shadow detail. Well done. Vote.
Carol Rollins23-Oct-2015 14:10
Fabulous work Al!
Julie Oldfield23-Oct-2015 02:26
Spectacular! The cloud appears to be rising from the windows. V
Jean Chiasson22-Oct-2015 20:45
Beautiful textures and strong composition BV
John Hamers22-Oct-2015 17:00
Very well compsed image and great B&W tones !!V
bill friedlander22-Oct-2015 16:02
Well composed with rich B&W tones, Like the glow from the central opening. V
Karen Stuebing22-Oct-2015 15:02
Powerful scene in black and white and I love the glow. V.
Walter Otto Koenig22-Oct-2015 15:00
Imposing perspective, great tones and nice with the sun coming through the window. I like your processing work! "V"
Tom Munson21-Oct-2015 23:37
Wonderful light and framing, All. Well done.
Graeme21-Oct-2015 22:55
A fine but imposing view of this palace, Al. I love the light, shadows and monochrome choice.VV
Tom LeRoy21-Oct-2015 14:06
Excellent composition. The dynamics and idea are superb and love the B&W ! V
Blandine Mangin21-Oct-2015 08:11
superb treatment b&w ! v
Gerard Koehl21-Oct-2015 06:57
Splendide. V
Bill Miller21-Oct-2015 06:17
A very strong composition of this historic old palace.
Neil Marcus20-Oct-2015 23:33
The title tells the story well. The lighting through the port was well aimed. Impressive deep tones. "V"
Carol How20-Oct-2015 23:30
Wonderful bw tones and drama ! Looks like a lightbulb with the sun shining through that window…
globalgadabout20-Oct-2015 23:27
it looks impressive still, and sparkles with the clever capture of the sun..
Photo.Keely20-Oct-2015 20:54
Nice work! Well done! V.
peterjay4520-Oct-2015 19:38
This is indeed superb, Al. Great framing of the sun through the 'window.'
Martin Lamoon20-Oct-2015 18:48
Superbly photographed.
joseantonio20-Oct-2015 18:00
so much history in those old walls.V
Jim Coffman20-Oct-2015 17:56
Just superb,Al!!
hamery20-Oct-2015 17:26
Artistic and great b+w; Super pov as well for this castle. Dramatic and a loneliness mood with that sun brust created ! BV+++++