Darkness comes both slowly and late in the summer in Scotland. I’ve been stood patiently, waiting for the right light for a little over an hour now discussing the scene with a friend and doing battle with the midges that seem determined to eat me alive. There’s typically a 15 minute window at dusk for this kind of shot when the natural ambient light lingering over the landscape balances perfectly with the man made light that in this case illuminates the castle allowing for an image that has detail in both. It’s nearly a full tide; slightly receding which disturbs the reflection a little over the course of the 30 second exposure and in the full size version of the shot, there’s a heron visible standing perfectly still waiting for fish on the shore to the bottom right of the castle. Sometimes it’s the small things that make the image most satisfying; but ultimately a picture has to make you want to be there; and I do want to be back there…


castle, scotland, eilean donan castle, inverness shire


  • Brent McMurry
    Brent McMurryabout 4 years ago

    Really beautiful

  • LindaJBazor
    LindaJBazorabout 4 years ago


  • daintyriches
    daintyrichesabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful shot !

  • JLaverty
    JLavertyabout 4 years ago

    Great reflections – a great shot.

  • valandsnake
    valandsnakeabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful scene, a surreal quality gives a feel of fantasy about this great capture, instant fav, congrats on the feature

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...about 4 years ago

    What a magical location, beautiful shot, love those reflections :-)

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 4 years ago

    fantastic country! great shot with great colors and light. congrats for the feature

  • laurieirene
    laurieireneabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture. Your patience has paid off with the light – very evocative and calm.

  • Victoria  Jarrett
    Victoria Jarrettabout 4 years ago

    I want to be there… :-) x

  • donnnnnny
    donnnnnnyabout 4 years ago

    well worth the wait And the bloody mozzies lol
    a fantastic image

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