Photograph of St Mary’s Church, Dunvegan, Isle Of Skye, Scotland. March 2010.

2 hand held exposures, tone mapped from a Canon 5d Mark II, EF16-35 2.8 L II and processed with Photomatix, Raw and Photoshop.
1/60 and 1/250, f11, iso100, 16mm

St. Mary’s, Kilmuir, 1694. Consolidated rubble oblong of old Duirinish parish church in stone-walled burial enclosure, reminiscent of Skye’s other post-Reformation parish churches of Strath and Sleat. Eighteenth century aisle and mural memorials; balustraded burial enclosure with architraved doorway of 1735 attached to west gable. Although St. Clement’s Church, Rodel was the principal resting place for the Macleod chiefs, some are buried here, as are generations of MacCrimmons, hereditary pipers to the Macleods. Predominant in the graveyard is an ashlar obelisk memorial, early 18th century, with weathered inscription to ‘Lord Thomas Frazer’ (father of Simon, 11th Lord Lovat, who was executed on Towerhill in 1747) who died at Dunvegan while visiting his brother-in-law in 1699. In 1888 this ‘lay in pieces on the ground’, the kirk ruinous, overgrown with weeds and filled with junk, according to J. and E. Pennell. Its roof had caved in about 20 years earlier. Some carved late-medieval gravestones and 18th century tablestones.

Taken from “Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide”, by Mary Miers, 2008.

Tags

churchyard, duirinish, dunvegan, grave, kirk, memorial, scotland, skye, st marys church

Comments

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    Stunning capture!

  • Many thanks Cheryl!

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  • njordphoto
    njordphotoover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Many thanks!

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  • nordicsoul
    nordicsoulover 4 years ago

    congrats!! your work was featured in the Northern Landscape Group!!

  • Thank you so much for the feature, it is greatly appreciated!

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    a beautiful image

  • Thank you very much Martina!

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  • Joni  Rae
    Joni Raeover 4 years ago

    Fantastic image Roddy! Love the ominous sky looming over this fantastic ruin.
    joni rae

  • Thank you so much Joni!

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  • Micci Shannon
    Micci Shannonover 4 years ago

    Nice work Roddy. Love the dark feel of it and the clouds really make the mood. Well done!

  • Thank you Micci, very much appreciated!

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  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much Polly!

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  • brendanscully
    brendanscullyover 4 years ago

    Featured – Photograhy 101 !!

  • Thank you so much for the feature Brendan, very much appreciated!

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  • João Castro
    João Castroover 4 years ago

    Great image!

  • Thanks João!

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  • Stephen Vecchiotti
    Stephen Vecchi...over 4 years ago

    A really great B&W image with a great mood to it.

  • Thank you very much Stephen, appreciated!

    – Roddy Atkinson

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