Castle Stalker is a four-storey tower house or keep picturesquely set on a tidal islet on Loch Laich, an inlet off Loch Linnhe. It is located about 1.5 miles north east of Port Appin, Argyll, Scotland, and is visible from the A828 road around mid-way between Oban and Glen Coe. The name “Stalker” comes from the Gaelic Stalcaire, meaning “hunter” or “falconer”. In recent times the castle was brought to fame by the Monty Python team, appearing in their film the Holy Grail. It also appeared in the film Highlander: Endgame.

Canon 5d Mark II on tripod, EF16-35 2.8 L II, Lee Big Stopper and ND Grad. Processed with Raw, Photomatix and Photoshop.
5 manual exposures (20s to 60s), f18, iso100, 16mm.


  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghalmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much Sharon and all the best for 2013.

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Dlouise
    Dlouisealmost 2 years ago

    Wow,,,fabulous image Roddy,,,excellent POV and love those clouds,,,,congrats on your feature too!!

  • Thank you so much, appreciated!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    Super image my man…very atmospheric.

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Happy New Year to you bro and thank you very much!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertalmost 2 years ago

    Great image, the light and angle of the shot are perfect.

  • Thank you very much Nigel!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibalmost 2 years ago

    Love the long exposure. Excellent image mate!

  • Many thanks Arfan and hope you had a great New Year!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 2 years ago

    WoW !..what a beautiful capture – Love it xx

  • Thank you so much Gail!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    Outstanding capture love the mood Roddy.

  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairalmost 2 years ago

    This is so beautiful!

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 2 years ago

    Superb capture… very beautiful !!! ☺♥

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    fauselrover 1 year ago


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