Durisdeer and the Lowther Hills by Christine Smith
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FEATURED in Our Planet’s Scenery 16-09-2013
FEATURED in Country Roads & Country Views 06-10-2013

Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Lens: @ 50mm, ISO: 100, Aperture: f5.6, Shutter: 1/250

The tiny hamlet of village of Durisdeer sits nestled at the foot of the Durisdeer
hill, part of the Lowther Hills in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The village is accessed by two very narrow roads that go no further than the village itself, as a result it is little know and seldom visited. The Duke of Buccleuch, the largest private landowner in Britain owns much of the land for many miles around this area and has a castle at Drumlanrig on the west bank of the River Nith some 5 kilometres north of Thornhill. In the church at Durisdeer there is a mausoleum to the first Duke of Buccleuch complete with marble statues of him and his wife Mary dating from 1713 though there has been a church on this site since medieval times. Durisdeer was included in the 1978 film version of The Thirty Nine Steps, starring Robert Powell.

Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

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Comments

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    Beautiful, Christine!

  • Thank you for both your kind words and the fave David.

    – Christine Smith

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 1 year ago

    Lovely country view Christine …

  • Thanks so much Tom.

    – Christine Smith

  • John Velocci
    John Velocciover 1 year ago

  • Thank you.

    – Christine Smith

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 1 year ago

    The more I see of your beautiful images the more I want to return again and explore off the Beaten Path, Stunning views and location!!

  • Thanks so much Kate. I love going off the beaten path, as you never know what you may find.

    – Christine Smith

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Amazing soft light and color!!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment and the fave.

    – Christine Smith

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 1 year ago

    16/09/13

  • Thank you so much for the feature in Our Planet’s Scenery Vicki. It is very much appreciated.

    – Christine Smith

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature Ruth. It is very much appreciated.

    – Christine Smith


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