Eilean Donan Castle (Loch Duich, western Highlands, Scotland) by Yannik Hay
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Historic Scotland ref: http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBN...

  • 4th Placement in the Top Ten in Castle Bridges including drawbridges challenge in Castle Magic group on the 2011-02-13
  • 5th Placement in the Top Ten in the Beginning With ‘E’ challenge in Architecture – The British Isles group on the 2010-10-19
  • 7th Placement in the Top Ten in the Beginning With ‘D’ challenge in Architecture – The British Isles group on the 2010-10-18
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  • Featured in Historic Places on the 2010-10-18.

This is captured at Eilean Donan, Loch Duich in the western Highlands of Scotland, near Dornie about 8 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh on the A87 road on the west coast of Scotland near the Isle of Skye. Loch Long and Loch Alsh are close by.

-One of the most iconic images of Scotland.
Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery.

Although first inhabited around the 6th century, the first fortified castle was built in the mid 13th century and stood guard over the lands of Kintail. Since then, at least four different versions of the castle have been built and re-built as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries.- ref: http://www.eileandonancastle.com/

Eilean Donan also played a role in the Jacobite risings of the 17th and 18th centuries, which ultimately culminated in the castles destruction… but since then restored by Lt Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap, he bought the island in 1911.

Link to Calendar:
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Tone Mapped.
Location: Loch Duich, Scotland
Date: 2010-09-19
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 400
Shutter Priority: 1/40 sec
Aperture: F/9,0
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM@31mm
Photoshop CS5 for Mac – Camera Raw 6.2

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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Comments

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsabout 4 years ago

    Wow, lucky you Yannik, what a great place to photograph, love this one :-)

  • Thanks Michael! I’m very pleased that you like it.

    We are having a wonderful time discovering the Highlands, from the west to the east. We went practically to every corner but still there is plenty to discover. There is no end to the beautiful scenery here.

    All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • SharonD
    SharonDabout 4 years ago

    Looks great Yan, enjoy your trip.

  • Thank you very much Sharon. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 4 years ago

    Oh this is so beautiful! Just love all that texture and age on the stones, and the wonderful shape of both the castle and bridge approaching! What a delightful fairytale scene! Wonderful composition, pov and balance of image!

  • Thank you very much Joanne for the great comment. This castle is very nice on any side of it. I have more photos of it that I will post later. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 4 years ago

    Hi Yannik!
    Hope you are enjoying your vacation! What a great shot! It wouldn’t be Scotland without the old stone buildings and bridges would it?
    Excellent capture!

  • Thank you very much Yani.
    Yes indeed, lots of history with those castles. We had a wonderful trip. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesabout 4 years ago

    great shot – lovely misty moody feel to this :-)

  • Thank you very much Jules. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • foppe47
    foppe47about 4 years ago

    Beautiful image, I love it!!
    Foppe

  • Thank you very much Foppe. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxabout 4 years ago

    Wow! Wonderful image, Yan! Great atmosphere!
    Cheers,
    Hans.

  • Thank you very much Hans, I’m very pleased that you like it. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful capture, Yannik! That sums up the highlands in a nutshell. I envy you your travels!

  • Thank you very much Mike, this is so nice of you. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much for admitting my work to the group :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much for admitting my work to the group :)

    – Yannik Hay

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