Caisteal Maol (Kyleakin, Isle of Skye) by Yannik Hay

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Castle Moyl

- The village of Kyleakin (pronounced – kail’a’kin, and in Scottish Gaelic: Caol Acain) is situated on the east coast of the Isle of Skye and forms part of the Inner Hebrides. Kylaekin lies opposite the northwest Scottish mainland town of Kyle of Lochalsh and derives its name from ‘Strait of Haakon’, after the King Haakon IV of Norway. The Kings fleet moored there prior to the Battle of Largs that saw the end of Norwegian rule of the island. From 1841 to October 16, 1995 a ferry service operated from Kyleakin to the mainland across the narrow strait of Loch Alsh, until it was replaced by the controversial Skye Bridge. Initially a toll bridge, the tolls were discontinued in 2004 following protests by local people.- ref:

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Location: Kyleakin, East coast of the Isle of Skye, Scotland
Date: 2010-09-19
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/200 sec.
Aperture: F/5.6
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Tamron 28-300mm @168mm
Photoshop CS5 for Mac – Camera Raw 6.2


architecture, castle moyl, isle of skye, landscape, ruins, scotland, travel, fog

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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  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning. You really look like you have had a great trip to Scotland. Wonderful.

  • Thanks greatly for the great comment. Yes we had a wonderful trip, the one that I dreamed of doing in a long time and achieving my goal: to take the photos of the spots that I dreamed of. The only thing is that I didn’t bring my tripod because too heavy in the luggage, so no sunset photos unfortunately.
    Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 4 years ago

    What a marvellous capture, Yannik! I’m really enjoying your views of these wonderful sights and scenes!

  • Thanks greatly Mike for the great comment and support. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • SharonD
    SharonDalmost 4 years ago

    Great ruins and pic Yan. Would be great to go exploring.

  • Thanks greatly Sharon for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTalmost 4 years ago

    Nicely captured Yannik…great pov and composition.

  • Thanks greatly Yani for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    great shot
    interesting castle/ruin

  • Thanks greatly for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 4 years ago

  • Thank a lot Klikker for accepting it into the group :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    Glorious capture. Such a beautiful area.

  • Thanks greatly Bunny for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, Yan….were you there recently? Lucky girl!

  • Thanks greatly Wendi for the compliment. Yes we were there when I posted the photo from my limited internet time connection ;)
    Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thanks greatly Duncan for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

    WOBBLYMOLalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful old ruin, great shot

  • Thanks greatly Molly for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

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