Spooky Night on Dunrobin Castle Black and White (Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland)

Yannik Hay

Gatineau/Ottawa, Canada

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26 Top Ten
21 Features
31 Favs

Turned to Black and White, that’s all!
To phantoms
There are so many ghosts in Scotland’s castles and I believe it :)
Dunrobin castle, Sutherland clan.

  • Top Ten Challenges
  • 2nd Placement* in Halloween Challenge in Top Favorites on 2012-10-31
  • 2nd Placement* in Scary Image challenge in European Everyday Life on 2012-07-21
  • 2nd Placement* in Season Of The Witch challenge in the Architecture – The British Isles group on the 2010-11-19
  • 2nd Placement* in Simply Spooky! challenge in the Creative, Talented and Unknown group on the 2010-10-24.
  • 2nd Placement* in 100 % Halloween 2 challenge in 100% group on the 2010-10-20.
  • 3rd Placement* in MYSTICAL CASTLE’S – FANTASY ART challenge in AMAZING CHALLENGE ENTERTAINMENT group on 2011-10-15
  • 3rd Placement* in the Halloween Challenge in the RAIN~ The Good, The Bad & The Ugly group on the 2010-10-24
  • 4th Placement in Haunted Places – Photographs only challenge in #1 Favorites on 2014-11-13
  • 5th Placement* in Spooky haunted houses challenge in Shelters on 2013-03-12
  • 5th Placement* in Half-o-Ween challenge in Amateur Photographers’ Association on 2012-05-11
  • 5th Placement* in The Haunted House challenge in Canon Photography Only on 2011-11-04
  • 5th Placement* in Autumn challenge in Tuesday Afternoon group in the 2011-10-23
  • 5th Placement* in the Halloween challenge in the All things Photographic group in the 2010-10-26
  • 5th Placement* in the Halloween challenge in the Random! group on the 2010-10-24.
  • 6th Placement* in the Top Ten in land or seascape of fear! in atmospheric land and seascapes group on the 2011-02-08
  • 7th Placement* in Creation Artist’s Choice Challenge: Halloween challenge in Creation – Photoshop, Poser, Daz on 2014-10-27
  • 7th Placement* in Halloween Your Way challenge in Everyday Life on 2014-10-26
  • 7th Placement* in It was a dark and stormy night challenge in A Love of Canon on 2011-09-09
  • 7th Placement* in the Top Ten in Architecture (and buildings) Challenge in Visualizing Emotion group on the 2011-02-14
  • 7th Placement* in the Top Ten in Boo! The Halloween Challenge in the #1!We Sell Art!Group© The Original group on the 2010-10-29.
  • 9th Placement* in Let’s Show Off In Black And White… Architecture in and out challenge in Featured for a Challenge on 2012-03-14
  • 9th Placement* in Halloween/Spooky challenge in ShuTTerBugS on 2011-10-21
  • 9th Placement* in Castles in B/W in Architecture – The British Isles on 2011-08-13
  • 9th Placement* in the Top Ten in the Halloween Challenge in the The Best of Red Bubble…Digital Art and Photography group on the 2010-10-30
  • 10th Placement* in FREE YOUR FANTASY challenge in EASTERN EUROPEAN ART on 2012-08-17
  • 10th Placement* in Superstition challenge in Canon Photography Only on 2011-10-31
  • Featured In:
  • Creation on 2014-11-01
  • Best of British on 2014-01-08
  • Shelters on 2013-03-09
  • Top Favorites (30+) on 2012-11-01
  • Weekly Theme Challenges on 2012-10-22
  • Featured for a Challenge on 2012-02-22
  • IF IT DOESN’T BELONG on 2012-01-29
  • Featured For A Challenge on 2012-01-08
  • SUPERBLY VISUAL on 2011-12-16
  • Highlands and Islands Photographers on 2011-12-13
  • Your Country’s Best on 2011-11-26
  • Where on Earth is This? on 2011-11-16
  • All things Photographic group on 2011-07-08
  • Explore on 2011-07-07
  • Visualizing Emotion group on the 2011-02-16
  • #1We Sell Art!Group© The Original group on the 2010-10-31
  • RAIN in The Scavenger Hunt group on the 2010-10-29
  • RAIN, The Good in The Bad & The Ugly group on the 2010-10-24.
  • 100 % Halloween in 100% group on the 2010-10-20.
  • Architecture – The British Isles on the 2010-10-22.
  • RedBubble Homepage on the 2011-02-19

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Dunrobin Castle is a stately home in Sutherland, in the Highland area of Scotland. It is the seat of the Countess of Sutherland and the Clan Sutherland. It is located 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Golspie, and approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Brora, on the Dornoch Firth close to the A9 road. Nearby Dunrobin Castle railway station, on the Far North Line was originally a private station for the castle. Dunrobin’s origins lie in the Middle Ages, but most of the present building is the work of Sir Charles Barry, the architect of the Palace of Westminster in London, who greatly extended the building in 1845. The resulting house has a “French Renaissance meets Scots Baronial” style.
The lands of Sutherland were acquired, before 1211, by Hugh, Lord of Duffus, grandson of the Flemish nobleman Freskin. The Earldom of Sutherland was created around 1230 for Hugh’s son William, and a castle is first recorded on this site in 1401. It was possibly built on the site of an early medieval fort (the dun of the place-name). The earliest castle was a square keep with few, and small, windows, looking out from a cliff top position, probably surrounded by a defensive curtain wall. Each floor of the keep was vaulted. The Earldom passed to the Gordon family in the 16th century. In the 17th century, the keep was extended with the addition of a large house, built around a courtyard to the south-west.
During the Jacobite Rising of 1745, the Jacobites under Charles Edward Stuart stormed Dunrobin Castle without warning, as the Clan Sutherland supported the British government. The 17th Earl of Sutherland, who had changed his surname from Gordon to Sutherland, narrowly escaped them through a back door.[citation needed] He sailed for Aberdeen where he joined the Duke of Cumberland’s army. On the death of the 18th Earl in 1766, the house passed to his daughter Elizabeth, who married the politician George Leveson-Gower, later created 1st Duke of Sutherland. In 1785, the house was altered and extended again.
Sir Charles Barry was retained in 1845 by the 2nd Duke of Sutherland to completely re-model the castle, and to change it from a castle to a house in the “Scottish Baronial” style, that had become popular among the aristocracy. Barry had been the architect for the Palace of Westminster, home to the House of Commons, and was much in demand. The 14th-century tower, and the 17th and 18th-century extensions, were retained, and survive within Barry’s 19th-century work.
In 1915 the building was in use as a naval hospital, when fire damaged much of the interior. Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer was engaged to renovate the house following the First World War. When the 5th Duke died in 1963, the Earldom and the house went to his niece, the current Countess of Sutherland, while the Dukedom had to pass to a male heir, and went to John Egerton, Earl of Ellesmere. Between 1965 and 1972, the house became a boy’s boarding school. Since 1973 the house and grounds have been open to the public, with private accommodation retained for the use of the Sutherland family.
ref: Wikipedia
Location: Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland, UK
Date: 2010-09-23
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F/5,6
Metering Mode: Partial
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L IS II USM@35mm
Photoshop CS5 for Mac – Camera Raw 6.2

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