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Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
2 Top Ten
5 Features
14 Favs
2004 Views
2014-04-04

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To the Jacobites! : The Scottish Highlands
To the Gaelic-speaking Scottish Highland clans, to whom the supporters of Jacobitism were known as Seumasaich, the conflict was more about inter-clan politics than about religion, and a significant factor was resistance to the territorial ambitions of the (Presbyterian) Campbells of Argyll. There was a precedent for post 1689 Jacobitism during the period of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, when clans from the western Highlands had fought for James’s father Charles I against the Campbells and the Covenanters. Another factor in Highland Jacobitism was James VII’s sympathetic treatment of the Highland clans. Whereas previous monarchs since the late 16th century had been antagonistic to the Gaelic Highland way of life, James had worked sympathetically with the clan chieftains in the Commission for Pacifying the Highlands. Some Highland chieftains therefore viewed Jacobitism as a means of resisting hostile government intrusion into their territories. The significance of their support for the Stuarts was that the Highlands was the only part of Britain which still maintained private armies, in the form of clan levies. During the Jacobite Risings, they provided the bulk of Jacobite manpower. ref: Wikipedia.

The treasure of Loch Arkaig, sometimes known as the Jacobite Gold, was a large amount of specie provided by Spain to finance the Jacobite rising in Scotland in 1745, and rumoured still to be hidden at Loch Arkaig in Lochaber. ref: Wikipedia

Location: Loch Arkaig, Lochaber, Highland Council, Scotland, UK
Date: 2010-09-22
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 200
Shutter Priority: 1/100 sec
Aperture: F/11
Metering Mode: Spot
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L IS II USM@18mm
Photoshop CS5 32 bits 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

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 4 years ago

    That is excellent Yan! And very beautiful colors!

  • Thx heaps Ellen. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much Audrey, take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Aj Finan
    Aj Finanabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much AJ, Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Aase
    Aaseabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful scene and colours.

  • Thank you very much for the great comment! All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • mscornwall
    mscornwallabout 4 years ago

    beautiful :) xxx

  • Thank you very much Denise :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterabout 4 years ago

    Wow! This is stunning! Looking at this image, I feel like I am in a beautiful cradle of nature!

  • Thank you very much Robin! I am so pleased that you like it :)

    – Yannik Hay

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    NatureGreeting...about 4 years ago

    Very beautiful shot, Yannik :))
    Carolyn

  • Thank you kindly my dear friend and for the fav. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoabout 4 years ago

    Super viewing oh so Beautiful!,,,,Tony

  • Thank you very much Anthony. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful light and capture Yan ,gorgeous view

  • Thank you kindly Trudi and for the fav. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Andrew S
    Andrew Sabout 4 years ago

    Love the lighting and pov, beautiful image,,,,,,,,now about that treasure…….

  • Thank you kindly Andrew, hope they find that gold :) Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

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