Eilean Donan Castle - B side (Loch Duich, western Highlands, Scotland)

Yannik Hay

Gatineau, Canada

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  • Tie Win in the top ten in July 2011, US$20. Avatar Challenge in Favourite PLACES You Take,Make or Paint group on 2011-07-07
    “See winning banner/message from the host in the comment section”
  • 3rd Placement in Historical Landscape in Landscape Photography on 2013-06-02
  • 4th Placement in Summer time Voucher Contest in The Scots are Coming on 2012-08-26
  • 6th Placement in Anything Medieval challenge in the British Isles on 2014-11-15
  • 6th Placement in In the Fog challenge in Architecture – The British Isles on 2012-02-17
  • 6th Placement in Eilean Donan Castle – THE BEST OF THE BEST in Castle Magic on 2011-12-12
  • 6th Placement in Castle Magic challenge in Artists Universe group on 2011-07-22
  • 7th Placement in Clearly Scotland challenge in Photography Challenge Group on 2012-05-22
  • Featured In
  • The Best of British on 2014-11-15
  • Photography Challenge Group on 2012-06-06
  • Explore on the 2011-09-04
  • HIGH QUALITY IMAGES on the 2011-05-13
  • Favourite PLACES You Take,Make or Paint on 2011-04-30
  • Your Magic Place group on the 2011-04-26

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.

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Tone Mapped.
Location: Loch Duich, Scotland, UK
Date: 2010-09-19
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 400
Shutter Priority: 1/40 sec
Aperture: F/8,0
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM@31mm
Photoshop CS5 for Mac – Camera Raw 6.4

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