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Delgatie Castle From the Backyard (near Turriff, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland) by Yannik Hay
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Delgatie Castle From the Backyard (near Turriff, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland) by 


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2012-08-25

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
History of Delgatie Castle
Historic Scotland: http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBN...

Most recently the home of the late Captain John Hay of Delgatie, Feudal Baron and built around 1049 the Castle has largely been in the Hay family for the last 650 years. It was taken from the Earl of Buchan after the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, when Robert the Bruce routed the invading English army. Mary Queen of Scots stayed at Delgatie for three days after the Battle of Corrachie in 1562. Her bedchamber is on view to the visitor.

Like many Scottish castles, Delgatie was rebuilt in the 16th century. The invention of the siege gun necessitated greater fortifications, and the 1570 rebuilding provided 8-16 feet thick walls. The main tower dates from about 1100, while its final extension with the battlement walk above the string course was completed in 1579.

In May 1639, the covenanters were routed in their first skirmish with the Royalist Gordons. This took place on the ‘Trot of Turriff’ near the castle. This proved to be the end for the ‘Royalist’ Hay of Delgatie who was hanged alongside the Earl of Montrose 11 years later in Edinburgh. In May 1661, following the restoration of Charles II, his body was exhumed and under the orders of the Lord Lyon Kings of Arms he was given a huge state funeral. Amid much pomp and ceremony he was laid to rest next to the Marquis of Montrose in St Giles Cathederal, Edinburgh. ref: http://www.delgatiecastle.com/History.htm

Texture: JoesSistah
Location: Delgatie Castle near Turriff, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Date: 2010-09-20
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/80 sec.
Aperture: F/4,5
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM@26mm
Lightroom 3,6
Photoshop CS5 64 bits for Mac – Camera Raw 6.6

Tags

aberdeenshire, architecture, castle, clan, hay, manor, medieval, ruin, scotland, windows, plants

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

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 2 years ago

    a total fave wow, !!!

  • Thx so much :) I’m so pleased that you like it. And thx for adding it to your favs :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 2 years ago

    beautiful image

  • Hello Tina, thank you very much for commenting on this one. I’m very pleased that you like it :)

    – Yannik Hay

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