Out of the gloom - Urquhart Castle.......! by Roy  Massicks

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While on the Caledonian Canal in Scotland we spent a night at Urquhart Harbour on Loch Ness. When leaving early in the morning on a not so promising day Urquhart Castle loomed out of the gloom surrounding us.

Trish – I told you we had seen something strange so look at the image below to discover what !

Fuji – S5000at 15.4mm, 1/140, f/6.3, iso 200.


gloom, mist, urquhart castle, loch ness, caledonian canal, scotland, monster, great glen


  • Rita Blom
    Rita Blomabout 2 years ago

    Well now Roy, I love the moody image but I think you are definitely pulling my leg now.
    Great Pics!

  • Why would you say that Rita ? In fact, the more I sampled a famous local brew the more monsters I saw…..ha ha ! Thank you for your lovely comment.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 2 years ago

    LOL Really super capture,and i love your sense of fun dear Roy.x

  • Many thanks Catherine for your lovely comments and favourite ! You can’t go near that castle and say you didn’t look for Nessie now can you ?

    – Roy Massicks

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...about 2 years ago

    Great atmospheric capture with wonderful, muted early morning tones !!

  • Thank you so much Mathilde – I do appreciate your kind comments.

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 2 years ago

    Excellent work Roy… it has an eerie feel… lovely

  • Many thanks Andrea – your kind words are appreciated.

    – Roy Massicks

  • myraj
    myrajabout 2 years ago

    WOW! Fantastic capture and interesting reading Roy.

  • Cheers and thanks Myra – it was a fantastic six days !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Thank you also for the favourite.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

    – Roy Massicks

  • trish725
    trish725about 2 years ago

    Love it, Roy! Great atmosphere to this one with the mist/cloud :-)
    Yes, that Nessie is not so elusive after all if you go looking for her early morning

    For all of you who don’t believe in Nessie, well – 2 shots of her on one thread! She must exist – Roy and I wouldn’t lie to you!

  • So pleased you like it Trish – the devil got to me ! Like your other image of Nessie too, also taken on a cloudy day. Thank you so much for the favourite.

    – Roy Massicks

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 2 years ago

    Love this !..I especially love the eerie , mysterious feel about it – well done Roy xx
    But as for the image below – well who knows !!

  • Gail, we all have to have fantasies from time to time ! Thank you for your kind comments and favourite.

    – Roy Massicks

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 2 years ago

    Splendid! Just where Ray took a swim when he fell out of his little boat!

  • Bet he didn’t touch the bottom Sheila – they tell us it’s bottomless ! Well, that day had a bottom in it, didn’t it Ray ? Thank you for your kind comments and favourite.

    – Roy Massicks

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyabout 2 years ago

    Great shot Roy.

  • Cheers Gary – so pleased you like it.

    – Roy Massicks

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