Dunnottar Castle a different look by Shaun Whiteman

Dunnottar Castle a different look by 


Taken with a Canon 50D, Sigma 10-20 lens at 10mm, F11, shutter speed 1/80, ISO100, tweaked in Photoshop

The site on which the Castle sits has been inhabited since Pictish times (5000 BC to 700 AD) although an exact date is not known.

The importance of the site to the Picts stems from their religion, believed to be akin to Druidism, and which worshiped masculinity, femininity and nature spirits. The site of the Castle and the surrounding area has a strong feminine nature and symbology, which at Dunnottar takes the form of the “green lady”. The spirit of the green lady has been seen in the brewery at the Castle. She is said to be looking for her “lost children” who are the Picts who converted from her religion to Christianity around the 5th Century AD.

The name Dunnottar stems from the Pictish word “Dun” which means hill fort or place of strength.

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Comments

  • Rob Parsons
    Rob Parsonsalmost 6 years ago

    That is stunning Shaun, great moody atmosphere in b&w – straight to faves.

  • Thank you Rob, it really is one of the best castles I have ever been to!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 6 years ago

    outstanding shaun

  • You are very kind Kathy

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • zoolook
    zoolookalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic image Shaun. Looks great in B&W :~)

  • Thank you Iain you have a wonderful country, I would move there tomorrow given half a chance!!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBalmost 6 years ago

    Terrific in blakc & white!

  • No probs Felicity, thanks for the lovely comment!!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBalmost 6 years ago

    Sorry, can’t spell!

  • lefty1
    lefty1almost 6 years ago

    superb b/w photo, Bravo shaun

  • Thank you very much John for your kind words

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Smudger
    Smudgeralmost 6 years ago

    brilliant photograph

  • Cheers Steve, I thought I would try a b&w shot for a change!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithalmost 6 years ago

    Great subject and composition and looks great in B&W

  • Thank you very much, the scenery in Scotland is stunning!!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Rachael Lynch
    Rachael Lynchalmost 6 years ago

    This is a fabulous shot Shaun and great in mono

  • Thank you very much Rachael, I appreciate your comment

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome history that goes with this old Castle. The black and white gives this place a haunting feeling. The angle on this one is nice….and adds to the spooky feeling about it. Nicely presented Shaun.

  • Thank you very much Ginny, I thought I would try a b&w shot for a change!

    – Shaun Whiteman

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