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This monument to William Wallace stands on the Wallace Path at Loudounhill in the Irvine Valley, near Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland, where Wallace won a famous battle in 1297.

Called the Spirit of Scotland, it shows an outline of Wallace in steel, five metres high. It was designed and created by local artist Richard Price, and dedicated in September 2004.

An etched inscription on the five metre high structure reads: Thou saw’st the strong arm of a Wallace raised to stem the tide of alien tyranny.

The steel structure is covered in hand forged surface decorations, each telling an aspect of Wallace’s tale.

Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm


Related shots can be found at: Lowland Scotland or you can look at all my HDR shots.

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  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 4 years ago

    Is statue Tom doing your bit for the Tourist board!! Feck he was tall!! Cracking shot :o)

  • Hehe, a historical giant mate, although he looked shorter in Braveheart (I guess they should have given the role to Joak, rather than a vertically challenged American) …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 4 years ago

    This is a great tribute, to a great hero dear Tom.x

  • Thank you kindly dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Smith
    David Smithabout 4 years ago

    You are indeed a great Ambassador for your Scottish compatriotsTom well taken and described. Regards Dave.

  • Cheers Dave, it was the first time I had seen this impressive monument …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44about 4 years ago

    Very impressive Tom..
    Good note to !

  • Thank you so much John …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123about 4 years ago

  • klikker
    klikkerabout 4 years ago

    I havent seen this until now Tom. Lovely shot and good info….as always.

  • Cheers Nick, it was the first time I had seen it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyabout 4 years ago

    Great shot Tom, awesome sculpture.

  • Thank you kindly Gary …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenabout 4 years ago

    Nicely done Tom

  • Cheers my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 4 years ago

    lovely photo

  • Thank you kindly Antanas …

    – Tom Gomez

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