The castle was originally built in 1500 by the McQuillans, who came from Scotland in the 1200s as hired mercenaries, and built the castle around 200 years later.
The McQuillans held the castle for about 55 years before it was taken by the MacDonnells, who came over from Islay in 1554. They still own the castle, but now live in Glenarm.
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bobas (41) 2013-02-24 8:13
Witaj w TE!
Ladny punkt widzenia, dobry sklad, piekny widok, dobra ostrosc i kolor.
pajaran (36149) 2013-02-24 8:22
Lep pogled na obalu i stari Dvorac ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Dobro dosli na TE.
A nice view of the coast and the old castle ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good content and composition, well demonstrated.
Welcome to TE.
All the best.
willperrett (2955) 2013-02-24 9:00
Welcome to TE. This is a tremendously impressive first posting: I'll be keeping my eye open on your portfolio in future! The light on the castle, and the very deep field of focus are excellent (focussing at the hyperfocal distance maybe?. Also your refusal to be tempted to over-saturate the colours. You'll find there's plenty of folk on this site who seem to think that whacking the saturation slider to 100% creates an impressive photograph. You know they're wrong!
tedesse (22073) 2013-02-24 9:02
Fantastic perspective and composition, showing the ruins of a castle built by McQuillans. Beautiful colors, nice light and reflections.
daddo (18517) 2013-02-25 3:25
Hi Andrew. I see that you have been dormant for almost three years on TE. I do like your first offering- a haunting image of this abandoned castle in ruins set on an inhospitable but beautiful coat.Great POV, DOF and natural colours. Regards. Klaudio.
- Copyright: Andrew Watson (andypwatson) (41)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-17
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Canon 5D mkII, 17 - 40 f4 L
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-24 8:07