This is Dunollie castle, just on the north side of the harbor in Oban, Scotland. Oban is famous for it's Scotch whisky.
The castle sets on the site of a 7th century fort. This structure was built in the 15th century by the MacDougall clan.
I got this picture late one afternoon when I was returning from a day trip to the isles of Staffa and Iona. I arrived back at the harbor right at the "golden hour". And how golden it was. Perhaps it's the high lattitude of Scotland, but the golden orange light that afternoon was the kind of rare and beautiful sun that nearly brings tears to a photographer's eyes.
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donluicu (24724) 2005-04-28 10:11
what a great shot, of this amzing country...scotland.
I wish i can go there someday.
I n your pic , i like the colors and the compo
danyy (0) 2005-04-28 10:34
Des couleurs très chaudes et saturées juste ce qu'il faut. Un beau cadrage qui montre bien ce qu'il y a autour du chateau.
smartins (1967) 2005-04-28 10:42
I love the colors, the POV and the composition as well as all of the rest ;)
Gorgeous landscape! Well done.
Thanks for sharing,
puciu (498) 2005-04-28 10:57
Todd perfect photo, splendid colors.
gringofil (0) 2005-04-28 11:01
Beautiful colors. This place must be a heaven for photography I would think. I really like your compo, but the thing that spiols this great picture is the tilt. As a pro photog I would think you would have picked up on it and fixed it in PS (it takes but a few seconds). If not for the tilt this would have been a perfect image.
Vicky (1446) 2005-04-28 11:28
Great shot Todd, the rich colours are wonderful and the way the sunlight hits the castle and it's surroundings is majestic. You were also blessed that day with an interesting sky! Have been to Scotland once and would love to go again. Very well taken. Great mood and composition. Regards, Vicky
Zepi (22848) 2005-04-28 14:09
J'adore celle-ci !
Super cadrage, magnifiques reflets, excellentes couleurs !
Magnifiques tons chauds.
J’aime beaucoup !
Hanssie (10886) 2005-04-28 15:02
Maybe a tiny levelled, but this is a fantastic pictue full of the "golden" light as you say and that's what I see here. Wonderful, also with the clouds around it, great shot, Todd !
dkeus31 (27735) 2005-04-28 16:02
Very nice colors and light.
The colors are also nice.
Fis2 (106322) 2005-04-28 17:32
Your photo is wonderful. I like the composition, colours and frame.
softflower (0) 2005-04-28 18:06
Superbe photo Todd, paysage splendide!
olopez (4959) 2005-04-29 5:24
Very good golden tones, beautiful light.
Amazing castle and landscape.
Gdouble (0) 2005-04-29 8:13
Hi Todd, great shot. Gold effect due to afternoon sun light is simply magic.
Thanks for your visit in my gallery
toni_al (15875) 2005-04-30 9:03
Superbe image et magnifique lumière dorée
- Copyright: Todd Adams (toddadams) (575)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-10-15
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Fuji GSW690III, Fuji Provia 100
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-04-28 9:58
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