Impressive Blair Castle on misty forenoon. Natural colors were poor but there was a mystical atmosphere.
"700 YEARS OF SCOTTISH HISTORY.
Discover Blair Castle and go on a journey into the fascinating past of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Unique amongst Scottish castles, the story told here will take you from a visit by Mary Queen of Scots to the Civil War, and from the Jacobite cause to the disaster of Culloden following Bonnie Prince Charlie's own stay in the castle. You'll hear how the lucky inheritance of a smuggler-infested island helped turn the castle into a comfortable home, and learn how Queen Victoria's famous stay led to the creation of Europe's only private army, the Atholl Highlanders.
Dating back to 1269, the castle has been transformed through the ages, from its cold medieval beginnings in a strategic position during political struggles to become a fine Georgian mansion and finally a Victorian castle in the barionial style. These influences can still be seen today across the 30 rooms on full display. " (text is copied from Blair Castle´s homepage as I don´t know enough about the castle).
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danos (87475) 2014-02-25 11:26
nice hte view of the place with the Blair castle to dominating in the misty atmosphere.I like the good presentation as the excellent light and colour management.
emka (79875) 2014-02-26 0:01
lovely view from Scotland. beautiful chimneys on this castle. With the mist, the atmosp[here is really magical.
Warm regrads MAlgo
tyro (20696) 2014-02-26 14:33
I see that this is the most recent picture on TE of Blair Castle and the previous one was mine!
I like how you have captured this magnificent castle from a rather novel viewpoint and certainly not from the viewpoint which we normally see on postcards and calendars. I think you must have taken this from the gardens beside the castle but what I love is how you have portrayed the interesting rooftops against the hillside with the low mist and cloud really adding some extra magic.
If I have any criticim at all, it is that the sky is almost pure white and lacks any interest. There's nothing you could really have done about that but I think the picture might actually improve if you simply cropped off the top of the picture to remove the sky altogether. That would focus attention more on the castle and the mist and the lovely colours in the distant hill.
Apart from that, I like this one very much, particularly because you have chosen an interesting and unconventional viewpoint but also because the light, colours, exposure and details are all excellent too.
A good note too!