We had a brief (~30 minute) stop at Eilean Donan Castle on our way from the Isle of Skye back to the mainland. The water was low, but it revealed some interesting plants that varied in color between brown and a brilliant orange depending on whether or not the sun came out from behind the clouds. Particularly since Eilean Donan is one of the most photographed locations in all the UK, I wanted to try to avoid the standard cliché photos of this beautiful castle, and ended up stumbling across this view while walking around near the castle. I really like the different colors that came out in this photo and the sense of wandering out of the wilderness and into a castle. Hope you enjoy it!
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Porteplume (3393) 2013-02-10 23:27
Thank you for your reply to my previous critique and also for posting again a beautiful photo from Scotland.
In answering your question, we will be there for 4 weeks in May 2013. Our itinerary is going from Newcastle upon Tyne, where the boat will bring us, to Skye Island via Aviemore and the surrounding of Glen Affric.
Of course we will stop here, for having a visit to Eilean Donan Castle. Your point of view is very unusual indeed and most beautiful including so much of the flora. It gives indeed that magical atmosphere that suits the old castle so well...
Amicalement - Viviane
GiovanniG (2331) 2013-02-10 23:34
Wonderful capture. Your PoV is ideal with the rill leading ones eye to the focal point. Colors and detail are excellent.
macondo (18481) 2013-02-11 3:53
I must admit, I have not seen the Eilean Donan Castle photographed from this viewpoint - it makes a welcome change. I really like the way the stream leads the eye towards it, and the inclusion of the bush on the left adds depth to the scene. Very good interplay of shadow and light, especially on the arches of the small bridge. You'll notice by my surname why I have a strong interest in this castle. I've looked at so many shots of it on TE, and as you suggest, many of them are very clichéed.
Thanks for your very good note.
- Copyright: Essie Snell (essie) (169)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-24
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Nikon D-50, Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-10 22:10
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