Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Ardvreck Castle

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

Another image of Ardvreck Castle on the shores of Loch Assynt in Sutherland. This one's a bit bleak, but then so was the weather and I was sort of hoping that this is one of those occasions when less is more Smile

Many thanks for your votes and comments on my other images for our trip over to Assynt early last week.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:10-20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Dec 2011 - 1:27 PM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Ardvreck Castle
Username:Sue_R Sue_R
Uploaded:13 Dec 2011 - 5:58 PM
Tags:Ardvreck castle, Assynt, Castles, General, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Loch assynt, Lochs, Scotland, Sutherland
Votes:37

Comments

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 6:25 PM

How starkly the Castle stands against the snowy landscape, Sue: a really wintry image.
By the sound of it more snow is due for Highland Scotland once again.
Ronnie.

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 6:32 PM

Fantastic and wonderful capture,Sue,very well done,
saeid

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 6:43 PM

I like the expanse of Water Sue, leading the Eye to the Castle. Very Icely doneSmile

John SmileX

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 8:24 PM

Certainly has that bleak cold look Sue.
Regards Richard.

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 10:48 PM

Sums up the conditions Sue, attractively simple.
Ron.

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 11:04 PM

I suspect it may well be looking bleaker yet at present given our delightful weather! Works very well indeed.

Ann

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2011 - 8:27 AM

It does look bleak but it's a great image. To me the coldest looking thing is the loch - it looks so black!
Ann

fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2011 - 12:52 PM

This series has an aspect of bleakness about it, which is pretty much summed up in this image. That's not a criticism - it's a reflection of how well you are capturing this essential aspect of the Highlands in winter.

Fraser

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2011 - 4:29 PM

Bleak is nowhere close to dreich, this maybe bleak but it's got drama and light and that's two great attributes, I'd crop it by taking off some of the sky which is lifeless in comparison to the bottom with the great diagonal of the water meeting the snow. Nice image Sue.

Dougie

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2011 - 4:57 PM

Certainly looks bleak, Sue - and very chilly too. A super capture, you deserve a bonus vote for going out in that! The way this weather's turning, I may just get to see some snow when I come north of the border for Christmas! Wink
Trev Smile

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2011 - 5:38 PM

That does look stark and cold - a very atmospheric shot. Carole

ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2011 - 10:51 PM

Almost a mono, Sue - it does look bleak! I'm in awe of your dedication to get these freezing photos!!
Christina

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43917 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2011 - 7:41 AM

Now that looks cold, Sue!
I like the way the fg detail gradually trails away until we are left with an almost blank distance void of detail. Not at all inviting us in!

Malc

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.