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1. Culzean Castle and Country Park (600 acres) lie south of Ayr and north of Turnberry on the Ayrshire coast.

2. In 1569 Sir Thomas Kennedy was given the Culzean Estates by his brother, the 4th. Earl of Cassillis.

3. In the 18th. Cent. Robert Adam transformed the relatively modest tower house into the masterpiece we see today.

4. The 12th. Earl secured the family's (Kennedy) fortunes and gained for himself the title 1st. Marquess of Ailsa.

5. After the 3rd. Marquess died in 1938, the family spent less time at Culzean and in 1945 the widow of the 4th. Marquess agreed to hand over the Castle and grounds to the National Trust for Scotland, subject to the top floor of the Castle being converted into a flat for the lifetime use by General Eisenhower as a gesture of gratitude from the people of Scotland for his successes as Supreme Allied Commander in WW 11.

6. The Castle and Country Park is now the National Trust for Scotland's flagship property.

7. The castle stands on a cliff top (as seen in V 1........the EXIF data refers to V 1 only) with views across the Firth of Clyde to Arran (V 2 shows such a view on a sunnier day)


My thanks to all who commented on A Misty Moment.......your time and remarks are much appreciated.


Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:24-120mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:45mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.00
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:No
Title:"Culzean Castle"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:22 Jul 2012 - 12:12 AM
Tags:Arran, Ayrshire, Culzean castle, Firth of clyde, Landscape / travel, National Trust for Scotland.
Votes:54
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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 12:30 AM

Stunning landscape Ronnie,I will have to visit Scotland one day..Lin

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mikbee
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22 Jul 2012 - 12:40 AM

Wonderful coloured scenery here Ronnie.
Super shots.
Mick.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6535 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 12:54 AM

V1 is composed to perfection Ronnie and the colour in those rocks in V2 is quite stunning. - gary

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Irishkate
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22 Jul 2012 - 1:14 AM

Great POV in V1 Ronnie and perfect exposure
highlighting all the detail in your excellent landscape.
Good narrative reminding us of the Castle's history.
Lovely view in V2.
KateGrinGrin

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Cliff1944
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22 Jul 2012 - 2:05 AM

A fine composition and interesting text.
Cliff

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taggart
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22 Jul 2012 - 3:12 AM

Beautifully photographed--- this very enviable bit of real estate!
enjoyed
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CarolG
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22 Jul 2012 - 6:05 AM

Beautifully composed and captured, Ronnie, you have such wonderful scenery up there. Carol

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Deep_Bhatia
22 Jul 2012 - 6:11 AM

Nice POV Ronnie. Bothe images are superb. Deep

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bobsblues
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22 Jul 2012 - 6:32 AM

Two cracking shots but I do like V1 well taken .
Rob

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fentiger
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22 Jul 2012 - 7:04 AM

Visited there a few years back and I do like you composition of No. 1 which gets the vote.

Albert

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 7:07 AM

Love V1 and the history. Wonderful.

Barry

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andylea
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22 Jul 2012 - 7:38 AM

love v1 ronnie belting comp and detail a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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annettep38
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22 Jul 2012 - 8:04 AM

The colours are superb. I suspect the greens and browns of foliage and rock formation show the finer detail a lot bettering diffuse, indirect light, just like your flowers.
It is a beautiful shot, the castle miniaturised but still towering over the W line of the coast.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 8:07 AM

Two great shots Ronnie - Just packed the Mrs and the Sister-in-law off to the borders - Town Yetholm near Kelso

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WhiteRose1
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22 Jul 2012 - 8:08 AM

A well-thought out composition again, Ronnie. The Castle inch perfect on the thirds and lead-ins from the sky lines (especially the diagonal tree line) and the sweep of the water's edge. Lovely tones and well-exposed - excellent image. v2 is a beautiful view with some great foreground colour.

Dave

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morpheus1955
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22 Jul 2012 - 8:08 AM

Two superb images Ronnie, excellent composition and light, for me I think V1 is my favourite.

Hugh

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EAS
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22 Jul 2012 - 8:11 AM

One of my top favourite places to visit and what a lovely set you have here.

Ann

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digital_boi
22 Jul 2012 - 8:18 AM

Good use of the rocky bay to lead you to the castle Ronnie a nice clean sharp capture and that ever present grey sky.
I forgot to answer your question about the flower yes I believe it is Campanula excatly which one i'm not sure

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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NDODS
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22 Jul 2012 - 8:18 AM

Two distinctively different images, however each as beautiful as the other, fantastic natural colours and superb detail.

Regards Nathan

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AnnChown
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22 Jul 2012 - 8:21 AM

Two super landscapes Ronnie. That yellow lichen on the rocks so reminds me of Scotland. Lovely to see it here.
Ann

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netta1234
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22 Jul 2012 - 8:29 AM

Two great ones with beautiful natural colours.
Netta

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canonfan
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22 Jul 2012 - 8:59 AM

Two lovely compositions Ronnie and well captured. Your landscapes should be gracing the pages of the Scottish tourist board brochures. A wonderful advert for your country
Jim

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22 Jul 2012 - 9:01 AM

Great landscapes Nathan said it all. Nice work Ronnie.
Iain

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JohnChambersPhotography

Good comp Ronnie, well framed image, well captured and presented. I like the way the shot takes the eye in and round to the left, with the castle the prize.

John

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Michaela_Solway
22 Jul 2012 - 10:19 AM

Great comp in V1 as your eye is lead around to the Castle peeping up.. Like the rocks in the f/g in V2

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TrevBatWCC
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22 Jul 2012 - 10:49 AM

Two beautiful captures, Ronnie, looks a great spot to sit and ponder and get over a hangover on a Sunday morning! Both delightful shots, but think V1 has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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barbarahirst
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22 Jul 2012 - 11:18 AM

I really must get up there..
you photos make it look so inviting

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tomcat
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22 Jul 2012 - 1:43 PM

Love the way the arcing shoreline, leads the eye to the castleSmile

A fine 'scape Ronnie

Adrian

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johnjo58
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22 Jul 2012 - 2:07 PM

Always a high standard Ronnie
David

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Porthos
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22 Jul 2012 - 3:13 PM

Very nice Ronnie. Superb composition in V1....Derek

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bill33
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22 Jul 2012 - 3:25 PM

Even on a dull and overcast day, you bring this wonderful image to life Ronnie, I have visited this place many times but not been to this part of the shore,it gives a different perspective from the normal type of shots that I have seen, beautifully composed and detailed, love the history behind the photograph also, very well done my friend, Bill.

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22 Jul 2012 - 4:08 PM

V2 not showing for me Ronnie but V1 is lovely. - V2 has now appeared and that is lovely too.
Joan.

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achieverswales
22 Jul 2012 - 5:11 PM

Great write up with spectacular photography Ronnie, love the textures in V2.

Regards

Trev.

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22 Jul 2012 - 5:33 PM

Well composed shot with a good focal point

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LynneJoyce
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22 Jul 2012 - 5:59 PM

Two crackers here Ronnie, I love the colours and textures of the rock in V2.

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NeilWigan
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23 Jul 2012 - 7:49 PM

v1 for me Ronnie ,a fine view of a fine castle.

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