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With my tripod burried in muck and on a low setting to capture as much of the reflection as possible i shot this image of this stunning castle.
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History

The name Eilean Donan, or island of Donan, is most probably called after the 6th century Irish Saint, Bishop Donan who came to Scotland around 580 AD. There are several churches dedicated to Donan in the area, and it is likely that he formed a small cell, or community on the island during the late 7th century.

The first fortified structure was not built on the island until the early 13th century as a defensive measure, protecting the lands of Kintail against the Vikings who raided, settled and controlled much of the North of Scotland and the Western Isles between 800 and 1266. From the mid 13th century, this area was the quite seperate "Sea Kingdom" of the Lord of the Isles where the sea was the main highway and the power of feuding clan chiefs was counted by the number of men and galleys or "birlinns" at their disposal. Eilean Donan offered the perfect defensive position.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:nikor18-105@18mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Eilean Donan Castle
Username:Fisher2 Fisher2
Uploaded:17 May 2009 - 9:51 PM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel
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DonSchaeffer
17 May 2009 - 9:58 PM

love the saturated color

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big bill  9 Scotland
17 May 2009 - 10:02 PM

Very nice night shot i love the reflection of the castle in the water. bill

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shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2009 - 10:15 PM

Lovely image wonderful reflection
Alexa

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Fisher2  6 Ireland
17 May 2009 - 10:18 PM

Thanks for the comments , we were lucky the wind dropped to give the reflections.
Dessy.

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2009 - 10:20 PM

Quite dramatic. Like the colour.
Joan.

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ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2009 - 10:59 PM

Very nice treatment - excellent work

Robert

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motorsportpictures

Fantastic capture.
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andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2009 - 11:48 PM

brilliant capture wonderful reflections nice one
andy

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Craig99999
18 May 2009 - 12:01 AM

great reflections and shot

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Leslie-Hanthorne

A stunning night shot of this iconic location The detail, colours and reflection is brilliant .
Leslie

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Fisher2  6 Ireland
18 May 2009 - 10:39 PM

Thanks Guys , a special one for me too.
Dessy.

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Sconz  6 Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2009 - 4:06 PM

Nice one Dessy, you may see something similar over the next wek or so! Wink
Sean.

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jeronius  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2009 - 10:09 PM

Nice shot and my vote gives you 30!!!!

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