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Eilean Donan is a small island on Loch Duich, where it meets Loch Alsh, in the Western Highlands of Scotland. It is near to the village of Dornie.
The castle was built in the thirteenth century and was a stronghold of the Mackenzie and Macrae Clans.
In the early eighteenth century the Mackenzies were involved in the Jacobite rebellions, which led to the castle's destruction in 1719 by Government ships.
The present buildings are the result of twentieth-century reconstruction of the ruins by Lieutenant-Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap.
Thank you Wikipedia!!
I took this picture en route to the Isle of Skye last week.
Many thanks for all clicks and comments on my 'Loch Linnhe Sunset' upload - very much appreciated, as always.Smile
I won't be around much today as we're off to visit Biddulph Grange and Little Moreton Hall.
Have a good day.
Richard

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jul 2013 - 10:44 AM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Eilean Donan Castle
Username:DicksPics DicksPics
Uploaded:6 Aug 2013 - 7:09 AM
Tags:Architecture, Eilean donan castle, Scotland
Votes:75

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2013 - 7:11 AM

A beautiful composition, Richard, very well captured. Carol

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2013 - 7:21 AM

A most pleasing image of this much photographed castle.

Albert

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JOKEN
JOKEN  5 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2013 - 7:29 AM

An oft photographed castle - and this is a fine interpretation.
Ken

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netta1234
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6 Aug 2013 - 7:44 AM

A Beautiful image RichardSmile
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Badgerfred
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6 Aug 2013 - 7:45 AM

Excellent Richard, a super composition,
Fred.

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DixClix
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6 Aug 2013 - 7:57 AM

This is an absolutely cracking shot ****, so clear, sharp and full of interesting detail. Super composition too! Apparently this is one of the most photographed castles in Scotland and I think you have done it magnificently! I love the softness of the hills in the background too! Wonderful colours overall but especially in the reflections in the water. Brilliant, well done!
Mick
PS have a good day out today too.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2013 - 7:57 AM

It's hard to accept that this iconic Scottish castle is still less than 100 years old, Richard, and a fine shot of it you captured.
Ronnie.

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2013 - 8:05 AM

Nice job

Brian...................

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6 Aug 2013 - 8:06 AM

Great photograph, colours outstanding and the light excellent great subject. (Is this the castle used in Highlander and James Bond maybe?)

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6 Aug 2013 - 8:13 AM

🏰👍😃

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
6 Aug 2013 - 8:17 AM

This is an absolutely excellent image Richard !!

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Tish1
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6 Aug 2013 - 8:25 AM

Almost an Oil Painting Richard, Constable would have been proud to put his name to this. The composition is brilliant, the colours are great, the hint of mist on the mountains in the background and reflections on the water; it doesn't get much better.

Tish

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
6 Aug 2013 - 8:52 AM

Superbly composed Richard, the clarity is excellent, wonderful colour, love the muted reflections and the mist on yonder mountains superb.

John

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2013 - 8:54 AM

Classic dreich view with ED showing itself off very nicely!

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Lynniesefforts
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6 Aug 2013 - 8:59 AM

Just a stunning image Richard Grin

Lynette GrinGrin

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morpheus1955
6 Aug 2013 - 9:00 AM

Beautiful image Richard, excellent composition, I have not been there in far to long, maybe one day i'll make it back up there Smile

Hugh

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WhiteRose1
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6 Aug 2013 - 9:02 AM

Classic view and the flag displaying nicely for you.

Dave

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rayme330
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6 Aug 2013 - 9:16 AM

Excellent composition and capture Richard, everything looks just right.

Ray

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2013 - 9:23 AM

Excellent composition Richard - a scene that always gets the clicking finger busy.Smile
Joan.

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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 - 9:25 AM

Fine Image.....

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Caziwinkles
6 Aug 2013 - 9:47 AM

Wonderful landscape Richard - great colours and just enough of a reflection too. Smile

Carol

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Nikonuser1
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6 Aug 2013 - 10:43 AM

A excellent Landscape Richard, nice write upSmile


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brian17302
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6 Aug 2013 - 11:29 AM

Super landscape image

Brian

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2013 - 12:27 PM

Stunning Richard, simply stunning.

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leontari
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6 Aug 2013 - 1:34 PM

Excellent capture Richard. I love the reflection.
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GeorgePlatis
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6 Aug 2013 - 4:58 PM

Beautiful composition Richard !
George

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NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2013 - 5:03 PM

A wonderfully informative and interesting pre-narrative supported by a quite superb photograph Richard.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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JuBarney
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6 Aug 2013 - 5:25 PM

A super looking castle and beautiful landscape captured so well.
Ju

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Niknut
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6 Aug 2013 - 7:08 PM

Fine quality shot !!!......been a year or twelve since I last stood there !!Smile

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Jenny-D
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6 Aug 2013 - 7:53 PM

Great image.

Jenny Smile

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Brian65
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6 Aug 2013 - 9:03 PM

Wonderful image Richard, love the comp.
Brian

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capto
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6 Aug 2013 - 10:20 PM

Excellent shot and nice to get the history.Smile

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6 Aug 2013 - 10:44 PM

Lovely landscape great reflections.
Regards John.

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Stephen_B
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6 Aug 2013 - 11:49 PM

Can only echo all the previous comments

Great capture of this landmark

Steve

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Irishkate
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7 Aug 2013 - 12:07 AM

Just dipping in while on holiday to see how your holiday went.
This is an excellent image of Eilean Donan Castle (haven't taken one here myself).
Very well composed Richard.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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ali63
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7 Aug 2013 - 10:19 AM

Stunning capture,Sorry I missed this one yesterday Blush

Ali

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 5:09 PM

Richard this is stunning,ticks all the boxes for me.

Aidan.

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kel55
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9 Aug 2013 - 8:39 AM

Morning Richard , you have done well with this shot, post card type feel to it , Kel

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 8:50 AM

Classic shot Richard a beauty.
Rob

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iancatch
iancatch  7 England45 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 6:37 PM

missed this one richard somehow but is a great shot of one of my favourite castles. Funnily enough we also visited on our way to Skye.

Ian

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13 Aug 2013 - 9:17 PM

Serious WOW!!!!! a postcard, a jigsaw, print ... gorjuice for certain.

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digital_boi
15 Aug 2013 - 2:13 PM

excellent capture here very pleasing indeed

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19 Aug 2013 - 9:22 PM

A classic view of this famous castle and as good a one as i've seen on here

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