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Lochindorb Castle, otherwise known as The Wolf's Lair because of it's association with Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan who was known as the Wolf of Badenoch for his cruelty and predisposition to pillage! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Stewart,_Earl_of_Buchan)

I mentioned in my last upload that this castle is a bugger to photograph! This is the best PoV I have found so far and the setting sunlight helped isolate the castle from the background. I've used the bar of land in the FG to try and create more depth but I'm thinking about climbing one or the hills and trying a long lens. It's a toss up between highlighting the castle or the loch if you remain low down.

The castle itself is quite interesting in an area with few remaining such buildings: http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/15463/details/lochindorb+castle/

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Jun 2012 - 9:31 PM
Focal Length:122mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The Wolf's Lair
Username:almiles almiles
Uploaded:21 Jun 2012 - 5:55 AM
Tags:Castle, Landscape / travel, Lochindorb
Votes:13
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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:12 AM

Brilliant!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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jeanie
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21 Jun 2012 - 7:56 AM

Didn't know you could get that close to it - the one and only time we were there, we did sunrise from the north end of the loch looking down to the island.. Local knowledge is priceless Smile

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 8:18 AM

Excellent light captured.
Carole

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41044 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 8:44 AM

Overhead balloon flight maybe!!Tongue I think you found a great pov. The light on the castle picks it out perfectly against the darker hillside, and the grad darkens the sky so more emphasis placed on the castle. Lovely bands of light and shade. An accomplished capture, Al, and I love your description "predisposition to pillage" GrinGrin

Dave

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NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 8:46 AM

An extremely good landscape photograph full of natural colour, detail and great light.

Regards Nathan

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 10:06 AM

The Castle's relatively low profile will make things difficult, but you have chosen your viewpoint well and at a fine time of day for light, thus capturing a fine image.
I think you have achieved exactly what you set out to do.
Ronnie.

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 11:58 AM

I think you've done very well indeed with this little island fort, the golden light adds tremenoudly. Dava Moor is quite a bleak place even in summer, covered in windswept heather and grass a lonely spot indeed.

Dougie

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