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Ardvreck Castle

By Sue_R  
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.

Tags: Scotland General Castles Highlands Lochs Sutherland Assynt Loch assynt Landscape and travel Ardvreck castle

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RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
13 Dec 2011 6:25PM
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.

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saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
13 Dec 2011 6:32PM
Fantastic and wonderful capture,Sue,very well done,
13 Dec 2011 6:43PM
I like the expanse of Water Sue, leading the Eye to the Castle. Very Icely doneSmile

John SmileX
Richsr 10 91 223 England
13 Dec 2011 8:24PM
Certainly has that bleak cold look Sue.
Regards Richard.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
13 Dec 2011 10:48PM
Sums up the conditions Sue, attractively simple.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
13 Dec 2011 11:04PM
I suspect it may well be looking bleaker yet at present given our delightful weather! Works very well indeed.

AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2011 8:27AM
It does look bleak but it's a great image. To me the coldest looking thing is the loch - it looks so black!
fraser 13 631 14 Scotland
14 Dec 2011 12:52PM
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.

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.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
14 Dec 2011 4:57PM
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 Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2011 5:38PM
That does look stark and cold - a very atmospheric shot. Carole
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
14 Dec 2011 10:51PM
Almost a mono, Sue - it does look bleak! I'm in awe of your dedication to get these freezing photos!!
saltireblue Plus
7 7.2k 33 Norway
15 Dec 2011 7:41AM
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!


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