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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.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Dec 2011 - 1:27 PM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Ardvreck Castle
Username:Sue_R Sue_R
Uploaded:13 Dec 2011 - 5:58 PM
Tags:Ardvreck castle, Assynt, Castles, General, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Loch assynt, Lochs, Scotland, Sutherland
Voters:sazzykins · MrBlueSky · RonnieAG · saeidNL · charlotte · Len1950 · lifesnapper · Rock · NeilWigan · tezquirk · tony_hoops · pmorgan · wyatturp · cabbie · Richsr · WhiteRose1 · Greyheron · rontear · EAS · Sezz · MalcolmM · barbarahirst · AnnChown · romansnumber7 · mex · fraser · Niknut · Scottishlandscapes · TrevBatWCC · CaroleS · User_Removed · saltireblue · nikshot · costas · annettep38 · Glostopcat · User_Removed ·
Unique Views:70


RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 6:25 PM

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.

saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 6:32 PM

Fantastic and wonderful capture,Sue,very well done,

lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 6:43 PM

I like the expanse of Water Sue, leading the Eye to the Castle. Very Icely doneSmile

John SmileX

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England218 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 8:24 PM

Certainly has that bleak cold look Sue.
Regards Richard.

rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 10:48 PM

Sums up the conditions Sue, attractively simple.

EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 11:04 PM

I suspect it may well be looking bleaker yet at present given our delightful weather! Works very well indeed.


AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2011 - 8:27 AM

It does look bleak but it's a great image. To me the coldest looking thing is the loch - it looks so black!

fraser  11631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2011 - 12:52 PM

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.


Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2011 - 4:29 PM

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 Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2011 - 4:57 PM

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  5289 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2011 - 5:38 PM

That does look stark and cold - a very atmospheric shot. Carole

14 Dec 2011 - 10:51 PM

Almost a mono, Sue - it does look bleak! I'm in awe of your dedication to get these freezing photos!!

saltireblue Site Moderator 55050 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway30 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2011 - 7:41 AM

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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