Ardvreck Shower

By CliffGreen  
This is the ruin of Ardvreck Castle on the shore of Loch Assynt, Sutherland.

I had camped overnight ever hopeful of an interesting sunrise. I awoke to very low cloud but a shaft of light broke through for a few minutes but disappeared before reaching the castle. Shortly afterwards the rain reached me!

Many thanks to those who commented and voted on my previous upload "Glen Brittle Heather".


Tags: Landscape Scotland Castles Assynt Loch assynt Landscape and travel Ardvreck castle

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
4 Jan 2013 6:40PM
Shame it didn't reach the castle but it sculpts the land so well. Lovely image, Cliff.


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Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 6:44PM
Gorgeous shot !!....lovely light across the hills.......
Trout_Man 7 1 30 Wales
4 Jan 2013 7:19PM
Amazing capture, really nice light catchment.
fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 8:35PM
Beautiful shot,love it Smile
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 12:29AM
I love this raking sunlight revealing the contours of the hillside.
The mist and shade makes this an image of two halves and a very good one at that.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 9:13AM
Amazing light, a wonderful capture.
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 4:49PM
Great lighting and nice lateral placement of the castle, I'd be tempted to lose more of the FG sea to place the land closer to the bottom of the frame.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 5:09PM
This is gorgeous Cliff - we've been puzzling over where you were when you took this and it seems you were on the opposite side of the loch from the road and, if so, presumably you made the long walk to this spot?
5 Jan 2013 6:06PM
Ann, thank you very much for your User Award which is much appreciated.
I was on the same side of the loch as the castle, on a small spit of land just south of the ruin of Calda House.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 8:41PM
Ah, yes, that makes sense now. It's just that you can't see the run of the bay round to Ardvrek. Thanks Cliff!
cheesey 10 2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 9:38PM
Lovely light, mood and crop.
Great shot.

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