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"Culzean Castle"

By RonnieAG
A view of Culzean Castle from yesterday afternoon.
Culzean Castle and Country Park is the National Trust for Scotland's flagship property, lying on the Ayrshire coast south of Ayr and just north of Turnberry (famous for it's golf course).
The Estate belonged to the Kennedy family *** for generations but they gifted it to the National Trust in 1945 but with a stipulation that a flat there being given to General Dwight D. Eisenhower for his use in recognition of his role as Supreme Allied Commander during WW 11.

My thanks to all who commented on Let There be Light.


{***David Kennedy (1734-1792), the 10th. Earl of Cassilis never married and the baronetcy became extinct on his death}

Tags: Ayrshire Culzean castle National trust for scotland Landscape and travel Clyde coast

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User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 8:57AM
A beautifully composed capture.


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Cor 9 Belgium
10 Apr 2012 9:22AM
A fine image *****
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 10:00AM
Always quality Ronnie, I like the framing
10 Apr 2012 10:06AM
Lovely detail here Ronnie, from the fg twigs to the chimney pots atop this well kent big house.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 10:15AM
Nice one Ronnie and you got a sunny day there.
Iexpect we'll see more flowers from Culzean in coming days.
That's where I got my Tulip Time image from last Easter.GrinKate
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
10 Apr 2012 10:38AM
Like the frame the branches are providing and excellent detail Ronnie.


danbrann Plus
13 637 17
10 Apr 2012 10:58AM
Everything is spot on with this one Ronnie..even that lovely soft light was kind to you.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Apr 2012 11:21AM
I've never been here, but it certainly looks a great place to visit Smile A very beautiful capture and presentation, Ronnie Wink
Trev Smile
danmclean 11 1 Australia
10 Apr 2012 11:22AM
Great shot of the castle, love the colour contrast and the framing using the trees, not been there in a long time and god knows when i will get over again,,,
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Apr 2012 11:32AM
A fine composition and capture of a beautiful castle, Ronnie. Carol
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
10 Apr 2012 11:39AM
A magnificent looking property, Ronnie, and you have chosen a comp and pov that do it justice.
The local stone used in its construction is very photogenic.
Judging by all those chimneys, they must employ a full-time sweep!

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
10 Apr 2012 11:56AM
Really like the comp and the details are lovely. One of my favourite places on the West Coast.

10 Apr 2012 11:56AM
a nicely composed shot Ronnie using the tree and branches to break up the sky...there is quite an array of chimney pots to be seen must have a lot of stff to get all those fires burning. A nice clean capture full of detail.

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
10 Apr 2012 12:05PM
Every single vertical is dead straight, well done mate. - gary
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
10 Apr 2012 12:46PM
I never knew it belonged to the Kennedy's Ronnie !!
I knew old man Joe played golf,so probably being near Turnberry had something to do with it.
Good shot.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 1:11PM
Being a fellow National Trust Member, I shall have too pop up to my family home, cross over the border it check out this beautiful venue. A superbly taken photograph, and a great narrative.

Regards Nathan
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 Apr 2012 1:44PM
A lovely composed image Ronnie. Very interesting write up too...........Sandy
10 Apr 2012 2:30PM
Nicely framed by the trees and details in the castle are nice and sharp.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 3:07PM
nicely composed shot Ronnie, the light on the castle amazing.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
10 Apr 2012 3:14PM
Great composition and detail in this lovely historic scene.
Well done Ronnie.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 4:42PM
That really is a lovely composition with super detail Ronnie - Carole
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 5:44PM
love the comp ronnie wonderful detail and colours looks a brilliant place to visit a cracker nice one Wink
Superb image Ronnie - I love your narrative as well, great information Grin
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
10 Apr 2012 7:53PM
Nice shot Ronnie and good info ,thank you.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 9:26PM
magnificent building which would be good to see it in real time but for now your picture serves us well, superbly taken shot
10 Apr 2012 10:15PM
Lovely light on this wonderful castle, expertly captured Ronnie.

posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 4:26AM

Quote:A nicely composed shot Ronnie using the tree and branches to break up the sky...there is quite an array of chimney pots to be seen must have a lot of stff to get all those fires burning. A nice clean capture full of detail.


Cannot improve on that my friend Wink

Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
11 Apr 2012 4:48AM
Lovely old castle home and parkland gardens…….
Great capture Ronnie….

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
11 Apr 2012 7:46AM
It is the lovely enchanted garden that makes this shot so interesting. I took a shot of the castle many years ago ( when I found out that Ayr is warmer than Oostend Smile) and Ronnie I used my Filed camera and a tripod and all that, = but produced a boring architectural shot. You see I lined up to much.
And you got it positively charming.
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 8:35AM
Great compo Ronnie and interesting write up. Paul
11 Apr 2012 4:20PM
Lovely light on this beautiful castle Ronnie and a great write up..Lin

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