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Eilean Donan Castle

By Fisher2
With my tripod burried in muck and on a low setting to capture as much of the reflection as possible i shot this image of this stunning castle.
thanks for viewing.

History

The name Eilean Donan, or island of Donan, is most probably called after the 6th century Irish Saint, Bishop Donan who came to Scotland around 580 AD. There are several churches dedicated to Donan in the area, and it is likely that he formed a small cell, or community on the island during the late 7th century.

The first fortified structure was not built on the island until the early 13th century as a defensive measure, protecting the lands of Kintail against the Vikings who raided, settled and controlled much of the North of Scotland and the Western Isles between 800 and 1266. From the mid 13th century, this area was the quite seperate "Sea Kingdom" of the Lord of the Isles where the sea was the main highway and the power of feuding clan chiefs was counted by the number of men and galleys or "birlinns" at their disposal. Eilean Donan offered the perfect defensive position.

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

Voters: baxster, DonSchaeffer, Yewtree and 29 more

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Comments


DonSchaeffer 11 15 United States
17 May 2009 9:58PM
love the saturated color

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17 May 2009 10:02PM
Very nice night shot i love the reflection of the castle in the water. bill
shandoor 7 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 10:15PM
Lovely image wonderful reflection
Alexa
Fisher2 8 1 Ireland
17 May 2009 10:18PM
Thanks for the comments , we were lucky the wind dropped to give the reflections.
Dessy.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
17 May 2009 10:20PM
Quite dramatic. Like the colour.
Joan.
ketch 8 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
17 May 2009 10:59PM
Very nice treatment - excellent work

Robert
17 May 2009 11:42PM
Fantastic capture.
Scott
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 11:48PM
brilliant capture wonderful reflections nice one
andy
Craig99999 7 19 1 United Kingdom
18 May 2009 12:01AM
great reflections and shot
A stunning night shot of this iconic location The detail, colours and reflection is brilliant .
Leslie
Fisher2 8 1 Ireland
18 May 2009 10:39PM
Thanks Guys , a special one for me too.
Dessy.
Sconz 9 9 1 Ireland
19 May 2009 4:06PM
Nice one Dessy, you may see something similar over the next wek or so! Wink
Sean.
9 Jul 2009 10:09PM
Nice shot and my vote gives you 30!!!!

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