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Eilean Donan Gold

By hwatt  
Loch Duich, Highland, Scotland

It's easy to turn your nose up at an icon and goodness knows there are a million pictures of this gorgeous castle, but only a complete idiot would ignore sensational light like that which rolled across Eilean Donan castle at dawn one sensational autumnal morning. The castle was painted in burnished gold against an inky blue and magenta sky before being snuffed out by heavy rain. The wind that ruffled the surface intemittently destroyed the castle's reflection so I slowed down the exposure to reconstitute it at the same time applying a slight smear to the cloud mass that enveloped the castle.

Pentax 67 II ,55-100 zoom,Fujichrome Velvia
5 stop ND filter, 0.3ND Hard Grad, f/16 at 15 Seconds.

Tags: Light Reflection Golden Clouds Sea Eilean donan castle Landscape and travel m castle

Voters: bluesandtwos, doverpic, Velja and 41 more

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sawsengee Plus
14 6 40 Malaysia
22 Aug 2016 3:34PM
spectacular light, colours & water reflection Smile
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1840 England
22 Aug 2016 5:14PM
Waiting for the light (or, Good Heavens! Being lucky enough to be there when it happens) is so important.

It transforms this from competent to award-worthy... (As you clearly know, but so many others don't.)
22 Aug 2016 5:30PM
vivdy 9 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2016 6:34PM
Stunning . Viv
Spkr51 5 United States
22 Aug 2016 7:45PM
Excellent *****
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2016 8:02PM
A beautiful shot
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 767 England
22 Aug 2016 8:32PM
Yes there may be umpteen thousand images but it's the light that makes the image and you've captured this very nicely. Not all light is this good.
Diggeo 8 13 Greece
23 Aug 2016 8:01AM
Great capture!!!
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2016 8:49PM
Sorry my award is late; did not have one to give yesterday!
deanjohn 5 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2016 9:53PM
I also missed this one yesterday, but absolutly love it.
My 'user award' excellant work.
29 Apr 2017 11:24PM
Spectacular shot and light - the kind of light that we all wait in earnest for..
cheers walt

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