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Ruthven Barracks.

By geegee
Rich, Tracey and I had spent a day car touring and looking at floods. We headed back towards our digs but diverted just long enough to visit this old fortress at Kingussie on Speyside.

The Barracks holds an imposing position under normal conditions, but under lowering skies with flood water around and the watery light of a setting sun it was really atmospheric.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: ItsOurYear, photopharm, keithh and 35 more

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ItsOurYear 12 183 England
26 Mar 2005 12:50PM
Incredibly moody - love it.



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26 Mar 2005 1:34PM
Love the stormy mood to this. Den Smile
speysider 12 10
26 Mar 2005 1:39PM
Very moody shot!
Well captured!
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2005 1:52PM
A great capture, excellent detail and composition.

geegee 13 29 England
26 Mar 2005 2:13PM
Many thanks everyone. Although I think that this is a prime example of happening to be in the right place at the right time!
Best wishes,
aunt sally 13 110 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2005 2:26PM
A great atmospheric image.

Mari 13 1.8k United Kingdom
26 Mar 2005 2:29PM
Hello George, this is wonderful, fantastic lighting. I hope you are well

glazzaro 12 70 23 United States
26 Mar 2005 3:12PM
Wow, you have captured it superbly, I swear it looks as if it is still teaming with life! Brilliant shot! Spot on! Click!!!

scragend 13 3 Scotland
26 Mar 2005 3:36PM
That looks an amazing place - all the more so due to your good fortune with the lighting, your choice of composition and your timing!
Find myself wishing that you had lightened the top and shadows of the buildings just a fraction more although it obviously reflects the lighting at the time. The blues of the sky and the yellow of the slope work very well together.
Hawkgenes 12 10 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2005 3:39PM
A very imposing view and an exciting picture. My step father was a scottish Ruthven so I have a person interest as well.

terry_cavner 12 332 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2005 4:29PM it
magda_indigo 13 418 England
26 Mar 2005 6:18PM
love the comp, it is superb, George, lovely, click (*:*)
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
26 Mar 2005 6:54PM
Can't be bettered George . A wonderful mood and feeling. Great composition as always . Great light and a marvellous lowering sky . xx
amaryllis 13 120
26 Mar 2005 11:58PM
Brilliant George....the light, the weather, the flood all make for an unusual but powerful image of the barracks...very good work..!!

27 Mar 2005 12:10AM
Lovely George, you were at the right spot at the right time. I have passe this by so many times I will now have a look... your camera has been kind to Scotland.
All the best
stevie 13 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2005 12:12AM
Light and sky superb
andytvcams 14 10.4k United Kingdom
27 Mar 2005 1:07AM
Very dramatic George,never been there myself,looks as if they have had a lot of floods?.

jan 1 13 12 Netherlands
27 Mar 2005 3:19AM
Wonderful picture, George.
The colours makes it even more spooky.
urban-hero 13 23 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2005 3:22AM
Superb image!

old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
27 Mar 2005 4:15AM
The lighting in this is just superb, George - just so atmospheric!
arnieg Plus
12 704 England
27 Mar 2005 5:38AM
loverly stormy sceane
geegee 13 29 England
27 Mar 2005 5:46AM
So many thanks everyone, really good to hear from you all.

Floods, yes we had them. The road between Kingussie and Aviemore was blocked as was the railway line at Dalwhinnie. This was due to torrential warm rain which melted all the gorgeous snow from from the mountains (where we had been climbing two days previously!) and put all streams into full spate. Spoilt our climbing but provided super views.

Beat wishes everyone.

27 Mar 2005 10:27AM
Great composition and lighting George, super shot.
foggytwo 13 36 1 Scotland
27 Mar 2005 2:25PM
Great image George of these barracks which have so many Jacobite connections.The lighting is super,well done. Click.
ericfaragh 13 138 4 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2005 2:39AM
Lovely sidelight and shadow George, well done.
itinerario 13 42 Netherlands
29 Mar 2005 1:28AM
Excellent capture. I like the dramatic lighting.
31 Mar 2005 7:36AM
Wow this is great George. The lighting is beautiful and that black sky adds the finishing touch. Great shot. click

lobsterboy Plus
13 14.8k 13 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2005 4:18AM
Good shot - great lighting.
janovilas 13 235 England
1 Sep 2008 9:17PM
Nice moody shot - very evocative

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