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The Wolf's Lair

By almiles    
Lochindorb Castle, otherwise known as The Wolf's Lair because of it's association with Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan who was known as the Wolf of Badenoch for his cruelty and predisposition to pillage! (,_Earl_of_Buchan)

I mentioned in my last upload that this castle is a bugger to photograph! This is the best PoV I have found so far and the setting sunlight helped isolate the castle from the background. I've used the bar of land in the FG to try and create more depth but I'm thinking about climbing one or the hills and trying a long lens. It's a toss up between highlighting the castle or the loch if you remain low down.

The castle itself is quite interesting in an area with few remaining such buildings:

Tags: Castle Landscape and travel Lochindorb

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
21 Jun 2012 7:12AM

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jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 7:56AM
Didn't know you could get that close to it - the one and only time we were there, we did sunrise from the north end of the loch looking down to the island.. Local knowledge is priceless Smile
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 8:18AM
Excellent light captured.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
21 Jun 2012 8:44AM
Overhead balloon flight maybe!!Tongue I think you found a great pov. The light on the castle picks it out perfectly against the darker hillside, and the grad darkens the sky so more emphasis placed on the castle. Lovely bands of light and shade. An accomplished capture, Al, and I love your description "predisposition to pillage" GrinGrin

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 8:46AM
An extremely good landscape photograph full of natural colour, detail and great light.

Regards Nathan
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Jun 2012 10:06AM
The Castle's relatively low profile will make things difficult, but you have chosen your viewpoint well and at a fine time of day for light, thus capturing a fine image.
I think you have achieved exactly what you set out to do.
21 Jun 2012 11:58AM
I think you've done very well indeed with this little island fort, the golden light adds tremenoudly. Dava Moor is quite a bleak place even in summer, covered in windswept heather and grass a lonely spot indeed.


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