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Stalker Castle

By dp    
Just back from a family holiday to the Highlands, Skye and Northumberland. Sunrise and sunset everyday bar one and for the first time my wife was able to come out with me. Thoroughly enjoyed the week, got loads of images to bore you with!
This image is Stalker Castle on Loch Linhe. It made a guest appearance in the film 'The Holy Grail' by Monty Python. Its a crop not a pan. Filtration was a 0.9 reverse grad.

Tags: Scotland Architecture Stalker castle Landscape and travel

Voters: MikeH, Bee76, MalcolmM and 46 more

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Bee76 11 17 England
25 Apr 2011 4:10PM
Happy to be the first on your first image since coming back... Sounds like you had a great time. I'm looking forward to many more.

martin.w Plus
19 614 29 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 4:18PM
Sounds like an idyllic few days.....and certainly a good first upload from your hols Wink
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
25 Apr 2011 4:21PM
Lovely shades of pink and blue. A beautiful image.............Sandy
dp 17 165 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 4:24PM
Thanks all. It was bliss Martin! Hannah is growing up so it was nice to have a 'proper' holiday for once Wink Barney, be prepared, there are several I am really pleased with. And thanks Sandy, as ever.
Off out to play taxi, back later.

Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
25 Apr 2011 4:46PM
Can't wait to see the rest, mate.
You got a reversed ND grad? Which made?
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
25 Apr 2011 5:20PM
Superb landscape, Dave: the light for you there was wonderful,
dp 17 165 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 5:21PM
Hitech? I think. Got it from ebay on a whim and it gives a nice effect. Used it quite a bit on the trip. I appreciate that this is over-graded but I want to create images rather than record the scene. It works to my eye but I am sure its not to everyone's taste. Had real fun with it, sometimes it got left in the bag but used it when I felt it created an atmosphere I was looking for.
Thanks for dropping by all.

dp 17 165 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 5:22PM
Ronnie we had rain the day we set off for Northumberland, other than that it was brilliant. Unusual for Skye!

Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
25 Apr 2011 5:23PM
Does it create colour cast?
What strength reversed ND grad you used?
dp 17 165 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 5:38PM
Colour cast is fine Cole, maybe slight red but nothing too bad. I remember using a set of cokins way back when and they gradually got worse and started giving off a magenta cast. I binned them when I bought the Lees. I think, as this is made of plastic it may well go the same way but it was only 30 or so. I will get another when that happens. This is a 0.9 but I may well get a 0.6 at some stage.

Just spotted your UA Sherlob! Cheers, really chuffed with that!

waineswitch 14 88 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2011 8:32PM
I like the colours, makes for an atmospheric shot.
Landlord 14 25 1 Scotland
26 Apr 2011 10:35AM
Cracker dave, one of the best I have seen of here.
dp 17 165 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2011 10:50AM
Wow, thanks Phil! Very pleased to have your UA.

IanFlindt 17 740 21 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2011 11:15PM
Good grief - you've been and come back again? Time doesn't half fly. I hope you had a good time, Dave. This is one heck of an image to mark your return with. Wonderfully moody and dramatic landscape.

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