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Varrich Castle...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...on the Kyle of Tongue in Sutherland. The castle is believed to be the 1,000 year old home of the Chieftain of the Clan Mackay, ruined now but still looks down on the Sound.
Seen here with Ben Loyal glowering down behind.

Tags: Scotland Highland Sutherland Tongue Farr Landscape and travel

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woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 3:27PM
The castle looks wonderful bathed in that pool of light. Looks a very special place indeed.

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rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
20 Jun 2013 4:14PM
One of your best Dougie !!!!!
20 Jun 2013 4:18PM
always nice to see an image from my home village
richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
20 Jun 2013 4:22PM
Nice shaft of light captured superbly!!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
20 Jun 2013 4:33PM
The cloud topped and shadowed Ben Loyal makes a contrasting backdrop to the sunlit plateau surface on which the Castle rests, Dougie: nice use of light and shadow in this image from this rugged part of the land.
And the grass around the Castle makes a change from the browns of the heaths/heathers.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 4:55PM
epic dougie Wink
20 Jun 2013 5:09PM
Dougie, stunning comp, love the little light hit area, all finished of with that daramatic sky and back drop.......

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1855 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 5:20PM
It looks so small in its pool of light, under the grey menace of the mountain. So much for the pretensions of Clan Mackay.
Reminds me of Shelley's Ozymandias.
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
20 Jun 2013 6:23PM
Strong image Dougie, encapsulates the essence of the highlands

saltireblue Plus
7 7.5k 33 Norway
20 Jun 2013 6:51PM
I took a couple of shots from, I suspect, almost exactly the same spot in 2010, Dougie, but the 50d and sigma lens I had then gave nowhere near as good a result as the weather was not on our side!

20 Jun 2013 7:05PM
A nice wee break in the cloud to get the light on the castle. Mean and moody mountains behind. Lovely. Moira
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
20 Jun 2013 7:18PM
As good as it gets.
20 Jun 2013 7:34PM
Very atmospheric.
Many thanks to all for your kind comments and especially to Danny Brannigan for his special award.
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 7:58PM
Special light Dougie. I've never been here - perhaps on our next trip if we're in that area. Love the massive Ben Loyal looking quite ominous.
Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 7:59PM
Beautiful shot !!!......the bulk of Ben Loyal sure overwhelms that seemingly tiny castle........lovely light & drama !!!!........nice one Dougie !!!!
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 8:08PM
Lovely bit of light around the castle, stunning lanscape and capture Dougie.
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
21 Jun 2013 8:47AM
Dramatic light, a great pictrure

AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
21 Jun 2013 11:09AM
What beautiful light, especially near the castle. You seem to be able to create superb images in all weathers! Ann.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 10:51PM
Wow! Ben Loyal really is very impressive! The castle looks dwarfted. Amazing vista.

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So dramatic ! I can hear the skirl of bagpipes and clan battles just looking at this! gillWink
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
23 Jun 2013 1:46PM
Great light and very atmospheric Dougie; a beauty!
Love this one Dougie, All your landscapes are so beautiful. Would love to take photos like these one day. Janene.
Nigel_95 Plus
11 262 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 9:52PM
The light on the castle brings it out well against Ben Loyal Dougie.

20 Jul 2013 7:19AM
Love this shot, exposure is spot on, well handled. We are coming up to Scotland next week, cant wait.
Well done


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