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Ardveck Castle on Loch Assynt

By uggyy    
Ardveck Castle was built around the 1590 period by the MacLeods who owned Assynt since about the 13th century. It burned down in the 18th century and has just recently been worked on to maintain it from futher damage.

The castle is on Loch Assynt in the NW Scotland. There is a lot of history surrounding this building and if your passing that way its a short walk from the main road which has a car park for ths site.

I tried to capture the building as a simple picture to show it and the detail of the stones building this place. I may upload another picture showing the area arround it sometime soon Smile

Feedback welcome.


As usual best viewed large.

Tags: Scotland Castle Architecture Assynt Black and white Ardveck castle Landscape and travel

Voters: phototime, Hanners, AlanBW and 13 more

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Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
29 Jun 2006 4:54PM
This is really well toned.


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AlanBW 10 20 England
29 Jun 2006 5:06PM
Very nice, works really well in B&W. Great background info too.
User_Removed Junior Member 10 51
29 Jun 2006 5:20PM
Nice conversion and toning.

ronss 10 1.2k Canada
29 Jun 2006 5:54PM
Good shot. Thanks for the history bit - makes the photo more meaningful. click.
Arcticfox 12 22 Scotland
29 Jun 2006 6:01PM
Very nice (odd illusion, looks like its leaning, but outer line dissagrees)

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
29 Jun 2006 6:37PM
Nice shot, this image is perfectly suited to b&w
29 Jun 2006 8:12PM
Good bold image Thomas, I saw the same optical illusion, very good tone applied with very good detail in the large version, well taken, Adrian
uggyy 10 2.1k 9 Scotland
29 Jun 2006 8:31PM
Its an old building and leans all over the place. Next time Im up will try and get some other shots of it, its got a great area and loch for photographs...

Glad its passes the mark for the BW converstion. Smile
30 Jun 2006 7:09AM
Its also unusual in its design Thomas (though I'm no expert) with the round tower changing into a square design and a bit of the Piza effect where its subsided over years. looks like a great subject for future shots. Adrian
thorn 12 124 2 Scotland
30 Jun 2006 9:06AM
Hi Thomas,I agree with Adrian,love the angle,texture,detail and toning.Take care.AnnSmile
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2006 10:41AM
Lovely toning, agree with Adrian re the design from round tower to square, looks like the kind of place where a multitude of captures could be acquired.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
30 Jun 2006 1:40PM
Well composed. The toning works really well.

oppo 10 6 2 Scotland
1 Jul 2006 12:55PM
I love that graduated dark sepia in the sky,and the detail in the stonework is superb.
GeorgeRusky 10 1 4
6 Jul 2006 8:51AM
Starting my 'invasion' into your PF with this photo.
Tom, this unrepeatedly good photo is not only your and D70 super tech. performnce, but a historical document as well.

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