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Eilean Donan Castle Scotland

By uggyy    
I was at Skye during the weekend and as driving back took the time to try and capture this fantastic castle, Eilean Donan.

I wish it was a better day as it was still raining but here is an image I took untill I can get back up someday when its not pouring !

Advice welcome..

Tags: Scotland General Castle Eilean donan Landscape and travel

Voters: jayhawk2000, ronss, kinfatric and 23 more

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jayhawk2000 11 12 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 7:27PM
Always glad to see my ancestral home again!

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ronss 11 1.2k Canada
20 Jun 2006 7:33PM
A definite mood shot. great. click.
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
20 Jun 2006 7:35PM
Its a fine composition with a good mood to it
Nash 11 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 7:57PM
Like this good mood and composition,

aftertherain 13 4.2k 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 8:08PM
Great shot with the mist - shows you don't need good weather to get the best shots.
Nigel_95 Plus
11 260 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 8:40PM
I particularly like the composition the in this. Also like the reflection and low lying clouds on the hills. I was there a few weeks ago, but didn't walk this far to the right. I will next time.

thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
20 Jun 2006 9:16PM
Typical Scottish weather,atmosphere,mood and beauty.Well caught,i'm slightly biased.lolTake care.AnnSmile
Melanie_M 12 168 9 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 9:18PM
Good to see a different view of this.
An effective composition. The dull light makes the FG colours stand out, you were right to make so much of the FG element here. The castle is beautifully placed, particularly with the low lying line of cloud coming in from the right and pointing straight at it. The sky is perhaps a little bright, did you use a grad? Keep the POV in mind for your next visit, if this is what you got in poor light it can only get better.
4wd 12 3
20 Jun 2006 9:22PM
The bands of mist look good in spite of the rain.
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
20 Jun 2006 9:30PM
Mist and sky rolling into each other.

Grey and damp and forbidding ... and the wife wants to go there on holiday.

No ruddy chance.


landandlight 12 46 Scotland
20 Jun 2006 10:13PM
great composition with lots of atmosphere.
great shot
uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
20 Jun 2006 11:36PM
Hi Hi,

Thanks for your comments people. Melanie, I didnt use a Grad, I actualy bracketed the shots and tried to use HDR in CS2 to see if I could retain the highlights and lowlights. I take on what you say about the sky. I actualy lightened the shot up a bit as it was quite dark on my main monitor. Im stil working on HDR so you will need to bear with me till I get on top of it.

DaveU bro,

Grey and damp but not forbidden... The pubs allways warm and dry Smile


try and time it at low tide but watch, its slippy as hell down there.. I wanted to get right up to the water but near went on my rear and set up where I did this shot. Also I was under time pressure so had to hurry Smile

Thorn, its not biased Smile its just honest about a country where even the wet days can be amazing.

Thanks again peeps...
Gecko 11 25 Australia
21 Jun 2006 3:03AM
Viewing it large is definitely better. Nicely seen. Pam
21 Jun 2006 10:14AM
Fantasic shot, I was rushing you at the time too . x
uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
21 Jun 2006 1:21PM
Yeh your to blame evil one !!!
angelamary 12 6 England
21 Jun 2006 3:59PM
Beautiful place, well caught. Like the low lying clouds and mist.
Nigel_95 Plus
11 260 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2006 6:52PM
Thanks for the feedback Thomas.

uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
22 Jun 2006 2:08PM
Your welcome and thanks for all your feedback and compliments, glad you seem to like it Smile
23 Jun 2006 9:44AM
Only realised how good a photo this was when I viewed large, this is an outstanding scene you've captured Thomas, you've dealt with the low light so well and got the mood perfect with good foreground and magic subject, well done, Adrian
GeorgeRusky 11 1 4
23 Jun 2006 4:20PM
Very nice picture, Tomas.
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