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Eilean Donan Castle

By WeeGeordieLass    
Eilean Donan Castle dates back to the 13th Century and stands amid beautiful scenery at the place where three sea lochs meet at Dornie.

I wanted to photograph the castle at twilight, after the sun had set and there was still some light to see the bridge and the foreground in the final image.

I'd read that the lights come on automatically at dusk and had got into position with my camera set up on my tripod waiting patiently for the optimum time to trip the shutter.

It was a wonderful calm and peaceful evening and I was so relaxed when all of a sudden my face felt like it was on fire. It felt like a bad case of prickly heat or tiny little pins being stuck repeatedly into my skin.

This was my first encounter with that "fearsome wee beastie", the Scottish Midgie. I'd bought a midgie head net for our trip and couldn't get it on quick enough!!

I got the shot and beat a hasty retreat back to our motorhome.

I hope you agree that twilight is a fantastic time to photograph this castle, in spite of those darned midgies.


Tags: Scotland Twilight Eilean donan castle Landscape and travel

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silverfoxey 11 17 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2016 8:13AM
Wonderful Capture of this Castle. The Red Sky and the reflections are excellent with the super colours. Well worth getting bitten by the dreaded wee midges Elaine.
James Smile
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2016 9:07AM
Beautiful low light scene.

ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
26 Sep 2016 9:29AM
That's terrific, Elaine.
Those midges have obviously got good taste.
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2016 9:29AM
Superb landscape photography with pin sharp clarity.

Thanks for sharing Elaine.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
26 Sep 2016 11:19AM
Beautiful image
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2016 12:40PM
This is outstanding Elaine a visual feast.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
26 Sep 2016 1:12PM
Think I'm the only photographer never to have seen this 'in the flesh' so to speak, or photographed it! Can't say I've ever seen evening images like this of it though, but it was well worth getting bitten for, it's super! Wink Wonderful colours, and reflections too Smile
Trev Smile
26 Sep 2016 8:33PM
Hi Guys,

Oh it's lovely to have such a positive response to this one.

Many thanks to Peter, Trev, Craigie10 and Helen Marie for your User Awards which are gratefully received.

Cheers to everyone for taking the time to leave such nice comments, I'm pleased you like the colours and comp.

Boooyaaa to those midgies LOL Grin
27 Sep 2016 12:56PM
Beautiful and perfectly timed for the light

David GrinGrinGrin

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