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Copyright: Steve Fry (suzley) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-06-13
Categories: Architecture, Mood
Camera: Lumix DMC G 3
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-01 1:22
Viewed: 1317
Points: 30
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Eilean Donan Castle..

Another view of this find castle from the highlands of Scotland.

The origins of Eilean Donan stretch way back in time. The remains of a Pictish fort were found in vitrified rock when excavations once took place on the island. Opposite the castle is the sculptured impression of a human foot in a stone. These have been found in other parts of Scotland at the entrance to Iron Age settlements.

The name Eilean Donan is Gaelic for Island of Donan, a 7th century saint who is thought to have lived here as a religious hermit.

As my last notes pertaining to this visit, the tide was out so I have added water and converted to grayscale to add mood and mystery.

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Ciao Steve, fascinating B&W composition with fantastic reflections, beautiful dark atmosphere and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2013, ciao Silvio

Olá Steve
Good perspective and good b/w choice . The water has an interesting texture, I like...the place seem to be a lovely scenario.
There is beauty and elegance in this first post of the year
um abraço

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2013-01-01 6:42]

Hi Steve,
Beautiful soft atmosphere in this landscape shot converted into B&W.
A very sharp and neat presentation. I like the rippled reflection.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2013-01-01 8:01]

Hi Steve,
Another masterful B&W. It portray mystery and intregue. I am not a fan of adding things to an image that was not there in the first place, but here the processing is very subtle and I would say appropriate.

Love the mood you have captured in this dramatic scene, Steve ;O))

Great management of light and exposure with lovely B/W treatment to the picture.
The sharpness and details are fantastic.
Well done!

Hope you had a good start in 2013 :)

Kind regards,

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-01-01 10:03]

Amazing mood enhanced by the BW version, excellent composition.
I wish you all the best in 2013!

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2013-01-01 11:14]

Hi Steve:)
Very attractive place and you've achieved here great mood, very good choice for BW version.
All the best for entire 2013:):):)


I like the pov you have chosen which gives a good overall balance but also the choice of b&w is well thought out because it gives a lot of intensity to the scene and the mysterious and dramatic sky.
I like this enigmatic atmosphere.
Well done.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-01-01 20:29]


Quel captage de ce château fantastique compo et image comme mystérieux avec ce ciel ce découpage de ciel, le pont de pierre superbe.
Bravo et amitié

Hi Steve,
Nice composition and presentation in Black and white,
good contrast and light in a sharp details,
Beautiful architecture and castle from the highlands of Scotland,
I like the dramatic cloud too.

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2013-01-02 10:42]

A good choice of the B/W for a very good restitution of the mood of this country !
Kind regards

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2013-01-02 19:33]

Hi Steve,lots of mood to this Scottish Jewel,those are really threatening clouds!A singular light in a window would add a little warmth among the bleakness:-)Youv'e certainly captured the age of this grand Scottish castle.


Hello Steve,what a dramatic setting this is!Everything falls into place in your composition for a shakesperean atmosphere.All the best,Otto.

Hellow Steve,
Fantastic monochrome with numerous points of interest.One just gets drawn into this scene and the imagination can run wild,EXCELLENT !!!!

Hi Steve,

Very mysteric and moody photo of this place. Very well adding water and gray tone to this photo.


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