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Twilight Castle by Dee-T Twilight Castle by Dee-T
Eilean Donan Castle
Scotland

This is surely one of the most iconic places to photograph in Scotland. My approach to photographing these places is to take that iconic shot (usually because its claim to fame is well established and pleasing the eye) - but then to try taking angles that I haven't seen before. Marianne and I wondered out to the rocks on the other side of the castle to take a few images from this angle. We were lucky in that the tide was low and the water glassy still for a while. As we always predict, our presence at an unusual spot drew some other people out to this spot. It was quite a slippery rock surface and an old gentleman slipped with a very heavy thud - he seemed to have escaped without major injury thankfully.

Video of our trip in scotland here:
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leighsway Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Photographer
really beautiful image
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turkmen45 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
good picture. looks great
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erene Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Amazing capture, great composition!
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Artist
Amazing work! :clap:
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SylveryFox Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Magical! :wow:
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BikeBoyPunk Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant!! such a beautiful image :)
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SvitakovaEva Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Photographer
amazing
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Rebacan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
You found a way to shoot this at low tide and it's great. We were there twice and it was low tide both times so I didn't manage to get any water into the forground of my shots. I guess I should have done more wandering. I was on the other side of the bridge.
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Dee-T Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
We found the other side less populated too lol - great spot to revisit :)
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ArcticWolf125 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
beautiful picture. looks great
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sparklysue Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Lovely too!
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Imthenats Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah! I can dig it. :)
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JewelsMarie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
AMAZING!!
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dintishor Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
amazing...
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Rain148 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Your beautiful photo reminds me of my journey to Scotland, a lot of time ago. I like your gallery very much. Best wishes to you and Marianne.
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Dee-T Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
thank you very much :)
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Funtoon Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Artist
An amazing contrast between the castle and the sky .. ;)
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Roseslover Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have been there too :aww: Wonderful place.
Did you know that castle is in the movie: "Highlander" ?
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Dee-T Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
cool :) I think I watched it when I was too young to appreciate
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Roseslover Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You should watch it again, then :P It's funny that when you have been there, you see a lot of houses. But in the movie (of course) no house to find :P
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Anonimortaja Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
like this one! :D
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KaikuSkylianFay Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student Photographer
that's a great approach in your artist's comments. what's the most challenging thing about it?

the colors are so beautiful! rainy day storms, but the castle seems to be glowing. and the water is so still, it reflects so clearly. great shot.
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luca412 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Beautiful picture!
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LambertPrime Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
I want to go to there...
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
This is just beautiful. There is a reason this location is popular and you have captured what others seek.
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Dee-T Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
gotta love icons!
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Vaticinium Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
an excellant photo...so many things to love...the lighting,reflection in the water, clarity of the water closer to the bottom. The feel of the older structures (bridge and tower)..an excellant photo ...
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Dee-T Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
thank you :)
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Vaticinium Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
D-T, did you get any other pictures of this area, different angles etc ?
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:icondee-t:
Dee-T Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
yea quite a few - I haven't posted or edited too many but you can look here in this gallery for a few more:

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Vaticinium Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
thank you :)
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mdepellegrini Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Breathtaking place, and colours and shot! Beautiful, can't tell more...
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mutrus Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Amazing photo :clap:
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Mr-Heli Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
stunning colors, nice composition :-)
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Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely scene! Stunning shot! :clap: :wow:
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   General Artist
lovely shot mate :)
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:icondee-t:
Dee-T Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
thanks again Dan :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   General Artist
welcome :D
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Mrodriqez Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
superb
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YannickDellapina Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Beautiful!!!
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icondee-t:
Dee-T Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
thanks again :)
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EleckAddict Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Great reflection on the water.
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ToxicSapphire Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Stunning!
I love castles and I think you caught the feeling of this perfectly!
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Dee-T Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
thank you :) it's a castle to remember thats for sure
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ToxicSapphire Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
No problem!~
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Canon2010 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
You've been featured here: [link] :D
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Dee-T Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
thank you for the feature
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Canon2010 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
You're most welcome :D
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