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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Kilchurn Castle

Nikon D70 @ 18mm, 5 sec, f/22, ISO 200
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I picked up a few tourist information guides of Scotland the other day, to get some ideas of areas to shoot. I came across a picture of Kilchurn Castle and thought it would look great at sunrise.

But then I realised that sunrise is at 5.30am at the moment, and it would take me at least an hour and a quarter to get there. Oh well, better set my alarm for 4am then!

Well, my body isn't used to going to bed at normal hours, so I ended up only getting an hour and a half of sleep. Anyway, I thought, it will be worth it to get a nice sunrise.

The only problem was that when I got there the weather was sh!t. I mean come on, I got up at 4am, the least you could do is supply me with some nice light. I'm not sure the sun ever did rise, but I definitely know that it rained. Good job I had my umbrella.

Anyway, I persevered and walked down to the shore. Took a quick picture to see how it would come out and was quite surprised with the result. Took a few more and eventually ended up with one that I was happy with.

I'm quite glad that the weather was bad - hopefully it's made for a more interesting shot.


Blogger Mahes said...

looking at his beauty
God must be great
for creating such a "mirror"

1:31 am, August 16, 2005  
Anonymous Grace said...

I really love the mood in this photo. You're right, the "crummy" weather did make for an eerily pleasant photo :)

7:11 am, August 16, 2005  
Anonymous Jem said...

Great shot John! I can't wait to get back up there! We're going a week this thursday for 5 days :) We're stopping in Killin - i'm after finding some new places to shoot as well. I really want to go and get a shot of Eileen Donan Castle, but I think it'll be too far to travel in a day :/

12:30 pm, August 16, 2005  
Blogger John said...

mahes: Thanks for the words - I was very lucky that the water near the shore was so calm.

grace: yeah, I did think that there was something eery about this one. Thanks for your thoughts.

jem: Great stuff! You'll be well served for landscape shots in that area then, being right beside the Glencoe region. I'm gonna try and head up there again soon so I might even bump into you! :) I've yet to go up as far as Eileen Donan but I'll have to one day - can't have a portfolio of Scotland without it!

10:49 am, August 17, 2005  

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