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Kilchurn B&W

Just having a play with a B&W version.

Kilchurn

What do you think, does it work?


Castle Kilchurn

Of course,no visit to the UK or Scotland is complete without castles of which there are quite a few. One of the most famous in Scotland is Eilean Donan near the Isle of Skye but that was festooned in scaffolding.

Castle Kilchurn sits on the shores of Loch Awe, dates from around 1450 and was the ancestral home of the Campbells of Glen Orchy. Originally, it sat on a small island which is now connected to the mainland after water levels were adjusted in the Loch.

After many alterations and a sometimes turbulent history it was abandoned in1760 after being badly damaged by lightning.

Castle Kilchurn

Once again, weather was not my friend! it had been blowing a gale with light rain most of the day. I walked down to the Loch edge during a break in the rain and as I set up, the sun broke through. A light sun shower forced me to cover the camera so at one stage I had the castle with great light on one side, a brilliant rainbow on the other and I was getting rained on!

Of course, when the rain stopped, the great light disappeared as well! Scottish photogs must have the patience of saints!