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Urquhart Castle
Ian Cameron

Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle, Lochness, Scotland.

The problem with Urquhart Castle is it's own popularity. It is phenomenally difficult to get an atmospheric shot of it due to the external clutter of noticeboards and railings. Even in twilight these manmade blemishes are all too obvious the only solution I have found is to wait until it is truly pitch black. I took this shot on a horrible wet winter night with heavy clouds - no moonlight with a steady drizzle falling. No visitors and no ambient light to reveal clutter, just remarkably good artificial lighting used to good effect to reveal the castle's best features.

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Pentax 67 II ,55-100 zoom,Fujichrome Velvia
F11 at 40 seconds, framed to a panoramic, reciprocity failure of Velvia film used to accentuate different artificial lighting used. full exif

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markbow19-Oct-2010 21:54
fantastic, as usual.
Zane Paxton04-Dec-2007 01:43
Well done!
Guy Dube04-Dec-2007 01:10
Nice shot! V
Fred Parsons30-Nov-2007 03:39
Very nice work around - I use snow for the same purposes some times
Monique LaguŽ30-Nov-2007 01:14
Wonderfull exposure. V
Rodolfo Parulan Jr.29-Nov-2007 22:39
Wonderful! I want to go there!!!
Milos Markovic29-Nov-2007 20:55
Wonderful exposure, Ian
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Sandi Whitteker29-Nov-2007 17:52
Good choice Ian! She's a beauty at night! Wonderful ruins. Very nice night shooting.
Victoria29-Nov-2007 15:08
Awesome colours, stunning light, very nice
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