Urquhart Castle, Scotland (I)

JULY 2005 – Urquhart Castle in Scotland is situated right next to world famous Loch ness and attracts countless visitors every summer. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

We were heading for Loch Ness. Of course, we did not expect to see Nessie (and we didn’t) but we wanted to experience the beauty of this large Scottish lake. And indeed, Loch Ness is beautiful, even with all the tourists clogging up the streets.

Urquhart Castle is the single most important tangible attraction of Loch Ness. It’s magnificently situated on the banks of Loch Ness. It was once one of Scotland’s largest castles, but lies in ruins today. Built in the 13th century, it always represented the Scots’ struggle for independence. Despite the huge numbers of tourists and hefty entrance fees, the castle is still worth at least a short stop on your trip.

I shot this photo of Urquhart Castle from the parking lot above the site, and I like its colors and fine patterns on the water. Nice.

The high resolution image

Capture Date26-JUL-2005
LocationLoch Ness, Scotland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2504 x 3770 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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