Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven, Scotland

JULY 2005 – The runis of Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven, Scotland. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

The iconic touristic attraction of Stonehaven in Scotland is Dunnottar Castle, located about two miles south of the village. It is a fantastic (read: magnificient, must-see) castle ruin sitting upon a large rock high above the North Sea.

Parts of Dunnottar Castle date back to the 13th century, but it is likely that the rock had been occupied even before that as its location made it very difficult to be conquered. Today, you can visit the castle interiors (at a hefty entrance fee) after a short, steep walk from the car park.

Interesting fact: In 1990, parts of the movie Hamlet, starring Mel Gibson and Glenn Close, were filmed here.

The high resolution image

Capture Date19-JUL-2005
LocationStonehaven, Scotland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28 mm f/2.8
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 Dimensions2438 x 3656 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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