Braemar Castle, Scotland

JULY 2005 – Braemar Castle in Scotland. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Braemar Castle is situated outside Braemar, approximately half a mile north east of the village on the A93. It was built in 1628 by the Earl of Mar on the site of an even older habitation. Today, the castle is open to the public and an ideal location for small intimate wedding ceremonies. It used to have a free car park, by the way (which is not your typical setup when visiting castles in Scotland.)

I like this photo a lot. The sun is shining, but a strong wind blows the Scottish national flag, and someone from the castle stands in the main entrance in front of the impressive building that is nestled between old trees. Very nice.

The old trees, by the way, apparently have been cut a while ago. This makes the castle stand more like a monolith in the landscape, but the impression is completely different.

The high resolution image

Capture Date19-JUL-2005
LocationBraemar, Scotland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210 mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4062 x 6329 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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