Urquhart Castle, Scotland (II)

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 like this photo because there are very few tourists in the frame, and even these are hardly visible. It really makes the castle ruins and the entire site stand out, especially as I caught a moment where the sun was peeking out between the clouds.

The high resolution image

Capture Date26-JUL-2005
LocationLoch Ness, Scotland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
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 Dimensions6533 x 4284 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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