Ardvreck Castle, Scotland

JULY 2005 – Ardvreck Castle reflects on the surface of Loch Assynt in Scotland on a cloudy day. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Scotland’s castles are awesome. I personally like those castles that are off the beaten track. Like Ardvreck Castle in the North West. It’s a three-storey construction, built aorund 1590 by the Macleods who owned Assynt since the 13th century. Around 1650, the Marquis of Montrose was captured here and was held in the castle before being sent to Edinburgh for execution. In the 18th century, the castle was destroyed by a fire.

The ruins can be visited today, but there’s very little traffic as it is located in a quite remote location. Despite the cloudy day, I took a photo of the castle and its reflection on the surface of Loch Assynt. Not a terrific shot, I admit, but it reminds me of the peace and silence when we visited the place. It was just us, the wind, and the gentle, green hills of the Highlands.

The high resolution image

Capture Date21-JUL-2005
LocationNear Lairg, 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 Dimensions4175 x 6262 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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