Monday, 20 April 2009

A couple of castles for Mono Maniacs

Duffus Castle has appeared on my blog before, it's a favourite place of ours. Although it's an ancient ruin, built in 1151, this doesn't detract from its appeal and I think it has great photographic possibilities.

A bit further away from here, on the edge of Loch Ness, is Castle Urquhart. Another in ruins but equally interesting. The best view of it is from the actual loch.....but since I haven't got one from that angle, you'll have to make do with this one!
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16 comments:

Chris said...

The photo of Duffus castle looks quite sinister in mono.

Tina. said...

Cool pictures! You have such history there!

calonyddaear said...

Great stuff! I was such a castle nut in my twenties but all pictures were slides that no longer exist.

Suldog said...

Lovely stuff.

I've got to ask - and I hope it isn't in any way insulting - how do you pronounce "Duffus"? Is it as it looks? I don't know if it is similar in Scotland, but in America a "Doofus" is a clod, a bumbler, a non-intelligent person, and so that's why I'm asking.

Daryl said...

Castles .. and shadows .. wonderful shots ..

John said...

Great shot of the castle ruins.

Gennasus said...

Suldog - it is pronounced as it looks. Duff us.

Mind you, the way a large part of it ended up collapsing due to the inadequate foundations makes me think that perhaps 'Doofus' would have been more appropriate!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Castles galore this week! Lovely photos....for once we didn't make it to Duffus this Easter to roll eggs.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Both are lovely and they look great in mono.

Snapshutter said...

Boy indeed it has possibilities. If I had something like that nearby I'd practically live at this site. Ever consider sunrise or sunset shots?

kden said...

Those are such cool shots, I would love to see something like that.

Martha Basset said...

Hi
Thanks for visiting our blog - we thought we would pop over and visit you and you are in Scotland!!! Hurrah!
How nice to meet you - why have we not met before?!
Liked your photos - we have never seen Duffus castle!
We'll be back!!
love
Martha & Bailey xx

Amber and Nala said...

Beautiful castles! Wish I lived in a castle. ;) Mom says she would settle for visiting one someday.

Kisses,
Nala

Diego Dog said...

Great Shots!

Thank you for the birthday wishes my Gennasus friends!

Diego

RockstarJen said...

The shadows, especially in the 1st shot, are fantastic. Thanks for sharing castles. That is one thing we don't get much of in California.

I just saw in your bio that you have a "budgie". What's that?

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Cool pictures, Mommy is obsessed with old ruins, she loves them.
Nice blog!
-Kira The BeaWootiful