Eilean Donan Castle at high tide

Eilean Donan is possibly the most photographed castle in the world. After several visits, I decided that high tide is a crucial factor in a successful photograph. This image was made on a overcast, rather gloomy day with light rain falling, which seems to suit the subject. I used a pile of lobster pots on a slipway as foreground and converted the resulting image to monochrome, emphasising their texture. For just a few minutes around high tide, the water was perfectly still, allowing a reflection to form. A few seconds later, the tide started to ebb and the reflection was gone.

F/22, 1/4 seconds, ISO 100
Accepted: Welsh International 2018

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Eilean Donan Castle at high tide

Eilean Donan is possibly the most photographed castle in the world. After several visits, I decided that high tide is a crucial factor in a successful photograph. This image was made on a overcast, rather gloomy day with light rain falling, which seems to suit the subject. I used a pile of lobster pots on a slipway as foreground and converted the resulting image to monochrome, emphasising their texture. For just a few minutes around high tide, the water was perfectly still, allowing a reflection to form. A few seconds later, the tide started to ebb and the reflection was gone.

F/22, 1/4 seconds, ISO 100
Accepted: Welsh International 2018

Buy this print online:

 
Item added to cart