Castle Ruin, Oban

Walter Glover
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Castle Ruin, Oban

Postby Walter Glover » 12 Mar 2016, 03:16

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Bleak weather in a bombarded ruin.
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Maris
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Re: Castle Ruin, Oban

Postby Maris » 14 Mar 2016, 08:44

That's not the usual view of Dunollie Castle that one sees. But it's a better landscape picture, I reckon, because of the horizon. Instead of the usual horizon line wandering from part way up left to part way up right this one shoots out the top - visually striking. If one desires a reward for a fine picture of the castle it's worth noting that the walk to the famous Oban distillery is not so long; should one be motivated.

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Re: Castle Ruin, Oban

Postby Walter Glover » 14 Mar 2016, 10:14

Thanks Maris,

The distillery was visited and the produce savoured. In the main drag of town was a "Cheese & Wine" shop. Lying bastards, there were only about half a dozen wines! But there was a choice of over 180 single malts. And a refrigerated cabinet of varietal cheeses from local dairies, all made with unpasteurised milk. HEAVEN!!

And here is the castle from about a mile off showing the gate house at water level. Perhaps a tad more chocolate box than my usual approach. Oban is a ferry town for transit to the Hebrides and beyond.

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"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi

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Re: Castle Ruin, Oban

Postby Walter Glover » 18 Mar 2016, 19:51

Perhaps this is my preferred long shot variant where the enormity of the rock platform upon which the castle is built is clearly defined,

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