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Slains Castle, Aberdeenshire

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by mstphoto, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 26, 2016
    Aberdeen, NE Scotland
    Mike Stephen
    Slains Castle is a ruined castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
    It overlooks the North Sea from its cliff-top site near the village of Cruden Bay.
    The core of the castle is a 16th-century tower house, built by the 9th Earl of Erroll.

    In 1895 the author Bram Stoker visited the area, staying at a cottage near Cruden Bay, and he may have been a guest at Slains. The castle is commonly cited as an inspiration for Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula.


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    27372115712_32de321629_b. Slains Castle by Mike Stephen, on Flickr


    a7rii + Voigtlander 12mm

    27194818060_227bf388a9_b. Slains Castle by Mike Stephen, on Flickr

    The rugged coastline below the castle (LEE Little Stopper)
    a7rii + Zeiss 24-70 f4

    27372121532_0d094e4679_b. Slains Coastline by Mike Stephen, on Flickr
     
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  2. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Excellent scenes / shots
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Those are some great landscape photos! Beautiful scenery. #2 is my favorite - you nailed the composition :thumbsup:
     
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  4. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Great work as usual Mike.
    I must say, Scotland sure is pretty.
     
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  5. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 26, 2016
    Aberdeen, NE Scotland
    Mike Stephen
    Thanks Guys
    Much appreciated

    Mike
     
  6. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 14, 2016
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Paul
    Good photos Mike, nice compositions, #3 did well on 500PX too :2thumbs:
     
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Neat, nicely processed.