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Slains Castle, Aberdeenshire

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by mstphoto, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 26, 2016
    Aberdeen, NE Scotland
    Mike Stephen
    First light and a misty start to the day at Slains Castle.
    Slains Castle is found on the rocky Aberdeen coastline near the town of Cruden Bay.
    This atmospheric ruined castle was originally built to replace Old Slains Castle, situated about six miles south-west of the present site, after it was destroyed in 1594. New Slains Castle was erected in 1597 on the site of the former Bowness Castle.

    It is often said that Slains Castle gave Bram Stoker the inspiration for Count Dracula’s castle while staying at nearby Cruden Bay in 1895.

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    28958922723_4c60b97c26_b. Slains Dawn by Mike Stephen, on Flickr
     
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  2. michealj

    michealj TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 2, 2015
    Blaine, MN
    I like the soft colors in the foreground, and the history of the site.
     
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  3. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 26, 2016
    Aberdeen, NE Scotland
    Mike Stephen
    Thanks Michael ;)
     
  4. pbizarro

    pbizarro TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2014
    Portugal
    Very nice setting and light.
     
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  5. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Very atmospheric, but I'd cut off almost 2/3rds of the grass for better impact.
     
  6. mstphoto

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    Feb 26, 2016
    Aberdeen, NE Scotland
    Mike Stephen
    Thanks for commenting Amamba
    I tried your suggested crop but personally I think it loses impact.

    Mike