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bending the compositional rules in photography ;)
i did wonder if the central positioning could ever work, but after submitting it to a few other galleries like my flickr i was encourage to submit it here to cos i recieved positive feedback :)
one kind gentleman told me that the unusual composition 'makes it look more like a highland castle and less like a tourist trap' which i think quite a compliment considering how photographed this castle is!

hope many of you will too enjoy this more unconventional view of the famous castle :)


camera: Canon 350d
lens: 18-55mm
location: Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland
PS work: stitch and contrast

I didn't really want to visably mark this one, so I have halfed it's size to prevent it being abused.
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:iconlornawinters:
LornaWinters Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oooohhh!  I sooo want to go there!
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:iconkaaleb:
Kaaleb Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
wonderful
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
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KenjiArtWorks Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a fantastic photograph considering this place has a main road and carpark etc right in front of it. Great job :D
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bramblefae Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Everything about this photo is amazing. I'm kind of sorry I'm just now seeing this. :D
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ScarydoesntScareme Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Sick!! It's so awesome that you were able to go to that place!!
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XkashyuriX Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful beyond words.It looks like it's been taken from a tale.Doesn't look like a tourist trap at all honestly,it looks like a rather isolated area.I love the castle's rusty colours compared to the colours of the lake and background,they complete each other perfectly :)
Anyway,you did very very well and laws/rules are meant to be broken anyway,no?:P
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ravenswolfe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Awesome shot, the bridge, the castle, the water, all come together to make the shot work.
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:iconquadraro:
Quadraro Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional
simply perfect... :love:
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Darkroom317 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Amazing!
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tenshiofdoom Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
That's a stunning photo. Great job ^^
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Claddi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
I got these places in my heart... ciao
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:iconliw18:
liw18 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
RRRR, me too, I want to go there!!!!
Beatiful!!!
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x8SukiChan8x Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful. I love the crisp reflection in the water. :+favlove:
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Professional Artist
:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:
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aeroartist Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
personally, i like the layout. there's so much to look at... very nice.
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AYDMUST Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Yes, Amazing!!!
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:iconbonzaitreep:
bonzaitreep Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
Beautiful contrast and colors in this :-)
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elspethmac Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
I think it's terrific. :)
It looks as though it's taken straight from "Highlander"... granted there are no McLeod's walking over the bridge. ;)
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Iribel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Hi there! :blackrose:

I have featured this wonderful piece in my journal. You can find it here -> [link] Please send me a note if you'd rather not be featured. Many thanks for the great work! :aww:
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lucias-tears Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007   Photographer
thankyou! xx
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:iconiribel:
Iribel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
You're very welcome! :hug: The scenery is really breathtaking.
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QwakQwak Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
I love it :D really great, and really smart you have it smaller:P
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sarahleony Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
to me the central position is perfect here, since the surroundings of the castle are so different on each side.. like the castle is sort of in the midst of two different worlds, separating them.

(uhm, is my english even making sense? lol hope you get what i mean)

& anyway: wonderful photo!
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lucias-tears Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007   Photographer
yeh i do, thanks for taking the time to comment!
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AbidingDaRules Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007   Photographer
the reflections in the water are beautiful and give it charm...:clap:
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OrendorffKnight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007   Photographer
Beautiful picture. :fav:
I have to visit Scotland someday.
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cycoze Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I only just noticed that a Castles Calendar i have in my Kitchen has Eilean Donan Castle for June, there image is almost same perspective as yours, but i am Happy to tell you that when i saw it told my Wife that there is a far superior photo of the Castle on dA, This One!

I don`t mean to blow sunshine up your bum, just thought you would like to know.
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lucias-tears Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007   Photographer
aww wow thats cool to hear! thanks for letting me know! :aww:
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Most Welcome :)
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alexwise Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
What a beautiful setting
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Svartgeit Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Gorgeous, i love the tones :)
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Feantauriel Featured By Owner May 23, 2007   Traditional Artist
oo yes I do like the unusual view of this castle! Actually, I like this view better than the common photographs. I agree with what that reviewer said, and that's what I like about a lot of your photographs... how they have the ancient feeling to the scenes...
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IvoryWalker Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Student General Artist
This picture is beautiful, I don't think the word beautiful gives it justice. I don't know a thing about takeing pictures but I reckon your doing an amazing job.
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JosephThomas Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Rules? What rules? What rule do you suggest that you bent? The composition seems perfect, to me!
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Professional Photographer
you got to love Schotland :D
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LynTaylor Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Professional Writer
Hi there :wave:, just dropping bye to let you know that your deviation has been featured in my journal [link] :blowkiss:
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lucias-tears Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007   Photographer
thanks so much! and sorry for the late reply! xx
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LynTaylor Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Writer
That's okay and you're always welcome :D. I know you don't get on here much these days ;) :hug:
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WhisperADaire Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
Wow... The shot is great... I love the colour contrast and the compo :)
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crazy-scientist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
:jawdrop: Amazing!!! :clap:

:+fav:
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alienchick Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
beautiful
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windswraith Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist
beautiful contrasts!
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DuckOfDeath Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
It's very nice, and it's not that far from the rule of thirds as it may appear. And it's more of a guideline than a rule. :)
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MsDramatic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
I don't know what may or may not be right with it but it's beautiful!
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lucias-tears Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007   Photographer
thanks very much x
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christie55 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
vary pretty
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:iconlucias-tears:
lucias-tears Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007   Photographer
thankyou
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christie55 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
you are welcome
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Art-Photo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
Even though you are focused on your main subject of the structure. There are many other elements in this comp that are as equally important. The reflection on the water. The leading lines of the bridge, the sky and clouds, even the small single tree. In reality I would not see this as a central location shot at all, but a rich scape with depth and balance. :)
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