Robert Knight  

Inverness Castle by Robert Knight

January 2022 - Inverness Castle

About the Image(s)

It was taken on a rail trip to the north of Scotland and we stayed in Inverness for several nights. The castle was lit up in the evenings and I went to do some night photography with another member of our party. I got this shot from the opposite side of the River Ness. It was taken on a tripod at f5.6, ISO 400 for 7 seconds using my old Nikon D200 because I had ruined my D7100 in pouring rain on a previous shoot despite using a waterproof cover.

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5 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
One day I would like to visit Scotland to see real castles and remnants from the medieval days although this castle seems to be more "modern." The two-toned lighting adds a bit of interest, and the long exposure brought out some detail in the night sky. The trees below nicely frame the castle against the dark sky. My only suggestion would be to eliminate the bluish flare in the lower right.   Posted: 01/03/2022 06:51:46

Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
That is one place I would love to fact, visiting all of Scotland would be amazing. I like this night shot and I can see that the flag on the right-hand building is blowing in the wind. Nice view from below and using the tripod gave you good focus on the whole castle.   Posted: 01/04/2022 16:15:32

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Good focus for a night time shot. I can even see stars in the sky. The two tones of the buildings are interesting. My ony suggestion is to crop up a little from the bottom to eliminate the lighter foliage which is a result of the glare from the lights.   Posted: 01/05/2022 13:31:44

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
It's unfortunate that the lighting on the castle is such, that lights are so uneven and intrusive to the building.
As a photo, would suggest darken those super bright spot lights in the image.   Posted: 01/09/2022 11:27:02

Bai Chuang Shyu   Bai Chuang Shyu
The castle reminds me a wonderful trip to Edinburgh many years ago. I like the lightening effect on the castle walls. I noticed some little dots on the sky. I thought that were dusts and then realized that they were stars.   Posted: 01/27/2022 01:31:54