Picture of the Day - October 20, 2009
|Photo courtesy of Duncan McLachlan.
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Castles and grand estates once dominated the European countryside,
and over the centuries their stories, legends and written histories
have blended together to create an enchanted world that lives on
even today in our collective imagination. The world has changed
dramatically since those stately old structures were first
constructed, but a number of them still stand today as monuments to
one of the world's most intriguing eras.
Today's picture features Dunrobin Castle, one of the most
magnificent structures in the history of the western world. Here are
a few words about the image from photographer Duncan McLachlan:
"This photograph was taken during my first visit to Dunrobin
in Sutherland, Scotland. I've passed this location hundreds
but never visited! The shot is a three part AEB (-2, 0, +2)
and ND8 stacked filters to give a longer exposure. I wanted
fountain to smooth over and the sky was not that
interesting, so I
used a longer exposure to bring out some more
detail. I just love the
reflection of the castle in the pond."
Name: Beverly Shaw
Town: Milwaukee, WI
This is the stuff of legend and majesty. What an amazing picture!
Name: Phyllis Helton
Town: Bristol, VA
Name: Kathy Beach
Town: Maryville, TN
Duncan McLachlan, this is such a captivating photograph. I have come
back to this picture several times this morning and took a deep sigh
each time I looked at it. Thank you for sharing your photograph with
us. Mr. McLachlan, using a three part AEB shot, stacking your
filters to achieve a longer exposure worked well, sir. I feel that
you did the Castle justice and it will leave a lasting impression on
any one that views this photograph. I believe you did what you set
out to do.
Name: Norm Edwards
Town: Pittsburg, PA
This is once of the most amazing photographs I have ever seen.
Outstanding job on the exposure!
Name: Todd Oakby
Town: Hagerstown, MD
Such a beautiful place, photographed to perfection.
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