Scotland- Castles and Photography
I'm from Yorkshire (Up north), the largest county in England, so i'm lucky enough to have some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world at my door step. The Peak District National Park is the second most visited National Park in the world and that isn't far from me. But the beauty of Scotland is truly inspiring for any photographer/artist/ writer/ tourist, just about anybody will fall in love with the country. The country, the history, the landscapes, the rain, the people. If you have ever visited Scotland you will know what i mean. If you haven't, pop it on your bucket list as a must visit country.
Anyway, one week in April I decided to have a week holiday in the lower west part of Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway. I decided to make it my mission to visit as many castles/abbeys and places as possible. The driver was not impressed. By the end of the weeks journey we had racked up and accumulated hundreds of miles on the car clock.
I thought I would share with you some of the photographs I had taken during my stay in beautiful, sultry Scotland. I hadn't taken any fancy, expensive, proffessional photography eqipment with me. In fact the camera I used was simply a 4 mega pixel canon power shot camera. Very dated now and not the best. But i can't part with it yet, it has been with me on many a journey (I know you can get a million pixel plus cameras these days, but my trusty 4 meg one has never let me down) I Have no doubt that had I taken an 8 meg camera or a proffessional zoom lens, the photographs would have been so much better. But I just wanted to show you that you can take fairly decent photographs with just a 4 meg camera as well.
On one of the photographs there is a figure of a man standing right at the top of the castle. See if you can spot it. This figure was not there when i took the photograph. Spooky. What is strange is out of all the castles I visited, I didnt see anything strange, hear anything strange or have any weird feelings (I actually thought all the castles and abbeys were peaceful and tranquil). Even though that castle looks pretty from the outside, with the yellow daffs blowing on the grass, it was the only castle where i had a strange feeling like i was being watched! one room was so dark, I felt like some presence was hiding in the shadows. Weird then to think that a figure showed up on that photo. What do you think??