Castle Stalker, Canvas Port Appin Highlands, Scotland, Scottish Gift, Scotland Print, Decor, Photography Monty Python Holy GrailFine Art Photography Landscape Ready to Hang
Castle Stalker Scotland – it’s so romantic. I took this photo of this imposing, absolutely beautiful 14th Century Scottish Castle, sitting majestically on its own small island. Stunningly, it stands out for many miles and is very picturesque, being surrounded by mountains and water.
Monty Python fans will be pleased to know that Castle Stalker is featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail as ‘Castle Aaarrgghh’. It is briefly featured in Highlander - End Game, and in Susan Cook's children's book, The Boggart, it is the inspiration for 'Castle Keep'.
On my arrival, it had been raining and the descent was difficult. There was a very steep and muddy slope down to negotiate and I had to jump over a fence to finally stand on the soft moist, glassy wet beach. My footprints were dissolving, in the gritty, elastic sand, one after the other.
The occasional cry of a solitary gull broke the silence. A yacht bobbed and lolled on the incoming tide.
I could hear the heartbeat of the inflowing tide and taste the briny, saline tang of the sea.
I reached down to feel the water. It was so fresh and cold that I quickly removed my hand to dry and warm it.
The merciless tide, which I knew was treacherous due to strong currents, started creeping in hungrily, relentlessly, swiftly, towards the shore. I was aware that I could be left stranded, if not careful. Just before the evening hour, and the light was fading, I thought about packing up, but before doing so, I took a few more shots, deciding to work my composition, in every angle, adjusting my camera for the perfect balance.
My passion in photography is working with light and reflections, creating mood and emotions.
When I took this photo, shadows had lengthened and the water was so still and graceful. Away from city life, everything in the scene was atmospheric, velvety and peaceful.
I had waited patiently for the lights to come on and when they did, they lit up the castle, bathing it in light, providing such a beautiful warm glow, reflecting and mirroring Castle Stalker in the dreamy, resting, water. This is what I captured with my camera and present to you in this image and hope that you enjoy it as much as I did taking it.
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