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Eilean Donan Castle - Scotland
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Eilean Donan Castle - Scotland
Eilean Donan Castle - Scotland
© Gianfranco Rindone
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Marcie A. Fowler
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    Absolutely gorgeous. Fantastic lighting and those reflections make this a doubly beautiful image!! Well done!

9/2/2005 11:50:07 AM

 
Gianfranco Rindone
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Thanks Marcie,

local people told me this was once in a lifetime view: now is permanent anyway!

Gianfranco

9/2/2005 12:45:15 PM

 
Paola Mathieu

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Perfect GIanfranco...it is what I would like to have in my livingroom, a "drammatic versus clear" Scotland!! PS Va bene l'inglese?? Sono stata nelle righe?? :-)
Paola

9/2/2005 1:29:40 PM

 
Jessica L. Richard
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wow, spectacular image! wonderful color and refelctions!

9/2/2005 1:30:14 PM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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I believe the locals - this is one of the most photographed places in the UK, and I have never seen it like this before - absolutely awesome image
Ann

9/2/2005 3:06:08 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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What a fantastic image!

9/2/2005 10:07:48 PM

 
Marc A. Bailey
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Gianfranco, I had to chuckle when I layed eyes on this image, its just too perfect!! everything is wonderful, from the reflections to the colours captured in the rainbow! well done, awesome!

9/5/2005 9:06:20 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Very beautiful, Gianfranco! Congratulations on your POTD!

10/11/2005 12:23:24 AM

 
Roelf Vorster

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If you can create an image of the phrase: "words can't describe it". This is what it would look like... Well done!!!

10/11/2005 12:39:51 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Stunning and truly magical capture Gianfranco ~ many congrats on POTD!

10/11/2005 12:42:00 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Beautiful shot Gianfranco. Great work. Congratulations.

10/11/2005 1:46:01 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats on your POTD, Gianfranco!

10/11/2005 3:02:54 AM

 
Vicki Hunt
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OH MY GOODNESS!!! This is awesome! congrats on your POTD!!

10/11/2005 3:27:33 AM

 
Mata Patan
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Meravigliosa!!!!
Complimenti per questa fantastica POTD!!!

10/11/2005 3:39:56 AM

 
Virginia L. Allison
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Beautiful.

10/11/2005 3:44:34 AM

 
Scott Pedersen

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Great. Love the lighting and the rainbow

10/11/2005 4:05:54 AM

 
Josselyne Klecanda
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WOW! That is some shot. GREEAAAT. Keep up the good work.

10/11/2005 4:35:01 AM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Very beautiful and perfectly captured Gianfranco!!! Congratulations for a very well deserved POTD!!

10/11/2005 4:56:50 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Congratulations Gianfranco!
Ann

10/11/2005 5:32:07 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

10/11/2005 5:37:38 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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An incredible image in so many ways!! Congratulations on your POTD!!! Superb!!

10/11/2005 6:01:16 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Incredible shot! Congrats on your POTD Feature!

10/11/2005 6:27:02 AM

 
Randy Wilson
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Great composition Gianfranco. By using the rule of thirds and having the rainbow in the center made this a professional shot. I would contact some travel agencies and see if you could possible sell it. I've always wanted to come to Scotland and that photo may be what pushes me to go. The travel agencies may see it the same way. Congrats on POTD. Keep up the good work.

10/11/2005 6:37:35 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Bellissimo!!! Perfect image Gianfranco!!! Congrats on POTD!! We will surely see this one again!

10/11/2005 6:54:20 AM

 
Jeanmarie L. Bostley

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What a wonderful way to start my e-mail morning! This photo took my breath away. Thank you for sharing!

10/11/2005 6:57:22 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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gorgeous. congrats on potd.

10/11/2005 7:05:25 AM

 
Kris Fitzsimmons
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OH MY GOSH!!! That's all I can think of!

10/11/2005 7:55:20 AM

 
Susana Heide
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M A G N I F I C I E N T ! ! ! A WINNER!!! CONGRATS on your POTD!

10/11/2005 8:15:50 AM

 
Robert L. Andersen
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Spectacular ! Gorgeous Image ! Congrats !!

10/11/2005 8:32:48 AM

 
Sharon Nickodem
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Simply beautiful! When I visited Scotland, it sure didn't look like this. All I got was grey, bleak overcast days. You were blessed!

10/11/2005 8:34:24 AM

 
Jacqueline C. Harmon
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wow what an incredable scene....so well done...congrats!

10/11/2005 8:38:28 AM

 
Melody Molinaro
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Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Great work!

10/11/2005 8:48:47 AM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Stunning image. Congrats on POTD!!

10/11/2005 9:09:43 AM

 
Dale S
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So THAT's where the those little guys with the pot of gold live, at the end of the rainbow! I imagined it would look something like that! :o)

Beautiful Shot! Congrats on POTD!

10/11/2005 9:29:01 AM

 
steven barr
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Simply AWESOME ......... AND I LOVE that it comes from a FILM camera!! Congrats!!!!!!! BTW, what type of film did you use?

10/11/2005 9:55:58 AM

 
Theresa  M. VanderStaay
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Just beautiful.....Congrats on POTD!

10/11/2005 9:58:45 AM

 
Dan Walters

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Awesome Shot! Love the lighting!

10/11/2005 11:30:03 AM

 
Gianfranco Rindone
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Well... thanks to everybody, I was not expecting this!
I think it would be useful to give a bit of background: this shot was taken at the end of August 2005 at around 8.00 pm. I was lucky to decide to wait for the sun to fall below the clouds into the western clear sky window I noticed earlier on. I stayed more than one hour with my tripod set up and the composition fixed, then I was just blessed by mother nature! I remember a local guy telling me "...this is once in a lifetime, you will never see it again..."
I think I've been very lucky, but, as we say in Italy, " La fortuna aiuta gli audaci!"
The slide film was Kodak Ectacrome 100 ASA.

Thanks again you all!

Gianfranco

10/11/2005 12:16:58 PM

 
Olga V

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that's amazing...

10/11/2005 2:00:10 PM

 
Joline Frazier
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Incredible! Congratulations on a wonderful photo of the day.

10/11/2005 2:20:31 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Many congratulations on POTD Gianfranco. Absolutely beautiful image.

10/11/2005 3:51:05 PM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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What a wonderful magical mystical photo! Nice colors and reflections! CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD! Mary :-)

10/11/2005 4:56:10 PM

 
Anita Taylor
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Oh wow! This is incredible, Gianfranco! Lovely image and beautiful colors and lighting. Love the rainbow! The castle actually looks like the pot of gold :)

10/11/2005 5:18:46 PM

 
Pu Chen

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Wow, just amazing! and your patience certainly paid off. Congratulations on your POTD, Gianfranco!

10/11/2005 5:50:19 PM

 
Keri M. Dietrich

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Just beautiful, congratulations on POTD!

10/12/2005 5:11:01 AM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Wow, may we all be so blessed at least once in our lifetimes! But your skill made the most of it.

10/12/2005 7:13:28 AM

 
Avis K. Williams Caesar

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This particular photo is absolutely beautiful. The color scheme and continuity is subperb. I thought the subject was interesting. The images were very captivating and intriguing. I really amire your work as an artist and Photographer. I also think that your image of the location of Scotland had given me another perspective of how this geographical location really is as far as a physical territorial appearance - therefore maybe one day I would look forward to visit such a beautiful country.
Avis K.Williams Caesar
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10/12/2005 8:18:06 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Magical image, congratulations on this fabulous potd!!

10/12/2005 8:18:30 AM

 
Luhut Napitupulu

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Wow...this is superb, so beautiful! You are lucky to have the good moment to capture, Gianfranco! The colours and the reflection are so pretty! Congratulations on POTD!

10/12/2005 9:06:49 AM

 
Tony Gutowski

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Wonderful capture!congrasts on POTD There always after me lucky charms!-T.G

10/12/2005 12:41:43 PM

 
Paula S. Buckingham

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Just breathtaking, what a wonderful photo!

10/13/2005 3:17:47 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Tremendous job GIanfranco!
Congrats on POTD!

10/13/2005 4:37:00 PM

 
The Judges at BetterPhoto.com
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A magical interpretation.

10/22/2005 5:58:07 AM

 
GianAngelo Monchieri
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Simply beautiful

7/15/2008 6:33:09 AM

 
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