Eilean Donan Castle - Scotland

© Gianfranco Rindone

Eilean Donan Castle - Scotland

Marcie A. Fowler 9/2/2005 11:50:07 AM

Absolutely gorgeous. Fantastic lighting and those reflections make this a doubly beautiful image!! Well done! #304468

Gianfranco Rindone 9/2/2005 12:45:15 PM

Thanks Marcie,

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

Gianfranco #1797366

Paola Mathieu 9/2/2005 1:29:40 PM

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 #1797485

Jessica L. Richard 9/2/2005 1:30:14 PM

wow, spectacular image! wonderful color and refelctions! #1797486

Elisabeth A. Gay 9/2/2005 3:06:08 PM

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 #1797721

Corinne M. Thompson 9/2/2005 10:07:48 PM

What a fantastic image! #1798184

Marc A. Bailey 9/5/2005 9:06:20 AM

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! #1804070

Evy Johansen 10/11/2005 12:23:24 AM

Very beautiful, Gianfranco! Congratulations on your POTD! #1939181

Roelf Vorster 10/11/2005 12:39:51 AM

If you can create an image of the phrase: "words can't describe it". This is what it would look like... Well done!!! #1939223

Susie Peek-Swint 10/11/2005 12:42:00 AM

Stunning and truly magical capture Gianfranco ~ many congrats on POTD! #1939230

Bill Houghton 10/11/2005 1:46:01 AM

Beautiful shot Gianfranco. Great work. Congratulations. #1939282

Judy S. Fung 10/11/2005 3:02:54 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Gianfranco! #1939392

Vicki Hunt 10/11/2005 3:27:33 AM

OH MY GOODNESS!!! This is awesome! congrats on your POTD!! #1939436

Mata Patan 10/11/2005 3:39:56 AM

Meravigliosa!!!!
Complimenti per questa fantastica POTD!!! #1939461

Virginia L. Allison 10/11/2005 3:44:34 AM

Beautiful. #1939479

Scott Pedersen 10/11/2005 4:05:54 AM

Great. Love the lighting and the rainbow #1939597

Josselyne Klecanda 10/11/2005 4:35:01 AM

WOW! That is some shot. GREEAAAT. Keep up the good work. #1939772

Leonard Pierce 10/11/2005 4:56:50 AM

Very beautiful and perfectly captured Gianfranco!!! Congratulations for a very well deserved POTD!! #1939882

Elisabeth A. Gay 10/11/2005 5:32:07 AM

Congratulations Gianfranco!
Ann #1939971

Joy Rector 10/11/2005 5:37:38 AM

congrats on the POTD #1939995

Wendy Stevenson 10/11/2005 6:01:16 AM

An incredible image in so many ways!! Congratulations on your POTD!!! Superb!! #1940037

Michelle R. Kovach 10/11/2005 6:27:02 AM

Incredible shot! Congrats on your POTD Feature! #1940181

Randy Wilson 10/11/2005 6:37:35 AM

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. #1940222

Laurence Saliba 10/11/2005 6:54:20 AM

Bellissimo!!! Perfect image Gianfranco!!! Congrats on POTD!! We will surely see this one again! #1940274

Jeanmarie L. Bostley 10/11/2005 6:57:22 AM

What a wonderful way to start my e-mail morning! This photo took my breath away. Thank you for sharing! #1940279

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/11/2005 7:05:25 AM

gorgeous. congrats on potd. #1940297

Kris Fitzsimmons 10/11/2005 7:55:20 AM

OH MY GOSH!!! That's all I can think of! #1940449

Susana Heide 10/11/2005 8:15:50 AM

M A G N I F I C I E N T ! ! ! A WINNER!!! CONGRATS on your POTD! #1940525

Robert L. Andersen 10/11/2005 8:32:48 AM

Spectacular ! Gorgeous Image ! Congrats !! #1940582

Sharon Nickodem 10/11/2005 8:34:24 AM

Simply beautiful! When I visited Scotland, it sure didn't look like this. All I got was grey, bleak overcast days. You were blessed! #1940586

Jacqueline C. Harmon 10/11/2005 8:38:28 AM

wow what an incredable scene....so well done...congrats! #1940597

Melody Molinaro 10/11/2005 8:48:47 AM

Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Great work! #1940622

Kathleen R. Struckle 10/11/2005 9:09:43 AM

Stunning image. Congrats on POTD!! #1940706

Dale S 10/11/2005 9:29:01 AM

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! #1940795

steven barr 10/11/2005 9:55:58 AM

Simply AWESOME ......... AND I LOVE that it comes from a FILM camera!! Congrats!!!!!!! BTW, what type of film did you use? #1940936

Theresa M. VanderStaay 10/11/2005 9:58:45 AM

Just beautiful.....Congrats on POTD! #1940956

Dan Walters 10/11/2005 11:30:03 AM

Awesome Shot! Love the lighting! #1941166

Gianfranco Rindone 10/11/2005 12:16:58 PM

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
#1941313

Olga V 10/11/2005 2:00:10 PM

that's amazing... #1941644

Joline Frazier 10/11/2005 2:20:31 PM

Incredible! Congratulations on a wonderful photo of the day. #1941692

Mary Clarke 10/11/2005 3:51:05 PM

Many congratulations on POTD Gianfranco. Absolutely beautiful image. #1941944

Mary N C. Taitt 10/11/2005 4:56:10 PM

What a wonderful magical mystical photo! Nice colors and reflections! CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD! Mary :-) #1942118

Anita Taylor 10/11/2005 5:18:46 PM

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 :) #1942193

Pu Chen 10/11/2005 5:50:19 PM

Wow, just amazing! and your patience certainly paid off. Congratulations on your POTD, Gianfranco! #1942315

Keri M. Dietrich 10/12/2005 5:11:01 AM

Just beautiful, congratulations on POTD! #1943510

Susan J. Allen 10/12/2005 7:13:28 AM

Wow, may we all be so blessed at least once in our lifetimes! But your skill made the most of it. #1943849

Avis K. Williams Caesar 10/12/2005 8:18:06 AM

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
aviscae@yahoo.com #1944056

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 10/12/2005 8:18:30 AM

Magical image, congratulations on this fabulous potd!! #1944059

Luhut Napitupulu 10/12/2005 9:06:49 AM

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! #1944245

Tony Gutowski 10/12/2005 12:41:43 PM

Wonderful capture!congrasts on POTD There always after me lucky charms!-T.G #1944981

Paula S. Buckingham 10/13/2005 3:17:47 AM

Just breathtaking, what a wonderful photo! #1946665

Ed Heaton 10/13/2005 4:37:00 PM

Tremendous job GIanfranco!
Congrats on POTD! #1949313

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 10/22/2005 5:58:07 AM

A magical interpretation. #1983052

GianAngelo Monchieri 7/15/2008 6:33:09 AM

Simply beautiful #6181863

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Uploaded on 9/2/2005 10:58:09 AM

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Camera: Nikon F100 SLR Camera

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