I waited 11 years to get this picture

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Comments (19)

Martin Feledziak on October 24, 2009

I have titled this image " I Waited 11 Years to get this picture ". The reason being I am a Midlander and have toured The highlands since 1998 by motor bike. The A 87 out to Skye is a fantastic motor bike riding road. I have viewed this shot 4 times but never stopped because I have always been in a group and never wanted to split up. This time 2009 I said " We will stop at Eilean Donan". We did stop and I think this is the best still I have ever captured. The blue color in this shot is so vivid and to me is outstanding.

camberwelle on June 7, 2010

well done,i got a model of it as a present and i had to go and see the real thing. we actually stopped at a guest house just across the loch.

Martin Feledziak on June 7, 2010

Well thank you for your visit Camberwelle what sort of model did you make. I had a go of doing a 3D google earth model from this picture and it looks OK. If you know how Google Earth works have a look. If not type back here and I can give you some pointers

camberwelle on June 8, 2010

thanks Martin, it was not a model i made myself it was a liliput lane model.I have travelled all over the place on google earth, great is'nt it?.Did you see it was in 3D, i got the glasses and they stopped doing it i wonder what happened.

Martin Feledziak on June 9, 2010

Hi Camberwelle I have had a look at the lilliput models on Ebay and I can see what you are on about, and to be fair it is not a bad job. . Nice stuff.

Now the three D thing I was on about you do not need any glasses. Just start Google earth up and go to DORNIE in the search box. The difficult bit is understanding layers. You need to have terrain selected and 3D buildings too. If all is well when you scroll round you will get the castle I made appear on the island.

It is hard to explain all this stuff so look back and I will stick a picture on.

Jack Tol on February 8, 2011

And that was absolutly worth waiting. Very nice picture of a beautiful historic building. Lovable secenery.

Greetings from Volendam (Holland),


Martin Feledziak on February 9, 2011

Thank you Jack. I still like this picture and have it as my computer desktop background.

NO VIEWS_KseniaKasan… on March 3, 2011

Wspaniałe miejsce :)

Martin Feledziak on March 3, 2011

To jest moje ulubione zdjęcia Thank you

László Pazár on March 18, 2011

Beautiful. (L 3)

Greetings, Laslo

Martin Feledziak on March 18, 2011

Thank you Laslo. I still have this as my computer wallpaper

wandering gael on April 24, 2011

Martin_Feledziak Great shot. My photo was taken on 120 film in 1988 with an ancient Kodax66 bellows camera, but the result is tolerable. see: www.eileandonancastle for history of the castle. LIKE no. 4 and Favourite. Best wishes from Ireland. Aindriú

Mohammad Farkoosh on July 2, 2011

Congratulation to this photo


Martin Feledziak on July 3, 2011

Thank you Mohammad

k. -pictures on September 6, 2011

Great shot!!! | Schönes Foto!!!

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Martin Feledziak on September 6, 2011

Thank you K. -pictures. I love this castle.

Nicchio on September 16, 2011

What are 11 years... compared to the last Immortal MacLeod? L.8

Martin Feledziak on September 17, 2011

Than you Nicchio 11 years is a long time.

Martin Feledziak on February 29, 2012

This image appears on the front of a good many shortbread biscuit tins.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 23, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Martin Feledziak
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S610c
    • Taken on 2009/09/14 13:13:29
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 5.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash