Ruthven Barracks near Kingussie

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David Pattison on June 1, 2010


"After the 1715 Jacobite uprising, the Government decided to tighten its grip on the Highlands by building four fortified barracks in strategic locations. Ruthven Barracks was one of them, and all remains of the earlier castle were removed to make way for the structure you see today. The barracks took much longer to build than planned, and was finally completed in 1721."

Brian Cosgrove on October 26, 2011

I love the way the colours work here...

David Pattison on October 27, 2011

Glad you like it, late winter sun adds dramatic effects + editing!

Being from Newcastle and one of the original volunteer National Park Wardens, I like your angles on Northumbria, especially Newbiggin by the Sea, where my wife is from!

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Photo taken in Kingussie, Kingussie, Highland PH21 1ES, UK

Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 1, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by David Pattison
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2005/11/21 14:48:01
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 38.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash