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Duntulum Rainbow

Here is a three image (landscape format) panorama… captured at Duntulum… on the northern tip of the Trotternish peninsula… on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

 

Although you can’t see it clearly in this shot… on that small promontory of rocks under the left side of the rainbow… you will find the ruins of the Duntulum Castle. The castle was built in the 14th and 15th centuries, when the area was subject to feuds between the rival MacLeod and MacDonald clans. It was abandoned in 1732 when Sir Alexander Macdonald built a new residence about 5 miles to the south… and used the stone from this castle to build his new residence.

 

The building to the right of this panorama is the Duntulum Castle Hotel… which has also recently been abandoned… and is currently for sale… for the bargain price of 520,000 pounds! If I had the money… I would seriously consider buying it… I can’t think of a more spectacular position for a hotel!

 

As with most panoramas... this one looks much better when viewed large. :)

 

Nikon D800, Nikkor 50mm, aperture of f13, with a 1/125th second exposure.

 

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Taken on August 27, 2012