MM 3-22 A View from Stirling Castle

We visited Stirling Castle one day on one of our Rabbie’s bus tours out of Glasgow. This photo is one of many shots I took of the different views from the castle walls and it will be my entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.


One of many views you come across while walking along the walls of Stirling Castle. I used Nik Silver Efex Pro to get that underexposed look that accentuates the clouds and the shadows on the walls.

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We joined a tour of the castle (the guide talked a lot about William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary, Queen of Scots) and I took several more pictures of the different views. I’ll post some of them in a few days.

This was one of Rabbie’s day-long trips. We toured Stirling Castle in the morning and then drove to Loch Lomond in the afternoon (see here for my posting on Loch Lomond). Our last stop before heading back to Glasgow was to visit the Glengoyne Whisky Distillery and sample some of Scotland’s liquid treasures.  We listened to some interesting history, viewed some beautiful scenery, and tasted some local liquid libation to the gods. What else can you ask for? Well, the service was rather poor at lunch and we had to rush to get back to our bus but it was otherwise a delightful day.

Australian photographer Leanne Cole hosts the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. Drop by Leanne’s website to see what other photographers from all over the world are doing in monochrome these days and to find out how you, too, can submit your entry next week.


About crowcanyonjournal

I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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