Artist's description:

It was October. It was cold, and very dark even at mid day. An umbrella being held above me by a friend was so soaked that water was dripping on me as I held an elderly Hasselblad 500C/M and shot the last two remaining frames of a 12 exposure roll. This was 1993, so pre-digital - and the ISO 100 Agfa film was hard pressed to gather light even at a slow shutter speed and f 2.8. The negative was underexposed and required hand printing in a custom lab. Just a couple years ago, a digital lab in Falls Church, Virginia made a high resolution drum scan of the original film.

What makes the shot, in my opinion is that for about 10 seconds, a thin shaft of sunlight lit one side of the castle, the island upon which it stands, and the bridge.
This was my first visit to Scotland. It is a magickal place.

Materials used:

Archival photographic paper

Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie by Kyle of Lochalsh (1993)

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