Ashish Agarwal | Pencil Photo Effects | Replica of wooden trebuchet and the ruins of the Urquhart Castle
Taken 20-Apr-11
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Subcategory:Digital Compositions
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Keywords:Castle, Castle in Scotland, Castles of Scotland, Catapult, Grass, Great Britain, Green, Greenery, Heritage, Heritage monument, Heritage structure, Highlands, Hill, Historical Building, Historical Monument, Historical Structure, Path, Plant, Plants, Remains, Replica, Ruins, Scotland, Scottish Highlands, Shrub, Shrubs, Siege Weapon, Tourist Attraction, Trebuchet, United Kingdom, Urquhart Castle, Weapon, Wooden weapon, slope of hill, tourism
Photo Info

Dimensions5184 x 3456
Original file size1.91 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceProPhoto RGB
Date taken20-Apr-11 16:26
Date modified17-Oct-13 04:49
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS REBEL T2i
Focal length20 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/250 at f/10
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Replica of wooden trebuchet and the ruins of the Urquhart Castle

Replica of wooden trebuchet and the ruins of the Urquhart Castle

Replica of wooden trebuchet at Urquhart Castle, on the path leading to the actual remains of the castle. The war machine looks like a large catapult and was the primary weapon to assault large castle like structures. In the background is the battered ruins and remains of the Urquhart Castle with the Saltire flying on top. One of the most beautiful castles in Scotland is Urquhart Castle, especially because of its setting with the greenery and also because of Loch Ness. It is located on the shore of Loch Ness, in the Inverness region, along the A82. Though the castle is a high state of ruin, it was a powerful castle in its time, with the earliest account of some structure from the 6th century, mentioned in accounts of St. Columba. There is no definite dating of the time of the origin, although some radiocarbon datings show evidence of some settlement even in the 5th century. Records show the existence of a castle in the 13th century and played its part in the battle between the English and the Scots. The final destruction of the castle happend in the year 1692 during the battle against the Jacobite forces. It was never re-constructed after that, but remains a high profile tourist attraction.