Tuesday, 2 July 2013

In Rough Shape - Thematic Photography

In 1957 I went on a geology field trip from the University of St Andrews. The destination was the Isle of Raasay just across the water from Skye. Someone had a camera and this was one of the shots taken.

Rough rock structure demonstrating the angle of dip.
But it was only today that I realised there was a photo of a castle in rough shape.

Castle Brochel ruins
This fifteenth century castle was occupied until the 1670s when the then Laird of Raasay died.

Here's how the castle looked in 2009,.in colour and from a different angle.


Castle Brochel
We never had such glorious weather in 1957. Perhaps that's why I'm more impressed by the castle's rough shape in black and white.

For more rough shapes cross over to Thematic-photographic-250.

Congratulations and thanks to Carmi for his 250th prompt.

Photo attribution:

  • Castle Brochel - 2009, by Euan Nelson; Geograph project collection - CC BY-SA 2.0

11 comments:

Jo said...

Pity that that's all that's left.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I am very impressed by those colors in the 3rd pic, Bob. I can see why people were motivated to build there.
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Sarah Allen said...

Wow...all those photos are fantastic! Such a story there.

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah, With Joy)

Karen S. said...

Wow, that has to be a record here, your first shot from 1957! How cool is that! Your last castle photo is so dreamy!

Max Sartin said...

Here in the U.S., we consider a building that is merely 50 years old to be a relic. I love seeing some of your buildings that are hundreds of years old, even when they are in this condition. Still beautiful.

Alexia said...

It does look more dramatic in black and white I guess, Bob - but the colour shot is lovely. I like the striations in the rock, too.

Gilly said...

I like the colour one - great place for a defensive castle - you could see all the enemies coming from there!

Great photos!

Gilly said...

Now how could we get your bricks to our wall???

Alan Burnett said...

If my experience of such field trips is anything to go by, the angle of dip could be due to the photographer drinking a few too many malts the night before.

Elizabeth Sigalet said...

Perfect shots for Carmi's theme and lovely to boot.

Michèle Dextras said...

I love old photographs, they give us such history.