Travel: Scotland Infrareds

I’m running out of time to do a blog post this month and I just finished editing some infrared shots from a trip to Scotland, so I thought I would share them. These are all from the Western Hebrides and the western side of the mainland.

Infrared photography doesn’t get enough attention in my opinion. I’ve left some of the false colour in the shots, and switched the red/blue colour channels (a common technique with infrared to get blue skies instead of red). You can also take out all of the colour for unique looking black and white shots.

If you want more information about taking infrared photos just go to my earlier blog post HERE.

 

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This is an old burial cairn on the west side of the Isle of Barra, in the Western Hebrides. I was trying to find a different ancient burial structure but found this one instead. I suppose this photo is out of place as all of the rest have castles. The set of photos was just what I liked the best from the infrareds of the trip, not supposed to be castle themed.

 

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Kisimul Castle, Isle of Barra, Scotland. Not only is this castle amazing by being on an island, it holds a special interest for me since it was the stronghold of the MacNeils of Barra, and I’m also a MacNeil (but spelled McNeill). If you take the tour out to the castle (which I highly recommend) you’ll see that the castle is much bigger than it appears from shore.

 

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Castlebay harbour. You can’t see most of the town, it’s just to the right of this photo. The castle is the same one as seen in the photo above.

 

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Innischonnel Castle (sometimes called Ardchonnel) on an island just off the coast of Loch Awe. I had seen it before and this trip I wanted to get to the island but I hadn’t prepped for it so I didn’t make it out. Maybe next time I’ll ask around at a nearby house and figure out how to get there.

 

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Dunstaffnage Castle. I quite like this castle, it’s very foreboding, and it’s just a short drive from the town of Oban.

 

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Dunskey Castle in the southwest of Scotland. I swear this photo looks tilted but I’ve checked the horizon line and it’s straight.

 

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Dunskey Castle in the southwest of Scotland. I swear this photo looks tilted but I’ve checked the horizon line and it’s straight.

 

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