St. Blane’s

 

In a commanding position in the south-west of the Isle of Bute overlooking Arran is the abandoned St. Blane’s church, a 12th-century Romanesque chapel set within an early Christian monastery.  Coming here on a still and calm evening is a most eerie feeling, especially with no-one else around, but makes for some nice photography.  The lichens and colours in the stones and the bright green verdant grass set up some nice tones against the distant horizon of the sea and mountains of Arran.  ‘A charming, tranquil spot’, says Historic Scotland, who own the site, and this about sums it up.

 

A couple of shots below from one evening’s visit.

 

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Nikon D800E/Carl Zeiss T* 2.8/21 ZF.2

ISO 100 1/40 f/7.1

 

 

 

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Nikon D800E/Carl Zeiss T* 2.8/21 ZF.2

Focus blend of 4 frames

+ 1 manual luminosity blend for sky

ISO 100 f/7.1 @ 1/30 & 1/60

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