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Caledonia by RottenRagamuffin Caledonia by RottenRagamuffin


Created using my own photograph of Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, by Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland.

"Caledonia"

Caledonia! thou land of the mountain and rock,
Of the ocean, the mist, and the wind-
Thou land of the torrent, the pine, and the oak,
Of the roebuck, the hart, and the hind;
Though bare are thy cliffs, and though barren thy glens,
Though bleak thy dun islands appear,
Yet kind are the hearts, and undaunted the clans,
That roam on these mountains so drear!

A foe from abroad, or a tyrant at home,
Could never thy ardour restrain;
The marshall'd array of imperial Rome
Essay'd thy proud spirit in vain!
Firm seat of religion, of valour, of truth,
Of genius unshackled and free,
The muses have left all the vales of the south,
My loved Caledonia, for thee!

Sweet land of the bay and wild-winding deeps
Where loveliness slumbers at even,
While far in the depth of the blue water sleeps
A calm little motionless heaven!
Thou land of the valley, the moor, and the hill,
Of the storm and the proud rolling wave-
Yes, thou art the land of fair liberty still,
And the land of my forefathers' grave!"
~ by James Hogg, (1770-1835) Scottish poet and novelist. Source: [link]

Credits:

Castle background is my own photograph :) and is available as stock from my stock account *PixellyPerfectStock [link]
Sky: Purchased stock.
Bird brushes: ~anodyne-stock [link]
Texture: *Smoko-Stock [link]

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:iconless2thetruth:
Less2TheTruth Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Artist
Let me tell you that I love you
That I think about you all the time
Caledonia, you're calling me, now I'm going home
But if I should become a stranger
Know that it would make me more than sad
Caledonia's been everything I've ever had
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tamakiluv95 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!!!
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :heart:
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:icontamakiluv95:
tamakiluv95 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're velcro~!!! :heart:
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kanne13 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it ^^ looks amazing!
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Digital Artist
:aww: Thanks for your comment :heart:
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BleachBaby1525 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Gorgeous~
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you for your lovely comment :heart:
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RedNosE2 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice!
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you~ glad you like it! :heart:
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:iconmacalax:
MacAlax Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhh... many thanks for that respite... for I hath "mused upon mused upon my charmer."
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011   Digital Artist
You are most welcome :bow:
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:iconaztil:
Aztil Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Stunning image! :D
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you~ I'm glad that you like it :heart:
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Aztil Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
:D
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:iconstroody:
Stroody Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work !
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you~ I'm glad that you like it! :heart:
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:iconhromano:
HRomano Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   Photographer
love this picture
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconhromano:
HRomano Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Photographer
Thanks :)
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You deviation is featured in my Christmas Journal!
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! :hug:
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010   Digital Artist
:icongiftplz: Thank you~ I'm glad you like it! :iconcelebrationplz:
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome! :hug:
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capn-gary Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Absolutely wonderful!
Sigh. England, Scotland, and Ireland are steeped in so much history... I wish I could have traveled around in them, and seen some of these places for myself.
LOL...My first stop would have been the family pub in Cork--which has apparently been there since before the United States even existed!!!! That's humbling...

Gary
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you for your lovely comment, Gary~ 'tis appreciated! :heart:

I am lucky indeed to have been able to travel to the UK, and hopefully, my most recent trip won't be my last! I think that I may have developed something of an addiction to it! :lol:

As for the history there~ you are so very right! For those of us living in relatively "new" countries (I'm in Australia), we have a distinct lack of castles, don't we? :lol:

So your family were originally from Cork? I hope that some day soon you get to travel there to see the family pub with your own eyes :heart:

Monica
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futuregrrl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010   General Artist
Beautifully rendered Mon! I love it! :)
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010   Digital Artist
:aww: Why, thank you, Dru!!! :huggle: I'm glad you like it :heart:
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futuregrrl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010   General Artist
I do indeed,it's beautifully blended and very atmospheric! <3
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you! :phew: I am well pleased to know that~ especially considering that this was my first crack at a straight-out landscape! :giggle:
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Valadix Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
As always, you've done a wonderful job! :clap:
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010   Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you~ I'm glad you like it! :hug:
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Prisma-photo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning !
It looks like it is straight out "Lord of the ring" world...
Excellent post-treatment
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010   Digital Artist
:blush: Thank you for your lovely comment! It was my first attempt at doing something like this, and I was well pleased with the result :)
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RavensIrishGirl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
I love it. It looks like one of those ink and scratch board pictures.
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010   Digital Artist
:aww: Thanks, Irish~ I'm glad you like it! :hug::blowkiss::bow:
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RavensIrishGirl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
I used to have a painting that was painted in many shades of black,white,and grey. I loved it.
It was a winter scene with a water fall in the moonlight.
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010   Digital Artist
It sounds lovely :heart:
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:iconravensirishgirl:
RavensIrishGirl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
It was.Sometimes I wish I could spend a day in a picture.
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010   Digital Artist
A place to retreat to, and hide from the world, would be quite a wonderful thing indeed :heart:
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:iconravensirishgirl:
RavensIrishGirl Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Yes it would. I've been craving that for years now.
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010   Digital Artist
Me too :heart: When you figure out how to do it, let me know will you?
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JoeDiamondD Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This would have been perfect for a Halloween scene :heart:
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010   Digital Artist
:lol: That it would! At least it will be ready for next year's Halloween :giggle:

Thanks for the :+fav:, Joe~ I'm glad you like it :heart:
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Smoko-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Thanks for the link back to see how you used my Stock. Job well done.



Smoko-Stock

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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010   Digital Artist
'Twas my pleasure~ thank you for the stock! :bow:
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primulatook Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful!
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010   Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you~ I'm glad you like it! :heart:
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rahag Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Really amazing
Masterpiece :rose:
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010   Digital Artist
:blush: Thank you for your lovely comment~ I'm glad that you like it :heart:
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