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...with Eilean Sionnach light in the Sound of Sleat, Skye.

One from a while back, and I'll be back here again soon.

Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark III
Lens:Canon EF 24-70mm f/ 2.8 L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Beinn Sgritheall...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:10 Mar 2013 - 10:02 AM
Tags:Highlands, Isle of skye, Landscape / travel, Lighthouses, Lochaber, Scotland, Skye
Votes:Voting Disabled


Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 - 10:05 AM

Wonderful moody landscape capture.


Bravdo  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 10:30 AM

wonderful capture was here only last week myself..weather was just a little better. nice work.


andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 10:48 AM

wonderful moody sky dougie brilliant comp and detail a stunner top shot Wink

woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 10:59 AM

Strongly atmospheric, Dougie. Moody, yes; but Skye looks positively benign compared with recent 'spring' weather.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8638 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1165 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 11:00 AM

Well you know me and square crops...
This works, it's clean, simple, stark. The tower provides a focal point without actually distracting attention from the big empty view.
I do think there's a nice portrait composition within the frame too, from the centre/left. Place the foreground rock that's nearest to us in the bottom right, have the peak on the left side of the frame, crop a bit off the sky. Well it works for me, holding bits of card up to the screen.
Good to see you around, I was wondering what you were up to. Life is busy here too...

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 11:06 AM

I'm off to skye in 9 days Moira, I'd better start cutting some card up to take with me.

I had considered the upright crop but I'm never as assured at uprights and I would have had to cut into the rock too.

RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 11:10 AM

I always find Moira and Bill's comments so pertinent and useful, as here, Dougie: I can't really add much to what she has said other than to remark the the light and cloud cover that day seems fairly typical of the scene up there most of the time.
I would just say that I too rather like the use if square crop for landscapes, where appropriate.
Can understand why you would wish to be back there again ASAP.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8638 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1165 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 11:16 AM

Portrait would work here for me because it would indicate a more direct line for the eye to follow, a link between foreground, horizon and sky, the eye moving gently from the rock to the shore, the peak and the cloud formation.
I think that nearest chunk of rock is distinctive enough to stand on its own. There is, of course, a petrified monster's face...
Thirty seven years since I was on Skye, I'm envious.

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 11:34 AM

Good to see you uploading today Dougie Smile - I too had wondered where you were. I like the crop with the lighthouse taking centre stage.

rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 11:56 AM

Vast exspance here Dougie, only the lighthouse an indication of mans hand here.

Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 12:05 PM

No snow on the mountains...but still has a coldness to this
a beautiful image Dougie, have a good break there again

saltireblue Site Moderator 44572 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 2:32 PM

You'll have to start allowing modifications, Dougie!
Good to see you uploading againSmile

This is certainly dour - not the best day Skye has seen, but it underpins and emphasizes the ruggedness of the nature far more than a sunlit scene would.


jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
10 Mar 2013 - 3:40 PM

The clouds gives it a great mood


brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 4:19 PM

Oh, this really makes me homesick.
Hope to see you when I'm over in two weeks time. Maybe Tue or Wed (26/27 March). Don't know yet when I will be in Glasgow, depends on my hosts.
And... btw... not only now we share the weather - most of our "bad" weather comes from Scotland. Smile

This is a wonderful sky above the island hills. And the lighthouse is the icing on the cake.

Niknut Plus Member 5892 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 5:11 PM

Cracking shot !!!.....lovely mood in that sky !!

I used to call it 'Beinn Squirrel'.......because I couldn't pronounce the real name !!.Smile

bill33 Plus Member 4bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 10:04 PM

Mean and moody, typical of this wonderful part of Scotland Dougie, excellent presentation as always, I envy you going back to Sky in 9 days,wish I was going also,( possibly later in the year ) take care my friend, and hope to see some more of your excellent work on your return, Bill.

danbrann Plus Member 10512 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 10:11 AM

Spot on Bill. People don't seem to bother now about having detail throughout. I get a bit fed up with people saying blown highlights and no detail in the black don't matter.
A great image with every bit of sky done to perfection.

Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2013 - 10:44 AM

Beautiful combination of excellent foreground and impressive sky that lead the eye into the distant view creating great depth. Lovely image Dougie!

Cliff1944 Plus Member 3Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 11:50 AM

The square crop works very well here.

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