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...high above Loch Eribol in Sutherland north of Laid, I found this eerie light.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Gateway to Eribol...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:19 Sep 2012 - 8:28 AM
Tags:Farr, Highland, Laid, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Sutherland
Votes:Voting Disabled

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 8:34 AM

fabulous capture ..
but why are those stones there

nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 8:36 AM

Beautiful compo!

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 8:46 AM

An extremely welcoming composition which had me gripped from the off. The chosen point of view has certainly enabled you to grab as much of this wonderful Scottish Landscape as possible, stunning clarity in depth.

Regards Nathan

P.S. Good luck with your dentist, I am still shaking.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8531 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 8:46 AM

An open gateway is always an invitation, a lead-in. If this one has seen better days, the same can be said for a lot of us here.
Moira

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 9:41 AM

A well chosen viewpoint, Dougie, featuring the fence and open gateway, inviting one to step over the stones and traipse over the heather clad moorland and enjoy this expansive view.
Ronnie.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 10:07 AM

What a perfect little scene! The light on the water, the dark clouds, the white stones and the purple heather... and not the forget, an open gate to take you into the distance. Right!
Johanna

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 10:13 AM

No need to tear the gate of it's hinges just to get a photograph, mind you you have ended up with a magnificent and inviting image.Hope the Dentist does not hurt your toes when he draws the tooth Dougie. They usually have a female assistant to hold your hand in cases of fear and pain...you'll be OK.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 12:30 PM

Love the composition of this beautiful landscape - and no rain! Smile I like Barbara's question about the stones across the entrance to the gate - I find there are so many strange things like this in the far north west.
Ann

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 1:22 PM

great composition, a photographers dream

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 1:37 PM

I'll take a guess at the answer Barbara, animals step over the stones, so the earth isn't depressed and that would make it easy to crawl under the gate in time???

Any other answers to this riddle??? Wink

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 2:49 PM

Would love to walk through that gate. Beautifully composed image.....
Sandy

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 4:19 PM

A beauty.
Regards
Bill

Gerryrys
Gerryrys e2 Member 2Gerryrys vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 5:24 PM

Well seen and very nicely presented.

Gerry

Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 3Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 6:07 PM

Nice composition.
Cliff

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
19 Sep 2012 - 7:30 PM

Lovely with the open gate

Peter

bill33
bill33 e2 Member 4bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 7:57 PM

A well thought out composition Dougie, with the open gate inviting you to walk through and enjoy some of the wonderful scenery Scotland has to offer. Wonderful lighting and detail and also like your explanation of the stones, I never thought of it like that, very well done my friend, hope you are well, Bill.

CliveA
CliveA e2 Member 8CliveA vcard United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 - 6:52 AM

Certainly a lot to consider in this shot Dougie ; the eerie light, the mystery of the stones and the broken gate.
It seems nobody is that bothered anymore. Come and go as you please sheep.
But how did a dental appointment get into the discussion !!
I like the hint of a sail on the loch.
C l i v e

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
20 Sep 2012 - 7:59 AM

I wouldn't even have thought of the stones apart from them forming an arrow head with the gate to lead you into the shot. Another piece of our wonderful countryside courtsey of yourself Grin. Moira

GedK
GedK e2 Member 6GedK vcard United Kingdom
25 Sep 2012 - 5:17 PM

Hi Dougie, great photo, have you thought about cropping the photo to show just the water and mountains like a panoramic shot? I think that would work too...

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