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...another angle on the bridge and croft at Howmore on South Uist. The croft is actually a church, and not a house as I thought in the last image from here. You can see it's not as isolated as it looked in my first image from the trip to the Uists.
This is so full of the character of the Western Isles, Dougie: silver sand, seaweed, peaty landscape, absence of trees, lochans, connecting bridge, and a big sky above, the massing clouds threatening more weather. The inclusion of the buildings brings a sense of scale and makes man's efforts look quite diminutive in such a setting.
A well placed church, with a view of heaven's grandeur and man's smallness.
Richly satisfying below the lowering cloud.
A most wonderful scene Dougie and photographed so well. following the lines of that stone wall leads us right to the church...A divine intervention I would say.
Like the big moody sky here Dougie, well composed to show the location of the crofts
This has a distinctly chilly feel to it - probably all those greys in the sky and bridge and spending a lot of time in similar settings has done it - but a super composition and an atmospheric image Dougie!
Ann it was eye watering cold, but worth every moment to see this and smell the sea.
Quote: A well placed church, with a view of heaven's grandeur and man's smallness.
One of the best comments I've ever had on an image here Moira, many thanks.
As you have said ... Moira has said it spot on.
must get up there before I go to meet the big maker in the sky
wonderful comp dougie brilliant detail and tones and what a cracking big sky a belter nice one
An image that shows how man used to manage to fit in to the landscape with some sympathy. Something we seem less able to do these days despite all the planning laws. Beauty in a simple landscape under a trademark Dougie big sky.
Isolated but by no means desolate. A wonderful looking place. Moira
Quote: This is so full of the character of the Western Isles, Dougie: silver sand, seaweed, peaty landscape, absence of trees, lochans, connecting bridge, and a big sky above, the massing clouds threatening more weather. The inclusion of the buildings brings a sense of scale and makes man's efforts look quite diminutive in such a setting.
So eloquently and correctly described by Ronnie that I will not attempt to better his comments, Dougie.
Our visit to the Hebrides showed us the island barren, no trees and actually no shops as we know them but wooden shacks - flies by the hundred unless the wind was blowing, one cow tethered on a rope and many sheep, warnings all over the place if you ran down a sheep there was a huge fine to pay. I couldnt buy a postcard for love nor money and no ice creams I wont ever forget our stay there but it was definitely an experience. I wasnt into photography then - superb upload today just reminds me how quiet it was on the islands
Love the atmosphere you have captured Dougie, it looks very windy and with the threatening sky, it could rain at any time,the small church gives a sense of scale to this vast open area, looks like a wonderful location, very well done, Bill. ps I hope you are well.
I think in this image you captured everything, that makes Scotland so typical and unique. The low clouds, a lonesome cottage, the distant hills, some water, sand, greens.... and even a few rays of light. Love it!
Aye Ronnie has encapsulated this image so well, as he so often does! The sky for me is the most exciting part of the image and you were right to make it the main feature, it gives a great sense of impending drama. Being constructive, it feels like there's a bit of a wide angle lens distortion at the edges of the frame which may correct with appropriate lens correction software.
Al I use the PS lens correction tools in Lightroom.
Beautiful !!!.....those clouds look so dramatic !!!!
A fantastic sky.
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