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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.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Howmore Bridge...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:6 Jun 2012 - 12:07 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Outer hebrides, Scotland, South uist, Western isles
Votes:Voting Disabled

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 12:25 PM

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.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 6 Jun 2012 - 12:25 PM
mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1020 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 1:14 PM

A well placed church, with a view of heaven's grandeur and man's smallness.
Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 1:23 PM

Richly satisfying below the lowering cloud.
Regards
Bill

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 1:26 PM

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.

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 2:15 PM

Like the big moody sky here Dougie, well composed to show the location of the crofts
Regards Richard

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 2:35 PM

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

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 3:43 PM

Ann it was eye watering cold, but worth every moment to see this and smell the sea. Smile

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 3:44 PM


Quote: A well placed church, with a view of heaven's grandeur and man's smallness.
Moira

One of the best comments I've ever had on an image here Moira, many thanks.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 3:59 PM

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

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 5:05 PM

wonderful comp dougie brilliant detail and tones and what a cracking big sky a belter nice one Wink
andy

fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 5:25 PM

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.

Fraser

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
6 Jun 2012 - 6:00 PM

Isolated but by no means desolate. A wonderful looking place. Moira

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43913 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 7:09 PM


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.
Ronnie.

So eloquently and correctly described by Ronnie that I will not attempt to better his comments, Dougie.

Malc

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 7:46 PM

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 creamsWink 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

bill33
bill33  3 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 9:43 PM

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.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 1:06 PM

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!
Johanna

almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 4:54 PM

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

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 6:13 PM

Al I use the PS lens correction tools in Lightroom.

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4596 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 8:28 PM

Beautiful !!!.....those clouds look so dramatic !!!!

Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 2Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 6:08 PM

A fantastic sky.
Cliff

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