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...High above Loch Eribol an old crofthouse sits falling apart, just money and some imagination will turn this into t viable home once again.

***Broadband was down for 24 hours

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Laid Croft Ruin...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:29 Sep 2012 - 6:29 AM
Tags:Farr, Highland, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Sutherland
Votes:Voting Disabled

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 - 6:32 AM

Superb composition and capture
Jim

reflectionsinlight

like the colour mix nice balance

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
29 Sep 2012 - 7:46 AM

Beautiful colour in this beautiful scene Dougie. I hope no one stands underneath that chimney when it eventually topples. Bit of a mean sky there.
In answer to your question - no that's not the wee one in the Attitude shot. That is her older sister, Amy. She has enough attitude for the whole family LOL. But 2 great kids, who are a great source of fun and laughter for me. OMG I am getting old, as I don't even like kids. Moira

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 8:15 AM

I like that chimney-pot, it's a subject in its own right. As for the rest of the property, I'm imagining the estate agent's description - in need of some updating...?
Are you still on your travels?
Moira

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 8:30 AM

Been back a week but off to Torridon soon Moira, My broadband was down all day yesterday so I was offline sadly. Sutherland was stormy dramatic and wonderful.
Dougie

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 8:35 AM

Stunning view, glorious light. Love the angle on the old croft. The angle of view and the metaphorical point of view, I mean.
Money and imagination. Well, I could manage the imagination, I reckon.
Regards
Bill

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 9:05 AM

Rich colour tones here Dougie and a perfect POV.
Ron.

andy_AHG
andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 9:22 AM

I once spent a week in a croft at Laid, on the banks of Loch Eribol. It's a magical place. Golden Eagles at Strathbeg, a roundhouse just up the hill, a pack of feral dogs living in the hills nearby and nights in the very odd Sango Sands at Durness. A wonderful place.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 9:32 AM

I guess half a tin roof is better than none at allWink: it is a shame that so many properties like this is the far north and western isles are decaying away, unwanted.
But they sure make such excellent f/g subjects in the broader landscape.
Although may well have been a hard life for the crofters who once lived there, and I'm sure it was, your image shows the magnificent views the property commands.......what a joy to waken up to.
Ronnie.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 9:43 AM

These views may bring this croft back to a life of sorts for tourists and photographers who will love this vista right at the backdoor. Wink

Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 2Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 10:11 AM

You've got some beautiful colour in this scene Dougie and fine detail in the stonework. The chimney pot is a classic!
Cliff

jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 11:47 AM

I just love this Dougie.. great view and great foreground with the red roof building. I am pining already and booked to return north in March! Smile

wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 - 12:33 PM

Love the clarity Dougie, almost like 3d effect!!

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 4:37 PM

A wonderful scene. The inhabitants must have had such a hard life there, it's not surprising they left. We were told by our local builder in Achmelvich that its cheaper to buy and build one of those new kit houses than restore an old croft house. Shame as they're so beautiful and sit so well in the landscape. Christopher's is similar to this and it even has one of these chimney pots at each end of the house (but straight.). Lovely composition and you've again caught the Sutherland atmosphere.
Ann

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 5:06 PM

Like the details and colours in this Dougie, good Sky too
Regards Richard

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4515 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 5:17 PM

Oooooo....cracking shot !!!!....not too keen on the 'air-conditioning' though ????.Smile

elainebaker
29 Sep 2012 - 10:21 PM

Lovely image. Well captured. Elaine

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 4:24 PM

Wonderful colours in this image, great range of greens (I know, I know - the browns are coming soon!), the whites of the stones, purple and blue and everything lit by a beautiful light.
Extremely beautiful!
Johanna

unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
30 Sep 2012 - 4:58 PM

This scene would make a beautiful subject for an artist too ! Just wonderful and you can just imagine what it used to be like when occupied !
Shona arrived back from Thailand last night at 10p.m after white water rafting and tubing !!!!& is now flying down to London .This weekend has been amazing . Glad it was windy to get some of her washing dry !!! She is staying with a very good friend of mine until she gets her own accomodation sorted .

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