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...or Malacleit (Gaelic) with the wonderful Traigh Bhalaigh behind, the sands seem to go on forever across the bay here.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Malaclete Crofthouse...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:28 May 2012 - 7:31 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, North uist, Outer Hebrides.Western Isles, Scotland, South uist
Votes:Voting Disabled
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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 8:24 AM

Beautiful Outer Hebrides ! Dougie. Make me wish I was there !!
Ron.

Deep_Bhatia
28 May 2012 - 8:37 AM

Great shot. Deep

jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 8:53 AM

I second what Ron said Smile

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 9:27 AM

wonderful image ... looks like a place to be

MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91072 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 11:26 AM

Great sky Dougie, I might have darkened it a little more to bring out the clouds and upped the contrast generally on the whole shot, as whilst it's a great view, it lacks a bit of punch.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 11:44 AM

So evocative of the Hebrides with those wonderful thatched roofs on the croft houses - and, of more interest to me, that wonderful big sandy bay of which there are so many. I'll be in Harris and Lewis for four or five days only in July! Can't wait!! Smile Btw - I do prefer v2 with a bit more punch.
Ann

MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91072 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 11:50 AM

That's definitely better IMHO dougie, although I would have excluded the end wall for the cottage when you upped the contrast as it has lost some detail

Last Modified By MalcolmS at 28 May 2012 - 11:51 AM
Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 11:52 AM

I do think you're right Malcolm, thanks for the shout. Grin

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 12:14 PM

I prefer V1 Dougie. It seems ever so more peaceful and Idyllic.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 12:59 PM

Now, that's interesting! Having read the above comments, I too expected to prefer V 2, Dougie, but in fact my favourite is the less contrasty and less saturated V 1........I can't help feeling it looks more natural, esp. as a photo, whereas if I were to do a painting of it I would probably go for the punchier V 2.
Looks like the weather was excellent that day, blue skies and silver sands which I was hoping to see.
Ronnie.4

Lockhart
Lockhart  8 United States
28 May 2012 - 1:39 PM

I must find this place on my next trip to Scotland! I prefer Version 1, the sky is a tad too saturated in Version 2 IMHO. Those rocks holding down the netting for the thatch roof is definitely heritage from the Vikings. Love it.

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 2:10 PM

Welcome back, Dougie Wink Grin
The red chimney pot is placed to perfection. An idyllic scene to be sure.
Regards
Bill

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 2:14 PM

Painted it myself, just for you Bill.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 5:16 PM

The croft seems weighed down under all that sky.
I prefer V2 for the thatch. But the sky in V1 seems a bit more credible! Maybe I'm just not used to all that blue.
Moira

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 5:21 PM

Version one for me with this Dougie.
Regards Richard

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 5:58 PM

A wonderful cloudscape Dougie. I would be happy with V1 or 2 if truth be told.
Derek

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 6:14 PM

Agree with Derek. I'd love to go there one day. It's a great 'fine weather' image, Dougie. low light drama wasn't an option here but what a glorious scene.
Alun

Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
28 May 2012 - 6:22 PM

V1 for me Dougie... beam me up Scotty Wink would love to be there, what a fantastic image Smile

Mari

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43928 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 8:01 PM

The more natural look to V1 appeals most, Dougie. The 'punchier' v2 looks more like a biscuit tin lid for the tourists.Grin
The weighed-down thatch certainly brings back distant childhood memories.Smile

Malc

Last Modified By saltireblue at 28 May 2012 - 8:01 PM
RobboB
RobboB e2 Member 777 forum postsRobboB vcard United Kingdom
28 May 2012 - 8:14 PM

Really like the big sky Dougie

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 8:16 PM

delightful little dwelling place well composed

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
28 May 2012 - 10:57 PM

Dougie, your shots show me so much of our beautiful country. Places I have never been, but now would love to go. I prefer the stronger colours in V2. Moira

Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 12:26 AM

Hi Dougie - a beautiful daytime shot, my kind of stuff...

My original thought was a bit overexposed and washed out, and version 2 is better in that regard, but I feel it darkens the top of the sky too much.

My solution...blend the two, mainly v2 but keep the top of the sky from v1 (which is maybe what Moira was hinting at?...

Nice work whichever way you take it..

Stephen

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
29 May 2012 - 5:22 AM

More punch in V2 and we almost all prefer saturation

Peter

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 10:02 AM

I wouldn't want to swap my life for a crofters, but I'd love to stay in such a beautiful place. At least for a longer holiday.
Aye....
Johanna

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4605 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 4:07 PM

V2 !!!......just got a lot more going for it !!!....impressive !!

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