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...or Malacleit (Gaelic) with the wonderful Traigh Bhalaigh behind, the sands seem to go on forever across the bay here.
Beautiful Outer Hebrides ! Dougie. Make me wish I was there !!
Great shot. Deep
I second what Ron said
wonderful image ... looks like a place to be
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.
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!! Btw - I do prefer v2 with a bit more punch.
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
I do think you're right Malcolm, thanks for the shout.
I prefer V1 Dougie. It seems ever so more peaceful and Idyllic.
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.
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.
Welcome back, Dougie
The red chimney pot is placed to perfection. An idyllic scene to be sure.
Painted it myself, just for you Bill.
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.
Version one for me with this Dougie.
A wonderful cloudscape Dougie. I would be happy with V1 or 2 if truth be told.
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.
V1 for me Dougie... beam me up Scotty would love to be there, what a fantastic image
The more natural look to V1 appeals most, Dougie. The 'punchier' v2 looks more like a biscuit tin lid for the tourists.
The weighed-down thatch certainly brings back distant childhood memories.
Really like the big sky Dougie
delightful little dwelling place well composed
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
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..
More punch in V2 and we almost all prefer saturation
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.
V2 !!!......just got a lot more going for it !!!....impressive !!
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