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...there was no causeway here when the first grave was dug in the sandy soil here, so much of the land here is hard rock. Ben Loyal would have been here looking across the Kyle of Tongue and maybe the sun was shining like here, not a bad place for relatives to visit and maybe leave a flower.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Melness Graveyard...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:5 Oct 2012 - 8:25 AM
Tags:Farr, Highland, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Sutherland, Tongue
Votes:Voting Disabled

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 8:38 AM

Certainly looks a nice resting places Dougie and with some nice light breaking through the clouds too.
R.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 8:45 AM

A hugely atmospheric place by the looks of it Dougie. I love your description .... And I'd love to walk across that causeway. Magical.
Ann

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 8:50 AM

Buried treasure Dougie, as you have said beautiful outlook.
Ron.

Last Modified By rontear at 5 Oct 2012 - 8:51 AM
moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
5 Oct 2012 - 9:05 AM

A beautiful final resting place. Like those lovely dark mountain in the bg. Moira

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32822 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 9:16 AM

An extremely beautiful place in which to rest both weary and long gone bones.

Regards Nathan

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 9:16 AM

Graves with a view, I've always liked that idea. Though like all funerary tradition it's for the benefit of the living.
Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 10:02 AM

Isolation without desolation. I could put up with that if I could insist on the splendour of the setting too. Wonderful.
Regards
Bill

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 10:15 AM

This shot brings a new meaning to "Rest in Peace", Dougie.
The contre jour lighting adds an extra dimension to this expansive shot.
Ronnie.

tonyheps
tonyheps  111 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 10:48 AM

I hope they have saved me a plot!

Alan_Coles
5 Oct 2012 - 11:27 AM

Wonderful image...great exposure on this.

andy_AHG
andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 11:27 AM

This is wonderful Dougie. Glowering skies that could go either way (as they say, if you don't like the weather, just wait half an hour) and that silver light on the loch. Have you ever visited the ruined church and graveyard at Balnakeil Bay? A really fantastic place.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 11:35 AM

It was raining the day I was at the Church there Andy I had been twice to no avail and saved it for another day.
I better watch how long I leave it though...Wink

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9470 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 12:59 PM

You have controlled that light so well Dougie especially shooting into it like you were. Are there any modern day burials there?

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 1:14 PM

Yes Danny the cemetery has been extended and there's a new one beside the old which is full and it's on a little hill so awkward to extend.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43570 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 4:53 PM

What a bonnie place to be laid to rest, Dougie. Having that view for eternity. Couldn't be better...

Malc

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 7:25 PM

Surprising place to see graves but an ideal resting place, thanks for sharing this one Dougie something new to be learnt every day

unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
6 Oct 2012 - 6:21 PM

A great compositon so full of interest! Great to see.Gill

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 5:36 PM

Heaven on earth
Johanna

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