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...I couldn't resets the statue here when I saw the sky behind it. Stands on a hillside overlooking the main route through South Uist.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Our Lady of the Sea...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:31 May 2012 - 7:37 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Outer hebrides, Scotland, South uist, Western isles
Votes:Voting Disabled

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 7:39 AM

Lovely use of low viewpoint + wide angle, the sculpture seems to be looking down protectively over the little community.
Moira

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 8:03 AM

really like the pov dougie brilliant light and that sky is just wonderful a real beauty nice one Wink
andy

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 8:10 AM

Good pov for this Dougie.
Regards Richard.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 8:14 AM

I cropped this very carefully because of a bright pink bench at the left hand edge of the frame, the choice was simple. Wink

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 8:25 AM

I remember seeing this when we drove through last year. The houses look so tiny from this viewpoint and the sky is wonderful.
Ann

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 8:31 AM

Exquisite Dougie.

almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 8:34 AM

As the others have said, the PoV is excellent in this and makes the most of a very good sky. I also like the implied vector between the child's gaze and the distant houses which helps draw attention to them even though they occupy a small part of the frame. It also makes you think of longing for home which in the context, makes me think about the Highland Clearances. Poignant and a great image. Smile
Regards
Al

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 8:53 AM

she's well in charge here

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 8:57 AM

Thanks for all the early comments my friends. Grin

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 9:57 AM

By pointing the lens up you have brought considerable emphasis on the subject matter, placing the monument against the big sky and minimising the land mass in frame: what you have also managed to do is keep the horizon level, something I never achieve with the lens pointed up, and which I have never managed to correct in Photoshop.
Ronnie.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64840 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 10:06 AM

Wow, it's huge. I just wouldn't expect this type of sculpture in Uist, more standing stones. This'll give future generations something to puzzle over.
Chris

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 10:12 AM

It's well documented on the web Chris.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 10:12 AM

A beautiful statue, captured very well, with all the details. Nice to see what the Lady is showing to the child. Worth watching, yes.
Johanna

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 11:10 AM


Quote: It's well documented on the web Chris.

Far more substantial than all our 'virtual' archives, though!
A most elegant statue, portrayed with due reverence I think.
Regards
Bill

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 5:27 PM

beautiful sky, just what we need in a picture such as this one Dougie

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
31 May 2012 - 6:55 PM

A beautiful composition

Peter

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
31 May 2012 - 7:14 PM

She is beautiful against that sky. To think she sees this view in all weathers and skies. Moira

bill33
bill33 e2 Member 4bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2012 - 9:25 PM

Another wonderful photograph from your trip North Dougie,love the huge statue against the big sky,must visit here someday, Bill.

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