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...a fairly new boat outside one of the slate sheds by Loch Leven at Ballachulish. Everywhere you look there's slate discard lying, whole almost islands sticking into the loch. It's a fascinating place once you get your teeth into it.

Lens:Fujinon Super EBC 18mm f/2
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Poised for Action...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:17 Jun 2012 - 10:04 AM
Tags:Ballachulish, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Loch leven, Lochaber, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 10:21 AM

An unusual subject for such a perfect composition, Dougie. And why not, indeed? Even the boat looks almost organic.
Regards
Bill

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 11:06 AM

Slate, past industry image Dougie. Good POV.
Ron.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 11:09 AM

strange .... but good to see
like the comp.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 12:42 PM

There's a slate mine above Buttermere in the LD - and when I walked over there the slate seemed to be scattered for miles around the mine itself. Love the greys...
Ann

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43928 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 2:06 PM

Fascinating to see these sheds, Dougie. Taking the principal of using local materials to the extreme. I would never have dreamt of being able to use slate to build other than a low wall.

Malc

Last Modified By saltireblue at 17 Jun 2012 - 2:07 PM
mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 3:37 PM

The boat looks rather lost there. It creates an intriguing, surprising focal point, but the image is about the slate textures for me.
Moira

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 4:02 PM

Quite right Moira.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 4:29 PM

A really good photograph, sorry I can't expand further due to my current posture and discomfort.

Regards Nathan

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 5:05 PM

The boat does look out of place there, but makes an unexpected feature amongst alll that slate, and possibly provides a talking point.
Ronnie.

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 8:32 PM

obviously the slate is most useful to some and we would pass it off as debri, you on the other hand have found the perfect use for it by making a subject for photography Wink there are photo's all over the place some of the best images are found close to home if we are just prepared to LOOK for them, me includedSmile well done Dougie for originality

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
17 Jun 2012 - 9:24 PM

Makes for great walls Grin. Plants growing out of it too. Great stuff. Moira

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 10:20 PM

A very well thought out composition Dougie.
Derek

ElmsArt
ElmsArt  782 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 1:07 AM

A great image, made even moreso by that intriguing boat.

Jackie

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
18 Jun 2012 - 5:38 AM

A well done composition with the use of colours from the boat as a contrast

Peter

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 11:21 PM

Wow, great work - superbly sharp, lovely tones in the slate, nice composition too.
Johanna

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4605 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 5:32 PM

Great shot !!!....love the 'character' in this 'nostalgic' image !!

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