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...the two coloured sand on this beach creates fascinating shapes and textures. It looks like grain at times and of course it is, sand grain not noise or photographic grain. It's quite mesmerising and difficult to keep your balance as the tide moves back and forth at your feet.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Talisker Bay...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:19 Jun 2011 - 8:43 AM
Tags:Highlands, Isle of skye, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Skye
Votes:46

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 8:51 AM

Wonderful patterns created Doug,like it.Have a good day.
Tom.

MikeH
MikeH  10217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 8:54 AM

That is a cracking shot Dougie and the patterns in the sand make a lovely textured feel to this image. The colours are superb and the composition spot on . Getting me in the mood for a return journey to Skye, I never went here last time.
Mike

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
19 Jun 2011 - 8:54 AM

A great format for this excellent picture. It looks almost like leaves in the sand

Peter

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1187 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 9:06 AM

This is intriguing, I thought at first glance that it was patterns in ice. Perfect subject for portrait, the patterns flow down through the frame. I envy this one, and I don't usually covet landscapes!
Moira

All_thumbs1
19 Jun 2011 - 9:10 AM

Wonderful photo.

woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 9:17 AM

Perfectly conceived and executed. The tactile patterns almost suggest a brass-rubbing, but of some pre-historic sea creature rather than a medieval knight.
I have encountered the name Talisker before but have difficulty remembering where Wink
Regards
Bill

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10517 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 9:28 AM

Whatever it is Dougie it makes and interesting subject to photograph and as usual you are spot on.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 9:30 AM

I wonder why Bill.lol.

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 10:12 AM

Superb image Dougie, love the POV and that backdrop. I need to revisit Skye.........soon. Ron.

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 10:20 AM

Like your pov and the sand patterns and colours too, good work Dougie.
Regards Richard

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 11:01 AM

A great photo.Well captured Lin.

Sue_R
Sue_R Plus Member 9Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 11:04 AM

Love the patterns in the sand. Will have to have a look at this next time we're on Skye.

Sue

wolfy
wolfy  1136 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 - 11:19 AM

Well captured Dougie, love the patterns and shapes in the grain

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 11:48 AM

Indeed a very well chosen viewpoint to demonstrate the sand patterns so effectively, Dougie.
Ronnie.

jeanie
jeanie Plus Member 115979 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 12:15 PM

A worthwhile walk down to the bay when you bag shots like this Smile

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5937 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 12:19 PM

Gorgeous shot Dougie !......love the emphasis on the foreground, & those patterns in the sand are fascinating.....1st class !

Caledonia
Caledonia  8 Scotland
19 Jun 2011 - 1:03 PM

GrinCongratulations on keeping your balance!!! The textures are fantastic....I also thought it was ice at first glance. A wonderful shot Dougie.
Marie

Last Modified By Caledonia at 19 Jun 2011 - 1:03 PM
Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 2:28 PM

Pleased to make this 30 Dougie. How interesting and unusual looking. Glad you explained. A great capture without sinking yet...........Sandy

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1187 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 7:40 PM

Just as a postscript, my first encounter with malt whisky was Talisker, way after closing time, at the Sligachan Hotel in 1976. We were camping there with friends. I was the only female; given the choice between the Fairy Glen Camp Site with mod cons but no bar, and the muddy field next to the pub with only a standpipe, the river, the bushes and the pub loos during opening hours, guess which option the men chose... I hated the whisky and it took another 20 years before I risked a malt again. I've been making up for lost time since then.
Moira

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 10:31 PM

well what do I know - I thought you had done something to the water until I read some of your commentsWink

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 7:01 AM

wonderful patern in the sand, superbly captured this beauty.
Johanna

derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 12:59 PM

A truly first class Dougie.
Derek

fraser
fraser  11631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 1:12 PM

You spotted and used the patterns in the sand to perfection Dougie, great photograph. Like some of the others I have a Talisker story too. It was my father's favourite tipple and he took me to the pub on my 18th birthday and bought me a half; I hated it, much to his disappointment (although he got the rest of the half). It took quite a few years before i rediscovered whisky and I'm a big fan of the Speyside and other, softer, malts. I still can't get my tongue around the rich, peaty and medicinal flavours of the western island malts.

Fraser

pmorgan
pmorgan  8217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 6:48 PM

A fine image indeed sir!

Rgds
Paul

Alan_Coles
21 Jun 2011 - 7:48 AM

Great composition Dougie, the sands are like anything else I have seen.

Talisker Bay was my 1st place to visit when I visited Skye...camped at Sligachan later afternoon and looking at my map thought where can I can for a sunset...with no idea of where the sun was to set I headed for a beach on the west side from where I was - that was Talisker. No great colour to talk of and it matched the dark grain I was greeted with...would I go back - yup for sure!

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