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...what I think was an old sheet enclosure on the banks of Loch Loyal.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 ZE
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Wall...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:5 Aug 2013 - 11:09 AM
Tags:Caithness, Farr, Farr Trip 2013, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled


Juditha  4 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 - 11:11 AM

Great shot - love the detail in the wall.

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 11:19 AM

There must be so many such abandoned structures up that way, the bones of a life style that's so much less common these days, Dougie.
A reminder of past times.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8707 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1218 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 11:30 AM

Massive boulder with the sophistication of the stretcher stones to hold them together. OK I'm an anorak over dry stone walling techniques...

woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 11:56 AM

Lovely composition, tones & textures, almost tactile.

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 11:59 AM

Like the good details and tones in this Dougie, good comp too

derekhansen Plus Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 12:05 PM

I remember when I lived in East Lancashire seeing all the dry stone walls and wondering at the sheer amount of skilled labour that went into building them.
An interesting image Dougie. Very nicely compoosed.

Last Modified By derekhansen at 5 Aug 2013 - 12:05 PM
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 12:06 PM

Like the comp Dougie with the loch just peeping through
and a good lead into the shot

rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 12:13 PM

Needs another brick Wink Dougie

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 12:34 PM

I think it may be another wall to keep these English out Dougie.
Built by another tight fisted Scotsman.
He appears to have skimped on the cement !!
Good shot.

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 12:42 PM

hoe intriguing ....
I can see all sorts in this image
wont tell you tho' as you might send out the men in white coats

boov Plus Member 2boov vcard United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 - 2:36 PM

Lovely shot this....brilliant

capto Plus Member 32503 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 2:44 PM

Excellent, I love the tiny peep at the loch.Smile


danbrann Plus Member 10532 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 3:14 PM

good stuff Dougie. Difficult to get the Northumbrian dry stone walls repaired Now. There are one or two people in our locality doing it but not mush fun during the winter months.

5 Aug 2013 - 4:25 PM

The piled-up rocks make a great lead-in! How long did it take you to arrange them all? The dead heather(?) provides a ver rich complimentary colour.

Niknut Plus Member 5992 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 5:22 PM

Fascinating shot !!......but why would they want to enclose 'sheets' ??........ah !!, maybe if they fell off the washing line ??, that's it !!.WinkGrinGrin

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 5:25 PM


adrian_w Plus Member 73498 forum postsadrian_w vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 5:41 PM

Cracking s hot. MAkes me want to go up there & start repaiar work, but too busy working on my own version of Hadrians Wall.

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 5:54 PM

This is a shot I would have walked by without a second look and you've made it special Dougie. Superb - and couldn't be anywhere except Scotland! Smile

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 6:00 PM

Ann that's very kind indeed, I don't get lots of these so they are VERY special when they arrive, Many Thanks.

Loved your comment too, and must admit I've passed here a few times over the years, but the light was just right this time. GrinGrinGrinGrin

Keith, misspelling one of my failures in life sadly. SHEEP it should be, BlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlush

NDODS Plus Member 44168 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom113 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 6:38 PM

A very well observed, composed and exposed image...

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 7:36 PM

Great sky on a lovely composition, the colours retained well

brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 11:12 PM

Beautiful colours all over the image, nice composition, the eyes just "walk" along the wall.

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