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...a wall of large boulders has been piled up as a defence against the seas washing the large pebbles over the rise here and destroying the road just behind.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Uist Flood Defence...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:25 Jun 2012 - 7:08 AM
Tags:Highlands, Landscape / travel, Outer hebrides, Scotland, South uist, Western isles
Votes:Voting Disabled


AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 7:30 AM

Great textures in those stones and a wonderful Hebridian sky.

unicorn17  6 Scotland
25 Jun 2012 - 7:36 AM

like the pile of stones and the pile of clouds above. makes a fine interesting image . GIll

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 7:45 AM

brilliant comp dougie belting textures and tones wonderful colour and that light is cracking a stunner nice one Wink

Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 7:50 AM

That's very generous Andy, I took quite a few shot where before I was happy, the little pebbles in among the large stones were the final find.


almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 8:33 AM

My favourite of these images because of the impact of the stones. They look better up close where you can appreciate their form and texture. They set up the dramatic background whilst also adding depth.



nice F/G love to 50/50 split

fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 8:36 AM

Anfy pretty much sums it up for me. The little details like the pebbles in the wall are what really make it work for me.


Last Modified By fraser at 25 Jun 2012 - 8:36 AM
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 8:59 AM

sharp as a new pin with great tones and textures, I like the dramatic sky without it the image would not be as strong but you always come up trumps Dougie

moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
25 Jun 2012 - 9:02 AM

Beautiful sky kissing the top of those mountains. In such an exposed place, they would need some form of protections from the seas. Lovely shot. Moira

rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 9:12 AM

A sign of global weather change perhaps Dougie. Moody image.

saltireblue Site Moderator 44285 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 9:44 AM

I immediately caught the small pebbles mingling omongst their larger briothers, abandonded by the waves upon their retreat. A magnificent topping to the scene is provided by that sky, Dougie. I never seem to get them as good as this!


barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 10:01 AM


RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 10:47 AM

Coastal erosion seems a problem in a variety of spots around our coasts, esp. in Yorkshire where buildings fall into the sea: is it a big problem up there too, Dougie?
Love those wee pebbles in the gaps........guess they'd get washed away again with the smallest of breakers, but still hanging in there meantime, offering their diminutive contribution.

Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 12:32 PM

Wow, great image!

gwynn56  377 forum posts England
25 Jun 2012 - 12:51 PM

nice image , well captured Smile

jennyk e2 Member 6jennyk vcard Scotland
25 Jun 2012 - 4:02 PM

Perfect photo love the dyke and then scene behind fantastic work!

Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 6:11 PM

Good details in the rocks and light/ sky Dougie, well composed
Regards Richard

danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 8:04 PM

Great detail and superb light combining to make a winner..with a little help from the photographer.

Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 543 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 5:25 PM

Love this, Dougie. Great to break a few notional rules now and again especially when it has such impact! Far from being a visual hurdle across the frame the wall holds the attention and there's just a small hop into that wonderful backdrop. Canny shooting.

Skeet1Away e2 Member 348 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2012 - 9:55 AM

Dougie, very nice comp, sharpness in the stone and fantastic sky, just time to sneek a shot before those looming clouds spot you.......


brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 9:06 AM

Beautiful colours and detail in these rocks.

6 Oct 2012 - 8:17 AM

Great textures

Lovely sky

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