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...as Mother Nature does the ferns and weeds grow through the piles of slate and stones, softening the harsh edges of the cut stone.
The continuing story of the Ballachulish Slate Quarry.

Camera:Fujifilm X-Pro1
Lens:Fujinon Super EBC 18mm f/2
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Fighting Back...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:13 Jun 2012 - 7:58 AM
Tags:Ballachulish, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Lochaber, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
13 Jun 2012 - 8:20 AM

Amazing where plants choose to grow. The fern looks lovely against all that slate. Moira

Deep_Bhatia
13 Jun 2012 - 8:23 AM

Nice capture. Deep

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 8:37 AM

Nature fights back DougieSmile
Ron.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43463 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 9:08 AM

Love it

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7459 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1037 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 11:30 AM

Life will appear in the unlikeliest, most barren-looking spots.
Moira

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 11:53 AM

cracking detailGrin
Diane

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 12:09 PM

The first stage of Returning to Nature. Aren't ferns one of the most ancient and primitive life-forms?
Regards
Bill

Last Modified By woolybill1 at 13 Jun 2012 - 12:09 PM
andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 1:12 PM

mother nature claiming back whats rightfully hers a cracker dougie nice one Wink
andy

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 2:40 PM

Isn't nature wonderful.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44055 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 3:32 PM

Nothing beats Nature in the end, Dougie. She has a certain inevitability about her.

Malc

fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 5:14 PM

Like this one a lot Dougie. Good strong composition and good use of colour. Superb.

Fraser

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 6:19 PM

such a bold comp .
and yes dont we see this all around us. Mother nature will always be around no matter what we do

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8292 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 8:00 PM

I like this a lot Dougie, the green of the fern stands out well amongst the slate which has great tones of its own

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 8:02 PM

It's the colour combination of that crisp green and slate grey that works for me, as well as the textures in the slates. Super image Dougie!
Ann

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
13 Jun 2012 - 8:47 PM

Such a great contrast between the slate and the fern. Always a hope for life

Peter

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 10:53 PM

The start of nature reclaiming her own, Dougie: I remember seeing a similar shot by Duncan McEwan from this area and I had always intended visiting there, but like so many places on my 'hit list' I have never managed.
The bright vibrant green sprouting from the grey slate makes an excellent contrast in both colour but also in patterns, shapes and textures.
Ronnie.

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 11:02 PM

Lovely contrast between the soft texture and vibrant colour of the fern against the cold sharpness of the slate wall Dougie.
Derek

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 12:16 AM

This is absolutely brilliant!
Johanna

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 7:26 AM

Many Thanks for your UA Johanna, you're a star.

Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 2Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 6:41 PM


Quote: It's the colour combination of that crisp green and slate grey that works for me, as well as the textures in the slates. Super image Dougie!
Ann

Very well spotted composition.
Cliff

MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 954 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 6:43 PM

Missed this one. Lovely green against the slate, excellent image.

almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 3:20 PM

Complimentary shapes with contrasting colour. There's also a nice rhythm to the wall which leads you in. As others have said this is a well composed intimate landscape which works very well. Smile

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