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Today I have a scenic view for a change - this is the Dornoch Firth, a designated National Scenic Area in the Highlands of Scotland, taken from Struie Hill which is, I believe, the best vantage point in the area. We came across this quite by accident after taking the wrong road!

An estuary between the Easter Ross and Sutherland districts of Highland Council Area, the Dornoch Firth receives the River Oykel which is joined by the Shin near Carbisdale. The estuary opens into the Kyle of Sutherland just south of Carbisdale, narrowing at Bonar Bridge before continuing eastwards to the sea beyond Dornoch Point near the burgh of Dornoch on the east coast. The Meikle ferry that once crossed the narrows was the scene of a tragedy in 1809 when an overcrowded ferry boat capsized with the loss of nearly 100 lives. In 1991 a bridge across the Firth was opened by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, shortening the A9 route from Inverness to Wick (info courtesy of the Gazeteer for Scotland).

Thanks for all your kind comments and votes on my Hibiscus upload, much appreciated as always.

Carol

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Jun 2011 - 1:20 PM
Focal Length:16mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Dornoch Firth
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:22 Jun 2011 - 7:53 AM
Tags:Dornoch, Dornoch firth, Landscape / travel, Loch, Mountains, View, Water
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GDO
GDO  3 Czech Republic
22 Jun 2011 - 8:00 AM

splendid view and finally the good road..
I like a lot the light, ton, that§s sharp also.

And thank you for history

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Alan_Coles
22 Jun 2011 - 8:01 AM

What a great view...well taken.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 8:03 AM

Great landscape .. and thanks for the writeup..
cant imagine all those people dying !!

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 8:09 AM

wonderful comp carol brilliant colour and light love the write up to a belter nice one Wink
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 8:23 AM

A glorious scene, Carol, and perfectly captured. Carol

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2011 - 8:29 AM

Great scenic shot Carol, looks so lovely and tranquil, nice place for a picnic.. Peter

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ChasD
ChasD e2 Member 5ChasD vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 8:29 AM

A very beautiful scene, well composed in a very good light. Charles.

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moiral
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22 Jun 2011 - 8:47 AM

I don't mind getting lost to stumble upon a view like this either Carol. Beautiful shot and interesting narrative. Moira

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Len1950
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22 Jun 2011 - 9:17 AM

A beautiful landscape Carol, lovely tones and light. A beauty!!

Len

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digital_boi
22 Jun 2011 - 9:29 AM

An excellent composition lots of light and shade and the inclusion of the darker f/g make it good stuff


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AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 9:35 AM

What a breathtaking landscape! One of those views that just make you feel good to be alive Smile. I bet you were pleased you stumbled on this, it's a wonderful image Carol.
Theresa

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MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 8MalcolmM vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 9:43 AM

Excellent landscape from Struie Hill. Light & shade of f/g help make this a fine scenic image.
Malcolm

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 10:09 AM

Wonderful composition with fascinating narrative Carol.
Alvar

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 10:44 AM

A wonderful view and one I know personally. Love the thought the bridge shortened the journey to Wick! Seems like forever to me when we are on that route!!

Ann

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 11:00 AM

A view that seems to go on for ever - nicely taken Carol.
Joan.

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Adderwatcher
22 Jun 2011 - 11:07 AM

Wonderful landscape Carol, a beautiful capture!!
Scott

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PattiW
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22 Jun 2011 - 12:15 PM

A lovely view, Patti Smile

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MikeGreaves
22 Jun 2011 - 12:32 PM

A lovely capture of a beautiful place!!!!!!
I love the lighting on this Smile
Mike

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 1:15 PM

Gorgeous light Carol.
Super colours.
A grand scenic view.
Mick.

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 1:18 PM

At times when you wander up the wrong road you can reveal scenes such as this Carol which is lovely.

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 1:24 PM

I love the way the water curves into the picture and leads us from the foreground right to the distant mountains. Taking a wrong road gave you a wonderfully scenice view and photgraphic opportunity Carol! Superb shot.
Barbara

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 1:31 PM

Fabulous scene Carol,

A stunning view and interesting write up.
I do like a little info on the subject,nice one,I so love whaen a wrong turn turns good,,

Aidan,,

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Brilane
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22 Jun 2011 - 2:06 PM

Lovely, well taken, view, Carol.
D

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Daisymaye
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22 Jun 2011 - 2:22 PM

What a lovely view and so well captured. Beautiful sunlit pastures and winding water........Sandy

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taggart
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22 Jun 2011 - 2:38 PM

Splendid!
A most wonderful view!

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prabhusinha
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22 Jun 2011 - 3:09 PM

Beautiful light so is the land scape.

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Brian65
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22 Jun 2011 - 3:13 PM

The shot and place both beautiful Carol, well taken.
Brian

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 5:49 PM

You'll have to take more wrong roads, Carol, if it presents you with wonderful views like this! Lovely capture Wink
Trev Smile

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SteveMoulding
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22 Jun 2011 - 6:17 PM

A beautiful view very well captured.
Steve.

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danbrann
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22 Jun 2011 - 7:33 PM

A classic landscape Carol.

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VICTORHABBICK
22 Jun 2011 - 10:44 PM

Now thats a view xx

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NeilWigan
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22 Jun 2011 - 11:42 PM

great big deep view.nice one.

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HobbitDave
24 Jun 2011 - 2:35 PM

This is superb, Carol! Please have a UC on me. Wonderful landscape, composition, and lighting.
Am playing EPZ catchup, this one really stands out!
Dave.

Last Modified By HobbitDave at 24 Jun 2011 - 2:37 PM

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5 Jul 2011 - 9:53 PM

A beautiful rural landscape Carol, that view is breathtaking. The scenery is stunning

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ALSANDI1956
11 Sep 2011 - 3:10 PM

WONERFUL CAPTURESmile

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