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...a black layer of cloud was rolling in off the sea, blocking the blue sky and sun shine, it was still stormy & I was glad we were sailing later in the day. This was the first image I shot as I arrived in Ullapool to meet my friend Kin and start our Amazing Journey.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:17-40mm f/4.0 l usm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Loch Broom Weather...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:15 Jan 2008 - 7:43 AM
Tags:An amazing journey, Landscape / travel, Lewis
Votes:50

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
15 Jan 2008 - 7:45 AM

The weather looked a bit rougher than what you later got. Moody indeed

Peter

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 8:12 AM

Sounds interesting this journey Doug. It certainly starts with a storm. Ron.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 8:15 AM

I've jumped about along the way and now I'm back at the start again, I wont be going over the whole ground again, just a little step back.

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brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 8:16 AM

This looks very threatening Dougie - what a mass of black clouds to sail into... ahoi captain, it can only get better!
But as we know it turned out well...
Have a great day dear friend,
Jo Grin

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Sweep
Sweep  943 forum posts England
15 Jan 2008 - 8:20 AM

A great captur of a brooding sky, not the best of sailing weather.
Barry

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jstock
jstock  7 Scotland
15 Jan 2008 - 8:22 AM

Some sky that. Think I'd be reluctant to go sailing - glad you're not as chicken as me Smile
Cheers, Jon

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11thearlofmar
15 Jan 2008 - 8:23 AM

Pure drama - like it

Alan

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 8:24 AM

The weather did improve quite a lot Jon before we sailed later in the day.

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Douglas_George
15 Jan 2008 - 8:43 AM

Fantastic sky Doug the fishing boat just adds to the beauty of the shot, well done.

Dougie.

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Phil_Restan
15 Jan 2008 - 9:22 AM

Thats a great sky Dougie and the boat is a nice addition to the scene.

Phil

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 9:26 AM

Contrasts well with your other images.Very moody this one Doug.Well done.
Tom.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8690 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1197 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 9:27 AM

Great drama in the sky, nice low horizon to give it plenty of space. I like the little boat, this wouldn't work half as well without it.
Moira

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PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway Plus Member 8PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 9:45 AM

The bank of cloud sure looks threatening and the wee boat is well placed in the image.

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thewaiter
thewaiter  131177 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 9:46 AM

Smashing capture Dougie, the boat looks so small against the looming dark sky

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danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10521 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 9:46 AM

Good composition and good colours.Nice one Dougie.

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Term
Term  985 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 9:51 AM

beautiful sky Doug

Quote: the boat looks so small against the looming dark sky

totally agree,

Ben

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 9:58 AM

Wonderful sky, brooding below but smiling above. Love the boat!
Bill

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Bodiewil
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15 Jan 2008 - 10:29 AM

Wow what a sky Doug, truly dramatic

Dave

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MalcolmM
MalcolmM Plus Member 9206 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 10:32 AM

Dramatic brooding sky. Great viewed LARGE.

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Guillaume
Guillaume  8119 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 10:41 AM

Amazing sky, very dramatic. Great capture.

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MikeA
MikeA  101237 forum posts England
15 Jan 2008 - 11:01 AM

Dark and brooding feel to this Dougie, just about how it is looking out of my window right now, but without the excitement of your amazing journey to come.

MIkeA.

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geegee
geegee  1129 forum posts England
15 Jan 2008 - 11:02 AM

Really moody image, supercapture.

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pfheyes
pfheyes  11254 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 11:53 AM

I like the simple, strong composition using the boat and sea to anchor the main subject, that fantastic looking sky.

Pete

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trekpete
trekpete  9 Scotland
15 Jan 2008 - 5:17 PM

Great exposure Dougie. Your good with that paint brush on the skies. LOL

Peter

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kinfatric
kinfatric  10550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 5:24 PM

you've certainly caught some good light in this scene Dougie I like the positioning of the boat in the composition.

All the best.
Kin

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 5:40 PM

Hey Peter, it's a spray, how could you paint the flag of St Andrew in the sky?

Cheers Kin, I've been sitting on this one for a while now, I'm glad it didn't date.

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Sue_R
Sue_R Plus Member 9Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 6:40 PM

Yep, that lools like typical Highland weather to me - all the seasons in one day! Makes for a wonderfully dramatic pic though.

All the best,

Sue

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uggyy  92104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 8:53 PM

Yip your well on the dark side now, a great moody atmosphere to this one...

Tommy

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Eric_Hendershot

Enlarge this one, Dougie, frame it & hang it on the wall. I love the light behind those dark clouds.

Eric

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Dotrob
Dotrob  9 Wales
25 Jan 2008 - 10:55 AM

WOW. Great dramatic sky.
Dot

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