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...a few million years and the flow of the tide has ground the shells which make up the sand of the Uists into fine powder, the water from the loch runs down the streams and burns back to the ocean and the process starts all over again.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Island Ripples...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:17 Aug 2012 - 1:08 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Scotland, South uist, Western isles
Votes:Voting Disabled


Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 1:18 PM

A very nice composition.


RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 1:32 PM

What a delight to be on this beach: the water channels meandering across the silver sand guide the eye towards the distant land and that intense blue above.
The small patches of weed provide a nice colour contrast in the f/g.
I can imagine you'd be reluctant yo leave the Western Isles and head home again, Dougie.

MalcolmM e2 Member 988 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 1:39 PM

A lovely expanse of sand & a big sky. Beautiful Uist image, as I remember it from fishing trips years ago - photography would be my priority now....

woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 2:58 PM

I can not better Ronnie's comments for content and style, nor would I wish to. Marvellous image.


mrswoolybill Critique Team 8520 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1088 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 3:24 PM

I'm seeing a snake's head in the rock bottom right, drawing the water behind it.

barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 4:07 PM

still making me want to get up there....

Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 4:58 PM

The water's going from right to left Moira.

AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 5:21 PM

Love the composition here Dougie of these fine sands and the streams which intersect the beaches - and not a person in sight! Smile

saltireblue Site Moderator 44277 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 6:04 PM

It looks as if the fossilised backbone of some gigantic prehistoric creature has beeen exposed in the sands, Dougie.
Excellent low pov giving a feeling of a vast emptiness.


Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 543 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 6:18 PM

Excellent composition and striking colour and clarity.

Cliff1944 e2 Member 3Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 6:40 PM

I like your composition and that clear water.

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 7:08 PM

wonderful comp dougie brilliant detail and light a real beauty nice one Wink

moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
17 Aug 2012 - 9:35 PM

Can just feel that water nice and cool on my feet. Then following the twisty windy channel up the sand. Beautiful.
Think I will have to stop looking at your shots, give me too many places I decide I have to see - at some point in my life Grin. Moira

brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2012 - 3:24 PM

This just tells me that I really have to visit the islands...................
So very peaceful and beautiful!

Niknut e2 Member 4731 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2012 - 8:01 PM

Again, pure isolation, but in an uplifting way !!.....bet the air was a delight to breathe ???

Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 11:25 AM

Beautiful patterns Dougie, and the eye gets led very satisfactorily towards the horizon; lovely image.

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