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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

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

A very nice composition.

Gerry

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 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.
Ronnie.

MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 8MalcolmM vcard Scotland3 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....
Malcolm

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 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.

Regards
Bill

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom968 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.
Moira

barbarahirst
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
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 4:58 PM

The water's going from right to left Moira.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 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
Ann

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43625 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 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.

Malc

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 438 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 6:18 PM

Excellent composition and striking colour and clarity.
Alun

Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 2Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 6:40 PM

I like your composition and that clear water.
Cliff

andylea
andylea  537 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
andy

moiral
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
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 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!
Johanna

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4516 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 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
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.
Rende

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