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...in between sunshine and showers down the River Clyde near Portencross Castle. Ailsa Craig is in the gloom along the horizon.

Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:My Blue Heaven...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:22 Apr 2012 - 7:05 AM
Tags:Arran & Ayrshire, Ayrshire, Landscape / travel, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 7:10 AM

Great dramatic image.
Matt

minter
minter e2 Member 4minter vcard United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 - 7:29 AM

Excellent, I bet you're glad the boat was there!

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 8:00 AM

A stunning image of the highest quality.

Regards Nathan

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 8:32 AM

Love the layers of grey Dougie - this is full of atmosphere and you have to wonder why anyone would want to sail in these conditions!
Ann

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 8:47 AM

Perfectly placed boat Dougie, full of menace too.
Ron.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 9:15 AM

ou were so lucky that the boat just sailed into the right compositional position. Even the horizon is straight...some people have all the luck.

Baz72
Baz72 e2 Member 530 forum postsBaz72 vcard Scotland
22 Apr 2012 - 9:55 AM

Love this one Dougie..the folk on the boat are in for a soaking by the looks of the rain clouds !

Brian.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 9:57 AM

The horizontal banding and extra low horizon both add so much to this shot, Dougie: very moody and atmospheric, the downpours in the far distance raising the levels of the Firth and with that yacht's presence so necessary and so well positioned in the scene.
Ronnie.

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
22 Apr 2012 - 10:34 AM

Looks like we are in for nasty weather, a great moood

Peter

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 11:41 AM

Brilliant shot Dougie; one of my favourites of yours.
Rende

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43928 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 1:51 PM

I do love the blue/grey effect created by distance, Dougie. The detail of Ailsa behind the veil of rain and the sail boat are the cherry on top of the proverbial cake here.
This should adorn your wall.
I envisage a slight crop, taking a slice off the top to give a more pano format?

Malc

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 1:53 PM

Now that is some rain storm coming in well timed with the boat too Dougie
Regards Richard

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 2:28 PM

Just how it looks here at the moment, less the boat. Beautiful image............Sandy

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 7:13 PM

Small yacht, big impact! Great stuff, Dougie.
Alun

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
22 Apr 2012 - 7:21 PM

Great capture of the downpours. Wouldn't like to be on that wee boat though Grin. Moira

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 7:49 PM

dramatic sky Dougie love the appearanceof the boat in the f/g

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 7:53 PM

The placement of the boat emphasizes its loneliness in a grand and dramatic setting. Super work Dougie.
Derek

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 8:00 PM

Amazing sight Dougie, and looks like that boat is going to have a rough ride ahead.
have a good weekend
Yung

IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 10:36 PM

This is wonderful, Dougie. Layer upon layer of atmospheric mood and drama. The boat and island may be dwarfed by their stormy environment, but they're critical. Fantastic.

paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 10:38 PM

Superb. A perfect candidate for printing large and hanging. Paul

MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 930 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 12:13 AM

Great atmosphere & drama - Love it.....

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 7:09 AM

If there is someone saying, there is no charm in bad weather - this is the best ever image to prove this person wrong.
Absolutely brilliant image. Love it!
If I was in that boat, I's have been afraid, that with the downpour coming, the boat might sink. Smile
Johanna

Caledonia
Caledonia  8 Scotland
23 Apr 2012 - 7:58 AM

There's nothing like layers of scottish weather to give a shot atmosphere! Poor wee yacht! Great shot!
Marie

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 8:19 AM

Thank You Johanna for your award, I don't get many awards these days but when I get one from a good friend it means so much more.

Thanks to all for the kind comments on a moment I was lucky enough to see and catch and share with you all.

Dougie

fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 12:43 PM

Lovely monochromatic shot Dougie and perfectly cropped too. One of those serendipitous moments when everything comes together and someone with skill and vision is there to capture it.

Fraser

luceombra
luceombra  327 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 4:39 PM

Really powerful
Al

DilysT
DilysT e2 Member 3DilysT vcard United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 - 8:44 PM

Love it! Big Sky. Tiny Boat.

Smile

unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
23 Apr 2012 - 9:19 PM

Just love this ! It would make a fab poster ! Yes- did shed a few tears on saturday .and a few more while I've been editing and making collages from the 100 or so photos I took .

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 7:56 AM

Lovely mood captured Doug and a good sense of scale.
Tom.

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4605 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 3:19 PM

Superb !!!!!!!!!....I love these simple images !, particularly when they've got the impact of this beaut !!.....love the 'power' in that sky, very impressive !!!

janenewhitty
25 Apr 2012 - 6:28 AM

Great image Dougie, love the colour in the sky the simplicity of the scene and the boat makes the image just beautiful.

janene

Dead_habits
25 Apr 2012 - 8:43 AM

Wonderful mood in the sky.

Shailesh

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