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...sheep have the right of way on single track roads, or so they think.
The mountain rises out of the gloom across Achnahaird Bay as some sunlight splashes the moor with colour.

Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark III
Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:8 Oct 2013 - 5:56 AM
Tags:Assynt, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Ross & cromarty, Scotland, Suilven, Sutherland, Wester ross
Votes:Voting Disabled


Andysnapper e2 Member 6106 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 6:38 AM

One of my favourite mountains and very well captured here.


Margaret101 e2 Member 3Margaret101 vcard United Kingdom
8 Oct 2013 - 7:02 AM

lovely capture. love the sheep on the road!

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 7:06 AM

brilliant comp dougie wonderful detail and tone a belter nice one Wink

whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 7:42 AM

Wow! ....what a skyline. I'd never get tired of looking at that. Lovely image that feels so natural. So much photography of the West coast looks over-worked, over-glamourized, artificial and staged. It says more about photography than it does about the landscape. Something your work is never guilty of, Dougie. Excellent.


Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 7:56 AM

like your comp and the light here Dougie.
the shhep looksl like its heading to see what your up to.

AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 8:16 AM

Magnificent Suilven - instantly recognisable, as are the dreaded sheep! Alan has hit the nail on the head.

8 Oct 2013 - 8:17 AM

That unmistakable skyline softened by the passing clouds. Like the sheep too, so typical of the area. Great photography Dougie.


woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 9:09 AM

Another superb composition that captures the character of the land to perfection.
Sheep regard themselves as kings of the road on the moorland of County Durham, too; they seem to want to graze on the tarmac. They don't appear to take much notice of the landscape, either.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 9:21 AM

Do the sheep use the passing places, I wonder? Wonderfully surreal beauty, another world where different priorities apply.

brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 9:41 AM

Look! My friends were on the road as well. Oh... I love this one!

Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 9:43 AM

I was about to say thanks for the good comments and your User Award arrived.
Thanks very much Johanna you've made my day.
Always good to hear from you too.


RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 11:14 AM

As they seem to have right of way you'd have needed to reverse to one of the plentiful passing places on this stretch???.......unless of course you used a telephoto, in which case perhaps they are more spread out than seems so.
Another so easily recognisable mountain outline on the horizon.
The band of sunlight contrasts well with the otherwise duller vista.

NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 12:02 PM

A beautiful vista, the skyline dominating the image whilst the local farming stock takes a stroll...

Superb DougieGrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan

mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 12:28 PM

Another splendid view Dougie.
I recall as a little nipper there was a big house not far from where I stayed.
It had a big garden full of sheep.
I used to think how nice of them to keep sheep as pets.
It was not until later on I discovered it was a slaughterhouse !!

mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 12:31 PM

Oh,I forgot to mention.I will not be so suspicious of my neighbours motives in future !!

8 Oct 2013 - 2:22 PM

Dougie, Lovely image with atmosphere. I'm sure that's the same sheep I passed on the way down to Achnahaird beach a few weeks ago Wink

Brian J.

danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 2:45 PM

Gosh Dougie those sheep seem very pleased to see you Just like the boys at our local dance hall eyeing up the female talent but the sheep are better looking than some of them .
A stunning image Dougie and the sheep lover from Germany certainly knows how to please a man.

barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 5:32 PM

nice one.... or should I say more

Last Modified By barbarahirst at 8 Oct 2013 - 5:33 PM
saltireblue Site Moderator 44287 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 6:12 PM

They seem to be welcoming an old friend, DougieWink Or just being naturally inquisitive, like most sheep.

A grand view in the bg, if one sees beyond the four-legged fg interest.Smile


Niknut e2 Member 4734 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 7:06 PM

Lovely shot !!.....cracking craggy profile on the mountain !!!

Didn't realise you took your 'pets' on holiday too ??....adds a nice homely touch !!

jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
8 Oct 2013 - 7:09 PM

At least do they not looks stressed


Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 2:26 AM

Lovely country with those spectacular mountains in the b/g.

almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 7:27 PM

Very characterful and enjoyable!

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