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...my first day on Harris this trip it was dull as had been predicted but the sky was breaking a little and there was hope of greater things to come. The old gate was a perfect foil for the first image of the Harris hills I thought, my friend in Brisbane Australia was after the gate as soon as he saw it.

***It's good to be back on EPZ I'll be playing CatchUp for the next few days so bear with me I'm on the case, the laundry can wait.***

Camera:Sony Alpha 7R
Lens:Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25mm ZE
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Gateway to paradise...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:5 May 2014 - 5:02 PM
Tags:Harris, Harris & lewis, Highlands & islands, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Western isles
Votes:Voting Disabled


whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 5:24 PM

Welcome back, Dougie! Taken from your holiday cottage? ...Not half bad, but I hope you remembered the ear-plugs this time! GrinGrin


P.S. Just seen your very generous comment, Dougie.... thank you so much, greatly appreciated SmileSmileSmile

mrswoolybill Critique Team 7459 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1039 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 5:25 PM

Step over that cliff and you'd get there by the quick route... This is inviting and intimidating in equal measures, I love that little row of pebbles.
Welcome back from your travels!

Niknut e2 Member 4667 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 5:30 PM

Great shot !!!.....love the 'character' in that old gate, with a lovely 'Hebridean' aura !!.Smile

Wondered where you'd been ??......yet I seem to have missed a lot of your uploads ??????.....so some
backtracking to do there !!.Smile

barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 5:33 PM

love that gate ... what a find

cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
5 May 2014 - 5:44 PM

A fine capture well done Dougie


Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 6:39 PM

I recognize that view and gate Dougie, - good first image for this great location

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 6:44 PM

wonderful location dougie the gate looks like it will lead us to even more of this stunning place a cracker nice one Wink

woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 6:54 PM

Welcome back, Dougie. Paradise let you out early for good conduct, I expect? Looks idyllic to me, and very tranquil.

danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 7:37 PM

Gateway to success, Back with a bang and a winner Dougie. Welcome home.

Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 7:49 PM

I do hope that you went through the gate Dougie, and strolled that lovely shoreline
love the scene you have presented dull skies or not

AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 8:11 PM

The beautiful Harris - and looking towards Taransay I believe? Looking forward to more.... and welcome back.

Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 440 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 8:37 PM

Great subject and view and beautifully captured, Dougie. It's on my list Grin

dudler Critique Team 11126 forum postsdudler vcard England339 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 10:08 PM

The sort of view that means you don't want to come back...

rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 10:17 PM

Beautiful Harris, Luskentyre Dougie Grin

Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 11:23 PM

So the journey begins. Love the entrance to paradise. Beautifully captured Dougie and so good to have you back.

mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 11:46 PM

What a splendid looking gate indeed Dougie.
More to Harris than that tweed then !!

Skeet1Away e2 Member 342 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2014 - 8:16 AM

Dougie, great gate, but wonder what the stones are to keep out........and what better a view could you find from walking through that gate. Very nice.


MalcolmM e2 Member 955 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2014 - 8:24 AM

Wonderful place, look forward to more from Harris.
Great gate...

Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2014 - 8:56 AM

Paul my guess is Lambs.

RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2014 - 1:41 PM

Normally I'd like to see a gate open but here it matters less as it is set low in the farme and for me does not act as a barrier to tye view beyond: and what a superb view it is, covering such a wonderful expanse. Nice to see you back after your most recent foray into the Western Isles.

brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2014 - 10:16 PM

You are back! Thank you for the postcard, as always much appreciated and gone into my collection of Scottish views.
This is a very nice image of a great landscape. Need to go to the isles someday.

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