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...what I think was an old sheet enclosure on the banks of Loch Loyal.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 ZE
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Wall...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:5 Aug 2013 - 11:09 AM
Tags:Caithness, Farr, Farr Trip 2013, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled


Juditha e2 Member 4Juditha vcard United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 - 11:11 AM

Great shot - love the detail in the wall.

RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 11:19 AM

There must be so many such abandoned structures up that way, the bones of a life style that's so much less common these days, Dougie.
A reminder of past times.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 11:30 AM

Massive boulder with the sophistication of the stretcher stones to hold them together. OK I'm an anorak over dry stone walling techniques...

woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 11:56 AM

Lovely composition, tones & textures, almost tactile.

Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 11:59 AM

Like the good details and tones in this Dougie, good comp too

derekhansen e2 Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 12:05 PM

I remember when I lived in East Lancashire seeing all the dry stone walls and wondering at the sheer amount of skilled labour that went into building them.
An interesting image Dougie. Very nicely compoosed.

Last Modified By derekhansen at 5 Aug 2013 - 12:05 PM
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 12:06 PM

Like the comp Dougie with the loch just peeping through
and a good lead into the shot

rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 12:13 PM

Needs another brick Wink Dougie

mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 12:34 PM

I think it may be another wall to keep these English out Dougie.
Built by another tight fisted Scotsman.
He appears to have skimped on the cement !!
Good shot.

barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 12:42 PM

hoe intriguing ....
I can see all sorts in this image
wont tell you tho' as you might send out the men in white coats

boov  2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 - 2:36 PM

Lovely shot this....brilliant

capto e2 Member 21475 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 2:44 PM

Excellent, I love the tiny peep at the loch.Smile


danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 3:14 PM

good stuff Dougie. Difficult to get the Northumbrian dry stone walls repaired Now. There are one or two people in our locality doing it but not mush fun during the winter months.

maggietear e2 Member 2maggietear vcard
5 Aug 2013 - 4:25 PM

The piled-up rocks make a great lead-in! How long did it take you to arrange them all? The dead heather(?) provides a ver rich complimentary colour.

Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 5:22 PM

Fascinating shot !!......but why would they want to enclose 'sheets' ??........ah !!, maybe if they fell off the washing line ??, that's it !!.WinkGrinGrin

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 5:25 PM


adrian_w e2 Member 73441 forum postsadrian_w vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 5:41 PM

Cracking s hot. MAkes me want to go up there & start repaiar work, but too busy working on my own version of Hadrians Wall.

AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 5:54 PM

This is a shot I would have walked by without a second look and you've made it special Dougie. Superb - and couldn't be anywhere except Scotland! Smile

Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 6:00 PM

Ann that's very kind indeed, I don't get lots of these so they are VERY special when they arrive, Many Thanks.

Loved your comment too, and must admit I've passed here a few times over the years, but the light was just right this time. GrinGrinGrinGrin

Keith, misspelling one of my failures in life sadly. SHEEP it should be, BlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlush

NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 6:38 PM

A very well observed, composed and exposed image...

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 7:36 PM

Great sky on a lovely composition, the colours retained well

brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 11:12 PM

Beautiful colours all over the image, nice composition, the eyes just "walk" along the wall.

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