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"Ailsa Craig"

By RonnieAG
A winter view across the Firth of Clyde to Ailsa Craig, a volcanic plug and source of most of the world's granite curling stones.

Apologies if I am not around much in the next few days: the Powers that Be have decreed that some bedroom decoration is in order before family members arrive for a visit. "Homebase, here I come!"

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Many thanks to all who CandC'd on "From Eaglesham Moor": all your comments are so much appreciated.


Tags: Landscape and travel Ailsa craig Firth of clyde Winter view

Voters: helenlinda, ringyneck, Porthos and 50 more

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helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 10:34AM
Happy decorating !!!
Lovely light here Ronnie

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Porthos Plus
8 40 1 Northern Ireland
30 Mar 2011 10:34AM
Lovely light in this image Ronnie along with the textures in the water.....Derek
30 Mar 2011 10:43AM
Nice shot Ronnie ~ Enjoy the decorating, dont you just love it Wink
30 Mar 2011 10:54AM
Ah! she who must be obeyed is obviously feeling better i did not know about the curling stones so nice to know...very atmospheric shot this one Ronnie and the wee boat does add scale to the whole thing nice work ..mind your back while decorating
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 11:02AM
Great shot Ronnie, and looks like a huge wave is about to roll in here
and also I think on the home frontWink
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
30 Mar 2011 11:11AM
A shot steeped in atmosphere, with lovely light. The barely seen boat is a bonus in this lovely composition.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 12:20PM
A really lovely image Ronnie.
30 Mar 2011 12:25PM
Lovely image Ronnie - Yuk, decorating - watch that back !

lianna 8 13 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 12:35PM
A lovely shot Ronnie! Love the tones and Colours x x
30 Mar 2011 1:35PM
Wonderful image Ronnie.
Excellent light and tones.

Did you try it without the foreground?

User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
30 Mar 2011 1:36PM
Beautiful image, Ronnie - the island is the same color as the sea and seems part of it. Wonderful colors. I don't envy you redecorating!
Alvar 11 23 2 France
30 Mar 2011 1:40PM
Excellent composition Ronnie.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Mar 2011 2:23PM
no fun redecorating--

love this almost mono image, a most interesting view!

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 3:06PM
This is beautiful; I like the sky and that little boat to the right.
Good luck with the decorating.... Sad Look forward to your return to the "real world"!!!
Now don't you get any paint on your photography goggles Ronnie. I gave up diy some time ago, we need to work on keeping people employed who are much better at it than we are. So maybe we need to get rid of David Cameron and his cronnies.

BTW nice shot of the wee island in the Clyde. Been there myself just recently.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
30 Mar 2011 4:32PM
Great image, Ronnie, lovely light in that sky Smile Enjoy your decorating! Wink
Trev Smile
UBOAT 10 41 Scotland
30 Mar 2011 5:05PM
A place which I see nearly every day and have never fought of taking a picture of it. Great picture, nice lighting and colours.

30 Mar 2011 5:38PM
Lovely shot Ronnie - great tones. I thought Ailsa Craig was a tomato - my dad used to grow them!! Grin Don't overdo things with the decorating - watch the back! Wink Lou
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 5:49PM
where is the wee boat Theresa mentions, I dont see it but I see some gulls on the telegraph wireWink its a good picture with the sunset lighting it all up
moiral 8 12 Scotland
30 Mar 2011 6:54PM
Lovely shot Ronnie. Love the light rays coming down. Think I watched a programme not so long ago about the granite being cut from here for the curling stones. Moira
30 Mar 2011 11:17PM
Wonderful image Ronnie,excellent image Wink
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
30 Mar 2011 11:35PM
Love this one! Enjoy the decorating, I must admit as the weather slowly gets better it makes the house look dingy and in need of decorating...oh dear, my only saving grace is the fact that I'm having my THIRD knee replacement ( not many people get three but I like to be different!) in six weeks!
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
31 Mar 2011 2:24AM
That is one big rock. Nice one.
Ray42 10 3 England
31 Mar 2011 7:09AM
Happy decorating - I have plenty to do too - great shot - there used to be a high quality manufacturer of large diesel engines called Ailsa Craig which was based in Ashford
31 Mar 2011 8:40AM
Hi Ronnie, this looks like the view we get from Scalloway of Foula , you've captured beautiful blue hue, stunning image,
good luck with the decorating,
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2011 10:43AM
Great image Ronnie and all the best with the decoratingSad
Regards Shaun
Peagreen 7 1 1 England
31 Mar 2011 11:43PM
Lovely image, Ronnie. Wonderful light and colour. Beautiful capture. Best of luck with the decoratingGrin
Take care,
JPatrickM 11 2 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2011 5:24PM
Beautiful light Ronnie, beautifully shot. Gives the island an air of mystery.
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
2 Apr 2011 5:32AM
Wonderful shot Ronnie, I thought you'd used a longer lens as it seems so close.
Glad my wife doesn't look in on my EPZ activities or you'd have been giving her ideas, our kitchen is looong overdue for an overhaul, luckily she's finally given up nagging me about it, though that doesn't mean she's accepted my tardiness Smile
Rgds., Jim
jackitec 9 16 Spain
2 Apr 2011 10:42AM
I missed this one Ronnie, a fine shot,

Source 7
3 Apr 2011 4:12PM
An amazing and mysterious scene

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