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...a single seagull braves the sky Across the Sound of Barra near the harbour wall at Eriskay.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:An Caolas Barrach...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:21 Aug 2012 - 10:41 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Scotland, South uist, Western isles
Votes:Voting Disabled


rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 11:35 AM

Brooding Barra, Dougie.

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 11:39 AM

The letter box format works well with these parallel bands, Dougie: I love the different colours in the sea, the greens beyond the barrier as only you find up there, and that blue brooding sky with the sheets of light and dark cloud make such a beautiful upper border. The lone seagull against the dark sky is just the icing on your photographic cake.
A fine capture of available light and colour in a beautiful setting.

woolybill1 Plus Member 9woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 11:47 AM

Your eye is so finely-tuned to developing weather conditions that I can only marvel.
And Ronnie is a master of the descriptive analysis.
Perhaps there is room for me to praise the balance of the composition. Parallel bands, certainly, and that evocative sky; the apparent height of the seagull, tiny though the bird appears, is in itself enough to offset the bulk of the island. Tremendous.

danbrann Plus Member 11544 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 11:54 AM

I'll leave the talking to others more knowledgeable than me Dougie...Bloody marvellous.

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 12:04 PM


Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England218 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 1:15 PM

Like the layers in this Dougie, and as Ronnie states the letter box format work well with it
Regards Richard

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8789 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1271 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 2:34 PM

I love that little gull, flitting as dainty as a butterfly between heaven and sea.

Cliff1944 Plus Member 3Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 3:59 PM

I agree with Ronnie's comments. I particularly like the sky which to me has a watercolur effect.

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 4:41 PM

Crikey - I can't follow this wonderful poetic praise, but I do agree with it all!! Oh to be there...! Smile

fraser  11631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 5:23 PM

This is a superb landscape/seascape Dougie and one of your best and most original for a while. It's all been said in descriptive terms above and I would suspect it would make a great large print.


Nigel_95 Plus Member 9260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 8:13 PM

Stunning, dramatic sky Dougie.


moiral  5 Scotland
21 Aug 2012 - 8:22 PM

For me, the movement in that sky has almost the feel of the movement found in the Aurora Borealis. Love the colour of that sea too Dougie. Moira

26 Aug 2012 - 6:16 AM

Absolutely amazing sky and light - superbly composed, as all your images are. That seagull seems to suck in the light and reflect it at the same time. Striking!

unicorn17  7 Scotland
26 Aug 2012 - 10:01 AM

All as above and just love the Johnathan Livingston seagull experiencing freedom in that expansive sky ! Gill

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