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Edgy Elgol

By MrsS    
Well Helloooooooooooooo!!!!

Bet you've all missed me, really, haven't you??!!

Just back from Team W.A.S.P's charity mission to give the Scottish midges fresh Sassenach blood! Wink

One from our second visit to Elgol on the Tuesday evening (our first was on Sunday - more of that to come) and I made sure on this occasion that there was barely an ounce of my skin to be seen! I even bought a midge-veil thingy (more of that later too) Smile

Loved the way the water crashed around the rocks here - and once the light hit it - job done - -

- I think! I'm sure you'll let me know what you think too! Wink

Off to collect dog & cat from Paul's Mum's, order tea and settle down with a glass or two! Thanks for stopping by - enjoy your evening too Grin

Fran x

Tags: Sunset Scotland Light Rocks General Waves Stones Cullins Landscape and travel Whirlpool PortraitscapeŠ Night and low light Elfgol Lesson learned Team wasp

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User_Removed 11 26 2 United States
28 Aug 2010 6:40PM
Gorgeous shot - love the colors and the light.

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28 Aug 2010 6:42PM
very nice photo .....adam
lianna 10 13 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 6:43PM
Gorgeous lighting here... a really beautiful shot x x
28 Aug 2010 6:43PM
Superb !!!!

billmac57 12 2 Scotland
28 Aug 2010 6:48PM
Terrific shot, to keep the midges at bay I use Skin so Soft by Avon. Get some funny looks in the pub but the little beasties mostly keep away.
28 Aug 2010 6:56PM
This is REALLY good Fran, look foreward to seeing more of these.

John Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
28 Aug 2010 7:21PM
Thanks Christina, Adam, Lianna, Chris, Bill & John Smile

Tried that too, Bill - the little blighters just sniggered! Wink

Eventually opted for some stuff the Pharmacist recommended - worked well fro the rest of the week, alongside taking two anti-histamine tablets a day Smile

Fran x
Sean_Dillon 10 2 2 England
28 Aug 2010 7:26PM
Cracking image - love the light caught in the waves and on the rocks.
whipspeed 15 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 7:35PM
Just beautiful, very serene.
Niknut Plus
9 2.4k 80 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 7:40PM
Beautiful composition, with gorgeous light & colour....1st class Fran, (again). Elgol, eh, who's a lucky girl then.....been 19 years since I was last there, (big sigh.....)Wink
NeilWigan Plus
9 17 16 England
28 Aug 2010 7:53PM
Nice shot .
Sue_R 13 11 6 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 8:13PM
You certainly got some great light at Elgol.

It's a great place but the midgies are a complete pain. I take anti-histamine tablets from the beginning of May until October every year now on the doctor's advice because I suffer so badly from midge bites and it seems to work for me. Glad you managed to beat them while here Smile

Sue Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
28 Aug 2010 8:26PM
Thanks John, Keith, Neil & Sue Smile

Quote:who's a lucky girl then.....

Went TWICE, Keith Wink

Quote:Glad you managed to beat them while here

Eventually, Sue, but I have to admit it did cool my photographic ardour for a few days Sad

Thanks All
Fran x
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
28 Aug 2010 8:32PM
That is some beautiful light on those rocks and wave. Lovely image..............Sandy
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
28 Aug 2010 8:37PM
Lovely image and light Fran.
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
28 Aug 2010 8:44PM
Superb shot, beautifully composed and capturing the colours so well, all enhanced by the low side lighting. Truly lovely shot, Fran.
richardwheel 14 217 2 England
28 Aug 2010 8:46PM
nice one fran from an excellent week....
cabbie Plus
12 31 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 8:57PM
Lovely lighting great shot

OliPackwood 9 5 5 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 9:02PM
Amazing! Hope you had a good holiday, looks like it. Smile
newy17 13 273 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 9:08PM
Beautifully captured Fran hope you've had a fantastic time up there,
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
28 Aug 2010 9:08PM
Thanks Sandy, Tom, Ronnie, "TheW", Bob, Oli & Ian Smile

Quote:an excellent week....

It weren't 'arf bad, woz it?? Wink
Enjoy part 2 Wink

Cheers Folks
Fran x
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
28 Aug 2010 11:22PM
lovely bit of fg light.
curious as to what the pharmacist recommended.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
28 Aug 2010 11:46PM
Thanks Lesley Smile
it was the stuff sold by the guys who have this website Smile

(Worked too!!!) Smile
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
29 Aug 2010 6:09AM
Glorious light, Fran, a fine image, glad to see you back. Carol
debu 9 India
29 Aug 2010 6:40AM
Lovely image.
porty2003 16 97 Scotland
29 Aug 2010 7:16AM
Beautiful light,gorgeous.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
29 Aug 2010 9:10AM
Thanks Carol, Debu & John Smile

Good to be back, Carol - we even managed a curry while we were away, but wasn't able to let you know Wink

Fran x
User_Removed 13 11 11 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2010 11:37AM
Quality Fran, pure quality!

Chris C
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
29 Aug 2010 4:00PM
Thanks Chris - appreciated Smile

Fran x
derekhansen 11 210 24 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2010 4:00PM
The wave is catching the low sidelighting beautifully Fran.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
29 Aug 2010 4:19PM
Thanks Derek - I spent ages here on two separate occasions - so you can expect lots more too Smile

Fran x
AlleyCatz 13 274 6 England
29 Aug 2010 6:02PM

Quote: Lesson learned

???? To bring more bottles next time? Wink

I agree....beautifully captured.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
29 Aug 2010 6:33PM
Thanks Missus - couldn't have fitted any more in Wink

Mind you, at least I could have smirked about the midges getting drunk from trying to find blood in my alcohol stream! Wink

Fran x
RockArea 13 18 3 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2010 6:42PM
That's a gorgeous shot, Fran. Good info about midges too, I'll remember that for next time.

tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2010 6:51PM
We have one resolution in the Tomcat household, that is religously adhered to.
Only visit Scotland in the Autumn Smile

In fact we are off there this October, Fran, and basing ourselves just outside Inverness.

tigerminx 15 237 South Africa
29 Aug 2010 7:59PM
Another fine image Fran. Nice timing with the wave, and lovely light to compliment it.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
29 Aug 2010 8:15PM
Thanks David, Adrian & Bruce Smile

Good advice, Adrian - back at the end of October ourselves, shouldn't be a problem then! Smile

Cheers Gents
Fran x
UBOAT 12 41 Scotland
29 Aug 2010 9:27PM
Another first class photo Fran. Great the colours and the lighting.

dazzaman 13 631 England
29 Aug 2010 10:36PM
just stunning fran
ps. dont mention midges, was on ullswater last week, and i was absoloutly covered in them.i couldnt concentrate on taking any images, so packed up and went back to the hostel. lol.
IanFlindt 15 740 21 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2010 10:57PM
I see you took your special WASP light up there with you, Fran. Gorgeous indeed.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Aug 2010 4:54PM
Thanks Gents Smile

Know the feeling, MrLer - put me off for a day or so! Sad

Ian, it would have been rude not too Wink

Fran x
30 Aug 2010 5:37PM
Simply brilliant! Sylvia
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Aug 2010 5:39PM
Thanks Sylvia Smile

Fran x
chris-p Plus
14 72 England
30 Aug 2010 11:12PM
Inspiring shot Fran..
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Aug 2010 11:25PM
Thanks MrP Smile

F x
martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2010 9:12AM
Midges or not, you got some fine light, and made the most of it!
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
31 Aug 2010 6:41PM
Thanks MrEEK Smile

F x
javam 15 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 12:01AM
Having not visited Scotland any time between march and november for 7 years I have almost forgotten what the midges were like. I have graduated up to regular bouts of mosquito bites now. How many days of itching for the average midge bite?
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
1 Sep 2010 5:19PM
Too Many, Neil Wink

Fran x
oll1e 12 57 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2010 11:30PM
ahhh congrats again on another HC Fran ,wonderful image of light Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
5 Sep 2010 1:52PM
Thanks Andy - kinda makes those midge bites worth it! Wink

Thanks too, MrB Smile

F x
SWMahy 11 21 2 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 3:41PM
Great light. Wish I were there. Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
5 Sep 2010 3:49PM
Thanks Steve Smile

Wish I was back there myself! Grin

Fran x
6 Sep 2010 7:30PM
A beauty Fran..congrats..
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Sep 2010 8:33PM
Thanks Colin - hope you are well Smile

Fran x

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