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...built by hand many years ago and largely negated by the building of dams and flow control, but the water still nibbles away at this bend in the River Lyon.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Flood Defences...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:20 Jun 2012 - 7:04 AM
Tags:Glen lyon, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Perthshire, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled


andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 7:36 AM

wonderful comp dougie super colour and light belting textures too a cracker nice one Wink

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 8:10 AM

isnt water just wonderful ... it will always win in the end
Great comp here

moiral  5 Scotland
20 Jun 2012 - 8:13 AM

Lovely dappled shadows from the tree. Could just imagine myself sitting under here taking in the scene. Moira

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 8:37 AM

Interesting what you see when you look Dougie, good details and use of the shade.
Regards Richard

jdinne  12 England
20 Jun 2012 - 8:40 AM

Superb composition, love the light. Excellent.


RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 9:14 AM

We never seem to learn........still building on flood plain areas, and then have to consider spending tens of millions on flood protection.
Interesting and substantial relic from past days here, Dougie.

rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 9:29 AM

Good record of our attempt to hold back water !! Dougie.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8749 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1241 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 9:34 AM

Part of the landscape now. At least being built of stone this will be more resistant to burrowing rabbits than the earthwork defences along the Tyne.

woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 9:51 AM

That's a rather graceful curve that looks more natural than most modern flood defences that draw on the brutalist architecture of the Atlantic Wall. The stone is as dappled as the light. Very lovely.

fraser  11631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 11:16 AM

Interesting how we find these features in the landscape. Despite the natural look sometimes there's hardly a square foot of UK landscape untouched by man. Well photographed scene and, as Bill says, the dappled light is reflected in the texture and tones of the wall.


danbrann Plus Member 10536 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 11:51 AM

Yes a good find Dougie, Well photographed to go with a short but precise narrative.

saltireblue Site Moderator 54932 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway28 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 3:56 PM

This just shows that man can, by using what nature provides, build something that blends in and looks as if it belongs in the landscape, as opposed to something delivered by a cement lorry.


Last Modified By saltireblue at 20 Jun 2012 - 3:57 PM
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 4:15 PM

good ole Scottish countryside

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 5:16 PM

I love these old walls - did you know there's even one on top of Suilven dividing one landowner's slice from the other's? Goodness knows how they took the stones up there to build it...
But this is beautiful with that lovely dappled light.

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 10:28 PM

Ann, it's been suggested that the landowners built the walls and many other walls to provide employment for locals.


brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 11:17 PM

It is that old, that it got part of the landscape - lovely light and shadows, a beautiful place for a wee rest on the walk.
What a nice day!

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