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Gloomy Quiraing

By hwatt  
Quiraing, Skye, Scotland

Any one that knows me is probably aware that I just love images that are beyond dreary, gloomy or as we Scottish refer to them as “dreich”, a word that is almost onomatopoeaic and descriptive of miserable weather. The mood, never mind the subject matter of this scene is so fundamentally Scottish you can almost feel the clawing mist and rain and that nasty damp cold that despite being above freezing makes you feel utterly dejected and shivery. Odd then that I like it so much. It has an eerie and majestic silence that despite the cold makes you (me), want to drink endlessly the atmosphere that it conjures. It probably doesn’t do the same for most folk. This is the first of my dreich images, I will subject you to one more.

FujiFilm X-T1 ,Fujinon XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
0.9ND soft Grad, f/11 at 1/30 Second, ISO 200

Tags: Scotland Skye Grey Raining Gloomy Quiraing Dull Sombre Landscape and travel Dreich Muted

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13 Jan 2020 11:52AM
Great atmospheric capture, love that tree in the foreground.
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
13 Jan 2020 12:53PM
Beautiful photo

dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1929 England
13 Jan 2020 7:55PM
There's mystery and magic in those mountains. And - I hope - whisky. Which may be much the same thing.

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