Howmore Bridge...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...another angle on the bridge and croft at Howmore on South Uist. The croft is actually a church, and not a house as I thought in the last image from here. You can see it's not as isolated as it looked in my first image from the trip to the Uists.

Tags: Scotland Western isles South uist Landscape and travel Outer hebrides


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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
6 Jun 2012 12:25PM
This is so full of the character of the Western Isles, Dougie: silver sand, seaweed, peaty landscape, absence of trees, lochans, connecting bridge, and a big sky above, the massing clouds threatening more weather. The inclusion of the buildings brings a sense of scale and makes man's efforts look quite diminutive in such a setting.
Ronnie.

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1492 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 1:14PM
A well placed church, with a view of heaven's grandeur and man's smallness.
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 68 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 1:23PM
Richly satisfying below the lowering cloud.
Regards
Bill
danbrann Plus
12 621 17
6 Jun 2012 1:26PM
A most wonderful scene Dougie and photographed so well. following the lines of that stone wall leads us right to the church...A divine intervention I would say.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
6 Jun 2012 2:15PM
Like the big moody sky here Dougie, well composed to show the location of the crofts
Regards Richard
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 2:35PM
This has a distinctly chilly feel to it - probably all those greys in the sky and bridge and spending a lot of time in similar settings has done it - but a super composition and an atmospheric image Dougie!
Ann
Ann it was eye watering cold, but worth every moment to see this and smell the sea. Smile

Quote:A well placed church, with a view of heaven's grandeur and man's smallness.
Moira



One of the best comments I've ever had on an image here Moira, many thanks.
6 Jun 2012 3:59PM
As you have said ... Moira has said it spot on.
must get up there before I go to meet the big maker in the sky
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 5:05PM
wonderful comp dougie brilliant detail and tones and what a cracking big sky a belter nice one Wink
andy
fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
6 Jun 2012 5:25PM
An image that shows how man used to manage to fit in to the landscape with some sympathy. Something we seem less able to do these days despite all the planning laws. Beauty in a simple landscape under a trademark Dougie big sky.

Fraser
moiral 6 12 Scotland
6 Jun 2012 6:00PM
Isolated but by no means desolate. A wonderful looking place. Moira
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
6 Jun 2012 7:09PM

Quote:This is so full of the character of the Western Isles, Dougie: silver sand, seaweed, peaty landscape, absence of trees, lochans, connecting bridge, and a big sky above, the massing clouds threatening more weather. The inclusion of the buildings brings a sense of scale and makes man's efforts look quite diminutive in such a setting.
Ronnie.


So eloquently and correctly described by Ronnie that I will not attempt to better his comments, Dougie.

Malc
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 7:46PM
Our visit to the Hebrides showed us the island barren, no trees and actually no shops as we know them but wooden shacks - flies by the hundred unless the wind was blowing, one cow tethered on a rope and many sheep, warnings all over the place if you ran down a sheep there was a huge fine to pay. I couldnt buy a postcard for love nor money and no ice creamsWink I wont ever forget our stay there but it was definitely an experience. I wasnt into photography then - superb upload today just reminds me how quiet it was on the islands
bill33 Plus
5 12 1 Scotland
6 Jun 2012 9:43PM
Love the atmosphere you have captured Dougie, it looks very windy and with the threatening sky, it could rain at any time,the small church gives a sense of scale to this vast open area, looks like a wonderful location, very well done, Bill. ps I hope you are well.
7 Jun 2012 1:06PM
I think in this image you captured everything, that makes Scotland so typical and unique. The low clouds, a lonesome cottage, the distant hills, some water, sand, greens.... and even a few rays of light. Love it!
Johanna
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 4:54PM
Aye Ronnie has encapsulated this image so well, as he so often does! The sky for me is the most exciting part of the image and you were right to make it the main feature, it gives a great sense of impending drama. Being constructive, it feels like there's a bit of a wide angle lens distortion at the edges of the frame which may correct with appropriate lens correction software.

Al
Al I use the PS lens correction tools in Lightroom.
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 8:28PM
Beautiful !!!.....those clouds look so dramatic !!!!
16 Jun 2012 6:08PM
A fantastic sky.
Cliff

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