Island Ripples...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...a few million years and the flow of the tide has ground the shells which make up the sand of the Uists into fine powder, the water from the loch runs down the streams and burns back to the ocean and the process starts all over again.

Tags: Scotland Western isles South uist Landscape and travel

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Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 1:18PM
A very nice composition.


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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
17 Aug 2012 1:32PM
What a delight to be on this beach: the water channels meandering across the silver sand guide the eye towards the distant land and that intense blue above.
The small patches of weed provide a nice colour contrast in the f/g.
I can imagine you'd be reluctant yo leave the Western Isles and head home again, Dougie.
MalcolmM Plus
11 551 5 Scotland
17 Aug 2012 1:39PM
A lovely expanse of sand & a big sky. Beautiful Uist image, as I remember it from fishing trips years ago - photography would be my priority now....
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 2:58PM
I can not better Ronnie's comments for content and style, nor would I wish to. Marvellous image.

mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1500 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 3:24PM
I'm seeing a snake's head in the rock bottom right, drawing the water behind it.
17 Aug 2012 4:07PM
still making me want to get up there....
The water's going from right to left Moira.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 5:21PM
Love the composition here Dougie of these fine sands and the streams which intersect the beaches - and not a person in sight! Smile
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
17 Aug 2012 6:04PM
It looks as if the fossilised backbone of some gigantic prehistoric creature has beeen exposed in the sands, Dougie.
Excellent low pov giving a feeling of a vast emptiness.

17 Aug 2012 6:18PM
Excellent composition and striking colour and clarity.
17 Aug 2012 6:40PM
I like your composition and that clear water.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 7:08PM
wonderful comp dougie brilliant detail and light a real beauty nice one Wink
moiral 6 12 Scotland
17 Aug 2012 9:35PM
Can just feel that water nice and cool on my feet. Then following the twisty windy channel up the sand. Beautiful.
Think I will have to stop looking at your shots, give me too many places I decide I have to see - at some point in my life Grin. Moira
18 Aug 2012 3:24PM
This just tells me that I really have to visit the islands...................
So very peaceful and beautiful!
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2012 8:01PM
Again, pure isolation, but in an uplifting way !! the air was a delight to breathe ???
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
19 Aug 2012 11:25AM
Beautiful patterns Dougie, and the eye gets led very satisfactorily towards the horizon; lovely image.

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