Laid Croft Ruin...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...High above Loch Eribol an old crofthouse sits falling apart, just money and some imagination will turn this into t viable home once again.

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29 Sep 2012 6:32AM
Superb composition and capture

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like the colour mix nice balance
moiral 7 12 Scotland
29 Sep 2012 7:46AM
Beautiful colour in this beautiful scene Dougie. I hope no one stands underneath that chimney when it eventually topples. Bit of a mean sky there.
In answer to your question - no that's not the wee one in the Attitude shot. That is her older sister, Amy. She has enough attitude for the whole family LOL. But 2 great kids, who are a great source of fun and laughter for me. OMG I am getting old, as I don't even like kids. Moira
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1738 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 8:15AM
I like that chimney-pot, it's a subject in its own right. As for the rest of the property, I'm imagining the estate agent's description - in need of some updating...?
Are you still on your travels?
Been back a week but off to Torridon soon Moira, My broadband was down all day yesterday so I was offline sadly. Sutherland was stormy dramatic and wonderful.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 8:35AM
Stunning view, glorious light. Love the angle on the old croft. The angle of view and the metaphorical point of view, I mean.
Money and imagination. Well, I could manage the imagination, I reckon.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
29 Sep 2012 9:05AM
Rich colour tones here Dougie and a perfect POV.
andy_AHG 8 106 6 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 9:22AM
I once spent a week in a croft at Laid, on the banks of Loch Eribol. It's a magical place. Golden Eagles at Strathbeg, a roundhouse just up the hill, a pack of feral dogs living in the hills nearby and nights in the very odd Sango Sands at Durness. A wonderful place.
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
29 Sep 2012 9:32AM
I guess half a tin roof is better than none at allWink: it is a shame that so many properties like this is the far north and western isles are decaying away, unwanted.
But they sure make such excellent f/g subjects in the broader landscape.
Although may well have been a hard life for the crofters who once lived there, and I'm sure it was, your image shows the magnificent views the property commands.......what a joy to waken up to.
These views may bring this croft back to a life of sorts for tourists and photographers who will love this vista right at the backdoor. Wink
29 Sep 2012 10:11AM
You've got some beautiful colour in this scene Dougie and fine detail in the stonework. The chimney pot is a classic!
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 11:47AM
I just love this Dougie.. great view and great foreground with the red roof building. I am pining already and booked to return north in March! Smile
wolfy 13 36 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 12:33PM
Love the clarity Dougie, almost like 3d effect!!
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 4:37PM
A wonderful scene. The inhabitants must have had such a hard life there, it's not surprising they left. We were told by our local builder in Achmelvich that its cheaper to buy and build one of those new kit houses than restore an old croft house. Shame as they're so beautiful and sit so well in the landscape. Christopher's is similar to this and it even has one of these chimney pots at each end of the house (but straight.). Lovely composition and you've again caught the Sutherland atmosphere.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
29 Sep 2012 5:06PM
Like the details and colours in this Dougie, good Sky too
Regards Richard
Niknut Plus
7 1.6k 74 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 5:17PM
Oooooo....cracking shot !!!!....not too keen on the 'air-conditioning' though ????.Smile
29 Sep 2012 10:21PM
Lovely image. Well captured. Elaine
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 4:24PM
Wonderful colours in this image, great range of greens (I know, I know - the browns are coming soon!), the whites of the stones, purple and blue and everything lit by a beautiful light.
Extremely beautiful!
30 Sep 2012 4:58PM
This scene would make a beautiful subject for an artist too ! Just wonderful and you can just imagine what it used to be like when occupied !
Shona arrived back from Thailand last night at 10p.m after white water rafting and tubing !!!!& is now flying down to London .This weekend has been amazing . Glad it was windy to get some of her washing dry !!! She is staying with a very good friend of mine until she gets her own accomodation sorted .

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