By Scottishlandscapes  
...this little croft house sits by a pair of trees and captivates any photographer who drives up by way of Lairg to Tongue, it sits at the back of Ben Loyal and has been empty now for some years, the windows look like a child's eyes appealing for someone to live there.

Tags: Scotland Highland Sutherland Tongue Farr Landscape and travel

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rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
6 Oct 2012 8:22AM
Perfect location for imagery Dougie, shame these homes are abandoned. Isolation is a big part of this.

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jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:29AM
Abandoned homes but perfect foreground interest for us Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1501 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:37AM
Your comment about the windows is spot on, the house has a wide-eyed, expectant innocence. It needs to be loved.
I like the way you have angled this, we can imagine the view that that face is looking onto.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
6 Oct 2012 9:10AM
I can see why you could not pass by without a shot here.
Guess a combination of remoteness, lack of employment and the lure of the big cities (whatever they may be) result in so many of these homes now lying abandoned.
Might make a good pad for an enthusiastic landscape photographer from further south to explore further the opportunities of the far north???WinkWinkWink
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 10:12AM
A beautifully composed photograph Dougie. One of which has quite clearly been thought through and captured from what appears to be the perfect pov.
The lead in lines of the curving road is simply quite superb.
The focal point being this extremely charming stone cottage, perfectly position within the frame.
Clarity and quality in depth.

Regards Nathan
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 10:12AM
Makes me want to live there.
geffers7 Plus
6 45 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 10:47AM
Look in remarkably good condition from a distance - nice shot.
andy210966 8 4 119 Wales
6 Oct 2012 11:04AM
Really nice location Dougie and shot with the flair we have come to ecpect from you. A pleasure to view Smile

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
6 Oct 2012 12:00PM
Certainly captured this isolated location well Dougie.
Regards Richard
moiral 6 12 Scotland
6 Oct 2012 1:18PM
A perfect location - to send my son to live WinkGrin.
Joking aside, a beautiful view and a great piece of composition. Beautiful blue sky with lovely white clouds too. Moira
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 1:31PM
The scene you have captured would certainly make me stop the car, stand and stare . . . .
Glorious soft light.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
6 Oct 2012 2:50PM
I like the fact that the croft is empty and the track leads away from it as if it too is shunning it. The protective trees are its last remaining ally...
That light is beautifully soft.

Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 5:03PM
Lovely serene shot !!!!!......has a 'remoteness' to it which I like too !!

Mmmmm....perhaps a 'letterbox' (format) of Lettermore would be a nice 'version' ??.Smile
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 5:47PM
You have captured the light beautifully here Dougie. Perfect placement of the croft/tree in the composition.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 6:31PM
I find this little house and its surroundings captivating as it's nestling between these big mountains. the light is wonderful.
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 7:58PM
Others have said most but I think the rule-breaking placement of the cottage works here and the lead in assists that success. I'm also impressed by how you've held back the sky without blackening the tree.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:12PM
What a place to live even in years gone by, my hubs is from the countryside and he would enjoy the croft and location, he would enjoy your walks to Dougie - yes even tho he is now 80 he walks 4/5 miles twice a week and nothing will make him change plans (not that I want to) it keeps him healthy and happy, why should I grumbleWink

I digress and do like this picture it would look good on any wall Smile
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
7 Oct 2012 11:02AM
Beautiful composition Dougie. I wouldn't mind living there in the summer, but winter seems not such a good idea. (although I've heard people say there isn't much difference between summer and winter in Scotland Wink )
12 Oct 2012 5:38PM
Absolutely perfect: landscape, sky, composition, colours.... everything. just perfect.

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