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Malaclete Crofthouse...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...or Malacleit (Gaelic) with the wonderful Traigh Bhalaigh behind, the sands seem to go on forever across the bay here.

Tags: Scotland North uist South uist Landscape and travel Outer HebridesWestern Isles

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rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
28 May 2012 8:24AM
Beautiful Outer Hebrides ! Dougie. Make me wish I was there !!
28 May 2012 8:37AM
Great shot. Deep
jeanie Plus
18 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
28 May 2012 8:53AM
I second what Ron said Smile
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
28 May 2012 9:27AM
wonderful image ... looks like a place to be
MalcolmS Plus
17 1.2k 13 England
28 May 2012 11:26AM
Great sky Dougie, I might have darkened it a little more to bring out the clouds and upped the contrast generally on the whole shot, as whilst it's a great view, it lacks a bit of punch.
AnnChown 12 207 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2012 11:44AM
So evocative of the Hebrides with those wonderful thatched roofs on the croft houses - and, of more interest to me, that wonderful big sandy bay of which there are so many. I'll be in Harris and Lewis for four or five days only in July! Can't wait!! Smile Btw - I do prefer v2 with a bit more punch.
MalcolmS Plus
17 1.2k 13 England
28 May 2012 11:50AM
That's definitely better IMHO dougie, although I would have excluded the end wall for the cottage when you upped the contrast as it has lost some detail
28 May 2012 11:52AM
I do think you're right Malcolm, thanks for the shout. Grin
danbrann 17 640 17
28 May 2012 12:14PM
I prefer V1 Dougie. It seems ever so more peaceful and Idyllic.
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
28 May 2012 12:59PM
Now, that's interesting! Having read the above comments, I too expected to prefer V 2, Dougie, but in fact my favourite is the less contrasty and less saturated V 1........I can't help feeling it looks more natural, esp. as a photo, whereas if I were to do a painting of it I would probably go for the punchier V 2.
Looks like the weather was excellent that day, blue skies and silver sands which I was hoping to see.
Lockhart 16 6 United States
28 May 2012 1:39PM
I must find this place on my next trip to Scotland! I prefer Version 1, the sky is a tad too saturated in Version 2 IMHO. Those rocks holding down the netting for the thatch roof is definitely heritage from the Vikings. Love it.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 79 United Kingdom
28 May 2012 2:10PM
Welcome back, Dougie Wink Grin
The red chimney pot is placed to perfection. An idyllic scene to be sure.
28 May 2012 2:14PM
Painted it myself, just for you Bill.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2536 United Kingdom
28 May 2012 5:16PM
The croft seems weighed down under all that sky.
I prefer V2 for the thatch. But the sky in V1 seems a bit more credible! Maybe I'm just not used to all that blue.
Richsr 15 91 223 England
28 May 2012 5:21PM
Version one for me with this Dougie.
Regards Richard
derekhansen 13 210 24 United Kingdom
28 May 2012 5:58PM
A wonderful cloudscape Dougie. I would be happy with V1 or 2 if truth be told.
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
12 112 39 Wales
28 May 2012 6:14PM
Agree with Derek. I'd love to go there one day. It's a great 'fine weather' image, Dougie. low light drama wasn't an option here but what a glorious scene.
Mari 18 1.8k United Kingdom
28 May 2012 6:22PM
V1 for me Dougie... beam me up Scotty Wink would love to be there, what a fantastic image Smile

saltireblue Plus
12 13.1k 83 Norway
28 May 2012 8:01PM
The more natural look to V1 appeals most, Dougie. The 'punchier' v2 looks more like a biscuit tin lid for the tourists.Grin
The weighed-down thatch certainly brings back distant childhood memories.Smile

RobboB Plus
15 133 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2012 8:14PM
Really like the big sky Dougie
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
28 May 2012 8:16PM
delightful little dwelling place well composed
moiral 12 12 Scotland
28 May 2012 10:57PM
Dougie, your shots show me so much of our beautiful country. Places I have never been, but now would love to go. I prefer the stronger colours in V2. Moira
Tooth 17 5.8k 227 Ireland
29 May 2012 12:26AM
Hi Dougie - a beautiful daytime shot, my kind of stuff...

My original thought was a bit overexposed and washed out, and version 2 is better in that regard, but I feel it darkens the top of the sky too much.

My solution...blend the two, mainly v2 but keep the top of the sky from v1 (which is maybe what Moira was hinting at?...

Nice work whichever way you take it..

jaktis 18 84 Sweden
29 May 2012 5:22AM
More punch in V2 and we almost all prefer saturation

brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 10:02AM
I wouldn't want to swap my life for a crofters, but I'd love to stay in such a beautiful place. At least for a longer holiday.
Niknut Plus
12 3.3k 82 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 4:07PM
V2 !!!......just got a lot more going for it !!!....impressive !!

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