Monochrome Defences...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...it stops the boulders and pebbles on this beach being flung beyond this wall which is about five foot high as I recall. On South Uist in the Western Isles, Scotland.

Tags: Black and white Landscape and travel


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Comments


Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 10:15AM
Awesome sky Dougie, really has a rather dramatic effect with
those blunders taking centre stage
Great shot
Lillian

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
13 Dec 2012 10:19AM
Looks to be a substantial deterrent, Dougie, allowing you to just peep over the defences at the view beyond, and what a view with the cloud cover hovering over the distant mountains.
Wonderful detail at every level from a small aperture.
And the B and W presentation does add character.
Ronnie.
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
13 Dec 2012 10:41AM
Storm breaker Dougie !!!
Ron.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 11:16AM
This is a wonderful composition Dougie, certainly not the norm, but so wonderfully observed. The monochrome certainly enhanced the overall scene quite magnificently

Regards Nathan GrinGrin
KenTaylor Plus
11 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 11:48AM
And how different it would be in colour.
My inclination would lean towards a darker sky and a trim at the bottom.
It would be on my list for a big print.
13 Dec 2012 11:50AM
The colour version is available HERE
mrswoolybill Plus
9 927 1463 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 12:43PM
I have become quite a connoisseur of regional dry stone walling techniques over the years, this is intriguing. It does appear to be really a long pile of boulders without any apparent structure - but the rocks big enough are to stay in place. (Derbyshire does this with much smaller stones and the walls collapse if anyone so much as leans against them!).
Lovely textures and surfaces. I wonder who put the pebbles there?
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 12:55PM
The monochrome really emphasises the textures and differentiates between them.
Regards
Bill
13 Dec 2012 12:56PM
Moira probably the sea, as there are mounds and mounds of similar and larger pebbles of similar and larger size within a few feet of the wall. The whole beach along here is comprised of pebbles. Some of these beaches are very noisy as the tide thunders in and the pebbles grind against each other.
You could lean against this wall and never budge it.
13 Dec 2012 1:20PM
A great shot and a wonderful composition.
13 Dec 2012 1:27PM
This reminds me of home. We have large rocks in front of our place for the same reason. But we still have to remove small rocks and debris when we get home in the Spring. Never thought of taking a shot of them in mono. But this looks great and love those clouds.......Sandy
danbrann Plus
11 616 17
13 Dec 2012 2:37PM
a history lesson in mono...just like when I was a wee wain.
Richsr Plus
9 90 222 England
13 Dec 2012 4:03PM
Not your classic view of those hills Dougie, certainly looks a strong defence against the wind and seas
Regards Richard
13 Dec 2012 4:32PM
The old boys
Are all leaving
Leaving one by one
Where young birds go flying
Spread your wings and run
But over the fields
By the drystone walls
An eagle will come no more
Runrig - The Old Boys

They must have had such a picture in their heads when they wrote this song. Beautiful detail in that wall,
Johanna
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 6:55PM
Excellent capture, love the sky and povGrin
Diane
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 8:30PM
I really like the contrast in texture between the rocks and the cloud Dougie.
Derek
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
14 Dec 2012 12:50AM
Simply, wonderful mono!
old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
16 Dec 2012 5:20PM
Lovely contrasts in this B&W, Dougie!

Jim
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 5:00PM
Grrrr...missed this one too !!

Impressive shot !!.....lovely strong F/G, & beautiful sky !!!!

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