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Moody Moine House

By hwatt  
Tongue, Sutherland, Scotland

Quite possibly my favourite shot I have taken of ruined Moine House regardless of seasonal influence. High on a bleak moor above the Tongue estuary with snow dusted Ben Loyal as a most imposing backdrop and just the lightest dash of soft sunlight escaping a mottled blue and grey sky flecked with ultra delicate pinks. Some might take issue with the house positioned inside the envelope of the mountain peaks but I can assure you it was a considered choice. I will leave it to you to decide whether or not it was the right one.

Tags: Snow Mountains Lonely Moor Sutherland Tongue Bleak Ben loyal Moine house Landscape and travel

Voters: Daisymaye, tvhoward950, Norfolkboy and 80 more

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Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
28 Apr 2021 11:48PM
I think everything about this is perfect. Composed to see the best sides of the old house. It's very beautiful and has a quiet sadness about it. I love it.
29 Apr 2021 12:25AM
I love it and that is all I've got to say!
29 Apr 2021 1:44AM
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
29 Apr 2021 6:05AM
great capture
29 Apr 2021 7:42AM
Brilliant image, perfect capture 👍
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2021 8:14AM
Wonderful landscape.
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2021 8:41AM
A very impressive image of this stark yet beautiful landscape.

KingArthur 15 8 Malta
29 Apr 2021 9:01AM
Beautiful ...

Joe Smile
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
29 Apr 2021 9:40AM
Becoming part of the landscape...

Brilliant, as usual.
gcarth Plus
17 4.1k 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2021 12:32PM
Brilliant - like a painting!
iainmacd 13 58 Scotland
29 Apr 2021 2:34PM
It works really well positioned within the hill, the light and subtle colours are sublime, great shot Ian.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
29 Apr 2021 8:14PM
Superb !!! my award.
29 Apr 2021 9:01PM
Very much like a dutch masters painting . Stellar capture .
Cheers Walt
RLF Plus
11 18 4 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2021 10:19AM
Amazing scene.
I wonder how they got on with their neighbours?
hwatt 18 22 United Kingdom
3 May 2021 9:23AM
Badly I would guess RLF.
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
4 May 2021 8:38AM
Congratulations. Wonderful image.
5 May 2021 1:23PM
Oft photographed - but never from this super perspective or with such considered composition. A trully exquisite study.
Alffoto Plus
6 280 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2021 9:10PM
I was fascinated by this house when I stayed in Tongue a couple of years ago and took dozens of shots of it, though none as nice as this one. Beautifully done, oh and yes I think the composition is spot on too!
AnnJ 9 5 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2021 11:39AM
Wonderful atmospheric shot.

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