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My Blue Heaven...

By Scottishlandscapes between sunshine and showers down the River Clyde near Portencross Castle. Ailsa Craig is in the gloom along the horizon.

Tags: Scotland Ayrshire Landscape and travel Arran and Ayrshire

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 7:10AM
Great dramatic image.

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minter 7 1 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 7:29AM
Excellent, I bet you're glad the boat was there!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 8:00AM
A stunning image of the highest quality.

Regards Nathan
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 8:32AM
Love the layers of grey Dougie - this is full of atmosphere and you have to wonder why anyone would want to sail in these conditions!
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
22 Apr 2012 8:47AM
Perfectly placed boat Dougie, full of menace too.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
22 Apr 2012 9:15AM
ou were so lucky that the boat just sailed into the right compositional position. Even the horizon is straight...some people have all the luck.
Baz72 9 30 Scotland
22 Apr 2012 9:55AM
Love this one Dougie..the folk on the boat are in for a soaking by the looks of the rain clouds !

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Apr 2012 9:57AM
The horizontal banding and extra low horizon both add so much to this shot, Dougie: very moody and atmospheric, the downpours in the far distance raising the levels of the Firth and with that yacht's presence so necessary and so well positioned in the scene.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
22 Apr 2012 10:34AM
Looks like we are in for nasty weather, a great moood

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
22 Apr 2012 11:41AM
Brilliant shot Dougie; one of my favourites of yours.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
22 Apr 2012 1:51PM
I do love the blue/grey effect created by distance, Dougie. The detail of Ailsa behind the veil of rain and the sail boat are the cherry on top of the proverbial cake here.
This should adorn your wall.
I envisage a slight crop, taking a slice off the top to give a more pano format?

Richsr 11 91 223 England
22 Apr 2012 1:53PM
Now that is some rain storm coming in well timed with the boat too Dougie
Regards Richard
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
22 Apr 2012 2:28PM
Just how it looks here at the moment, less the boat. Beautiful image............Sandy
22 Apr 2012 7:13PM
Small yacht, big impact! Great stuff, Dougie.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
22 Apr 2012 7:21PM
Great capture of the downpours. Wouldn't like to be on that wee boat though Grin. Moira
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 7:49PM
dramatic sky Dougie love the appearanceof the boat in the f/g
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 7:53PM
The placement of the boat emphasizes its loneliness in a grand and dramatic setting. Super work Dougie.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 8:00PM
Amazing sight Dougie, and looks like that boat is going to have a rough ride ahead.
have a good weekend
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 10:36PM
This is wonderful, Dougie. Layer upon layer of atmospheric mood and drama. The boat and island may be dwarfed by their stormy environment, but they're critical. Fantastic.
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
22 Apr 2012 10:38PM
Superb. A perfect candidate for printing large and hanging. Paul
MalcolmM Plus
12 926 5 Scotland
23 Apr 2012 12:13AM
Great atmosphere & drama - Love it.....
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 7:09AM
If there is someone saying, there is no charm in bad weather - this is the best ever image to prove this person wrong.
Absolutely brilliant image. Love it!
If I was in that boat, I's have been afraid, that with the downpour coming, the boat might sink. Smile
Caledonia 12 2 Scotland
23 Apr 2012 7:58AM
There's nothing like layers of scottish weather to give a shot atmosphere! Poor wee yacht! Great shot!
Thank You Johanna for your award, I don't get many awards these days but when I get one from a good friend it means so much more.

Thanks to all for the kind comments on a moment I was lucky enough to see and catch and share with you all.

fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
23 Apr 2012 12:43PM
Lovely monochromatic shot Dougie and perfectly cropped too. One of those serendipitous moments when everything comes together and someone with skill and vision is there to capture it.

luceombra 6 27 5 Italy
23 Apr 2012 4:39PM
Really powerful
DilysT 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 8:44PM
Love it! Big Sky. Tiny Boat.

23 Apr 2012 9:19PM
Just love this ! It would make a fab poster ! Yes- did shed a few tears on saturday .and a few more while I've been editing and making collages from the 100 or so photos I took .
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
24 Apr 2012 7:56AM
Lovely mood captured Doug and a good sense of scale.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 3:19PM
Superb !!!!!!!!!....I love these simple images !, particularly when they've got the impact of this beaut !! the 'power' in that sky, very impressive !!!
Great image Dougie, love the colour in the sky the simplicity of the scene and the boat makes the image just beautiful.

25 Apr 2012 8:43AM
Wonderful mood in the sky.


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