Our Lady of the Sea...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...I couldn't resets the statue here when I saw the sky behind it. Stands on a hillside overlooking the main route through South Uist.

Tags: Scotland Western isles South uist Landscape and travel Outer hebrides

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1494 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 7:39AM
Lovely use of low viewpoint + wide angle, the sculpture seems to be looking down protectively over the little community.

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andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 8:03AM
really like the pov dougie brilliant light and that sky is just wonderful a real beauty nice one Wink
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
31 May 2012 8:10AM
Good pov for this Dougie.
Regards Richard.
I cropped this very carefully because of a bright pink bench at the left hand edge of the frame, the choice was simple. Wink
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 8:25AM
I remember seeing this when we drove through last year. The houses look so tiny from this viewpoint and the sky is wonderful.
danbrann Plus
12 621 17
31 May 2012 8:31AM
Exquisite Dougie.
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 8:34AM
As the others have said, the PoV is excellent in this and makes the most of a very good sky. I also like the implied vector between the child's gaze and the distant houses which helps draw attention to them even though they occupy a small part of the frame. It also makes you think of longing for home which in the context, makes me think about the Highland Clearances. Poignant and a great image. Smile
31 May 2012 8:53AM
she's well in charge here
Thanks for all the early comments my friends. Grin
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
31 May 2012 9:57AM
By pointing the lens up you have brought considerable emphasis on the subject matter, placing the monument against the big sky and minimising the land mass in frame: what you have also managed to do is keep the horizon level, something I never achieve with the lens pointed up, and which I have never managed to correct in Photoshop.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
31 May 2012 10:06AM
Wow, it's huge. I just wouldn't expect this type of sculpture in Uist, more standing stones. This'll give future generations something to puzzle over.
31 May 2012 10:12AM
It's well documented on the web Chris.
31 May 2012 10:12AM
A beautiful statue, captured very well, with all the details. Nice to see what the Lady is showing to the child. Worth watching, yes.
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 68 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 11:10AM

Quote:It's well documented on the web Chris.

Far more substantial than all our 'virtual' archives, though!
A most elegant statue, portrayed with due reverence I think.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 5:27PM
beautiful sky, just what we need in a picture such as this one Dougie
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
31 May 2012 6:55PM
A beautiful composition

moiral 6 12 Scotland
31 May 2012 7:14PM
She is beautiful against that sky. To think she sees this view in all weathers and skies. Moira
bill33 Plus
5 12 1 Scotland
2 Jun 2012 9:25PM
Another wonderful photograph from your trip North Dougie,love the huge statue against the big sky,must visit here someday, Bill.

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