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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
11 1.2k 1794 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 9 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 10 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
7 202 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 13 636 17
31 May 2012 8:31AM
Exquisite Dougie.
almiles 8 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
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 8:53AM
she's well in charge here
Thanks for all the early comments my friends. Grin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 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
9 7.0k 30 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.
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
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
11 22 70 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 11 351 33 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 5:27PM
beautiful sky, just what we need in a picture such as this one Dougie
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
31 May 2012 6:55PM
A beautiful composition

moiral 7 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
6 32 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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