Poised for Action...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...a fairly new boat outside one of the slate sheds by Loch Leven at Ballachulish. Everywhere you look there's slate discard lying, whole almost islands sticking into the loch. It's a fascinating place once you get your teeth into it.

Tags: Scotland Highlands Loch leven Ballachulish Lochaber Landscape and travel


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Comments


woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 10:21AM
An unusual subject for such a perfect composition, Dougie. And why not, indeed? Even the boat looks almost organic.
Regards
Bill

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rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
17 Jun 2012 11:06AM
Slate, past industry image Dougie. Good POV.
Ron.
17 Jun 2012 11:09AM
strange .... but good to see
like the comp.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 12:42PM
There's a slate mine above Buttermere in the LD - and when I walked over there the slate seemed to be scattered for miles around the mine itself. Love the greys...
Ann
saltireblue Plus
6 6.2k 33 Norway
17 Jun 2012 2:06PM
Fascinating to see these sheds, Dougie. Taking the principal of using local materials to the extreme. I would never have dreamt of being able to use slate to build other than a low wall.

Malc
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 3:37PM
The boat looks rather lost there. It creates an intriguing, surprising focal point, but the image is about the slate textures for me.
Moira
Quite right Moira.
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 4:29PM
A really good photograph, sorry I can't expand further due to my current posture and discomfort.

Regards Nathan
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
17 Jun 2012 5:05PM
The boat does look out of place there, but makes an unexpected feature amongst alll that slate, and possibly provides a talking point.
Ronnie.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 8:32PM
obviously the slate is most useful to some and we would pass it off as debri, you on the other hand have found the perfect use for it by making a subject for photography Wink there are photo's all over the place some of the best images are found close to home if we are just prepared to LOOK for them, me includedSmile well done Dougie for originality
moiral 6 12 Scotland
17 Jun 2012 9:24PM
Makes for great walls Grin. Plants growing out of it too. Great stuff. Moira
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 10:20PM
A very well thought out composition Dougie.
Derek
ElmsArt 10 82 1 Scotland
18 Jun 2012 1:07AM
A great image, made even moreso by that intriguing boat.

Jackie
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
18 Jun 2012 5:38AM
A well done composition with the use of colours from the boat as a contrast

Peter
20 Jun 2012 11:21PM
Wow, great work - superbly sharp, lovely tones in the slate, nice composition too.
Johanna
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 69 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 5:32PM
Great shot !!!....love the 'character' in this 'nostalgic' image !!

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