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By AnnChown  
Part of a ruined croft house on Harris, Outer Hebrides taken in July this year. We were due to go up to Scotland today, but as Christopher's knee is giving him gyp, we've cancelled our trip. The worst of it was that we were due to meet up with Dougie (scottishlandscapes) for a day's togging, but sadly that won't happen either!
A big thank you to andylea for his UA for The big bite and thank you for your time and comments. As usual - criticisms and suggestions are welcome.

Tags: Architecture Ruin Isle of harris Landscape and travel Outer hebrides

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CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 12:38PM
First colours and textures Ann, well composed image.

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2 Sep 2012 12:43PM
Love your composition Ann, excellent detail captured,
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
2 Sep 2012 12:45PM
Sorry to hear you've had to pit off your trip, disappointing for you both.
Give my regards to Chris.....I hope it all settles down soon for him.
And a lovely study of the tones and textures in the decaying roof and stonework.
There are lots of crumbling homesteads on Lewis and Harris.......suppose due to migration to the mainland in search of employment.
Regards to both.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 12:56PM

Regards to both.

Thank you Ronnie for your good wishes!
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
2 Sep 2012 1:05PM
Sorry that you had to cancel your trip,there will be another time to go ,
I really like this photo with plenty of rust and that old little window looks good.
Great textured image
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
2 Sep 2012 1:05PM
Well composed and Interesting Ann. Sorry to hear about the trip and I've experienced many such disappointments in recent years.


LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 1:16PM
Shame about the cancelled trip but I can empathise about knackered knees! I just love ruins as a photographic subject so of course I love this.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 1:48PM
Superb colour/tones in the stone, in particular. It will still be there when the metal roof has succumbed completely to the dreaded tin-worm. The pov is unusual and has given you a fine composition too.

Best wishes to Christopher for a swift recovery. It's a shame to cancel a holiday, but knees come first - as mine are starting to remind me Smile

mrswoolybill Plus
9 980 1496 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 1:50PM
Rusty corrugated iron is as much a part of the northern British landscape as the stone walls.
Sorry to hear about Christopher's knee. We are all suffering natural wear and tear, I suspect.
Nice image of decay. Sorry to hear about the cancelation.


CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
2 Sep 2012 1:52PM
Goodness, Ann, you must have had to do a bit of clambering to get this image Smile. Sorry to hear your trip has been cancelled, very disappointing for you both. Carol
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 1:57PM
Wonderful image, great textures and tones.

saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
2 Sep 2012 2:16PM
Unusual and very effective pov, Sue. Whose shoulders were you standing on to take this?Wink
Disappointing as the cancellation is, you can comfort yourself in the knowledge that the wonderful nature will still be there for you next time.

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
2 Sep 2012 2:31PM
Shame about the trip, Ann. I was a bit worried this was an image of your accommodation on the North Yorkshire Moors!! Congratulations on the website Smile, knocked my Nepalese girl into runner up spot. Look forward to seeing the site when it's up and running.

marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 2:44PM
Shame about your trip Ann, great phot today. Hope Christopher's knee feels better soon.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 3:10PM
That is most impressive Ann love the textures and a big wow to the colors
Not long now!!Smile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
2 Sep 2012 3:50PM
Awesome textures in this capture Ann, so many tones also, the crop does focus you on these great texture and tones.


taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
2 Sep 2012 5:35PM
Wonderful pov to enhance the rich colors and textures!
2 Sep 2012 6:11PM
so sorry to read your news....
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
2 Sep 2012 6:13PM
What a shame your trip is cancelled. I could've gone instead if you'd've let me know. Wink
Love the colour of the roof - so unusually peach.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
2 Sep 2012 8:52PM
Wonderful textures! So sorry about the cancelled trip and the reason for it. Hope that knee improves rapidly.

derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 9:57PM
I am so sorry to hear about the cancellation of your trip Ann. I hope you can rearrange soon.
Excellent composition here. love the roof and those red diagonals.
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
3 Sep 2012 2:46AM

Quote:Wonderful image, great textures and tones.


Same here.
Tibetan 4 3 England
3 Sep 2012 8:59AM
What a lovely shot great colours good angle, how come your so high up to do that!, high bank! step ladder! the mind boggles lol. like it very nice indeed, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
3 Sep 2012 10:40AM
Love the view point here Ann, and smashing textures too.
Thanks for your good wishes Smile

John Smile
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 11:01AM
Great crop and well spotted.
3 Sep 2012 11:24AM
shame to see them going to rot i would happily retire to one of them for sure. Nice rusty grot on the roof an texture in the stone work. Hope you can rearrange the trip and hope Christopher knee mends soonest

Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
3 Sep 2012 11:57AM
With a little sprucing up this would make a fine cottage. I'm surprised they haven't been bought up. Your POV makes this image work.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 5:42PM
A rather stunning rusty composition, which I am sure will get the rust spotters hearts racing. Love the colour, form and shape of the roof, simply quite unique.

Regards Nathan
3 Sep 2012 6:03PM
nice textures & pov
1881 4 India
3 Sep 2012 6:26PM
Great comp.

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bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
3 Sep 2012 8:45PM
Excellent pov Ann - I like that rusty roof.
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
4 Sep 2012 3:16AM
Send Christopher a speedy recovery wish from me.
This image has a lot of nice, gritty detail -- very interesting POV and comp. as well.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
23 Sep 2012 6:54PM
I like the colour of the rusty corrugated iron roof and the detail and textures in the stonework. The pov is excellent too.

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