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By Scottishlandscapes  
..the northern end of the chain of islands at Berneray, across the water is Leverburgh on Harris.

The island chain is spectacular and you can hop by ferry or causeway from Barra at the very South to the Butt of Lewis in the North.

The Western Isles are in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Scotland.

***cropped to the panorama shape to eliminate the footprints.***Sorry SadSadSad

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

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rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
1 Jun 2012 9:39AM
Mouth watering expanse Dougie, we will be back there some day Smile Can feel the breeze and smell the air !!!

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
1 Jun 2012 10:24AM
Knowing you, Dougie, I bet it's not chance but a carefully considered composition that has resulted in an image in which all the natural lines, both with the grassy tussocks in the silvery sand and in the cloud patterns, lead the eye into the scene, over the sea, not to Skye this timeWink, but to Harris.
Love that silvery sand and the colours in the sea and sky could not be better.
I could just sit there and drink in the beauty......and possibly forget to 'take a snap'.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
1 Jun 2012 10:33AM
Forgot to mention the footprints in the sand, Dougie, not your's for sure.
Sorry about the footprints they should have been removed. SadSadSad
Richsr 11 91 223 England
1 Jun 2012 10:56AM
A great view and a nice sky to balance the comp, both are fine images but the pano works the best for me Dougie
Regards Richard
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 11:16AM
sorry to say this dougie really like v1 with the footprints in it give it an air of mystery top shot Wink
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
1 Jun 2012 11:38AM
The pano version works well too, Dougie, but I like Andy do rather like the footprints in V 1: I hope my mentioning them was not taken as a criticism, but if so, it was never intended..........sorry!
MalcolmM Plus
12 887 5 Scotland
1 Jun 2012 12:21PM
Gorgeous image, love both versions.
A view I have not seen, but been close to, some years ago when my mind was more on fishing.....
Must put that right.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 2:14PM
Gorgeous white sand and blue sea and skies with the mountains looming in the distance - there isn't anywhere more beautiful than the Scottish west coastline. I must say I do prefer my sand without the footprints, but it's almost impossible to find these days, even in the north of Scotland! Smile I once spent probably an hour cloning out footprints from a sandy beach image, but was glad I did in the end. In any event, a wonderful image of that beautiful part of the world Dougie!
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 3:38PM
These islands almost look tropical with the azure waters and the white sand. The type of image that really makes the viewer want to 'be there'.
Super work Dougie.
1 Jun 2012 4:25PM
Wonderful sky and it has to be the pano for me in this instance, Dougie. A lovely balanced composition.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1911 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 6:39PM
V2 concentrates attention on the contrasts to either side of the horizon.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 7:05PM
The low viewpoint allows equal validity to the two versions. I do find the panoramic view more expansive despite the reduction in content!
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
1 Jun 2012 7:09PM
Another outstanding image Dougie. I prefer V1 because I am so blind I cannot see any footprints..unless its my monitor.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
1 Jun 2012 7:11PM
To be honest I didn't even notice the footprints but I still go with v2 which has a better balance to it.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 7:56PM
V2 is most pleasing to the eye
moiral 7 12 Scotland
2 Jun 2012 8:59AM
The footprints do not bother me, but have to agree with others about V2. I do give more attention to either side of the shot in V2. Either way, a gorgeous looking place, and that sky is beautiful. What wonderful travels you go on Grin. Moira
bill33 Plus
7 34 1 Scotland
2 Jun 2012 12:26PM
Looks like you had some beautiful weather on your latest trip Dougie, another excellent capture from this amazing place, will have to visit here someday, V2 for me, I love the pano crop, hope you are well. Bill.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
2 Jun 2012 12:41PM
think my preference is for v1. like the colour of the sand.lesley
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2012 1:12PM
Exactly how I expected these islands to be. The white sands and the grass are such a beauty, and the blue water and sky complement this beauty. A perfect heaven!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2012 2:21PM
Beautifully captured but V2 is so well presented
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
2 Jun 2012 6:22PM
Another sign that shows that the mankind exist, A lovely view

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
3 Jun 2012 12:01PM
Gorgeous shot Dougie; the pano brings it out best I think. I love the sliver of sea.
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
3 Jun 2012 12:04PM
The gentle shape of the sand dunes mirrors the outline of the distant hills, Dougie.
Reminds me of the dunes at Lossie where i enjoyed my first summers, lunch in the dunes with Mum, and the grass in the sand always tickling my bare feet.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 4:09PM
V2 !!! doubt !!!......has a great sense of 'expanse' about it !!!....a beauty !!
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
3 Jun 2012 5:32PM
It's the pano view for me Dougie, a lot more dynamic


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