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...another storm was blowing in from the west across the Kyle of Tongue and Ben Loyal was vanishing beneath the clouds.

A second image with more dramatic sky work. I let you see what I did here.

***Mouse over the versions to see the difference, it's fun if nothing else.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Sky over Tongue...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:25 Sep 2012 - 9:18 AM
Tags:Farr, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Tongue
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests


NDODS Plus Member 44300 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 10:11 AM

Two variants each very worthy of their own unique upload. In all honesty my friend I find both as equally appealing. Two images which instantly provide one with a true, gritty feeling for this magnificent and awe inspiring part of your great country that is Scotland.

Regards Nathan

Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 10:17 AM

Wonderful........... Love them both.................. but I really like V2, Great dramaGrin

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 10:19 AM

A big open space and even bigger sky, Dougie: I too like both versions, V 2 possibly adding a wee bit more drama by adding a bit more colour and enhancing the contrast.

rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 10:27 AM

Drama in the sky Dougie !!!

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 10:46 AM

Certainly like the big sky and you have brought out the drama in the sky well here Dougie.
Regards Richard

danbrann Plus Member 10543 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 11:57 AM

I do like V2 Dougie not only for the treatment to the sky but how you have brought life into that water. Magical.

25 Sep 2012 - 1:20 PM

I'm sure, if you were sticking out your tongue - you could feel the drizzling sky over your tongue. So this title has a double meaning. but well behaved as you are, you didn't stick out your tongue, did you? Smile Beautiful, dark and brooding mood all over this landscape.

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 1:24 PM

that sky is alive !!!!
V2 really is astounding in my eyes

pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 1:34 PM

V2 for the warmth in the land/sand and those well captured ripples underneath that stormy sky

woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 1:47 PM

Deciding on a preferred version must rely on mood, I think.
While I can't disagree with a single word above - and I feel a slight increase in my pulse-rate when viewing V2 - V1 is more soothing.
The scene is magical.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8774 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1264 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 2:39 PM

V2 works better for me, particularly as the increased weight in the sky is balanced by stronger detail in water and land. And I think the light on the water and the sand banks comes across better.

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 3:55 PM

I think I have to agree with Bill on mood, but I think I'll go with the more subtle v1; it's somehow more realistic. But, had I not had the two to compare, I'd have loved v2!! I love the grey tones and that small sandbank on the left - magic! Smile

jeanie Plus Member 115980 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 5:02 PM

Big Sky and wonderful!

GedK  7 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2012 - 5:05 PM

just stunning, v2 my favourite! Love cloudscapes....

Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 560 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 9:07 PM

That's an image with big presence, Dougie. Fabulous sky and a scene I could look at for a long while.

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
26 Sep 2012 - 5:35 AM

More dramatic indeed with v2


28 Sep 2012 - 8:47 AM

I love big skies...and this is deffo in the big sky genre - love it !!

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