Talisker Bay...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...the two coloured sand on this beach creates fascinating shapes and textures. It looks like grain at times and of course it is, sand grain not noise or photographic grain. It's quite mesmerising and difficult to keep your balance as the tide moves back and forth at your feet.

Tags: Scotland Skye Highlands Isle of skye Landscape and travel

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Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
19 Jun 2011 8:51AM
Wonderful patterns created Doug,like it.Have a good day.

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MikeH 12 217 4 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 8:54AM
That is a cracking shot Dougie and the patterns in the sand make a lovely textured feel to this image. The colours are superb and the composition spot on . Getting me in the mood for a return journey to Skye, I never went here last time.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
19 Jun 2011 8:54AM
A great format for this excellent picture. It looks almost like leaves in the sand

mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1736 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 9:06AM
This is intriguing, I thought at first glance that it was patterns in ice. Perfect subject for portrait, the patterns flow down through the frame. I envy this one, and I don't usually covet landscapes!
19 Jun 2011 9:10AM
Wonderful photo.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 9:17AM
Perfectly conceived and executed. The tactile patterns almost suggest a brass-rubbing, but of some pre-historic sea creature rather than a medieval knight.
I have encountered the name Talisker before but have difficulty remembering where Wink
danbrann 13 636 17
19 Jun 2011 9:28AM
Whatever it is Dougie it makes and interesting subject to photograph and as usual you are spot on.
I wonder why Bill.lol.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
19 Jun 2011 10:12AM
Superb image Dougie, love the POV and that backdrop. I need to revisit Skye.........soon. Ron.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
19 Jun 2011 10:20AM
Like your pov and the sand patterns and colours too, good work Dougie.
Regards Richard
19 Jun 2011 11:01AM
A great photo.Well captured Lin.
Sue_R Plus
11 11 6 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 11:04AM
Love the patterns in the sand. Will have to have a look at this next time we're on Skye.

wolfy 13 36 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 11:19AM
Well captured Dougie, love the patterns and shapes in the grain
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
19 Jun 2011 11:48AM
Indeed a very well chosen viewpoint to demonstrate the sand patterns so effectively, Dougie.
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 12:15PM
A worthwhile walk down to the bay when you bag shots like this Smile
Niknut Plus
7 1.6k 74 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 12:19PM
Gorgeous shot Dougie !......love the emphasis on the foreground, & those patterns in the sand are fascinating.....1st class !
Caledonia 11 2 Scotland
19 Jun 2011 1:03PM
GrinCongratulations on keeping your balance!!! The textures are fantastic....I also thought it was ice at first glance. A wonderful shot Dougie.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 13 Canada
19 Jun 2011 2:28PM
Pleased to make this 30 Dougie. How interesting and unusual looking. Glad you explained. A great capture without sinking yet...........Sandy
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1736 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 7:40PM
Just as a postscript, my first encounter with malt whisky was Talisker, way after closing time, at the Sligachan Hotel in 1976. We were camping there with friends. I was the only female; given the choice between the Fairy Glen Camp Site with mod cons but no bar, and the muddy field next to the pub with only a standpipe, the river, the bushes and the pub loos during opening hours, guess which option the men chose... I hated the whisky and it took another 20 years before I risked a malt again. I've been making up for lost time since then.
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 10:31PM
well what do I know - I thought you had done something to the water until I read some of your commentsWink
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 7:01AM
wonderful patern in the sand, superbly captured this beauty.
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 12:59PM
A truly first class Dougie.
fraser 13 631 14 Scotland
20 Jun 2011 1:12PM
You spotted and used the patterns in the sand to perfection Dougie, great photograph. Like some of the others I have a Talisker story too. It was my father's favourite tipple and he took me to the pub on my 18th birthday and bought me a half; I hated it, much to his disappointment (although he got the rest of the half). It took quite a few years before i rediscovered whisky and I'm a big fan of the Speyside and other, softer, malts. I still can't get my tongue around the rich, peaty and medicinal flavours of the western island malts.

pmorgan 10 217 13 England
20 Jun 2011 6:48PM
A fine image indeed sir!

Alan_Coles 11 178 11 Wales
21 Jun 2011 7:48AM
Great composition Dougie, the sands are like anything else I have seen.

Talisker Bay was my 1st place to visit when I visited Skye...camped at Sligachan later afternoon and looking at my map thought where can I can for a sunset...with no idea of where the sun was to set I headed for a beach on the west side from where I was - that was Talisker. No great colour to talk of and it matched the dark grain I was greeted with...would I go back - yup for sure!

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