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...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.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Talisker Bay...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:19 Jun 2011 - 8:43 AM
Tags:Highlands, Isle of skye, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Skye



Wonderful patterns created Doug,like it.Have a good day.

MikeH  10217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 8:54 AM

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.


A great format for this excellent picture. It looks almost like leaves in the sand


mrswoolybill Critique Team 9825 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1314 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 9:06 AM

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 - 9:10 AM

Wonderful photo.


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


Whatever it is Dougie it makes and interesting subject to photograph and as usual you are spot on.


I wonder why Bill.lol.


Superb image Dougie, love the POV and that backdrop. I need to revisit Skye.........soon. Ron.


Like your pov and the sand patterns and colours too, good work Dougie.
Regards Richard


A great photo.Well captured Lin.


Love the patterns in the sand. Will have to have a look at this next time we're on Skye.


wolfy  1136 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 - 11:19 AM

Well captured Dougie, love the patterns and shapes in the grain


Indeed a very well chosen viewpoint to demonstrate the sand patterns so effectively, Dougie.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:15 PM

A worthwhile walk down to the bay when you bag shots like this Smile


Gorgeous shot Dougie !......love the emphasis on the foreground, & those patterns in the sand are fascinating.....1st class !

Caledonia  9 Scotland
19 Jun 2011 - 1:03 PM

GrinCongratulations on keeping your balance!!! The textures are fantastic....I also thought it was ice at first glance. A wonderful shot Dougie.

Last Modified By Caledonia at 19 Jun 2011 - 1:03 PM

Pleased to make this 30 Dougie. How interesting and unusual looking. Glad you explained. A great capture without sinking yet...........Sandy

mrswoolybill Critique Team 9825 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1314 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2011 - 7:40 PM

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.


well what do I know - I thought you had done something to the water until I read some of your commentsWink

20 Jun 2011 - 7:01 AM

wonderful patern in the sand, superbly captured this beauty.


A truly first class Dougie.

fraser  11631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 1:12 PM

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  9217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 6:48 PM

A fine image indeed sir!


21 Jun 2011 - 7:48 AM

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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