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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 13 217 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 14 84 Sweden
19 Jun 2011 8:54AM
A great format for this excellent picture. It looks almost like leaves in the sand

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 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
11 23 72 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 Plus
13 637 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
rontear Plus
15 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 11 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
12 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 14 36 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 11:19AM
Well captured Dougie, love the patterns and shapes in the grain
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
19 Jun 2011 11:48AM
Indeed a very well chosen viewpoint to demonstrate the sand patterns so effectively, Dougie.
jeanie Plus
14 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
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 12:19PM
Gorgeous shot Dougie ! 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
9 23 16 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
11 1.2k 1929 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 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 11 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 7:01AM
wonderful patern in the sand, superbly captured this beauty.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 12:59PM
A truly first class Dougie.
fraser 14 631 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 11 217 13 England
20 Jun 2011 6:48PM
A fine image indeed sir!

Alan_Coles 12 178 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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