The day the rain came...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...It hadn't rained for weeks here, and then the sky changed and darkened, I headed for the b&b fastish.

Tags: Scotland Highlands Caithness Farr Landscape and travel Farr Trip


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Joline Plus
11 27 53 United States
2 Aug 2013 11:22AM
That is a spectacular scene. Storm light is always so wonderfully dramatic, and you have made the very best of it.

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RobboB Plus
10 124 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 11:23AM
That is a magnificent sky Dougie. The power of nature in all her glory.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
2 Aug 2013 11:24AM
well worth heading out for Dougie.
Like the big sky and light on the far hills.
Regards Richard.
Thanks all I'll be catching up in the fullness of time.
It's good to be back. GrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
2 Aug 2013 11:29AM
A big scene and an even bigger sky, Dougie: a very atmospheric image and the light has been beautifully captured.
I like that layer of haze across the far distance.
Nice to see you back on site.
I was wondering how things were with you and had thought of emailing you but worried you'd feel I was a nosey old sod.
Ronnie.
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 11:34AM
A sky that demands attention....

A stunningly beautiful composition crafted from a great point of view.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Concern for a friend isn't nosey Ronnie. I'm absolutely fine my friend. Just needed some down time, my trip was about ME time and photography not the other way round.

Sometimes just watching the light change without looking through the camera is just as rewarding I find.

Thanks for the thought.
saltireblue Plus
7 6.9k 33 Norway
2 Aug 2013 11:52AM

Quote:Sometimes just watching the light change without looking through the camera is just as rewarding I find.

How very true, Dougie. Sometimes we forget to put the camera down and simply enjoy what is in front of us with our eyes and mind.

Glad you stayed long enough to capture the impending downpour before making your escape.

Good to have you back...I can cross off sending you a PM from the little 'to do' list I have. I was beginning to wonder...

Malc
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
2 Aug 2013 12:26PM
This is such a wonderful and dramatic shot. Just love that sky. Ann.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 12:28PM
Good to see you back on here again Dougie, and with such a great atmospheric shot
and hope that the rain didn't get you!!
Lillian
cjl47 9 4 3 England
2 Aug 2013 12:33PM
Nice capture Dougie.
chris
2 Aug 2013 12:37PM
sky really is special ....
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
2 Aug 2013 1:01PM
Too beautiful for words, sea, mountains and sky! You got it all! PattiSmileSmileSmile
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 1:06PM
It really is a pleasure to see you posting again Dougie.
This is a wonderful skyscape that evokes so much atmosphere.
Derek
MalcolmM Plus
11 701 5 Scotland
2 Aug 2013 1:19PM
Wonderful sky, good to see your work again.
Best wishes
Malcolm
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
2 Aug 2013 2:01PM
A photographic gem Dougie. A big and beautiful sky.It's good to see your magical landscapes. You worry us when you disappear like that
I'll probably vanish again soon Danny, I didn't shoot loads in Caithness just had a good time to myself. GrinBlushGrin

There's life in the old dog yet.
capto Plus
5 4.6k 8 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 2:14PM
Love the composition and the great sky.Smile

ivor
stunning photo. christineGrinjavascript:;GrinGrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
2 Aug 2013 2:38PM
Dramatic scenery and skies !! Dougie.
Ron
2 Aug 2013 3:13PM
Dougie, super image mate....in the nick of time by the sounds of it, you have got to love that sky. It's so dramatic.......very nice.


Paul.
Gary_Macleod 13 160 Scotland
2 Aug 2013 4:33PM
superb image Dougie, you can just about see my house .which b&b did you stay in

regards

Gary
I was over in Farr Cottage, Gary.
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
2 Aug 2013 4:43PM
Wonderful light and a superb sky Dougie. Spectacular and natural looking at the same time.
Rende
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 5:10PM
Tremendous detail and depth; both the light and the composition draw the eye strongly toward the vanishing point. Magnificent.
Regards
Bill
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1669 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 6:31PM
Looking at the power and weight of that cloud rushing in malevolently, it's easy to understand how the ancients saw gods in the elements. There's a strong character in that cloud and he's not friendly today.
Moira
richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
2 Aug 2013 7:10PM
Spectacular sky!! Great image!!
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
2 Aug 2013 7:24PM
Absolutely stunning shot Smile

Rod
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
2 Aug 2013 7:33PM
A dramatic mood full of power

Peter
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 8:20PM
great comp dougie wonderful colour and tones that's one belting sky a cracker nice one Wink
andy
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 9:26PM

Quote:A big scene and an even bigger sky, Dougie: a very atmospheric image and the light has been beautifully captured.
I like that layer of haze across the far distance.
Nice to see you back on site.
I was wondering how things were with you and had thought of emailing you but worried you'd feel I was a nosey old sod.
Ronnie.

same here Dougie, I am out of touch with members due to my own absence but did miss your photography and like Ronnie wondered if you were ok. Realise now from your reply to Ronnie there was no need for concern - must add I do like this very dramatic sky
2 Aug 2013 11:02PM
Dougie, that's one magnificent sky and an excellent capture. A delight to behold, my friend.
Alun
Fantastic image
moiral 7 12 Scotland
3 Aug 2013 1:01PM
Such a beautiful and dramatic scene Dougie. I love that low lying bit of cloud just passing over the mountain. Lovely to see you back, but glad you enjoyed some 'you' time Grin. Moira
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
3 Aug 2013 3:04PM
A threatening sky indeed Dougie.
I think that is why I like photographing in Leith.
When I see a sky like this,
there are plenty pubs to head into !!
Mick.
Niknut Plus
7 1.5k 72 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2013 7:46PM
Ooooo...exquisite shot !!........wonderful drama in that 'Dougie' sky......1st class stuff !!!
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 9:05PM
I'm glad to see you back with this marvellous image of Scottish weather at its best Dougie. The sky is what it's all about and it's showing off to its best. Marvellously atmospheric! I'm pleased to have a 'dose' of Scotland again now you're back - even if temporarily!
Ann
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 11:08PM
Looks like the rain came with gale force! We had some heavy rains here as well, but the garden needed the water. Today was very cool, compared to the temperatures we had last week. At the weekend we shall be back to the heat. So they say.

This image is amazing. Stunning sky and atmosphere.
Nice to see you're back with my daily dose of Scotland.
Yesterday a wee hairy coo surprised me. Thanks a lot!
Johanna
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 3:38PM
This is a beautiful image Dougie with wonderful variation in the tones of the clouds. The clouds on the left and the passing squall on the right break up the line of mountains nicely.

Phil.

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