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...a wall of large boulders has been piled up as a defence against the seas washing the large pebbles over the rise here and destroying the road just behind.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Uist Flood Defence...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:25 Jun 2012 - 7:08 AM
Tags:Highlands, Landscape / travel, Outer hebrides, Scotland, South uist, Western isles
Votes:Voting Disabled


AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 7:30 AM

Great textures in those stones and a wonderful Hebridian sky.

unicorn17  7 Scotland
25 Jun 2012 - 7:36 AM

like the pile of stones and the pile of clouds above. makes a fine interesting image . GIll

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 7:45 AM

brilliant comp dougie belting textures and tones wonderful colour and that light is cracking a stunner nice one Wink

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 7:50 AM

That's very generous Andy, I took quite a few shot where before I was happy, the little pebbles in among the large stones were the final find.


almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 8:33 AM

My favourite of these images because of the impact of the stones. They look better up close where you can appreciate their form and texture. They set up the dramatic background whilst also adding depth.



nice F/G love to 50/50 split

fraser  11631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 8:36 AM

Anfy pretty much sums it up for me. The little details like the pebbles in the wall are what really make it work for me.


Last Modified By fraser at 25 Jun 2012 - 8:36 AM
pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 8:59 AM

sharp as a new pin with great tones and textures, I like the dramatic sky without it the image would not be as strong but you always come up trumps Dougie

moiral  5 Scotland
25 Jun 2012 - 9:02 AM

Beautiful sky kissing the top of those mountains. In such an exposed place, they would need some form of protections from the seas. Lovely shot. Moira

rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 9:12 AM

A sign of global weather change perhaps Dougie. Moody image.

saltireblue Site Moderator 55001 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway29 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 9:44 AM

I immediately caught the small pebbles mingling omongst their larger briothers, abandonded by the waves upon their retreat. A magnificent topping to the scene is provided by that sky, Dougie. I never seem to get them as good as this!


barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 10:01 AM


RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 10:47 AM

Coastal erosion seems a problem in a variety of spots around our coasts, esp. in Yorkshire where buildings fall into the sea: is it a big problem up there too, Dougie?
Love those wee pebbles in the gaps........guess they'd get washed away again with the smallest of breakers, but still hanging in there meantime, offering their diminutive contribution.

Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 12:32 PM

Wow, great image!

gwynn56  382 forum posts England
25 Jun 2012 - 12:51 PM

nice image , well captured Smile

jennyk  7 Scotland
25 Jun 2012 - 4:02 PM

Perfect photo love the dyke and then scene behind fantastic work!

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 6:11 PM

Good details in the rocks and light/ sky Dougie, well composed
Regards Richard

danbrann Plus Member 11543 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 8:04 PM

Great detail and superb light combining to make a winner..with a little help from the photographer.

Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 560 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 5:25 PM

Love this, Dougie. Great to break a few notional rules now and again especially when it has such impact! Far from being a visual hurdle across the frame the wall holds the attention and there's just a small hop into that wonderful backdrop. Canny shooting.

Skeet1Away Plus Member 469 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2012 - 9:55 AM

Dougie, very nice comp, sharpness in the stone and fantastic sky, just time to sneek a shot before those looming clouds spot you.......


8 Jul 2012 - 9:06 AM

Beautiful colours and detail in these rocks.

6 Oct 2012 - 8:17 AM

Great textures

Lovely sky

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