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West Kilbride

By Irishkate  
En route to Portencross these trees have always caught my eye
but not being a driver, I didn't like to ask somebody else to stop, however
one of our other members with a good eye for a photo begged our driver to stop
and we managed a few hurried images with that mist over Arran.
The light changed very fast as you'll see in variations.
Thank you for vs and comments which were better than expected
for Portencross Pier - Dave I think your suggestion for a crop and keeping in the
blurry figures is a good one (how do you always see the best crop?) and a big thank you to Ryan
who seemed completely surprised by my efforts and gave me his precious User Award
which is very much appreciated considering some of the great material being uploaded.
I struggle to decide somedays between several superb images.

Tags: Trees Mist Landscape and travel West kilbride Overlooking Arran

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
24 Aug 2013 12:19AM
I have never seen the light as good as this when looking across to Arran, Kate: although there is low cloud across the island the air looks clear.
Every time I am down the coast there, there's a heavy sea haze almost obscuring the island.
I like all three and am torn over which I think is the best compositionally but would probably go for V 1.
However, I'd be happy if any one of them was my own.
Very well done for "hurried images".

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Three lovely captures of these landscapes at West Kilbride. Well done Kate.
24 Aug 2013 2:40AM
Beautiful landscape!
Exceptional dynamic range. Composure is perfect on all three but I like number one the most.
24 Aug 2013 4:03AM
natures art...great shot Irishkate............Grin
Benlib 6 1 3
24 Aug 2013 4:09AM
#1 and #2 better, lovely lovely shots. there is a lot going on in these shots, color, tones, layers, lines from the casting light all coming together perfectly.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 Aug 2013 5:35AM
Three glorious images, Kate, perfectly composed, with V.1 just pipping it to the post. Carol
24 Aug 2013 6:45AM
Three beauties. V2 for me, Kate

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 6:52AM
Tree very fine landscapes, V1 is my favourite by a whisker.
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
24 Aug 2013 6:55AM

Quote:Tree very fine landscapes, V1 is my favourite by a whisker.

The light did drop dramatically, glad you got that wonderful light in V1, love the tree line....great captures kate
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 7:04AM
wonderful trio kate wonderful colours and light v3 for me today love that sky a real cracker nice one Wink
24 Aug 2013 7:07AM
Three beautiful landscape images, Kate!
Difficult to choose a favourite but V3, with the wider angle and huge sky, just about gets top spot for me!

24 Aug 2013 7:19AM
Lovely set with V1 standing out for me most.

ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
24 Aug 2013 7:25AM
More good pictures, Kate.
That sky in V1 is just peachy.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 7:27AM
I love v3 Kate - that big sky and wide open landscape is amazing with the small trees dotted along the coast.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
24 Aug 2013 7:37AM
Oh Kate, these are absolutely and amazingly wonderful shots, there are so much to see and say for each of them, but the my mobile modem has started working too slow here. It takes ages to open and upload.
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 7:48AM
V1 is easily the winner here for me, composition excellent with the grass and low light shadows in the foreground, trees overlaying the beautiful sea and mountains and a fantastic sky, a real winner.
V2 Like the composition, the fence works well, I am picking up a bit of blur on the trees from the 1/10 shutter speed, some may say adds to the feeling of the image, not sure for me; still good image though.
V3 Fantastic sky and very good but composition for me not as strong as V1.
You really took advantage of the unusual and very dynamic lighting conditions here.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 8:20AM
I am glad you did stop the bus, Kate as these shots are terrific, I cannot decide which I like best they are all superb. GrinGrinGrin

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
24 Aug 2013 8:25AM
All three are great Kate and with a great sky especially v3Smile
24 Aug 2013 8:35AM
Three beautiful shots Kate, the sky in V3 is stunning, my favourite Smile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 9:35AM
A truly idyllic scene Kate

24 Aug 2013 9:39AM
Excellent captures of fabulous sceneries !
Well done for stopping Kate.. Three gorgeous images but V1 is the one for me.. It has an almost oriental feel to it, with the lovely low mists & clouds.. Compositionally it's wonderful.. Excellent work
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 10:35AM
Wow! V1 and V3 are fantastic!
24 Aug 2013 10:47AM
V1 and 3 for me as well Kate as to which is top placed i'm far from sure all excellent possibly v3 for top shot

Nothern_Licht 9 13 4 Scotland
24 Aug 2013 10:48AM
Stunning image. I love those trees but I have never been able to get a decent picture. V1 is the best of the 3.
Nothern_Licht 9 13 4 Scotland
24 Aug 2013 10:54AM
Here is a friends picture of those trees taken under similar conditions. Cropping in further can give a nice composition although it would be a shame to lose those lovely coloured clouds at the top of the image.
24 Aug 2013 11:23AM
Think it's got to be V2 for me as I didn't notice the mountains in V1.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 11:37AM
3 stunning landscapes Kate each worth of a UA, sorry I only have oneSmileSmile

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 11:46AM
V1 for me KateSmile
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
24 Aug 2013 12:22PM
I'm glad you stopped, this is well worth stopping for.
For me,V3 is the winner. I like the less symmetrical composition and the dramatic light.
9 10 10 England
24 Aug 2013 12:28PM
Well worth the stop Kate and I love V3 with the big sky and the silhouetted trees.Smile
myrab 11 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 1:08PM
Fabulous Kate.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
24 Aug 2013 1:50PM
I have probably told you before Kate,
I do not know Scotland at all.
If you told me this was the Serengeti Plains in Africa,
I would have believed you.
Super set,and fave is V3.
It has a more ''Serengeti'' look to it I think !!
Fantastic trio Kate, I am having trouble deciding my favourite, if I was pushed I would say V3 for the more dramatic sky. Three superb shots taken in a hurry GrinGrinGrin
24 Aug 2013 2:16PM
Stunning image in v1 Kate, got to love that sky....pov is super.......job well done I think.

sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 2:28PM
three excellent images but V3 blows me away I love it xx
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 4:36PM
Terrific shot !!.....V1's a stunner, with glorious light & colour, complimented by those lovely it !!

V2's a beaut too.....but I'd crop off the fence if it were mine ?

V3's sky is incredible !!!
24 Aug 2013 6:36PM
Three glorious images, v1 for me
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 9:01PM
Beautifully done Kate three real crackers.
24 Aug 2013 11:28PM
Wow!!! what a fantastic trio Kate. Terrific. Don
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
25 Aug 2013 12:26AM
Exceptional trio Kate them Smile

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 8:14AM
It's all been said but v2 is my favourite
25 Aug 2013 6:11PM
Brilliant trio Kate..Lin
6 3 8 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 11:55PM
V3 is the best as the is more emphasis on that wonderful skyGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
26 Aug 2013 2:34AM
I love v1 and 2, eye catching landscape ,differant,great use of colour.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Aug 2013 10:59PM
What a wonderful set Kate, i think v1 was the perfect choice as the lead. I only wish I had landscapes like this to photograph on my doorstep, the ones in the Cotswolds are all so twee and done to death

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