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Where The Wild Things Are

By MrsS    
Good Evening - I hope yet another Monday wasn't too traumatic! Smile

Still on Skye and back to Elgol tonight - I trust that's okay with you.

After we'd paid our respects to JCB, MrS & I wandered back to the water's edge and had a chat with another photographer who was shooting Large Format and would only expose 3 sheets of film per shoot - so, he naturally had lots of time to natter! Good to meet you, Tim! Smile

We were then joined by a minibusful of photographers who were on a tour, and what tour of Skye wouldn't include a trip to Elgol??

So, it then became a challenge to find a spot which wasn't in someone else's shot, or that didn't have another photographer in it. MrS decided that JCB was the way to go, and after a quick scan, I spotted an empty outcrop. Daintily, I picked my way over to it - (careful with the comments, now!) and settled down for the duration. At this point, my wellie had a spectacular malfunction and with a VERY soggy foot, I made my way back to the car - but not until we got just as wet on the outside from the squall you can see over the Cuillins! Good job no-one was taking shots of me trying to scramble over the rocks to shelter at this point - mind you - the 250 from my tv appearance would be very welcome as I now have to purchase new wellies! Tongue

Anyway, I hope you like the image - have a great evening - need to catch up with some marking and at least two episodes of Breaking Bad! Grin

Thanks, as always, for your time

Fran x

Oh - as for the title, the Boss & I have already spotted a dragon's head, a giant's hand and an American Bald Eagle's head in the rocks - so what wild things can you find?????

Tags: Light Wet Rocks Water Clouds Cuillins Squall Landscape and travel Incoming Loch skavaig

Voters: sut68, Chant57, Buffalo_Tom and 73 more

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barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 6:56PM
Lots of wild things that's for sure

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11 Nov 2013 7:05PM
Fran, it's a great image with a lovely story. I still have my usual problem with "milky" water, but the depth here has paid off well. Oh and I can see a gargoyle face on the right!

Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 157 England
11 Nov 2013 7:06PM
Excellent write up and I can even spot those wild things you mention. Quite spookily realistic, if a dragon can be such!! Oh, and a superb image as well.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
11 Nov 2013 7:09PM
Thanks Barbara, Mike & Dave Smile

HUGE thanks for the GEA, Dave, what a great start to the week! Almost as good as that cheque from the tele Wink Seriously - Thank You!!! Smile

Cheers All!
Fran x
Term 14 86 9 England
11 Nov 2013 7:12PM
Dunno where to start with this one Fran, its an incredible shot, and one of my favs over recent weeks.
Certainly something for me to aim for,
Love the contrast of crisp details and smooth water, and the mountains in the background, very well composed image,

John_Horner 14 12 2 England
11 Nov 2013 7:20PM
A really cracking image Fran

sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
11 Nov 2013 7:24PM
Your best shot from the week IMHO Smile x
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 7:36PM
How about a suitcase?Wink

Niknut Plus
9 2.3k 80 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 7:37PM
Gorgeous !!!......beautiful subtle colors !!
Mari 16 1.8k United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 8:02PM
Just gorgeous Fran Smile

almiles 10 38 102 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 8:15PM
Cracking stormy water movement to compliment the half hidden hills and the subtle colouring is so beautifully moody. A very enjoyable write up too! Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
11 Nov 2013 8:24PM
Gosh! Where do I start???

Thanks Ben, John, MrS, Adrian, Keith, Mari & Alan Smile

Praise indeed, Boss - certainly didn't expect your UA!!! Grin

HUGE thanks to you too, Mari for your UA, means a tremendous amount! Smile

Cheers All!

Fran x
scootphoto 6 27 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 8:44PM
Spectacular image and shame you didn't make the tv, could have been rather funny to see Wink
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
10 112 38 Wales
11 Nov 2013 9:01PM
Brilliant capture indeed!
11 Nov 2013 9:42PM
A great image - lovely tones and drama from both sky and sea. For me the sea is perfect, showing movement yet clear definition. Love your story too - Hope your welly shopping proves successful ! SmileSmile

11 Nov 2013 10:46PM
A really excellent image.
Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 11:16PM
rontear Plus
16 19 8 England
11 Nov 2013 11:21PM
Wild !!! Fran.
IanBurton 10 81 7 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 8:06AM
You certainly captured the atmosphere and elements here, love it. Wink
IanFlindt 15 740 21 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 1:01PM
Ooooooh, this has it all, Fran. A masterpiece and almost certainly my favourite from a much-photographed location.
martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 2:10PM
A quality shot Fran and congrats on the HC (you deserve it after all that lot!!)
martin.w Plus
17 588 22 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 8:01PM
A fine shot Fran, well worth all the grief....and congrats on the GEA Wink
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
13 Nov 2013 6:15AM
Thanks MrW - (it's his age, you know!) Wink

Thanks too, MrEEK, Ian, Ron, kate, Effrossini, Phil, Alun & Scott for your lovely comments Smile

Special thanks too, to Mr Flindt for your UA - perhaps this should go on the 'Franthena' list?? Grin

Cheers All!

Fran x

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