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Traigh Uuige

By AnnChown  
The beach at Uige, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides on a day when I think the weather would be described by a Scotsman as 'soft'. There was low mist, drizzle and a stiff breeze. I spent a happy twenty minutes walking up and down the beach wondering where the best perspective would be and found it quite a difficult decision. This is one of my favourite angles from the images I took. Thanks for looking and for any comments and/or criticisms - and thank you to Brian (Bricurtis) for pointing out that the horizon wasn't straight on my original upload! Looking again - I think it could still be out. Sorry to those of you who had already commented and voted...

Tags: Beach Seaweed Isle of lewis Landscape and travel Outer hebrides Uige

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13 Jul 2012 4:15PM
Great image Ann, looks a beautiful place
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 4:42PM
Minimalist, atmospheric, beautifully composed.
I don't think a degree either way off the pure horizontal is a killer!
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
13 Jul 2012 4:59PM
Bill said it all

the French would say "zen"...

jonwebber 13 4 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 5:05PM
Gorgeous, pastel with that hint of tall dark hill on the horizon.
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
13 Jul 2012 5:13PM
So elegant in it's simplicity, Ann: a beautiful shot over the sea to a land mass shrouded in most and sitting in a pool of pale turquoise.
marktc Plus
11 101 15 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 5:24PM
It's a lovely image Ann, I love the soft focus feel to the image, it's a great composition with the waves running up the beach a great lead in to the image
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2461 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 5:27PM
Brilliant in its simplicity.
As for the horizon, I find hazy sea horizons very difficult, as the degree of haze can vary across the frame.
13 Jul 2012 5:28PM
A lovely thought provking image I could do a lot of thinking there.

Stunning and simple composition.

Nice one.


morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 5:35PM
Beautifully simple image, simply beautiful

saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
13 Jul 2012 5:36PM
I think it may be described as a balmy day, weather-wise, Ann. A perfect arguement for the case of less is more. Magically simple and yet full of atmosphere.

franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 5:38PM
Beautiful image Ann.

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
13 Jul 2012 5:46PM
My question would be, where exactly IS the horizin? That aside, this soft beach day has allowed you a beautiful image!

love its softness!
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 6:07PM
wow!!! look at all those awards ... says it al really
13 Jul 2012 6:11PM
The mist is up and down so I think the horizon looks A OK.
The image as a whole is delightful Ann, as good as I recall and enjoyed at the time when I was there. A wall hanger here, you must be running out of space.
Nice diagonals with waves and the little ripples, a shell or a piece of seaweed is always a lovely bonus.

CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 6:18PM
Love the simplicity of this, a super image.

andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 6:33PM
simply stunning ann congratulations on all the well deserved awards top shot Wink
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
13 Jul 2012 6:39PM
You picked a superb perspective, Ann. Beautiful mistiness. I might be wrong, but it looks as though you haven't got a sea/sky horizon to judge what is straight anyway.

danbrann 17 640 17
13 Jul 2012 7:01PM
Quite stunning Ann.
Exquisite Anne.... Sublime mist. & turquoise.. Congrats on awards..
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
13 Jul 2012 7:44PM
Such a peaceful and calming image, wonderful and beautiful image.

13 Jul 2012 7:46PM
A lovely atmosphere here Ann, and a wonderful feeling of wide open space.

John Smile
fentiger 20 920 24 England
13 Jul 2012 8:08PM
Minimalistic composition which has an undefinable appeal.

posty57 13 6 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 8:28PM
It is superb...

14 Jul 2012 5:44AM
Excellent image Ann. GReat DOF. Deep
Ray42 13 3 England
14 Jul 2012 7:27AM
A simple and extremely effective shot Ann - wants to hung on a wall - nice one
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
14 Jul 2012 8:04AM
Hebrides in a nutshell . Storm, sun and wind.
I like the inclusion of the little bit a seaweed!
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
14 Jul 2012 8:42AM
Dreamily beautiful.

Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
14 Jul 2012 12:35PM
This is a true could get lost in it. Fabulous!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
14 Jul 2012 1:47PM
How beautiful. Lost on a tropical island to walk the sand forever...........Sandy
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
15 Jul 2012 12:01PM
16 Jul 2012 9:28PM
This is a beautiful image,well done indeed,lovely work..Lin
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
20 Jul 2012 12:21AM
I like this one, Ann -- especially your composition.

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