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...in between sunshine and showers down the River Clyde near Portencross Castle. Ailsa Craig is in the gloom along the horizon.

Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:My Blue Heaven...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:22 Apr 2012 - 7:05 AM
Tags:Arran & Ayrshire, Ayrshire, Landscape / travel, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled


paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 7:10 AM

Great dramatic image.

minter  5 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 - 7:29 AM

Excellent, I bet you're glad the boat was there!

NDODS Plus Member 54350 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 8:00 AM

A stunning image of the highest quality.

Regards Nathan

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 8:32 AM

Love the layers of grey Dougie - this is full of atmosphere and you have to wonder why anyone would want to sail in these conditions!

rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 8:47 AM

Perfectly placed boat Dougie, full of menace too.

danbrann Plus Member 11544 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 9:15 AM

ou were so lucky that the boat just sailed into the right compositional position. Even the horizon is straight...some people have all the luck.

Baz72  630 forum posts Scotland
22 Apr 2012 - 9:55 AM

Love this one Dougie..the folk on the boat are in for a soaking by the looks of the rain clouds !


RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 9:57 AM

The horizontal banding and extra low horizon both add so much to this shot, Dougie: very moody and atmospheric, the downpours in the far distance raising the levels of the Firth and with that yacht's presence so necessary and so well positioned in the scene.

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
22 Apr 2012 - 10:34 AM

Looks like we are in for nasty weather, a great moood


Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 11:41 AM

Brilliant shot Dougie; one of my favourites of yours.

saltireblue Site Moderator 55042 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway30 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 1:51 PM

I do love the blue/grey effect created by distance, Dougie. The detail of Ailsa behind the veil of rain and the sail boat are the cherry on top of the proverbial cake here.
This should adorn your wall.
I envisage a slight crop, taking a slice off the top to give a more pano format?


Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England218 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 1:53 PM

Now that is some rain storm coming in well timed with the boat too Dougie
Regards Richard

Daisymaye Plus Member 7Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 2:28 PM

Just how it looks here at the moment, less the boat. Beautiful image............Sandy

Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 563 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 7:13 PM

Small yacht, big impact! Great stuff, Dougie.

moiral  5 Scotland
22 Apr 2012 - 7:21 PM

Great capture of the downpours. Wouldn't like to be on that wee boat though Grin. Moira

pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 7:49 PM

dramatic sky Dougie love the appearanceof the boat in the f/g

derekhansen Plus Member 6203 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 7:53 PM

The placement of the boat emphasizes its loneliness in a grand and dramatic setting. Super work Dougie.

dmhuynh72  744 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 8:00 PM

Amazing sight Dougie, and looks like that boat is going to have a rough ride ahead.
have a good weekend

IanFlindt  10740 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 10:36 PM

This is wonderful, Dougie. Layer upon layer of atmospheric mood and drama. The boat and island may be dwarfed by their stormy environment, but they're critical. Fantastic.

paulcr  101536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 10:38 PM

Superb. A perfect candidate for printing large and hanging. Paul

MalcolmM Plus Member 10283 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 12:13 AM

Great atmosphere & drama - Love it.....

23 Apr 2012 - 7:09 AM

If there is someone saying, there is no charm in bad weather - this is the best ever image to prove this person wrong.
Absolutely brilliant image. Love it!
If I was in that boat, I's have been afraid, that with the downpour coming, the boat might sink. Smile

Caledonia  9 Scotland
23 Apr 2012 - 7:58 AM

There's nothing like layers of scottish weather to give a shot atmosphere! Poor wee yacht! Great shot!

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 8:19 AM

Thank You Johanna for your award, I don't get many awards these days but when I get one from a good friend it means so much more.

Thanks to all for the kind comments on a moment I was lucky enough to see and catch and share with you all.


fraser  11631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 12:43 PM

Lovely monochromatic shot Dougie and perfectly cropped too. One of those serendipitous moments when everything comes together and someone with skill and vision is there to capture it.


luceombra  427 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 4:39 PM

Really powerful

DilysT Plus Member 4DilysT vcard United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 - 8:44 PM

Love it! Big Sky. Tiny Boat.


unicorn17  7 Scotland
23 Apr 2012 - 9:19 PM

Just love this ! It would make a fab poster ! Yes- did shed a few tears on saturday .and a few more while I've been editing and making collages from the 100 or so photos I took .

Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 92322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 7:56 AM

Lovely mood captured Doug and a good sense of scale.

Niknut Plus Member 51065 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 3:19 PM

Superb !!!!!!!!!....I love these simple images !, particularly when they've got the impact of this beaut !!.....love the 'power' in that sky, very impressive !!!

25 Apr 2012 - 6:28 AM

Great image Dougie, love the colour in the sky the simplicity of the scene and the boat makes the image just beautiful.


25 Apr 2012 - 8:43 AM

Wonderful mood in the sky.


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