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...a house with a possible view of all these mountains in Wester Ross.
Taken in The Achnahaird area Suilven (above the boulder) Cull Mor, Stac Pollaidh and Stob Dearg (above the house) along the horizon.

***I seem to have turned on Votes, nowI can't turn them off again, any ideas?

Lens:Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 ZE
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Assynt Dream...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:10 Oct 2013 - 9:46 AM
Tags:Assynt, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Sutherland, Wester ross
Votes:21

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viscostatic
10 Oct 2013 - 9:50 AM

A wonderful vista Dougie. This photograph really captures the feeling of remoteness of the North West Highlands.

Phil.

Last Modified By viscostatic at 10 Oct 2013 - 9:50 AM
mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8776 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1267 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 10:07 AM

The rock balances the house rather beautifully. Playing with scale. Shades of the Father Ted 'Small - far away' scene...
Moira

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 10:44 AM

certainly remote and features some great views but bet it is bleak in the winter.
R.

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 11:12 AM

Good rugged looking shot Dougie.
And give your votes to Alex Salmond.
For a man that tells you sod all,he needs all the ones he can get !!
Mick.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 11:42 AM

There's a lot of well kennt peaks in this expansive view, Dougie, and how remarkably the summits on the horizon contras with the flatter rolling fore and middle grounds.
As Moira says, the positioning of the f/g boulder compliments the positioning of the house.
What views from that house!
Your title suggests it would be a dream to live there but as a townie all my life, I doubt if I could settle in that 'wilderness' although I'd love to visit and see it for myself, and of course explore the photo opportunities.
Ronnie.
PS. I too have occasionally omitted to turn off voting but am not sure if it can be rectified later........R.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 10 Oct 2013 - 11:44 AM
Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 11:47 AM

Beautiful contrast between the rock in the foreground and the soft misty mountains in the distance.
Rende

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 11:56 AM

Ronnie... I doubt I could spend a whole year up here as much as I love the wild beauty of the place. Too quiet and too noisy at different times with noises we are not used to in the city. The gentle lapping of waves can become a torture if not used to it. The whistle of the wind becomes a cacophony of sounds that are hard to endure. We are used to buses and trucks thundering by and it's stuck in our heads.

Paul... I can't really help you here, I know that across the epz site there are many little bands of like minded people who attract each other as opposites attract. You don't see anything in my image, sadly I can't explain the simple beauty I see when I look at the foreshore. I see you shoot lots of people pictures. I did that for 30 years in newspapers, the beauty of nature was fresh to me a few years ago when I retired. Beauty as they say is in the eye of the beholder, we all see things differently. It would be sad if we all saw the same thing as everybody else all the time.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 12:58 PM

kinda isolated .... beautiful

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 11543 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 1:17 PM

The inclusion of That foreground rock is a masterstroke in that baron landscape. Do you carry it about with you?

I think the actual comments by the members say what they find attractive about images whether they be landscape or people messing about in the street. Each to his own.

Last Modified By danbrann at 10 Oct 2013 - 1:22 PM
Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 2:07 PM

A very peaceful life. With beauty all around you. A lovely scene.

woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 4:19 PM

A fantastic skyline, pretty much unmistakeable I imagine. A very descriptive image
The wide open space in the foreground is precisely that: something that every townie should experience at least once. Until you have heard and felt the wind howling across a moor you haven't lived. This is a superb visual description of that feeling.
Regards
Bill

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44335 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 4:28 PM

A rather remote and somewhat barren landscape, however one which is still so very beautiful and so very well captured Dougie. I particularly like the drama unfolding in the skies above.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 5:38 PM

A marvellous landscape from a good vantage point Dougie. I agree about the isolation up there - not many can hack it.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 55003 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway30 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 6:11 PM

Having live in both large cities and in the 'wilds' of the countryside, I feel the noises of the wilderness are more appealing than the cacophony of the city. And the air tastes far better out of town.

As a contrast to the 'peaceful' noise of the wilderness, I thought of "I can see for miles and miles" by The Who when viewing this magnificent vista that goes on and on almost unending.
Given a choice, I choose the noisy wilds, Dougie.

Malc

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 6:37 PM

An excellently considered comment Malcolm sadly seventy years of city living has deafened me to the noise I live with, but makes simple noises, like the wind encroach on my sleep.
My love of the highlands will always overcome any feelings of discomfort, as long as I can drag my carcass up there, let's hope that's to be some years yet, I'm sure it will be....Wink

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis Plus Member 283 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England95 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 8:42 PM

Wild, remote, desolate.... 3 good reasons. Bigger than me...a 4th.


Alan

brownsilent
10 Oct 2013 - 10:28 PM

All the northern beauties in one picture. Runrig's in my head... oh yes!
Johanna

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
11 Oct 2013 - 4:04 AM

I ike the compositions great depth

Peter

brownsilent
11 Oct 2013 - 6:06 PM

I googled the lens... omg... it's near the price of a small car!!!
Jxxx

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 6:20 PM

Not a German Lens my Dear friend.

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