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Fighting Back...

By Scottishlandscapes Mother Nature does the ferns and weeds grow through the piles of slate and stones, softening the harsh edges of the cut stone.
The continuing story of the Ballachulish Slate Quarry.

Tags: Scotland Highlands Ballachulish Lochaber Landscape and travel

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moiral 8 12 Scotland
13 Jun 2012 8:20AM
Amazing where plants choose to grow. The fern looks lovely against all that slate. Moira

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13 Jun 2012 8:23AM
Nice capture. Deep
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
13 Jun 2012 8:37AM
Nature fights back DougieSmile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 9:08AM
Love it
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 11:30AM
Life will appear in the unlikeliest, most barren-looking spots.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 11:53AM
cracking detailGrin
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 12:09PM
The first stage of Returning to Nature. Aren't ferns one of the most ancient and primitive life-forms?
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 1:12PM
mother nature claiming back whats rightfully hers a cracker dougie nice one Wink
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
13 Jun 2012 2:40PM
Isn't nature wonderful.
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
13 Jun 2012 3:32PM
Nothing beats Nature in the end, Dougie. She has a certain inevitability about her.

fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
13 Jun 2012 5:14PM
Like this one a lot Dougie. Good strong composition and good use of colour. Superb.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 6:19PM
such a bold comp .
and yes dont we see this all around us. Mother nature will always be around no matter what we do
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 8:00PM
I like this a lot Dougie, the green of the fern stands out well amongst the slate which has great tones of its own
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 8:02PM
It's the colour combination of that crisp green and slate grey that works for me, as well as the textures in the slates. Super image Dougie!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
13 Jun 2012 8:47PM
Such a great contrast between the slate and the fern. Always a hope for life

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
13 Jun 2012 10:53PM
The start of nature reclaiming her own, Dougie: I remember seeing a similar shot by Duncan McEwan from this area and I had always intended visiting there, but like so many places on my 'hit list' I have never managed.
The bright vibrant green sprouting from the grey slate makes an excellent contrast in both colour but also in patterns, shapes and textures.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 11:02PM
Lovely contrast between the soft texture and vibrant colour of the fern against the cold sharpness of the slate wall Dougie.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 12:16AM
This is absolutely brilliant!
Many Thanks for your UA Johanna, you're a star.
16 Jun 2012 6:41PM

Quote:It's the colour combination of that crisp green and slate grey that works for me, as well as the textures in the slates. Super image Dougie!

Very well spotted composition.
MalcolmM Plus
12 909 5 Scotland
16 Jun 2012 6:43PM
Missed this one. Lovely green against the slate, excellent image.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 3:20PM
Complimentary shapes with contrasting colour. There's also a nice rhythm to the wall which leads you in. As others have said this is a well composed intimate landscape which works very well. Smile

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