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Monochrome Defences...

By Scottishlandscapes stops the boulders and pebbles on this beach being flung beyond this wall which is about five foot high as I recall. On South Uist in the Western Isles, Scotland.

Tags: Black and white Landscape and travel

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Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 10:15AM
Awesome sky Dougie, really has a rather dramatic effect with
those blunders taking centre stage
Great shot

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
13 Dec 2012 10:19AM
Looks to be a substantial deterrent, Dougie, allowing you to just peep over the defences at the view beyond, and what a view with the cloud cover hovering over the distant mountains.
Wonderful detail at every level from a small aperture.
And the B and W presentation does add character.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
13 Dec 2012 10:41AM
Storm breaker Dougie !!!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 11:16AM
This is a wonderful composition Dougie, certainly not the norm, but so wonderfully observed. The monochrome certainly enhanced the overall scene quite magnificently

Regards Nathan GrinGrin
KenTaylor Plus
13 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 11:48AM
And how different it would be in colour.
My inclination would lean towards a darker sky and a trim at the bottom.
It would be on my list for a big print.
13 Dec 2012 11:50AM
The colour version is available HERE
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 12:43PM
I have become quite a connoisseur of regional dry stone walling techniques over the years, this is intriguing. It does appear to be really a long pile of boulders without any apparent structure - but the rocks big enough are to stay in place. (Derbyshire does this with much smaller stones and the walls collapse if anyone so much as leans against them!).
Lovely textures and surfaces. I wonder who put the pebbles there?
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 12:55PM
The monochrome really emphasises the textures and differentiates between them.
13 Dec 2012 12:56PM
Moira probably the sea, as there are mounds and mounds of similar and larger pebbles of similar and larger size within a few feet of the wall. The whole beach along here is comprised of pebbles. Some of these beaches are very noisy as the tide thunders in and the pebbles grind against each other.
You could lean against this wall and never budge it.
13 Dec 2012 1:20PM
A great shot and a wonderful composition.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
13 Dec 2012 1:27PM
This reminds me of home. We have large rocks in front of our place for the same reason. But we still have to remove small rocks and debris when we get home in the Spring. Never thought of taking a shot of them in mono. But this looks great and love those clouds.......Sandy
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
13 Dec 2012 2:37PM
a history lesson in mono...just like when I was a wee wain.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
13 Dec 2012 4:03PM
Not your classic view of those hills Dougie, certainly looks a strong defence against the wind and seas
Regards Richard
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 4:32PM
The old boys
Are all leaving
Leaving one by one
Where young birds go flying
Spread your wings and run
But over the fields
By the drystone walls
An eagle will come no more
Runrig - The Old Boys

They must have had such a picture in their heads when they wrote this song. Beautiful detail in that wall,
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 6:55PM
Excellent capture, love the sky and povGrin
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 8:30PM
I really like the contrast in texture between the rocks and the cloud Dougie.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
14 Dec 2012 12:50AM
Simply, wonderful mono!
old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
16 Dec 2012 5:20PM
Lovely contrasts in this B&W, Dougie!

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 5:00PM
Grrrr...missed this one too !!

Impressive shot !!.....lovely strong F/G, & beautiful sky !!!!

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