Salen Boats

By Scottishlandscapes  
Some of the scrapped fishing boats left to rot at Salen on the Isle of Mull. A sad site to see but seems like we see this happening all over the country with closures and moving production abroad...

Tags: Landscape and travel

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glazzaro 11 70 23 United States
14 May 2005 10:54PM
Excellent shot, really need to look at the large version to appreciate it. In addition to the wrecks which have excellent detail, the sky you captured is beautiful, well taken! Spot on! Click!!!


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bzbee Plus
12 102 3 United Kingdom
14 May 2005 11:18PM
Graphic detail and a sad commentary on the demise of this way of life..
arnieg Plus
12 704 England
14 May 2005 11:20PM
nice shot of the old boats and colour
AngelaR 11 155 United Kingdom
14 May 2005 11:25PM
Very sad, I agree, but it has given you a lovely composition. Well spotted.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
14 May 2005 11:50PM
Great documentary of a sad history, but thats life.

kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
15 May 2005 1:17AM
Nice composition, great subject
mcc28_x 12 33 United Kingdom
15 May 2005 1:35AM
Nicely done.

15 May 2005 1:38AM
Great shot of the sips, very well presented, agree with the state of affairs regarding moving production abroad

dalischone 12 295 Scotland
15 May 2005 2:01AM
Lovely shot, excellent comp. Great story behind it too, got to agree with you, Scotland produces some the of the best of what nature has to offer but we really don't appreciate it.

johnjrp 12 432 5 Australia
15 May 2005 2:06AM
Very nice. click. John
IanFlindt 12 740 21 United Kingdom
15 May 2005 6:05AM
Beautifully composed image, Douglas. The cloud hanging over the fishing boats is metaphorically spot-on.
John_Duckett 12 386 2 Norfolk Island
15 May 2005 10:16AM
A great composition packed with interest

silburkp 12 3 England
15 May 2005 11:11AM
Great composition.
rf 12 United Kingdom
15 May 2005 12:20PM
good colourful image good dof well taken click.
AngieLatham 12 790 2 United Kingdom
15 May 2005 12:37PM it was YOU clogging up the passing place then!Bloody tourists! Wink

Great shot of these boats Dougie....having shot them time and time again I can appreciate how hard it is to get a good shot of them! ( I still haven't managed it yet!)

More please Grin
15 May 2005 12:41PM
Cheers Angie I just hope that I get the mountains correctly named or you may cast a spell on me and make me live on Mull till I can do PhotoShop as well as yourself...
All the best

by the way you didn't click

by the way by the way
A local chap in a Land Rover Defender stopped suddenly for a sheep, I wasn't sure if he was worried about his car or had fallen in love.
Tonyd3 12 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
15 May 2005 2:09PM
Your so right i am Doomed and have been for a long time, nice to see this type of image Doug. take me to the fairy glen sometime.
I'm not holding hands... sorry
highlander 12 32 Scotland
15 May 2005 10:03PM
Probably the best photograph in your portfollio Dougie, the balance of light and the composition is to be admired...I like the cloud formation which compliments the colours. The big picture is excellent. Have a good week.
MikeA 11 1.3k England
15 May 2005 11:13PM
Sad bit of social history sympathetically photgraphed.

AngieLatham 12 790 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2005 11:22AM
16 May 2005 12:07PM
Thanks Angie

Large version is awesome, Luv the contrasting colours, framing is perfect!!
Cheers and click to ya...Suzan Smile
pfheyes 12 254 1 United Kingdom
20 May 2005 3:14AM
Very nicely composed image, Dougie, and very provocative. The horizon line seems to slope to the right, reinforced by the cloud formation, although I don't think it's genuinely the case (optical illusion?). Might be worth trying a CCW rotation to 'straighten' it, but the image is fine as it stands.


it's weird but I tried this several ways, the prob starts with the far shore in the left sloping, and it gets worse each time I look at it.
liparig 12 233 United States
22 May 2005 12:24PM
excellent composition and colors
KenTaylor Plus
12 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2005 11:26AM
Well taken.
Good saturation of colours.
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
1 Jul 2005 10:19AM
Sad story, but this is a very good documentary of what is happening.

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