By Scottishlandscapes  
...I was driving along to this beach at Talmine in Sutherland when I passed this girl on the road. Never though much of it til she went onto the sand and I have a few images of a bare back rider in the sand. This is one of a couple I want to post.
Never expected the swooping seagull to get in on the act.

Tags: Landscape Scotland Photo journalism Highlands Sutherland Talmine Farr Trip 2013

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lovely shot like it a lot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
4 Aug 2013 3:59PM
Action !!! Dougie.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
4 Aug 2013 4:21PM
She has a fine upright style, so is obviously a capable rider, Dougie. That's a working horse she's riding. Beautiful image. Dressed rehearsal for a Lady Godiva production?

mrswoolybill Plus
9 984 1498 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 5:00PM
Freedom to roam, freedom to soar. Bare back and bare feet, she's seriously good but she knows how to enjoy herself as well. The gull is a bonus. Flight is real freedom...
4 Aug 2013 5:32PM
Great to be able to catch this moment in time..
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
4 Aug 2013 5:48PM
It's the unexpected that sometimes make the best of shots but you have to be prepared and with an open mind: what a delightful place to have a canter, and the bird getting in on the act is an extra bonus that for sure could never have been planned.
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 6:14PM
That must be so exhilarating.Smile

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
4 Aug 2013 6:43PM
Good when all the elements appear to come together unexpectedly Dougie.
Well timed with all the elements here
Regards Richard
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 7:09PM
The seagull balances the picture beautifully and horse and rider is something different for you Dougie, simply a great shot
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
4 Aug 2013 8:37PM
Lovely shot Dougie, and the gull is a bonus.
About the church; I read that they did all the measuring with a knotted rope in those times.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 8:55PM
wonderful comp and timing dougie super colour and light a cracker nice one Wink
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 9:07PM
Wonderfully natural and free! It's what life should be.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 9:42PM
well composed shot Dougie, it is hard to get it this sharp when you got movement.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 10:16PM
Great action going on here Dougie
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
4 Aug 2013 10:16PM
riding bare back..that's the way to go Dougie .You certainly have the luck of the Scots with that Seagull. A superb image.
5 Aug 2013 3:52AM
Wasn't she a sweetheart to take her horse down on the sand. Makes a lovely shot and with the seagull too......Sandy
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
5 Aug 2013 5:37AM
I guess it is the seagull that makes her react and get the defensive pose

woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 8:17AM
Seagulls swoop in where angels fear to fly, Dougie!
Freedom is a lovely sight indeed.
8 Aug 2013 11:10PM
She's a real amazone! Lovely horse - I'd love to be able to do this! But I must admit, I've never been on a horseback!

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