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...about to be swallowed by a rain cloud, as I was shortly after taking this image.

Achnahaird is full of wonderful vistas but you need eyes in the back of your head to spot them as you drive along the road to the Summer Isles.

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
3 Oct 2013 8:37AM
Certainly spotted a good vista here Dougie, good light and details too

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 8:43AM
A stunning capture of this breathtaking landscape Dougie.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 8:44AM
A beautiful scene Dougie, so typical of that wonderful area.

Stunning landscape, Dougie with great FG interest.
AnneB50 5 118 18 Scotland
3 Oct 2013 8:56AM
Ah but it's the changing weather that makes these shots, another. Stunner
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
3 Oct 2013 9:02AM
A fine vista Dougie.
And I do not drive but I have a chauffeur with my wife.
And she has indeed eyes in the back of her head but she would still miss the vistas.
She would be too busy arguing with the poor girl in the Sat Nav !!
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 9:04AM
Quite simply gorgeous tones in the foreground heather and grasses, excellent detail too, and the composition of the vista is stunning.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 9:12AM
Beautiful part of the world and this image captures the feel of it very nicely. Is the hydroponicum still running? I visited a couple of times as a kid while staying at Achnahaird camp site.
I didn't go in but it looks healthy and gets stranger looking each time I'm up there Al.
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 9:21AM
Years since I was up in the area. Must make amends one day Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
3 Oct 2013 9:50AM
You have captured the essence of this part of the land very well in this shot, Dougie, and in a very pleasing composition: the eye moves from the f/g boulders to the lone boulder and then across along the second line of the triangle to Suilven: the warm colours add so much charm.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 10:23AM
You should be walking matie.....
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
3 Oct 2013 10:58AM
A bit desolate out there Dougie. I doubt if I would last long but the effort of trying to get images like this just might keep me going.

Incidentally this is not word for word that I meant to type. My brain would just not recall a couple of everyday words. I reckon the men in white coats will be here soon....and they won't be ice cream vendors.
They don't wear white coats anymore Danny,they come in disguise wearing suits and try to sell you electricity.

9 10 10 England
3 Oct 2013 11:23AM
Where ever your eyes are you're using them very well!!!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 11:45AM
Yes, that cloud has a predatory look.
Everything empty, desolate. Everything still, apart from the cloud.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
3 Oct 2013 12:14PM
That rock on the lhs above the water looks like an opening into another world, Dougie.
Perhaps that's where the white-coated men come from?Smile

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 2:43PM
Yes, that's the land of my dreams.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 3:18PM
Now that looks remote !!!!......lovely shot !!

At least you can see who's following you, with eyes in the back of your head !!......clever trick !!.WinkGrinGrin
3 Oct 2013 6:08PM
Beautifully captured. Looks like a spot of rain may be rolling in.
Didn't read the caption Alun.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 9:58PM
Very nice composition Dougie with some nice side lighting on the rocks and and lovely detail in the grass and reeds.
4 Oct 2013 7:58AM
A real sense of wildness.

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