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...sheep have the right of way on single track roads, or so they think.
The mountain rises out of the gloom across Achnahaird Bay as some sunlight splashes the moor with colour.

Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark III
Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:8 Oct 2013 - 5:56 AM
Tags:Assynt, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Ross & cromarty, Scotland, Suilven, Sutherland, Wester ross
Votes:Voting Disabled


Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 6:38 AM

One of my favourite mountains and very well captured here.


Margaret101 Plus Member 4Margaret101 vcard United Kingdom
8 Oct 2013 - 7:02 AM

lovely capture. love the sheep on the road!

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 7:06 AM

brilliant comp dougie wonderful detail and tone a belter nice one Wink

whatriveristhis Plus Member 280 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England94 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 7:42 AM

Wow! ....what a skyline. I'd never get tired of looking at that. Lovely image that feels so natural. So much photography of the West coast looks over-worked, over-glamourized, artificial and staged. It says more about photography than it does about the landscape. Something your work is never guilty of, Dougie. Excellent.


Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 7:56 AM

like your comp and the light here Dougie.
the shhep looksl like its heading to see what your up to.

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 8:16 AM

Magnificent Suilven - instantly recognisable, as are the dreaded sheep! Alan has hit the nail on the head.

8 Oct 2013 - 8:17 AM

That unmistakable skyline softened by the passing clouds. Like the sheep too, so typical of the area. Great photography Dougie.


woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 9:09 AM

Another superb composition that captures the character of the land to perfection.
Sheep regard themselves as kings of the road on the moorland of County Durham, too; they seem to want to graze on the tarmac. They don't appear to take much notice of the landscape, either.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8749 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1240 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 9:21 AM

Do the sheep use the passing places, I wonder? Wonderfully surreal beauty, another world where different priorities apply.

brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 9:41 AM

Look! My friends were on the road as well. Oh... I love this one!

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 9:43 AM

I was about to say thanks for the good comments and your User Award arrived.
Thanks very much Johanna you've made my day.
Always good to hear from you too.


RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 11:14 AM

As they seem to have right of way you'd have needed to reverse to one of the plentiful passing places on this stretch???.......unless of course you used a telephoto, in which case perhaps they are more spread out than seems so.
Another so easily recognisable mountain outline on the horizon.
The band of sunlight contrasts well with the otherwise duller vista.

NDODS Plus Member 44244 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom115 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 12:02 PM

A beautiful vista, the skyline dominating the image whilst the local farming stock takes a stroll...

Superb DougieGrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 12:28 PM

Another splendid view Dougie.
I recall as a little nipper there was a big house not far from where I stayed.
It had a big garden full of sheep.
I used to think how nice of them to keep sheep as pets.
It was not until later on I discovered it was a slaughterhouse !!

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 12:31 PM

Oh,I forgot to mention.I will not be so suspicious of my neighbours motives in future !!

briantjjones Plus Member 2briantjjones vcard United Kingdom
8 Oct 2013 - 2:22 PM

Dougie, Lovely image with atmosphere. I'm sure that's the same sheep I passed on the way down to Achnahaird beach a few weeks ago Wink

Brian J.

danbrann Plus Member 10536 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 2:45 PM

Gosh Dougie those sheep seem very pleased to see you Just like the boys at our local dance hall eyeing up the female talent but the sheep are better looking than some of them .
A stunning image Dougie and the sheep lover from Germany certainly knows how to please a man.

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 5:32 PM

nice one.... or should I say more

Last Modified By barbarahirst at 8 Oct 2013 - 5:33 PM
saltireblue Site Moderator 54932 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway28 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 6:12 PM

They seem to be welcoming an old friend, DougieWink Or just being naturally inquisitive, like most sheep.

A grand view in the bg, if one sees beyond the four-legged fg interest.Smile


Niknut Plus Member 51006 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 7:06 PM

Lovely shot !!.....cracking craggy profile on the mountain !!!

Didn't realise you took your 'pets' on holiday too ??....adds a nice homely touch !!

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
8 Oct 2013 - 7:09 PM

At least do they not looks stressed


Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 2:26 AM

Lovely country with those spectacular mountains in the b/g.

almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 7:27 PM

Very characterful and enjoyable!

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