Strangers on the Shore...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...for once other photographers seemed OK, they add some scale to the mountain across Loch Scavaig.

The weather was wonderful and moody the whole week we were on the island.

Tags: Scotland Skye Elgol Lochaber Landscape and travel

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Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
1 Nov 2011 2:23AM
Beautiful light and shadow in this Dougie. A beautiful image as always. We're at the ferry terminal in Victoria and I just happen to have a meager little wifi signal. We'll be catching the ferry in the morning to Port Angeles in the U.S.. ..........Sandy

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
1 Nov 2011 4:36AM
I am glad you were happy with the weather for photography, Dougie: watching the BBC weather reports here seemed to indicate heavy rain more or less all week whilst you were there.
The sun catching on the far shoreline and shoulder of the mountain warms the otherwise subdued tones elsewhere, and as you say the figures do help one's appreciation of the scale of things.
Ronnie it rained all the way there and all the way back but rarely while we were on Skye, when it did it was followed by rainbows and sunny sky.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
1 Nov 2011 5:16AM
Wonderful moody landscape with a great bit of lighting and the figures are definitely a bonus.

Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 6:16AM
This is a first class image!
For the subject, for the people there who give us an idea of how imense this is, but most of all for the beautiful use of the light! IB
David 15 32 Scotland
1 Nov 2011 6:28AM
The light is beautiful and people do give an impression of the scale. Love that moody sky too.
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
1 Nov 2011 7:25AM
Lovin' that light Dougie!

rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
1 Nov 2011 7:27AM
Figures add scale Dougie, but that light is fantastic !!!
1 Nov 2011 8:26AM
Looks like you had very atmospheric weather so great for these moody images you are posting .Lovely to see .GillWink
oll1e 9 57 2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 8:32AM
gorgeous light dougie ,what an awesome sight Wink
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
1 Nov 2011 8:33AM
Excellent shot loving telephoto landscapes atm and this is one such goodie!
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
1 Nov 2011 8:59AM
Like the nice patch of light in this one Dougie, well worked
Regards Richard
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 9:11AM
You certainly captured the moment with this 'un, Dougie, with the patch of light on the far shore extending to the photographers' patch on this side.
Before opening this photograph I had Franz Liszt going through my brain; now it's Acker Bilk Smile
alansnap Plus
12 577 26 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 9:33AM
A fine shot and the bit of red certainly adds to the scale. You were lucky with the weather, but I have found that some of the worst weather often blows over the islands.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
1 Nov 2011 9:46AM
Nice bit of light Doug.
fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
1 Nov 2011 9:55AM
Majestic Dougie. Great use of the telephoto and the figures. IMO one of your best.

viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 10:06AM
Yes Dougie, they add a sense of scale. The lighting is beautiful and I like the dark layer of cloud at the top of the frame.

danbrann Plus
12 624 17
1 Nov 2011 11:59AM
Gosh Dougie...thats on Fire. I still think I would have taken those others out.I know they add scale Dougie but they are a it of a distraction..possibly because you mentioned them.
1 Nov 2011 4:16PM
sublime place!

carterart 12 74 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 5:17PM
This is a different shot from this oft photogrpahed place with great timing of the light that wandered past. I think the people add scale and balance and make the shot.
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 5:54PM
Stunning shot Dougie !!!!!.....cracking composition, with perfect light & colour .....1st class !!

Blimey !!!!....just thought, it's been 17 years since I stood on the top of Sgurr-na-Stri !!!.....glorious memories !!!!!!!!
1 Nov 2011 5:59PM
Lovely splash of light on Sgurr na Stri, Dougie and it works well with the togs on the shore.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 6:51PM
That light is stunning Dougie - and the two "boys" certainly add something! Glad you had good light!
moiral 6 12 Scotland
1 Nov 2011 7:25PM
What a beautiful shot Dougie. Lovely lighting highlighting the shoreline and the colour on the side of that mountain. Moira
1 Nov 2011 9:16PM
Wow! That's a wonderful image, Dougie. Cracking image with the kind of light we all seek and seldom find. A bit special this!
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 9:58PM
Dramatic lighting, colours and sky Dougie. I'm glad you had good weather for your stay.

jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
2 Nov 2011 5:41AM
Majestic composition and use of light

2 Nov 2011 9:07AM
Great light and detail on that bulge of a mountain, superbly composed,
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
4 Nov 2011 3:25PM
A beautiful capture of the light on the mountain. Paul

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