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Beauty in Decay

By sut68      
Something a little out of my usual and a little more macabre, but a shot I like and managed to capture a few years back on the wonderful Isle of Skye. These falls are on the way to Elgol on Allt na Dunaiche. Admittedly, there was a little 'set-dressing' for this shot, but the sheep/ram skull was only a couple of feet away from this spot next to it's decayed carcass, everything else was as you see it. A long exposure helped to smooth out the water and make the skull 'pop'.

Tags: Waterfalls Rock Long exposure Skull Landscape and travel

Voters: PhilT2, mj.king, Don20 and 89 more

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DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
10 Feb 2021 3:45PM
Blimey, you still alive?

Love the skull ......
pablophotographer 9 1.9k 405
10 Feb 2021 3:46PM
Voted and shortlisted for award
Gary_Macleod 16 166 Scotland
10 Feb 2021 3:53PM
Sublime work sir
Niknut Plus
11 2.9k 82 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2021 3:54PM
Cracking shot !....great aura of "mystery" in this sombre creation...impressive !Grin
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2021 3:56PM
Excellent work !!
Isabel GrinGrin
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
10 Feb 2021 4:24PM
Cheers guys for your time and awards, much appreciated.

DaveU, very much alive and kicking sir ... just choosing to kick 'my ball' about elsewhere these days ... hope you and yours are all fine and dandy too.
10 Feb 2021 4:27PM
And onwards the river flows..........yes, love this, 💖 and Skye too, a magical island.

Dave 🙂
debu 11 India
10 Feb 2021 4:28PM
Excellent image.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 16 Wales
10 Feb 2021 4:29PM
Jumped out of the gallery. Nice one Paul.
saltireblue Plus
11 11.8k 75 Norway
10 Feb 2021 4:50PM
First DaveU, now you, Paul...are they slipping the hostages free at long last, one by one?Wink
Great comeback image.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
10 Feb 2021 5:09PM
LOL Malc, DaveU waffles so much they probably let him go for a quiet life. Me? I've been dipping in and out but tend to be elsewhere nowadays. Great to hear from you, glad you like the shot too.

Cheers Tom, much appreciated bud!!!
cooky Plus
17 6 3 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2021 5:21PM
What a good placement, good image without the skull but a great image with it! So pleased you didn't just have it in your camera bag!

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
10 Feb 2021 5:34PM
LOL, thanks ... nope, not summat I carry around. Needless to say I gave my hands a damn good wash in that water after moving it.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2214 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2021 6:31PM
As if the sphinx-like rock isn't ominous enough, you also include a skull for good measure. Then the long exposure on the falls adds to the eeriness. I love it all !
chris-p Plus
15 75 England
10 Feb 2021 6:43PM
martinl 17 269 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2021 7:12PM
Great stuff mate.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
10 Feb 2021 7:17PM
Not as sure footed as he thought. I often wonder how many meet their maker on those cliffs. Love how it pops. An amazing image. Love it.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
10 Feb 2021 10:40PM
Cheers Mr P for your award and a big thanks everyone for your time and comments on this one.

Regards all,
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
11 Feb 2021 10:05AM
Iím only out on day release TongueTongueTongue
11 Feb 2021 3:22PM
Classy image, Paul.Smile
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
11 Feb 2021 3:53PM
Cheers Paul and many thanks for your UA too ... you too Pamela, thank you.
BydoR9 10 37 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2021 7:17PM
Love this mate. The whispy, milky water has a ghostly feel, which the skull totally matches, so it doesn't feel gimmicky. Smile
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
11 Feb 2021 10:18PM
Cheers Andy, and thanks too for your UA ... hope you are keeping well mate!!
BydoR9 10 37 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2021 1:10PM
Keeping well so far mate - hope you are too!! Smile
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
12 Feb 2021 1:45PM
Yes mate thanks, all good here. Fran's now officially retired and I'm just as busy now as I was before lockdown ... crazy times.
12 Feb 2021 6:47PM
Excellent image.

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
13 Feb 2021 10:06PM
Thanks Lory 👍🏻
Yogendra 17 22 1 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2021 1:18PM
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
14 Feb 2021 1:24PM
Thanks Yogendra
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
15 Feb 2021 10:41AM
Bloomin'eck ... cheers team ... gobsmacked!!! Grin
cooky Plus
17 6 3 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2021 11:06AM
Huge CONGRATS on image of the week and Editor Award! So well deserved.
Virtual drinks are on you!

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
15 Feb 2021 12:49PM
Definitely, thanks Cooky, whatís your poison? 🤣
BydoR9 10 37 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2021 1:04PM
Very well done on photo of the week Mr Sutton, well deserved👍

It just goes to show it's the person behind the camera and not the latest gear that counts! Good old 40D R.I.P. Wink

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
15 Feb 2021 1:45PM
Yes mate, I've always said it's not the tool you use it's the tool using it that counts Wink
TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2021 2:54PM
Oh yes Smile Absolutely, wonderfully, superb!
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
16 Feb 2021 3:58PM
Thanks Tanya, very nice of you to say and cheers too for your award.

Thanks also Mara and Pete for your awards too.
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
17 Feb 2021 1:26PM
Great image, Paul. I saw that rock and recognised it immediately. I have a portrait image of the rock and falls with Bla Bheinn in the background. No sheep skull though. You’ve taken the fg rock to a new level 😂
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
17 Feb 2021 1:26PM
Cheers too Alun
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
17 Feb 2021 1:59PM
Just gone back through the shots and realised I too have a shot that sounds similar to yours Alun ... great minds Wink
17 Feb 2021 10:10PM
Incredible image, well spotted.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
23 Feb 2021 3:50PM
Cheers John

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