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Sligachan Bridge

By WeeGeordieLass    
Legend has it that if you dip your face in the river water by the Sligachan Bridge, you will be granted eternal beauty - well all I can say is.....it didn't work for me!!!

The movement of the clouds flowing over the top of the mountain and the smooth, silky looking water were enhanced with a black & white conversion.

The colour version just didn't cut it.

Tip...if you feel like having a go at obtaining eternal beauty on your visit to Sligachan on the Isle of Sky, just bear in mind that the water is positively Arctic!!

Hope you enjoy looking at the scene as much as I did capturing it.

Thanks for looking
ElaineGrin

Tags: Long exposure Black and white Isle of skye Landscape and travel Sligachan bridge

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2294 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2017 8:41AM
This brings back so many memories. We went on a camping holiday in Skye in 1976, with three bachelor friends. The choice was between staying on the camp site at Fairy Glen, with reasonable facilities but no bar; and staying on the field by the bridge, just below the pub, where there was a stand pipe for water and toilets available during opening hours (which admittedly amounted to best part of 24 hours...) Guess which option the lads went for..
There's a photo somewhere of me washing my hair in the river by the bridge, this brings back how b***** cold the water was!
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
17 Jan 2017 9:16AM
I might get as far as a beautiful toe.

A really good mono.
17 Jan 2017 9:50AM
Great B&W - love the cloud formation.GrinGrinGrin
richmowil Plus
11 414 2 England
17 Jan 2017 10:18AM
Excellent composition, just love the clouds!!
17 Jan 2017 11:03AM
Excellent image, I will be past it for eternal beauty for me Tongue
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
17 Jan 2017 2:12PM
I think I'd suffer a few seconds of icy cold water on my face if it worked! Wink A lovely composition and capture Elaine, looks good in mono Smile
Trev Smile
Spkr51 4 United States
17 Jan 2017 4:47PM
Beautiful shot *****
RobboB Plus
14 133 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2017 6:27PM
I really like those clouds and wonderful mono tones
DavidLaverty 9 820 Northern Ireland
18 Jan 2017 12:24AM
Just superb!
FabioKeiner 7 111 1 Austria
18 Jan 2017 10:27AM
absolutissimo very best
18 Jan 2017 11:41AM
Excellent composition and well presented in mono.
David
18 Jan 2017 8:46PM
Hello Everyone,

What a wonderful surprise when I got home from work to see such interest and appreciation in my shot of Sligachan Bridge, on the Isle of Skye.

Adam (Sherlob), thank you so much for the Guest Editor Award – this is the first time I’ve received this kind of award and I really appreciate it. It’s very encouraging for me.

Robert (ossca), Moira (mrswoolybil), Tom (dukes_jewel), Steven (sjcphotography), Neville (nevJB), Bill (richmowil), Phil (Mex), Robert (RobboB), Guy (Drummerdelight), David (DavidLaverty), Eddie (Kilmas), Fabio (FabioKeiner)…………thank you everyone, you’re User Awards are very gratefully received.

Moira…I would choose the stand pipe too!! I’m glad my shot brought back some memories.

Peter…LOL, the water was too cold even for a little pinkie!

Neville…the clouds looked ok in the colour version, but when I converted to b&w they really popped.

Bill (richmowil)…thanks, I’m glad you like the comp. I remember getting quite cold as it was taking me
ages to set the shot up and settle on a composition I liked.

Bill (Rookery)…eternal beauty didn’t work for me either LOL

Trev…I’m glad you like the mono conversion.

Sangram…Thank You.

Robert (RobboB)…I love those wonderful Scottish clouds

David (DavidLaverty)…thanks for your kind comment

Fabio…that’s a lovely thing for you to say – thank you

David (DavesWork)…thanks for your compliment on the comp and conversion
Andy_Curtis 6 808 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2017 10:08AM
Wow! Absolutely beautiful! Love the tone in this image!

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