Claigan, on the Isle of Skye, is known for its ‘coral’ beaches. A walk of about 4.5k’s takes one along the shoreline of Loch Dunvegan to the white beach. Close inspection reveals the sand to be made out of dried, calcified sea weed known as maerl. There are also thousands of tiny, delicate snail shells. The island just off-shore to the left is Lampay whereas the larger island straight ahead is Isay.
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Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-22 8:10
Isle of Skye is amazing but very moody if it comes to the weather. You were blessed with actually blue sky and beautiful light. The result is very appealing. I also like the composition with quite low POV and delicate and curvy lines of the bay.
Thanks for sharing and have a lovely evening!
snunney (67228) 2013-01-22 8:13
A beautiful landscape captured under a very agreeable light. Well composed, making excellent use of the curving coastline to give the image depth. Lovely natural colours and superb sharpness throughout. The sky is quite delightful.
Kielia (20411) 2013-01-22 8:16
another very beautiful and very well composed image! You have captured an incredible mood, the colors and the light are fantastic. Congratulation!
mkamionka (24469) 2013-01-22 9:03
beautiful view, very well captured. You had a great light there and you have perfectly used it. I like the curve of the dark rocky beach in the foreground. The clouds seem to bring rain as Kamilutka mentioned the weather must be really unsettled over there.
timecapturer (30226) 2013-01-22 9:35
what a stunning place Skye is! It is a good 20 or so years since I last visited and this makes me want to go back. I love the sweep of the bay here and the light just makes it all so special. A flawless execution and like John's (Tyro) recent post a shot the Scottish Tourist Board would love to get their hands on!
Regards - Brian.
JFS (32053) 2013-01-22 9:43
The view is beautiful, so pleasant...I like the play of lights and the contrast of the dark snad with the green. The sky is superb too. Good work Rosemary!
cornejo (17988) 2013-01-22 9:58
Hi Rosemary, I love this great shot of this beautiful corner of Highland, a beautiful landscape of a place where there is a good single malt. It is a wonderful picture with excellent sharpness, and interesting details, including the sky. An excellent and charming with high quality work, well done, so congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this great work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Greetings from southern Spain.
dta (51294) 2013-01-22 10:26
Hello Rosemary ,
A fantastic capture of this scottish landscape . the curve of the beach , the colors and contrasts , the sky , the light ... all is great .
Romano46 (4764) 2013-01-22 10:35
bella composizione ricca di colore e di contrasti molto forti tra il bruno della terra , l'azzurro del cielo e del mare e il verde dei prati. Un insieme che unito alla bellezza del luogo ha dato forma ad una composizione impeccabile notevole anche per l'ottima nitidezza.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-01-22 11:11
A well composed picture with beautiful natural frame. Love clouds and wonderful blue sky. The different colours of the field and the bright sky made a nice contrast.
Have a nice evening,
yquem46 (32229) 2013-01-22 11:14
Simply splendid light on this simple scottish landscape
What else should I need to say ?!
Bravissimo, best regards
olive224 (1211) 2013-01-22 12:09
Wonderful light and framing
You're definitly one of my favourite landscape photographer ;)
SNOOP_Chan (3472) 2013-01-22 12:13
Hello Rosemary, this is one spectacular view! Lovely colors in your image. Scotland has some amazing lanscapes and this is certainly one of them. Amazing depth in your composition. Good job!
npecanhuk (53861) 2013-01-22 14:11
Very beautiful place!
Very attractive and pleasant-looking nature photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, dof, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
I really like the two different types of sky and I specially enjoyed the distant elements in the right side of this image!
TFS - congrats,
ACL1978 (5729) 2013-01-22 18:31
I like the clear left-right movement of this shot, Rosemary - the storm moving out of frame, the curve of the shore, the ripples in the water all carry the eye across the frame that way. Beautiful setting - the beaches in particular are really eye catching, though tough to tell if they're at all comfortable for wading or sunbathing... Beautiful light here, and the way the clouds reflect off the water is gorgeous. Thanks!
delpeoples (44900) 2013-01-22 19:46
Hello dear Rosemary
What a fascinating note to accompany your beautiful photo. One never thinks of coral reefs in Scotland, I usually associate coral with romantic islands in the Pacific. So you've changed all that with your photo. Beautiful rich colours and great depth. I always love what the wide angle lens does to the clouds, here they look absolutely endless and the depth is so good, we can see beautiful details in the mountains beyond. Lovely shot.
Hugs, have a happy day
jjcordier (62280) 2013-01-22 22:46
Jolie mise en image de ce beau paysage écossais surmonté d'un superbe ciel.
bayno (16141) 2013-01-23 3:08
wonerful seascape, you compose your scene so nice with vivid colors and strong contrast between, the sky is also beautiful, super dept and razor sharp...i can image the large version how can be nice!!! warm regards,
dkmurphys (36727) 2013-01-23 5:10
Splendid panorama. I like the colors and the quality of your image. Also, the calm of nature is almost real in this photo. Well taken!
ktanska (21495) 2013-01-23 11:19
A beautiful autumn weather. I guess you can't take that granted on the Isle of Skye!
The beach makes very nice curve here and rocks of shoreline make a clear line. I guess tidal variation is fairly big there.
macjake (39207) 2013-01-23 11:29
now this one is pretty cool looking!
one of my favorite photos i've seen here on TE for awhile.
what a difference that sweeping curve makes on the entire scene, as well as the clouds curving around - or at least it looks that way.
It would be great to have a closer look at that beach you mentioned!
very beautiful scenery
Nicou (97543) 2013-01-24 1:43
quel panorama et image quel beau rond et courbe sur la plage et le pré vert et cette vue à l'infini quelle beauté.
Bravo et amitié
Sonata11 (28235) 2013-01-24 10:11
Fantastic composition of nature. Colors, sharpness, clarity, pov are wonderful. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
COSTANTINO (42744) 2013-01-24 10:14
wonderful capture of this landscape
I like the clouds and their movement
onto the blue sky,excellent sharpness
I like the compisition and the low pov
HimalAnda (5610) 2013-01-24 11:45
The curve of the coastline is very nice, leading the eye toward the horizon line.
Noel_Byrne (7259) 2013-01-24 12:29
I love the curves of the bay, and it's really cool that the clouds in the sky seem to be mimicking it in its shape. A beautiful play of light and shadow over a place with such rich and wonderful textures. Te ripples in the water are really cool too.
Thanks for sharing, and all the best.
barni (15745) 2013-01-24 13:23
I too am on the Isle of Skye tonight ;o)
Fantastic light and sky !
abmdsudi (26215) 2013-01-25 19:03
Amazing viewpoint you made and the wide lens is a gift for a shot like this, an excellent camera work and I love the thought you've put into making this. Astonishingly effective as the beach just begs for the wide angle to obtain the effect you are hoping for. A wide-angle shot should make you feel like you are standing there! The scale gives it such a tremendous open wide feel while the curvy lines of three diff colors sweep steadily for the eye to fasten onto as strong lead in lines to take us all through the shot. Excellent perspective by covering the entire bottom of the image with foreground details. A wonderful pict, the joy of of being there and moment, which is well exposed with some contrasting tones and rich colours. What I love most are; the bold contrasting curves, the atmosphere of tranquility and the massive over hanging clouds that make the picture so appealing, Top notch shot :))
fabianoleite (9014) 2013-01-26 7:25
Wonderful seascape with great colors and lights. I like the shapes drawnb by the coast, and the ripples on the sea as well. The greenery provides good contrast. Very peaceful and soothing to look at, nice work. Regrads from Brazil!
annjackman (13177) 2013-01-29 22:37
This is very typical of this area with its deserted beaches and sweeping shoreline. You captured the mood very well with the magnificent colours and light. The quiet simplicity is calming - very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
brianmcc (5536) 2013-01-30 14:26
the colours in this picture are beautiful and very eye-catching. the light is wonderful and adds to the atmosphere of the scene. i love the light illuminating the little beach to the right. it looks to be such a wild and remote place, and so peaceful.
have a lovely evening,
josepmarin (55011) 2013-01-31 12:08
this landscape is impressive and has a great wild beauty, and you have caught it by means of a good framing, in a beautiful composition.
A good luminosity, a beautiful colors, and a photogenic clouds in the sky, provide a high quality at this photo.
A superb work.
fds (5299) 2013-02-14 9:44
dear friend a great beach with fantastic clouds over
great pov and fantastic warm colors
i licke very much this great scenary whit very impressive suggestions
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (18674)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-17
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/22, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Skye Light [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-22 8:01