As the heat continues unabated in Windhoek (37C+ for the past two weeks), my mind wanders back to overcast days and damp weather.Oh how pleasant it would be to be able to complain about the wet and cold!
This shot was taken from the Elgol slipway from where one can see over Loch Scavaig to the Black Cuillins beyond.
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Romano46 (4956) 2013-02-02 3:53
Un altro incanto scozzese!
I colotri cupi rendono la scena drammatica mentre il mare insolitamente calmo è in forte contrasto con il resto della scena.Una scena che è esattamente l'opposto di quello che si è soliti vedere di questa regione e cioè prati verdi e mare tempestoso.
Hai colto una bella scena e la tua tecnica fatta di nitidezza e forte contrasto lìha saputa esaltare nella giusta misura.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
SNOOP_Chan (3474) 2013-02-02 4:37
Hello Rosemary, very nice image here. The light is absolutely stunning. I love the grey tones in your composition. Nice mysterious mountains silhouettes in the background. Well done.
npecanhuk (53913) 2013-02-02 4:49
Although I miss a bit more of sharpness, I love the sort of mysterious mood of this place and the way you photographed it as to chosen pov, composition, exposure and colors!
CLODO (24734) 2013-02-02 5:21
Typical scottish, with rain and sun 4 times a day! Wonderfull overcast sky, and the boat seems very tiny in the deserted loch.
Spend a good FRESH WE!
Sergiom (39298) 2013-02-02 6:01
Si on prépare un voyage en Écosse, c'est sûrement pour prendre ce genre de photos. Quel paysage magnifique. J'aime beaucoup cette lumière sur la montagne en arrière plan.
Nicou (97775) 2013-02-02 8:17
quel ciel et compo fantastique vue et image avec ce brillant sur l'eau superbe panorama de rêve une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
ACL1978 (5789) 2013-02-02 8:34
Now THAT'S light, Rosemary - I love how the cloud cover is infused with sunlight, and then at right it just explodes through, casting down on the far mountaintop and spreading along the water. The reflection all along especially the right edge is beautiful, and the small tug off to the left helps to balance the attention. Perfectly sharp and very nicely framed. Thanks!
JFS (32179) 2013-02-02 8:53
Wow, that's the end of the world! Silver and golden lights, i like the sense of tranquility...and the high quality of your work. Thanks Rosemary!
Noel_Byrne (7426) 2013-02-02 11:30
Mood and atmosphere are rarely captured so well, this is indeed like a scene from a film. Amazing how the clouds are opened above that one mountain, letting through a beautiful, and perfectly composed area of light which brightens up the entire image. Perfect composition, and classis shot. Thanks for sharing.
All the best
bukitgolfb301 (30087) 2013-02-02 16:00
Hi dear Rosemary
Sorry for my late reply.
I envy you, as you are in the hottest area I am in the cold area. I want to chnage the position each other. Anyway fantastic and dramatic image for severe and rough nature / secnary. Light gradation is so attractive. Thanks a lot and have a good Sunday!
yquem46 (32295) 2013-02-02 22:42
A beautiful scenery, so scottish
Gorgeous sky, silver loch, little boat approaching and well oriented
One that I wish I had in my own gallery
have a nice sunday
jjcordier (62366) 2013-02-02 23:04
Superbe paysage écossais, encore magnifié par ce ciel fantastique. Très beaux tons d'image.
delpeoples (45006) 2013-02-03 1:14
HI dear Rosemary
Oh no, so you're getting the heatwave too? You poor things. I commiserate with you. Especially when it's a muggy heat, you just don't have the energy to do anything. But what a beautiful way to cool down looking at this Scottish masterpiece. The metallic light and the way you've captured it is pure sorcery. I love the way it contrasts with the black, almost volcanic-looking earth. The rugged mountains in the BG and the sun shining through the clouds perfect the image. What a lovely photo, a real stunner.
Have a beautiful day and try to keep cool
dkmurphys (36831) 2013-02-03 1:27
Splendid atmosphere in that very beautiful place.i like the contrasts and the management of light. Good work!
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-03 1:38
I know this place so well - have been there many times while living in Scotland. Excellent choice to get a nice shot! Very well chosen POV and nicely planned composition. The colors are quite muted but the light brightens up the whole image.
krzychu30 (8897) 2013-02-03 2:08
just love the scene and unique,kind of mystery,but still tranquil mood you were able to create here.That´s something we do not see so often as it´s very difficult to captured.You did it perfectly.I think also you couldn´t chose a better timing to immortalize the scene.The sky and light are amazing and make the image so atmospheric.
Have a nice sunday
abmdsudi (26295) 2013-02-03 3:35
Good late hour with spectacular perspective and the display of changing light but I like this scene because I thought it has a kind of dreamlike effect to it and almost surreal embraced dramatically by the heavy sky. Love the positioning of the soft lighted glow of the sun holding the eye so well, and the subtle sea colour is so good. This is very tranquil and atmospheric in dreamy tones. Wonderful catch, Congrats.
marabu61 (3938) 2013-02-03 5:12
While you dream of complaining about the wet and cold, we europeans would wish for some sun after the long and drab winter.
Magnificent scenery in a gorgeous light. The still lake under this dark and brooding sky with the sun just peaking trough one hole in the clouds, this is a strikingly beautiful scenery.
have a good sunday
marina7 (5860) 2013-02-03 7:18
this is one of your best pictures, it's just gorgeous. Don't know why but I don't feel the dampness and cold looking at it. Despite the heavily overcast skies and the dominant gray colors there's a strange feeling of warmth coming from it. Must be because of that amazing golden light coming through an opening in the clouds which is so perfectly positioned in the photo. Excellent work, my compliments.
Kielia (20467) 2013-02-03 8:48
this image is really a highlight composition wise!
You have found a fantastic POV on this spectacular place. I also like the moody colors and the beautiful light. Fantastic photo work!
GREGG (8243) 2013-02-04 10:53
very good crop
from a small boat
beautiful landscape shown in low light
very good POV, sharpness and
have a nice evening
barni (15745) 2013-02-04 13:31
Magnifique vue d'Elgol. Cet endroit est un vrai bonheur pour les photographes.
siolaw (37568) 2013-02-04 23:23
The mood of that place is well conveyed with low light, cloudy sky and the black tones of that 'beach'...
Good framing and placement of all elements
mkamionka (24559) 2013-02-06 1:55
I don't remember when I have ever complained about having too hot weather. I have even visited the hottest place on the Earth, Death Valley in California, in the middle of the summer and I found it quite pleasant. Since several years now I live in Northern Europe and I have phone calls from my family in Poland who are complaining about the very hot summers. I don't remember that feeling anymore.
Great photo here. This is the type of weather which I have almost every day since about 8 years now after I moved from California to Northern Europe. As photogenic as it looks it is really depressing on the daily basis.
Great light, amazing effects on the sky, very dramatic sky and a wonderful seascape.
Cricri (86501) 2013-02-07 10:00
Beau graphisme des montagnes sombres sous des couleurs exceptionnelle du ciel et de la lumière, très belle réalisation
korbee (6301) 2013-02-11 13:08
One is sure Rosemary,you have a sharp eye for the right lightsettingsthis is very Scottisch and dramtic scenery,I really like the the hole in the clouds with the sun shining on the far hills in the background,brilliant stuff!
Cheers and good night.
mumek (20190) 2013-02-11 13:46
I love your photo. Great composition with superb colours of the sky. You captured fantastic light. I would like sit on the shore of the lake and enjoy perfect romantic view. Thanks for sharing
lpi (4424) 2013-02-15 0:09
le paysage est magnifique!
Et quelle belle lumière!
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4435) 2013-02-28 21:13
Wow, 37? We have 30-32 in Manila, and I'm complaining already, well it's actually the humidity that drains your energy, am not sure about Windhoek. Anyway, I love this shot, that opening of the cloud seems to be a paranormal portal. Love the ambiance, the serenity, the hues of the mountains and the view. It's like a scene from Lord of the Rings. =) Wonderful image! TFS
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (18784)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-16
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/22, 1/15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Skye Light [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-02 3:47