I've been looking back at photographs I took in Scotland and couldn't resist posting another one from the beautiful 'Garden of Skye' - the Sleat Peninsula. A picture perfect evening in this tranquil setting
Isleornsay is a small fishing village on the Sleat Peninsula of the Isle of Skye. Across the waters from the village, and over the Sound of Sleat lie the Knoydart mountains of the Scottish mainland, giving a spectacular backdrop to the nearby tidal islands of Ornsay and Eilean Sionnach. On Eilean Sionnach stands a lighthouse built by Robert Louis Stephenson's father in 1857 and automated a little over a century later in 1962.
The lighthouse of Eilean Sionnach is a perfect centerpiece to a quite spectacular bay, surrounded on three sides by cloud-wreathed mountains and the waters of the Sound of Sleat.
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JFS (32027) 2013-01-24 22:11
This image is magic! The light and blue color is fascinating! I love the reflection too. thanks Rosemary!
jjcordier (62280) 2013-01-24 23:16
Ce phare blanc concentre tous les regards. Il est parfaitement placé dans ta composition dont on admire également les tons bleus variés. Très réussi!
HimalAnda (5610) 2013-01-24 23:22
Scotland is a very beautiful country and it is possible to take many good pictures there. This is one perfect example. You managed to take the photography with a beautiful light and you catched the nice reflection of the lighthouse on the sea.
ifege (9408) 2013-01-25 1:04
A beautiful twilight one Rosemary - great colour and definition. Superb scene.
snunney (67172) 2013-01-25 2:19
A very atmospheric composition engendered by the moody blue tones. Lighthouse and reflection are judiciously slightly off-centre. I like the symmetry offered by the hills and their reflections that are also well placed in the frame. Very god clarity.
timecapturer (30190) 2013-01-25 2:50
well this is a vision in blue and just so tranquil and captivating. Somewhere to sit and contemplate life and admire the rolling landscape of this beautiful Isle. Executed and presented perfectly.
Have a great weekend - Brian.
jemaflor (68781) 2013-01-25 5:01
a perfect landscape for a well balanced composition with the tower, I like your photo with the reflections and the bleu tones, tfs.
Nicou (97509) 2013-01-25 5:09
Fantastique cette vue avec ces tons bleus différents quelle compo et iamge quelle vue et captage superbe et ce reflet de l'édifice en fond une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (39078) 2013-01-25 6:03
J'aime beaucoup les teintes de bleu qui recouvrent complètement cette très belle image.La belle tour blanche ressort superbement.
dkmurphys (36709) 2013-01-25 8:38
That's a lovely scene with this deep calm atmosphere and the wonderful colors. Well taken, enjoy a fine weekend.
tyro (13009) 2013-01-25 9:29
Of course, I thought I recognised this picture and I did - this one must have been taken from pretty much the same viewpoint but at a different time of day.
The light in this is magnificent and I love how the white and yellow lighthouse stands out brilliantly against the dark distant hills and the deep blue sky. The reflections too are delightful.
Gorgeous colours, lovely light, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
fabbs99 (5312) 2013-01-25 9:40
Great shot in lowlights with excellent sharpness and clarity.Very well done.TFS.
Graal (88784) 2013-01-25 10:14
beautiful place and view. Ilike the lighthouse on the peninsula. Very nice reflections and blue colour dominate. Well presentation.
Have a nice WE.
Gigidusud (7944) 2013-01-25 12:37
Fantastic landscape with nice blue tones and splendid reflections.I like a lighthouse on BG and the peaceful atmosphere.Well done!
Have a nice week-end.
bukitgolfb301 (30023) 2013-01-25 16:09
Hi dear Rosemary
How are you? Sorry for my late reaction for the time being. I will rush up this weekend. Your new sereis for UK has started. The best considered framework via so sharp and clear prsentation as usual. So bright color contarst of white and blue is splendid. The moderate shutter speed setting of 1/30 creates so tsteful and fantastic image indeed! Delight light effcet is also splendid. Thank you for your sharing and have a nice weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
Fis2 (73010) 2013-01-26 1:31
I like frame and colors.
Have a nice weekend
chrisvek (5423) 2013-01-26 7:26
Very wonderful landscape and great place for photos.Amazing colors and saturation.Very nice result.Well done.TFS
Have a nice day
Kielia (20411) 2013-01-26 8:18
I like the title because the blue light is really remarkable. It creates such an intense mood. The POV you have chosen works very well. My compliments!
eldancer1 (16938) 2013-01-26 9:46
I'm glad you posted this photo, it's awesome! Love the lighting and the lighthouse is so prominent. Exellent composition and wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.
Noel_Byrne (7209) 2013-01-27 5:53
That lighthouse retrained does look historic, and it is captured perfecetly here in a really magnificent landscape. Impressive mountains and the beautiful lake with its fuzzy reflection are class. Great name for he image too!
All they best
josepmarin (55007) 2013-01-28 3:34
what a nice horizontal symmetry in this composition, which you have structured on the basis of the beauty of the landscape of mountains and the nice architecture of the lighthouse, as well as in the fantastic visual effect created by the reflections on the water so calm that looks like a mirror.
The light and the colors are magnificent.
A beautiful work.
siudzi (23831) 2013-01-28 10:50
What a stunning landscape post full of fantastic blue tones! Really magical shot. Love it! The soft reflections made the view outstanding. Bravo!
Thanks for sharing.
delpeoples (44888) 2013-01-28 19:13
Hello dear Rosemary
No wonder you can't resist posting another one! I could look at this all day. What a wonderful sense of tranquillity it exudes, despite the fact that its history (liek all of this Island's history) is steeped in so much blood and guts and romance. The blue tones are exquisite and the reflections are lovely and glassy. The lighthouse is a wonderful element, like the cherry on the cake, because this would have been a superb photo even without it. Excellent shot, as usual.
PS: Sorry I've been AWOL from TE. I've been out Bush camping, and have now been chased home by floods and fires:)
cornejo (17972) 2013-01-29 10:18
Hello Rosemary, great shot of this charming lighthouse at a splendid blue. Lovely and interesting with very good image quality. Very nice and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this wonderful and interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Greetings from southern Spain.
Angshu (51174) 2013-01-30 19:53
Hello dear Rosemary!
Lovely postcard shot...quite magical! The lighthouse, all n white literally jumps out of the scene surrounded by the dominant cold colour tones. A fine compo sith the focal point that is the lighthouse in the centre. But I was also wondering about an off-centred cropped version...how would it have looked? You are the artist here & you would know better. Fine work!
With Warmest Regards
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (18642)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-15
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Exposure: f/22, 1/30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Skye Light [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-24 21:21