Arriving on Mull a day late due to the west of Scotland being lashed by the remnants of Hurricane Katia and most ferries to the Isles cancelled, it was a relief to see clear skies and a still waters.
Tobermory was built as a fishing port in the late 18th century and is now the main village on Mull. It is a picture-postcard kind of a place with the brightly painted buildings along the main street to the pier and the high woodland-fringed hills surrounding the bay. The harbour is always busy with fishing boats, yachts and the ferry to and from Kilchoan.
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bema (26425) 2011-10-06 6:23
a splendid composed picture, and a lot of attractive details and colors
gildasjan (43538) 2011-10-06 6:49
Une image très bien composée.Le choix de l'exposition rend très bon le contraste.Le rouge sur les architectures à gauche donne une excellente touche à cette réalisation.
yquem46 (38752) 2011-10-06 6:49
If you dont mind I'll choose this for the celebration of your first year on TE, as I like it much better
A great light, a pleasant weather, affording beautiful vivid and properly saturated colors
A very nice shot. Many more fore the years to come
dta (77590) 2011-10-06 7:13
Hello Rosemary ,
A beautiful evening in this picturesque harbour . Splendid reflections of the boats , clouds and coloured houses .
marcan44 (6307) 2011-10-06 7:38
I saw Scotland only in the photographs , but I must say that it is a wonderful land that offers beautiful views of mountains and sea cliffs.
Your shot of the island of Mull is executed with skill and precision with absolute clarity on all focal planes.
Good reflections and nice colors.
Have a nice day
MJR (3360) 2011-10-06 8:00
Aha ! The journey begins...
You have some wonderful colours here, giving a lot of interest. Good reflections in the still clear water maintain the interest, and the composition completes the effect. The red house on the ninth is a really effective key.
We young parents, sorry, parents of young children, recognise this as the home of Balamory, ( What's the story in Balamory ? ) but I wont trouble you with that !!
brianmcc (6219) 2011-10-06 9:10
this is a cracking picture. the colours are so luminous and bold, very well saturated. the sky and clouds are great, as are their reflections in the calm water. the positioning of the boats in the foreground creates a good balance to the composition.
serp2000 (44013) 2011-10-06 10:10
nice to see your photos again. excellent one! very nice composition and good reflection, attractive colour points of the houses and boats.
jemaflor (96705) 2011-10-06 12:44
Great water mirror, well framed, so lovely reflections on water, well composed with boats, tfs.
williewhistler (16394) 2011-10-06 13:27
Hello Rosemary,the mirror like sea brings some super reflections,this combined with the colourful buildings and boats add up to a super travel shot.
Best wishes Les.
stevesaba (8163) 2011-10-06 16:15
Such gorgeous light and beautifully clear air have really aided you in so skilfully capturing this lovely scene that you have so aptly named! Very attractive and flawlessly done! Warm regards,
lousat (90604) 2011-10-07 3:09
Hi Rosemary,the perfect moment whit the perfect light and under a magnificent sky! What a rich composition,i like the high saturation,the reflections and the very impressive sharpness too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
dkmurphys (57972) 2011-10-07 4:36
Lovely small port scene. Perfect reflected colors and a great atmosphere. The colors are perfect. Well catch, have a nice day.
ashres (1055) 2011-10-07 8:30
The light is wonderful as the clarity, may be because of open sky after the storm. Liked the trail of colorful houses there, nice one
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-10-07 10:30
A wonderfull surrounding, lovely and colorful
houses, water and boats....A wonderful combination
taken from a wonderful point of view, with even
a wonderful composition and light management.
The mirror in the water is a nice extra like a
cherry on a delicious cake.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-10-07 23:09
OOCK I, Rosemary, A super wee photo of this Scots scene in Mull, great bonnie boats,super colours, reflections and management, Well done, you have captured A great Scottish Island ,with all the elements. Well done, Cheers Iain.
emka (96356) 2011-10-07 23:56
Are you back in Namibia from your England trip? I am sure you enjoyed it and the meeting with our friends, as I did. Wonderful view and what a perfect reflections! beautiful colours. is Mull somewhere near Staffa? wonderful composition.
have a beautiful day
tyro (24586) 2011-10-08 0:06
......Wouldn't you like to know? ..The story of Balamory, of course!
Oh, dear, this just makes me realise how long it has been (at least 12 to 15 years) since I visited Mull, Skye and other remoter parts of Scotland - it makes me feel so guilty and also so jealous!
The calmness is indeed what is so apparent in this beautiful photograph. Fabulous reflections in the glassy water, the deep blue of the sky and its reflections, all contrasting beautifully with the brilliant colours of the seaside houses. Even what would otherwise be a hideous grey boat in the foreground now looks charmed sitting proudly on its pretty reflection.
Good composition too, the near ropes leading the eye into the picture. And, as usual, stunning detail and sharpness.
wolf38 (31296) 2011-10-08 0:36
Hi Rosemary. Strong colors, best lighting, excellent composition. Particularly well done are the reflections. Overall, a photo absolutely worth seeing. Rgds, Wolfgang.
batalay (38773) 2011-10-10 8:11
What a gorgeous scene, with the brilliant sunlight illuminating the colorful scene, and a somewhat distressed sky overhanging the landscape. The colours are spectactular.
kiasari (62) 2011-10-12 3:32
You chose a good POV and framing to take this shot. I really like the colors of the photo. Well done!
macjake (67532) 2011-10-12 10:53
you're exactly right about the calm after the storm type of atmosphere.
it really does look peaceful and serene.
love the water reflections, and how the clouds also appear. looks like a sheet of glass, and even metallic.
lots of color, and illumination.
enjoy your day
kato (11630) 2011-10-15 15:19
You're capturing well this calm port scenery by a good composition and tasteful color tone, so it's impressive and interesting to see the spectacle in which many small ships are at anchor in the quiet harbor. It's impressive in colorful ships and houses which stand in the harbor. The whole is unified by gentle atmosphere. And, the refelection projected to the sea draws out a good effect as well as the hill with mild slope which is beyond visible.
Kielia (24077) 2012-10-18 3:35
I found this in your gallery and could not resist stopping by.
You have caught the essence of the place, the beautiful colors; and the light you have conveyed – the image almost looks like a painting. The photographer’s perspective is excellent. My compliments!