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Graham on tour, Hebrides 2017
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I had the privilege of calling upon Graham at this little green castle, so I actually have photos of the lord of this manor welcoming guests at the door.

Lovely photo of a lovely place, showing the vastness first of all (the thing that struck me most about the Hebrides), but also the colors, textures, layers of sea and land sky, all sinuously folded across one another, their natural lines leading our eyes from one treat to another.
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Stunning. Too bad the marching power poles remind us of the 21st Century; this could be 1400. Great shot. Matt
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I thought I had some experience with long views and vast spaces, but first I totally misunderstood the distances in Minnie's heather shot, and now I've spent time trying to discern what I am seeing here :) It finally hit me: a tent! Which begs the question of much importance to me these days: where is the comfort facility, bathroom, or outhouse?? A very engaging image, Graham! What a fearless explorer you are.
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LindaShorey wrote:I thought I had some experience with long views and vast spaces, but first I totally misunderstood the distances in Minnie's heather shot, and now I've spent time trying to discern what I am seeing here :) It finally hit me: a tent! Which begs the question of much importance to me these days: where is the comfort facility, bathroom, or outhouse?? A very engaging image, Graham! What a fearless explorer you are.


Don't worry Linda, they are just out of shot to the right. I did clone out a small red tent just behind mine to accentuate the loneliness :)
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Graham Smith wrote:Graham on tour, Hebrides 2017DSC_1059.jpg



Stunning. Too bad the marching power poles remind us of the 21st Century; this could be 1400. Great shot. Matt


Hello Matt and thank you for your comment. I rather view the power poles as very much a part of the landscape like fence lines, railway tracks and roads. Unless a pole impinges on an element of interest I tend to leave them.
The islands are a working (farmed) landscape rather than a national park or similar. The power lines may extend 10 - 20 miles in order to supply two or three remote homes or farms.

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minniev wrote:I had the privilege of calling upon Graham at this little green castle, so I actually have photos of the lord of this manor welcoming guests at the door.

Lovely photo of a lovely place, showing the vastness first of all (the thing that struck me most about the Hebrides), but also the colors, textures, layers of sea and land sky, all sinuously folded across one another, their natural lines leading our eyes from one treat to another.


I'm embarrassed that I didn't offer you refreshments when you visited my humble home :oops:

On another subject that you mentioned whilst we we together on Harris. Fishing and fishing harbours, fishing has never been of great importance on the Hebrides with farming the predominant main source of the islands income. Lord Leverhulme (a soap magnate), who I think I mentioned, did try to build a fishing industry, he constructed a harbour and called it Leverburgh. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leverburgh
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I love how the sun managed to break through and light only the first 2/3, including spotlighting your tent! (Y)
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Graham Smith wrote:
Matt Quinn wrote:
Graham Smith wrote:Graham on tour, Hebrides 2017DSC_1059.jpg



Stunning. Too bad the marching power poles remind us of the 21st Century; this could be 1400. Great shot. Matt


Hello Matt and thank you for your comment. I rather view the power poles as very much a part of the landscape like fence lines, railway tracks and roads. Unless a pole impinges on an element of interest I tend to leave them.
The islands are a working (farmed) landscape rather than a national park or similar. The power lines may extend 10 - 20 miles in order to supply two or three remote homes or farms.

Graham


Graham, Thank you. Something to ponder. I learn something everyday on this wonderful site. Matt
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Well framed Mr. Smith....

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