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photoblog image Barra: A little series of images # 9
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Barra: A little series of images # 9

TrĂŁigh Elias again but from the wave washed, wet sand.

comments (21)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 14 Jan 2008, 10:39
I think the sky and sand have become one, Jose-Ann. What a sublime marriage!
pixelpixie: Lol, wish I could find such harmony!
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 14 Jan 2008, 11:11
The shine of the water reflecting the sky is just beautiful.
pixelpixie: Thank-you Kathryn, it was on such a huge scale too, the reality was even more spectacular.
  • tim
  • leeds, uk
  • 14 Jan 2008, 11:52
gorgeous tones to this Jose, beautiful image smile
pixelpixie: Thanks tim, just as shot too.
  • Gale
  • Cape of Storms
  • 14 Jan 2008, 12:37
My sort of photo.. love it. I love the sivery lighting. Excellent.
pixelpixie: I think you would be very at home in the Outer Hebrides Gale.
  • urban8
  • the lush-lushness that is Stoke-on-Trent
  • 14 Jan 2008, 13:03
Really like this one - very simple & very exposed, the mirror-effect of the water is great.
pixelpixie: Thank-you, it was so spectacular. The force of the big waves pushed the water far up the beach and they were coming in on top of each other so that it stayed like this for a long time.
Excellent Jose - that water looks like glass.
pixelpixie: It did. I was just saying to your other half that that the force of the big waves pushed the water far up the beach and they were coming in on top of each other so that it stayed like this for a long time.
  • mick
  • 14 Jan 2008, 16:26
cracking shot jose,this makes me want to go on holiday.
pixelpixie: Lol, did you check out the Barra website on today's blog? Booked yet smile
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight (UK)
  • 14 Jan 2008, 17:11
Instant likey smile
pixelpixie: Cheers Chris, thank-you!
Absolutely sublime! Fantastic tones and magical light. (:o)
pixelpixie: Wow, thank-you, what can I say!
Sublime image, great atmosphere and lighting but it is the stark contrast that really makes the image.
pixelpixie: Thanks again Alistair. It's hard to instill the essence of a place in a photograph I think but this goes some way towards capturing that beach on that day.
  • Pops
  • United States
  • 14 Jan 2008, 20:06
This would look good hung on the wall
pixelpixie: Lol, I've got some frames waiting for something but then I can't decide which or what to put in them!
  • Ellie
  • in a damp United Kingdom
  • 14 Jan 2008, 21:07
I really do like these backlit, (is it contre-jour?) pictures. The light does something quite magical to water, makes it look like molten metal - and I say that whenever I see a picture like this because it's the only way I can describe it.

This one looks like quicksilver - pure, glistening mercury.
pixelpixie: Contre-jour yes. It was quite magical on the beach, the waves were coming in fast and reaching far up the beach, It was like one gigantic mirror.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 14 Jan 2008, 23:14
pixelpixie: You love the water don't you!!
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jan 2008, 23:14
Oi! Off the moody seascapes, that's my job! lol.

very very nice work Pixie. mal
pixelpixie: Does that mean this one is a hit then smile
Not like you to have the horizon so near normal, golden rule position! wink
Lovely image using blocks of tone and texture to convey this particular atmosphere so well.
pixelpixie: Ha, drat I conformed to a rule!
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Jan 2008, 00:00
Wonderful - this makes me want to go there right now! I particularly like the little patterns made by the incoming waves.
pixelpixie: Thanks! Barra's beaches are amazing without doubt.
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 15 Jan 2008, 06:43
Gorgeous photo, Jose...I can see so many varying sorts of symmetries. I love the touch of blue on the right of the photo...looks stunning against the warmer tones.
pixelpixie: I like that bit too. It was spectacular, the whole beach seemed to be a gigantic mirror at one point.
  • Ron S
  • Worcester UK
  • 15 Jan 2008, 23:21
A difficult shot well handled. Has captured the remote and isolated atmosphere well. A little more detail in the hillside would lift the shot. Should be possible in P/Shop.

A good shot Jose.
pixelpixie: Thanks Ron. I was shooting into the sun so I don't think I'd be able to lift anything in Photoshop even though it was a raw file - I end up with a very burnt out patch where it's brightest on the beach.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 16 Jan 2008, 03:29
Very beautiful. I love how simple this shot is to take in visually.
pixelpixie: Thank-you Jewlya, Barra is a secret gem!
  • Paul
  • 16 Jan 2008, 22:20
magical Jose - a definite likey
pixelpixie: Thank-you! I like being likeyed!
Classic. Beautiful framing.

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