Author Topic: Return to the homeland - DAY 2. . . . . 3. THE ROAD HOME (Final)  (Read 954 times)

David Paterson

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Once a year we make a pilgrimage to the village of Golspie in east Sutherland, where my parents are buried. A side-benefiit of this family duty is that I get to visit a different and very beautiful part of Scotland which I still love though I left when I was 17, to go to university.

There are no high mountains, deep fjords or other dramatic features - the landscape is rather quiet and makes you search a little harder than some places; but it is a treasure waiting to be found.

This first selection includes a few images shot en route.

1. The hills of eastern Ross-shire.
2. The sun goes away early behind the hills of the Struie.
3. The Kyle of Sutherland
4. Golspie at sundown
5 and 6. Night-time in east Sutherland
7. Sunup beside the roundhouse at Balranald.
8 and 9. Trees in early light.

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Re: Return to the homeland
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2018, 01:20:44 »
Nice, I have been transported to a beautiful country.  Thank you.
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Re: Return to the homeland
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2018, 01:20:51 »
#2, 3 and 5 stand out to me.

Even the "quiet" area cannot hide its beauty from the keen eyes of a seasoned landscape photographer...
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Re: Return to the homeland
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2018, 01:32:18 »

+1 for #2 and 5 with an extra plus for #2.
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Re: Return to the homeland
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2018, 08:58:26 »
#3 is another landscape meets abstract
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Re: Return to the homeland
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2018, 09:00:53 »
Almost shockingly good.

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Re: Return to the homeland
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2018, 09:14:33 »
Almost shockingly good.
+1 I am amazed.

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Re: Return to the homeland
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2018, 09:58:48 »
You are all much too kind, but thank you for those comments. This is a place which means a lot to me - it brings out my deepest feelings. And this time, in the  few days we were away, two friends died suddenly. One, a farmer here in Killin; the other a very fine fashion photographer who had been a close friend since we first met around 1985. People used to talk about the "big three" Cockney photographers - Bailey, Donovan and Duffy  - but that list was incomplete if it did not include David Anthony. David's mastery of line and tone gave his fashion work a transcendental beauty which I rarely saw in any other peoples' work. He will be greatly missed by many; including me.



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Re: Return to the homeland
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2018, 10:39:57 »
Very nice to see your photography as always! Lovely varied :)


Only one has a bit too much in post processing #7 The sky around the tower is suffering a bit from pushing.
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Re: Return to the homeland - DAY 2
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2018, 15:29:10 »
DAY 2 was for an easy unhurried drive around many parts of my "homeland".

Villages, small fishing ports, farmland and golf-courses all lie along the coast; the interior has a much wilder feel, like the last frontier, or as if the 20th century never quite got here (never mind the 21st). I love it.

1. Blossom, Golspie.
2. Down on the farm.
3. Down on the farm (2).
4. Even road-signs have a backwoods feel.
5. The ruins of Skibo Castle.
6. Abandoned, Rogart.
7. Mixed conifer plantation, Strath Brora
8. Strath Brora and the R. Brora
9. Logging, Strath Brora



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Re: Return to the homeland - DAY 2
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2018, 15:51:34 »
Who needs fjords, mountains, wilderness? Not you.

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Re: Return to the homeland - DAY 2
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2018, 18:37:28 »
"shockingly good" is a great way to express the quality of David's work, Birna. esp the second and nineth shot stand out for combining the concrete and the abstract in one shot.
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Re: Return to the homeland - DAY 2
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2018, 20:31:52 »
#6 and 8 from the second set, but the others are no inferior.

Sorry about the sudden loss of two friends.  I googled David Anthony but couldn't spot his works...
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Re: Return to the homeland - DAY 2
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2018, 22:22:50 »
They are all good pictures; the last, logging, for me stands out.
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Re: Return to the homeland - DAY 2
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2018, 23:14:43 »
I am with Akira, and the trees with ivy
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