Islay: The Wreck by Kasia-D

It was a gorgeously sunny day but pretty breezy on the beautiful beach at Machir Bay, located on the west coast of the lovely southern Hebridean island of Islay, Scotland.

Judging by the overall shape, these rusting remains seemed to have once belonged to a boat stranded on this beach. I’ve since checked the Web and got confirmation that it was a boat a long time ago. Captured, standing in the water to get that interesting angle of the wreck as well as the line of the waves and clouds.

Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200mm F/3,5-6,3G, 18mm, F/4.5, 1/3200s, ISO 200
Latitude: N 55°46,880’ (55°46’52,8"), Longitude: W 6°27,480’ (6°27’28,8"), Sea level. Captured in RAW.

Sold – 1 Extra-large Print, 2 Matted Prints and 6 Postcards:-) Thank you to the buyers!!!

Featured in British Artists, Northern Landscape, Boats, Beaches, Bays!, Featured Women Photographers, Flotsam & Jetsam, Natures Reclamation, Beach, River and Lake Treasures, The X-Factor, EXPLORE

14.03.2015, 4896 views.

Born in Scotland, at home in Europe, I am a passionate photographer with eclectic tastes who loves to travel and capture images of our beautiful world. Check out my gallery or contact me directly for contract work or customization.
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  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoalmost 6 years ago

    Wow! You make Islay look tropical. Great find and beautiful photography.

  • Steven, thank you! It was a magical day and the light was right. Althought the strong wind blew sand absolutely everywhere!!

    – Kasia-D

  • jerry  alcantara
    jerry alcantaraalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you, Jerry!

    – Kasia-D

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you very much, Sonia!

    – Kasia-D

  • betty porteus
    betty porteusalmost 6 years ago

    Great image – the depth of colour in the sky suggests cold. Love the wet sand hues.

  • Thank you here too, Betty. Warmth is relative – it was about 20° C which for Islay is a reasonably warm day and the sun strong enough to get sunburnt if you weren’t careful, despite the strong sea breeze.

    – Kasia-D

  • Kazzoom
    Kazzoomalmost 6 years ago

    On being featured in the Flotsam & Jetsam Group

  • Kaz, I’ve been away for a few days and come back to this lovely surprise. Thank you so much for featuring this shot – one of my personal favourites!

    – Kasia-D

  • Kazzoom
    Kazzoomover 5 years ago

    welcome back, glad you enjoyed your surprise lol

  • Thank you, Kaz. I came back to three featured works and it really motivated me, I can tell you, as a relative newcomer to RB:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Franmacimages
    Franmacimagesover 5 years ago

    Awesome Good to meet u I Have added you to my watchlist Your Portfolio is Amazing I was on Uist & harris for One day last week Watch me go there very often now Fantastic Pics like yours will keep me wanting to go back Briliant Images you have Regards Frank xx

  • Frank, I’m really knocked out by your comments! Thank you for the lovely compliment of adding me to your watchlist and faving some of my work. Great to hear you are so fascinated by the Hebridean islands as I am. I keep telling everyone how wonderful they are:-) but I don’t want to set off mass tourism to spoil them either!

    – Kasia-D

  • ozzzywoman
    ozzzywomanover 5 years ago

    Great shot! Would go well in the Watery Grave challenge!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment and the great tip – I hadn’t noticed that!

    – Kasia-D

  • Ebbers
    Ebbersover 5 years ago

    Wonderful entry into the challenge! It got my vote, to be sure! Excellent!

  • Wow, Ebbers. I can’t thank you enough for viewing my work. Very pleased you like this enough to vote and fave:-))

    – Kasia-D

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    excellent capture

  • Thank you very much, Kathy!

    – Kasia-D

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