Lewis: Sgoth Niseach - Ness Boat  by Kasia-D

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Lewis: Sgoth Niseach - Ness Boat by 

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Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 17.9" x 12.0"
Large 23.9" x 16.0"
X large 29.9" x 20.0"


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According to a local contact this is a half-size Sgoth Niseach (Ness Boat). The last full size Sgoth Niseach (Ness Boat) to be built ‘An Sulaire’ was built by Master Boat Builder, John Murdo Macleod in 1994. The whole story can be found on www.ansulaire.com. “These boats were used in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the fishermen of north east Lewis to win a living from the sea.” John Mordo also built many half size Sgoth Niseach. It is unclear whether this one was built by him. Update 2012: The boat was seemingly damaged a couple of years ago and is no longer in Ness harbour.

Location. Ness harbour, Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. Captured from above, standing on the harbour wall.
Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200mm, f/10, ISO 100, 1/100s, 22mm. Captured in RAW. Post-pro adjustment of exposure, colour, crop and sharpening in CS4 with NikColorEfex Pro.
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  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely and a great history, thank you for submitting to TWB

  • Sue, thank you for your kind words.

    – Kasia-D

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful image

  • Tina, thank you!

    – Kasia-D

  • andy551
    andy551almost 3 years ago

    I love this,amazing work!!!

  • Wow, Andrzej, thank you!!

    – Kasia-D

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 3 years ago

    fabulous capture Kasia!!!!!!

  • Charmienne, thank you so much!

    – Kasia-D

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...almost 3 years ago

    I like this for a different perspective.
    You don’t see that many from above.
    Nice one Lassie.

  • Larry, thanks! I’m pleased you like the perspective. The ones from the side looked boring as I couldn’t get a good angle from the harbour wall. Slàinte, Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 3 years ago

    Floats my boat even when the tides out :o) xx

  • Robin, thank you:-) Have a floatingly great Sunday!

    – Kasia-D

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 3 years ago

    Fabulous colours

  • Kala, thank you!

    – Kasia-D

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 3 years ago

    I usually see wooden brown bought on blue water; here it is inverted :o) (or is that sand?)

    It is lovely though; I love the colours!

  • Mui-Ling Teh, thank you so much for visiting and for your lovely comment. I was standing on the harbour wall looking down on the boat. The tide was out and the beautiful blue boat was resting on the sand:-)
    Greetings across the miles, Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • timmburgess
    timmburgessalmost 3 years ago

    Vivid image ….timm

  • Timm, thank you for the feature. Very much appreciated!! The boats in the Highlands and islands are often very colourful. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 3 years ago

    June Avatar Challenge

  • Kala, thank you for letting me know the result. Great to be in the top 10. Thank you for all your hard work running these challenges. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

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