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Tarskavaig Crofting Village, Isle of Skye, Scotland. by photosecosse /barbara jones

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A croft is a very small farm, or smallholding. Sheep and a few cattle will be kept, and maybe a few crops grown, mostly potatoes, since they do well on the often wet and impoverished soil. Summer is a very short season at this Latitude (57 degrees North) Very few people will make a full living from crofting, and have other full- time employment. There are also quite a few ‘holiday cottages’, or second homes, purchased by ‘incomers’
since many indigenous folk have given up the crofting life for what they consider to be an easier, or more attractive living.
The weather here can be pretty unforgiving !!
Tarskavaig, on a day like this, sits in a very idyllic situation , with the Cuillin hills as a backdrop. The mountain here is known as ‘The Blaven’.

Shot on a Canon EOS 40D, f22, with polarising filter, on tripod, single RAW file, processed in PS CS3 with Levels and Curves adjustments. LAB colour employed to saturate the colours.
The line of cottages was used to draw the eye into the scene.

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Comments

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanabout 5 years ago

    Great shot my friend, wonderful colours and composition!! Beautiful!!

  • Thanks Shaun, glad you like it and Thanks for the compliment !

    – photosecosse /barbara jones

  • Novice
    Noviceabout 5 years ago

    oh I love Skye…it is so very beautiful

  • Yes indeed, there is a photographic opportunity around every corner !!

    – photosecosse /barbara jones

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 5 years ago

    Stunning work, perfectly done!

  • Thanks Denis !

    – photosecosse /barbara jones

  • funkybunch
    funkybunchabout 5 years ago

    stunning colours, great composition, beautiful view

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful composition, wonderful colours, superb, a fave …

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot, well done.

  • Terry Mooney
    Terry Mooneyabout 5 years ago

    superb image. Skye to a T.

  • Jens Helmstedt
    Jens Helmstedtabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful photo! Very beautiful scenery, fantastic light and colors!

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dabout 5 years ago

    And they definitely draw the eye! Great work as usual from you.

  • outwest photography.co.uk
    outwest photog...about 5 years ago
    . . WOW! . . thats a superb view! I drove through here only 8 weeks ago [ish] and it never looked this good! . . . god I need to get back??
  • Aye, late Summer is best when the fields are coloured golden !

    – photosecosse /barbara jones

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