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DavyG 31st July 2018 04:58 PM

The beauty of Mull.
 
Something a little different from me and certainly not to the standards of some of the landscapes I've seen here, a few images taken on the Isle of Mull during June, it's a beautiful place.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1763/...418113e1_o.jpgMull by David Goodwin, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1763/...c5e0a68c_o.jpgMull by David Goodwin, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/917/4...93a0fa3d_o.jpgMull by David Goodwin, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1782/...da677b99_o.jpgMull by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Thanks for looking.

Dave

shenstone 31st July 2018 05:01 PM

Re: The beauty of Mull.
 
it does look nice and you have given it a good advert.

my personal preference is #3

Regards
Andy

OM USer 31st July 2018 05:42 PM

Re: The beauty of Mull.
 
Nothing wrong with these; I would have been proud of any of them. I would have cropped a little bit of the mucky seaweed off the bottom of #1 as I think it detracts (and maybe add a little saturation). The others do not need tweaking and my personal preference is #4 - a fine wide angle.

KeithL 31st July 2018 06:27 PM

Re: The beauty of Mull.
 
Always wanted to go to Shetland and Orkney. Probably never going to happen now (the power of veto!) but I always like wild places. Perhaps you have some more to post?

wornish 31st July 2018 08:43 PM

Re: The beauty of Mull.
 
Never been, but looks very nice. #3 for me.

Zuiko 31st July 2018 08:58 PM

Re: The beauty of Mull.
 
Nice work Dave, makes me want to be there!

Jim Ford 31st July 2018 09:33 PM

Re: The beauty of Mull.
 
Number 2 looks like Loch na Keal with Gribin basalt cliffs on the left and the island Eorsa on the right. (Not sure about the spelling).

Under Gribin cliffs is a huge rock. It's said that a honeymoon couple spent their first night in a cottage at the foot of the cliff, and during the night a thunderstorm dislodged the rock, which crashed down on the cottage, flattening it. If it's true, the cottage and couple's remains are still under it!

For our Australian friends, if you travel to the right for a mile or so, you come to the mausoleum of Lachlan Macquarie - said to be the 'Father of Australia', who was born on the nearby island of Ulva. The mausoleum and grounds are maintained by the National Trust of New South Wales.

Mull is a very beautiful island, that thankfully is not as popular as Skye. I've camped on Mull several times.

Jim

DavyG 2nd August 2018 08:03 AM

Re: The beauty of Mull.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OM USer (Post 452615)
Nothing wrong with these; I would have been proud of any of them. I would have cropped a little bit of the mucky seaweed off the bottom of #1 as I think it detracts (and maybe add a little saturation). The others do not need tweaking and my personal preference is #4 - a fine wide angle.

Thanks for your positive feedback, much appreciated.

I'll look at #1 again.

Dave

DavyG 2nd August 2018 08:04 AM

Re: The beauty of Mull.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zuiko (Post 452639)
Nice work Dave, makes me want to be there!

Thank you, I know what you mean, it's a lovely place.

We may head back there later this year.

Dave

DavyG 2nd August 2018 08:08 AM

Re: The beauty of Mull.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Ford (Post 452647)
Number 2 looks like Loch na Keal with Gribin basalt cliffs on the left and the island Eorsa on the right. (Not sure about the spelling).

Under Gribin cliffs is a huge rock. It's said that a honeymoon couple spent their first night in a cottage at the foot of the cliff, and during the night a thunderstorm dislodged the rock, which crashed down on the cottage, flattening it. If it's true, the cottage and couple's remains are still under it!

For our Australian friends, if you travel to the right for a mile or so, you come to the mausoleum of Lachlan Macquarie - said to be the 'Father of Australia', who was born on the nearby island of Ulva. The mausoleum and grounds are maintained by the National Trust of New South Wales.

Mull is a very beautiful island, that thankfully is not as popular as Skye. I've camped on Mull several times.

Jim

Well spotted Jim, I believe you're correct.

Thanks for the additional information, I'll take a closer look at the cliffs when I'm there next.

Mull is a lovely island and the weather was unusually warm for there, it reached 28c, this resulted in very active Clegs, I had a lot of bites while trying to photograph wildlife.

Dave

DavyG 2nd August 2018 11:56 AM

Re: The beauty of Mull.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KeithL (Post 452623)
Always wanted to go to Shetland and Orkney. Probably never going to happen now (the power of veto!) but I always like wild places. Perhaps you have some more to post?


I don't think I have any more images of Mull from this trip Keith, I'll check though.

Like you, I like wild places and hope to continue to visit them, fortunately my wife prefers to accompany me rather than veto.

I may have some images taken in the Cairngorms earlier this year, I'll see if any are worth looking at and I'll post them if they are.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Dave

Jim Ford 3rd August 2018 08:03 AM

Re: The beauty of Mull.
 
Looking at the photos again, it looks like you've got the island of Staffa on the last one. It's on the horizon in the middle. It's well worth a visit. I've camped there for a couple of nights some years ago. It was good to enter Fingall's Cave on my own when the day trippers had gone, but it was a bit unnerving in the cave on the slippery wet basalt rocks, with 60ft of surging water off the edge!

Jim

Bikie John 3rd August 2018 10:00 AM

Re: The beauty of Mull.
 
A very atmospheric set. I love the last one with the rolling green grass and the islands looking tiny in the vast blue sea. And imagining what it would be like on a stormy day in January!

John

pdk42 3rd August 2018 05:20 PM

Re: The beauty of Mull.
 
Lovely! .

DavyG 5th August 2018 04:12 PM

Re: The beauty of Mull.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Ford (Post 452946)
Looking at the photos again, it looks like you've got the island of Staffa on the last one. It's on the horizon in the middle. It's well worth a visit. I've camped there for a couple of nights some years ago. It was good to enter Fingall's Cave on my own when the day trippers had gone, but it was a bit unnerving in the cave on the slippery wet basalt rocks, with 60ft of surging water off the edge!

Jim

I think you're correct Jim.

We had intended to visit Staffa on this trip however, I read that the walkway had been damaged by Winter storms making the cave inaccessible, we'll visit there on the next trip.

Dave


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