Stills V3

July 20, 2010

Passing place 6

Filed under: Colin — Rex @ 11:05



  1. Ahh a proper sign. There is a poignancy in that there sign almost to the point of being beautiful.

    Comment by Rex — July 20, 2010 @ 19:25

  2. This is the sort of place that makes one want to live in Scotland – until the midges appear and one realizes that the nearest town is miles away. But it sure does look nice and this composition with its light and shade does it justice.

    Roofing repairs are easy!

    Comment by zavaell — July 21, 2010 @ 07:07

    • John – beach immediately behind the camera open to South Westerlies. Midges not often a problem at that particular spot.

      Comment by colinjago — July 21, 2010 @ 22:46

  3. Do I detect the dents of buckshot?

    Comment by alofsm — July 21, 2010 @ 10:44

    • I don’t think so. I seem to recall that this sign had lichen growing on it. Maybe that’s what you are seeing.

      I have taken pics of some bullet damaged signs, but they tend to be large single holes – probably from hunting rifles.

      Comment by colinjago — July 21, 2010 @ 22:49

  4. The titular sign is nearly vestigial in this one, which is an interesting drift in the collection at this point. I note the sign was not particularly prominent in the last shot either.

    Comment by alofsm — July 23, 2010 @ 11:23

  5. This is something of an archetype really. It absolutely describes and reflects my memories of many Scottish roads and places, and the sign, sans writing, is typical in such a good way. The marks look like air rifle pellets, probably 0.22 (5mm in new money) in caliber.


    Comment by sojournerphoto — July 23, 2010 @ 23:02

  6. This screams of being last of the series (in the sense of where to place it in the portfolio) with all that strength leading out of the frame along the right hand side. However, my eye does not follow the exit route as the amount of detail along the left keeps me more than interested. The sign seems much more important in this one than some of the others in holding it all together. Without it and the right hand side easily wins and I’d soon skip through this. It’s inclusion and leaniness just encourages me to keep going around in enjoyable circles.

    Comment by akikana — July 24, 2010 @ 06:50

  7. the sign is no longer the subject here, it is a part of the frame structure along with the trees on the right and over the top.

    I think this is one of the stronger pictures in the passing places series. Starting with the previous one we no longer are strongly focused just on the sign, the sign is an element of the whole.

    Comment by rhoehne — July 24, 2010 @ 09:43

  8. The sign seems really important for a sense of location. Without it, this could almost be Devon.

    Comment by doonster — August 8, 2010 @ 02:20

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