Wednesday, 12 December 2007

An afternoon at Gress Beach

On Monday afternoon, I went to Gress, with the aim of locating some of the wargraves in the local cemetery. Having achieved that objective, I ambled down to the beach along the river. Although it was barely above freezing, the cloudscapes and light were magnificent.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Lichen mottled gravestone, set against the dunes"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Light over the Gress River, overlooked by Lighthill, Back"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Gress River from the old road bridge"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Lines of surf on Gress Beach"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="240" caption="Ice in the verge of the road at Na Creachan"][/caption]

1 comment:

  1. "The reflection of the sky on the tranquil water is just magical."

    Carol from IBHQ

    "AL, you so often come over (in print which is difficult anyway) as quite unpoetical and prosaic, and suddenly, such beautiful lyrical photographs. Even lighthouses can be unbending..."

    Flying Cat from on tranquil reflections

    "Very nice pictures, Arnish L. Personally, I like the lichened gravestone best. Is there only one gravestone there Arnish, or is it just the way you took the picture? Gress River from the old road bridge makes a very strong impression as well."

    mjc from NM,USA

    "brill pictures of a place fondly remembered from a far off childhood"

    chuck brigg from yorkshire

    "MJC, there are easily several hundred gravestones at Gress. I took the one pictured above to contrast it with the dunes in the background. "

    Arnish Lighthouse from Stornoway

    "Every time I see that first photo it makes me think of a leopard or a brindle Great Dane looking out to sea ... Amazing lichen patterns, a testimony to the pure air of Lewis."

    Jill from EK

    "Gress River amazing as usual"

    S Murray from Gress/Glasgow