Stills from film season 8 – 18 Handa to Arisaig

I am currently uploading the website version of the film from Handa to Arisaig. That will take until Tuesday night. I have now lifted some stills from the film. I am going to choose one for a thumbnail - all suggestions gratefully received but it appears that Youtube has changed the rules again and smiling jowly/jolly old faces no longer cut the mustard - family friendly views are what the algorithm chooses now.

 

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20 Responses to “Stills from film season 8 – 18 Handa to Arisaig”

  1. 23 January, 2018 at 11:48 amZoran says:

    Great pics Dylan !

  2. 23 January, 2018 at 12:24 pmdylan winter says:

    it was a wonderful journey

  3. 23 January, 2018 at 12:49 pmWarren says:

    Sorry , nice shots but non could be called click bait!
    You need something not in a bikini to get somebody to click on the video apart from MOB’s

    Got any snow covered mountains?
    Leaping dolphins?
    Spinnaker and birds?
    Cheers Warren

  4. 23 January, 2018 at 1:01 pmDave Barker says:

    My pick is No. 11. They are all excellent, 2nd. choice – No.1 ties with No.34.

    28 and 29 (if I’ve counted correctly) are interesting. Both nice yachts, 29 seems to have an incredibly tall cockpit house and 30 has a spinnaker with an adjustable panel – is that right?

    Looking forward to the video.

  5. 23 January, 2018 at 1:13 pmdylan winter says:

    it is really hard to know what works – I am wondering about the yacht shot with the vented spinnaker – it is supposed to make it more stable. It looks pretty good I think

    D

  6. 23 January, 2018 at 2:13 pmpeter c says:

    No 35 sums up the essence of small boat cruising in tidal waters. Adds a human face, as it were, to the joys of daily life on board.

  7. 23 January, 2018 at 4:37 pmKevin Tisdall says:

    So many good shots. I like 35 – “what are they doing…?” And also 9 for the serene calm and gorgeous reflection.

    The vented chute may make people investigate for more info. They never caught on the US and they look very unusual.

    Looking forward to the video episode.

    –Kevin

  8. 23 January, 2018 at 8:17 pmJacob Knudsen says:

    I think no 35 – the red vented spinnaker, because it makes one think – what is that – and it is a bit catchy as well with the color – and then when you look more closely, there is also a both calm and dramatic landscape. No 1, 4 and 32 are good as well.
    Jacob

  9. 23 January, 2018 at 8:26 pmdylan winter says:

    I think that it is more likely to produce a click from a browsing sailor

    slotted_spinnaker_with_words

  10. 23 January, 2018 at 9:36 pmHillary says:

    Looks good – i would just increase the contrast of the “Season 8 Film 18” text a tad. as the green on green disappears into the background a bit on my screen.

    Hillary

  11. 23 January, 2018 at 9:58 pmRiley Morgan says:

    26 looks typical of that part of Scotland

  12. 23 January, 2018 at 10:13 pmdylan winter says:

    you are dead right – I will do that

  13. 23 January, 2018 at 10:14 pmdylan winter says:

    you make an interesting point – should a thumbnail be typical or clickable

  14. 23 January, 2018 at 11:14 pmHillary says:

    Clickable! it wants to look interesting and inviting.

  15. 24 January, 2018 at 12:33 amWill says:

    Still 005 captures my interest more than the others. Includes the human element.

    Good luck.

  16. 24 January, 2018 at 12:47 amdylan winter says:

    I had not thought of that

    I guess it shows how hard it is to make these decisions – it is all so subjective

  17. 24 January, 2018 at 3:58 amEd Bourgoine says:

    Great pics, I like the second to the last. Not sure why but it looks peaceful and seems to reflect the KTL image to me.

  18. 24 January, 2018 at 6:32 pmDave Barker says:

    Interesting that the village is called Kyle of Lochalsh while the the Loch is called Loch Alsh. That is
    according to wikipedia and googlemaps. The wikipedia entry is worth a look, it says that Kyle derives from the Gaelic “Caol” which means strait. Now I know why one of the more stringent Islay Malts is called Caol
    Isla.
    Not sure that your Kyles of Lochalsh is correct, sorry Dylan.

  19. 24 January, 2018 at 6:38 pmdylan winter says:

    I am not sure – I think that there is more than one narrow spot associated with Loch Alsh so there is more than one strait. Should I leave a gap between Loch and Alsh. There is no doubt that the SNP activists will weaponise a simple slip. There is a stray e there though

  20. 25 January, 2018 at 12:08 amBryan D says:

    I like second from last too – it has that human feel to it, one works and another watches LOL, I would also be a ‘Watcher’. Oooer and I would be a Director too “Hey you missed a bit…. there, yes there right underneath, you got it that’s better. Now what else can you do?”

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