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This dramatic photo was taken on a days hillwalking on Meall Glas near Crainlarach in the Scottish Highlands. It was extremely cold and as the day went on the wind really got up, making it difficult to keep our footing. As the sun was low, my friend Bryan moved over to silhouette himself and we didn't have to wait long for next big blast. It really did feel as though it could rip the hide of a Woolly Mammoth! I was really chuffed that I managed to capture Bryan's shadow cast through the spindrift as i feel that it adds depth. The light on the spindrift gave a really vibrant glow around his silhouette and the movement of the iridescent ice crystals captures the drama of the moment. I've tried adjusting the temperature to make it look colder and adding some vignetting but I keep coming back to the original image.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix A405
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Dec 2004 - 2:00 PM
Focal Length:5.5mm
Aperture:f/7.0
Shutter Speed:1/1500sec
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Spindrift
Username:ramrod35 ramrod35
Uploaded:12 Nov 2012 - 11:04 PM
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:11
Unique Views:7

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Sus
Sus  103183 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 11:57 PM

Just brilliant!

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EdricCross
EdricCross Plus Member 5EdricCross vcard Isle Of Man
9 Jan 2012 - 12:08 AM

Wow, this makes me feel like I'm there with you, brilliant!

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mohikan22
mohikan22  112291 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 12:16 AM

now that is brave(or daft dependant on your outlook) of him tbh it really looks like its blowing a houlie!! and that comes across in line with your account aboce. even without your description you could just tell how it was. MAGIC
MATT.

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MrJingles
MrJingles  9
9 Jan 2012 - 12:17 AM

This is a wonderful shot, well done !

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AnneWorner
9 Jan 2012 - 1:05 AM

Wonderfully captured contre jour image - I can feel the wind and the cold. Super stuff this.

Anne

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Gavin_Duxbury
Gavin_Duxbury Plus Member 5Gavin_Duxbury vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 6:13 AM

Superb capture as a viewer I feel as though I am on the hill with you. Makes me want to pack and get up there.

Nice one, well done.

Regards.

Gavin

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posty57
posty57  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 6:40 AM

Superb.

Barry

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alansnap
alansnap Plus Member 11550 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 8:21 AM

An excellent shot, but you are completely mad! I'm hoping to do Ben Lomond in February, so I guess I am too.
Alan

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY

Excellent!!!!!!!!!
JNC

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lonely_oryx
9 Jan 2012 - 10:28 AM

Superb

Last Modified By lonely_oryx at 9 Jan 2012 - 10:29 AM

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aravindprakash
9 Jan 2012 - 11:14 AM

Awesome shot!!! Amazing work.

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derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 12:45 PM

Superb atmospheric shot. Bags of impact.
Derek

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Alan_Coles
9 Jan 2012 - 4:56 PM

Fabulous shot

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5959 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 5:10 PM

Terrific shot !!!!

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fotosphere
fotosphere Plus Member 6fotosphere vcard Wales
9 Jan 2012 - 8:39 PM

Awesome capture

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Bloggs
Bloggs  3313 forum posts England
9 Jan 2012 - 10:08 PM

Great capture, looks as cold as my freezer Well done Grin

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SANJPHOTOGRAPHY

AWESOME capture....Smile

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ramrod35
ramrod35  3 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2012 - 10:34 PM

Thanks for all the comments guys!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2012 - 3:16 PM

A superb image, one in a million............Sandy

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2012 - 8:13 PM

Super shot. Really captures the cold and endeavour.

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 10:30 PM

I missed this one - but have caught up with it eventually - First Class Image with atmosphere that gives a feeling of being there!

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