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Loch Pityoulish. I like the old tree stump and the cloud arrangement reminded me of a chimmney producing psychadelic smoke! I popped the stump with hand held flash 4 times during the exposure to bring out the detail in it.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:31 Dec 2012 - 3:59 PM
Focal Length:26mm
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:59sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Bulb
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:A Puff Of Pink
Username:almiles almiles
Uploaded:3 Jan 2013 - 9:18 AM
Tags:Cairngorm national park, Dusk, Landscape / travel, Loch, Long exposure, Pityoulish, Sunset
Votes:41

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 9:26 AM

Lovely image and great presentation too! Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 9:34 AM

The central placing of both stump and main cloud band seems to work well in this portrait format shot, Alan.
Despite that warmth in the cloud, the image just oozes cooooooool, and I guess it was pretty cold at the time.
The long exposure has smoothed the water giving a quite ethereal and mystical effect.
Ronnie.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 9:45 AM

This is an excellent photograph with so much atmosphere.
This lighting and framing, and positioning of the hollow stump are superb.

****

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
3 Jan 2013 - 9:54 AM

All of the above, Wow!!

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 10:31 AM

Thank you Jeanie, Ronnie, **** and Kathryn! Smile It was pretty cold Ronnie, I had a couple of my kids with me and they were getting pretty cold by then end having exausted the scavenger hunt I'd sent them off on! Grin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 11:49 AM

chimmney producing psychadelic smoke..... pass the spliff, Al TongueGrin


The camera looks good in low light, lovely warm tones. Just a bit too dark still on the stump for me but I do like the smoothness on the clouds.

Dave

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 12:53 PM

I love the name of that loch!!!! It just rolls off the tongue.
A serendipitous sky for your composition.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 12:59 PM

Thanks Dave and Joline! Smile


Quote: chimmney producing psychadelic smoke..... pass the spliff, Al TongueGrin


The camera looks good in low light, lovely warm tones. Just a bit too dark still on the stump for me but I do like the smoothness on the clouds.

Dave

Ha ha, I should have known any 60's reference would have started you reminiscing about your teenage years Dave! Wink Thanks for your comments on the stump, I could brighten it up in post processing, my flashgun batteries were running low so the recharge time was about 15sec limiting how much light I could add. A useful lesson for my next low light shoot! I like the output from the 5d mk ii as well Grin

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 1:37 PM

Good colour and I like the toning of the water. On my monitor the stump still looks a little dark, but that might be due to the quality of my work issue display.
I think I would have liked to see the shadow isolated within the boundary of the water or at least the image. At the moment it tends to run the eye out of the frame rather than lead it in. A small criticism but still a very nice image Alan.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 4:08 PM

A worthwhile point to make though, thanks Derek! Smile

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 5:34 PM

Can't compete with the technical comments but it gets my UA for what it's worth Al.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 5:58 PM

Wow, thanks Mark! That's brilliant Smile

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 533 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 6:42 PM

Beautiful image,love it.I sometimes use a head torch to paint a little light on the subject
Rgds
Jeremy

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Ohsleepless1
4 Jan 2013 - 8:29 AM

I never tire of such beautiful 'chiffonesque' images like this...

Wonderful work!

Lisa

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 9:26 AM

Thanks Jeremy and Lisa!

Quote: Beautiful image,love it.I sometimes use a head torch to paint a little light on the subject
Rgds
Jeremy

I did try my head torch but it's no halogen beast and was pitifully weak in the ambient lighting! I'll keep experimenting with how much flash to add I think. Smile

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PhilSingleton
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4 Jan 2013 - 5:51 PM

Really great image.
Phil.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 11:09 PM

Thank you Phil Smile

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