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Ardvrek Castle, the icon on the shores of Loch Assynt in Sutherland with Quinag, cloud covered, behind. Comments and/or criticisms are welcome.
My exciting news is that yesterday I was in Bath attending an LRPS Assessment Day where I submitted a panel which was accepted - so lots of relief and lots of excitement! At Danny's request, my panel is attached as v2; all the images are on my epz portfolio.
Also - thank you all for your comments on Burning the Heather, and many thanks to all of you who gave your UAs - I was blown away with your enthusiasm! Smile
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5DCMacroAsp.IF HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 Apr 2013 - 9:29 AM
Focal Length:38mm
Aperture:f/16
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Pattern
White Balance:Auto
Title:Ardvrek Castle
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:19 Apr 2013 - 7:40 PM
Tags:Architecture, Ardvrek, Assynt, Castle, Landscape / travel, Quinag, Ruin, Sutherland
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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 7:46 PM

uch a well balanced image Ann. Excellent

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43233 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 7:56 PM

A beautifully composed image Ann. The rather imposing ruins taking centre stage whilst the pin sharp peaks add both depth and further interest to the wonderful Highland scene.

Well done with your LRPS Assessment, your chosen images are both varied and very well produced.

Regards Nathan Grin

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 8:01 PM

Congratulations on your panel...............it comes as a relief when you know you have succeeded..........I was the same in 2011.................very nice panel........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 8:02 PM

Top marks all round Ann,great images.
Dennis

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6534 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 8:03 PM

A well composed scene Ann. - gary

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 8:11 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous Ann...John

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jennialexander
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19 Apr 2013 - 8:40 PM

Congratulations Ann. Well deserved
Jenni

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cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 - 8:42 PM

Well done Ann on both counts fully deserved



Bob

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1597 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 8:51 PM

A very pleasing composition, Ann.
Love your panel, well done.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 8:58 PM

Congratulations Ann very well deserved!
Lillian

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 9:20 PM

Firstly this is a real gem Ann, I love it! Secondly fantastic news on the LRPS, congratulations and I am soooooo pleased for you. Well done you!

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 9:44 PM

Nice one Ann
Mike

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41050 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 10:10 PM

Beautifully balanced and an excellent cloud, sir GrinGrin

Dave

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 10:19 PM

I love the view of the casle with the snow covered mountain and that cloud making th perfect bg. Congratulations on the excellent panel.Smile
Joan.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 10:52 PM

A wonderful landscape of the castle and snow covered mountain Ann.
Your panel displays a lovely variety of images and congratulations on your acceptance.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 10:57 PM

Congratulations. Must be a great feeling. Love V1 and its lovely light. Enjoyed looking at the panel too.All cracking good images presented with style!

Ann

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 11:05 PM

lovely shot, Well done with your LRPS Assessment.
ant.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 11:25 PM

Dramatic Ann !! Congratulations on your licentiateship, a terrific panel Grin
Ron.

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achieverswales
20 Apr 2013 - 12:42 AM

If you were as excited as I was Ann nearly wet myself (I Did Not) V1 excellent composition and exposure perfect, many congratulations on your achievement and remember A.R.P.S. is now beckoning.

Regards

Trev.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 2:18 AM

Congratulations Ann. Great images on your panel. V1 is a beautifully composed image too.......Sandy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
20 Apr 2013 - 5:13 AM

A superb image of this amazing place Ann !! Congrats on your panel - looks great indeed Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 7:03 AM

Very many congratulations, Ann, and well deserved. Love the composition of V.1, too. Carol

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 7:51 AM

Congratulations on getting your LRPS it is a varied and well deserving panel of fine work. I have considered many times trying for it myself but cannot convince myself that I can produce a panel good enough.

Albert

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franken
franken e2 Member 123127 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 8:49 AM

Wonderful image and congratulations on your panel Ann.

Ken

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 9:01 AM

My best wishes for the LRPS Ann, it takes courage as well as talent to attain your LRPS, I have no doubt you will be successful.
Since you joined EPZ you have watched listened and learned, your talent has shown in so many ways and a willingness to try different things has shone out of your work.

All the very bet
Dougie

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 9:29 AM

It's a superb landscape Ann - excellent clarity. Congrats on the LRPS acceptance - a super panel of images.
A very true appraisal above from Dougie.
Brian.

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 534 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 9:42 AM

excellently composed and presented..... & congratulations Smile

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 10:15 AM

congratulations on the assessment...nicely balanced lanscape Grin

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Skeet1Away
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20 Apr 2013 - 10:30 AM

Cool......



Paul.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 11:28 AM

Balance...that is the word that comes to mind with this image.
Congratulations on the panel....I don't know what LRPS stands for, but it sounds impressive.
I remember the egg and fork image....I think that is one of your finest.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 1:31 PM

A great landscape Ann,SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile congrats on achieveing your LRPS, from a fellow holder.Smile


Cliff

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43914 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 3:42 PM

I can but echo the sentiments and congratulations, Ann. You must be feeling well chuffed.

Malc

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64431 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 5:34 PM

That snow looks like icing sugar. Beautiful scene.

And very well done on the LRPS Ann. It's a wonderful feeling isn't it? Smile

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1881
1881  2 India
20 Apr 2013 - 6:14 PM

A well composed scene.


SANJEEV

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 8:06 PM

Excellent image and a wonderful panel. Congratulations.
Alun

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20 Apr 2013 - 8:33 PM

Beautiful image with wonderful light and excellent composition Ann.
Rende

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20 Apr 2013 - 11:07 PM

An amazing, award worthy shot.
=Walter

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 8:21 AM

Gorgeous shot in V1 Ann, wonderful.

John Smile

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 11:18 PM

sorry Ann I have just this moment seen your Panel. technically very good and well balanced. Congratulations and now for the A.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4596 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 4:40 PM

Lovely shot !!!........nice cloud formation over the hills !!!!

Well done with your LRPS panel........impressive result !

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geffers7
geffers7 e2 Member 436 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 8:16 AM

Congratulations Anne - I also have a few shots of the castle from my recent visit. Despite its proximity to the road my visits were largely untroubled by people. This is a very detailed shot showing the Quinag very well in the background - it was covered in snow on my way home on Saturday but sadly the camera was packed away by then.
Geoff

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