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Autumn at Balquhidder - Kirkton Burn

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Taken on Saturday whilst out with Ken,(Dashbox). We visited Balquhidder, to see Rob Roy's grave and due to Ken's natural curiosity ( I thought he'd been abductedWink) he stumbled across a lovely waterfall situated just behind Balquhidder Parish Church. This is one of a few shots I took here.
My second from the Rowardennan Nov 07 meet.
C&C welcomed.

F/22 @ 1.6 secs

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Canon 50mm, 1.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Autumn at Balquhidder - Kirkton Burn
Username:colin colin
Uploaded:12 Nov 2007 - 12:30 PM
Tags:Balquhidder, Cascade, General, Highlands, Rowardennannov07 , Scotland, Water, Wildlife / nature
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12 Nov 2007 - 12:35 PM

excellent shot

Regards
Dave

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daviewat
daviewat  104104 forum posts Scotland
12 Nov 2007 - 12:36 PM

Wink I remember you telling me the story.


Love the colours and composition here Colin Smile


Cheers


Dave

ps great to meet up again mate.

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naifud
naifud  7 Scotland
12 Nov 2007 - 12:37 PM

Nice crisp detail (where it should be!)

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2007 - 12:38 PM

Like the details and colours in this - good water movement capture too.
Richard

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colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2007 - 12:39 PM

Wow, 5 clicks/comments in 6 minutes. Hadn't had this sort of response for a long time. Thanks. Had been considering giving up photography for basket weavingWink

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2007 - 12:41 PM

It's a fine shot, so I'd put the needles and basket weave stuff away for a little while yet Wink

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sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2007 - 12:44 PM


Quote: Had been considering giving up photography for basket weaving

... or running your own Karaoke bar Wink

Nice one mate, look forward to the rest of your shots too mate.

Paul

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colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2007 - 12:48 PM

Now there's a thought - photographing basket weavers as they sing karaoke. Pretty niche, mind you!
Thanks for the comments everyone.

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Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2007 - 12:58 PM

love this, Smile

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Pete67
Pete67  7 England
12 Nov 2007 - 1:01 PM

Vey nice.

Pete M.

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49er  8564 forum posts
12 Nov 2007 - 2:10 PM

Beautiful isolated shot.. Great colours

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Rainy  6 United States
12 Nov 2007 - 2:26 PM

Great shot. wonderful detail and composition.

Regards, Rainy Iannucci

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Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2007 - 2:30 PM

Great image Colin, has good as it gets superb

Brian.........................................

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KathyR
KathyR  9 Canada
12 Nov 2007 - 2:46 PM

Lovely autumn scene. I would so love to visit Balquhidder. I have an ancester buried in that graveyard - a Laren McLaren who died in the 1600's. If you ever come across the grave, I'd love a photo of it. My brother, Laren visited there years ago, but didn't get a shot. He's named his cabin at a lake here in Alberta western Canada "Balquhidder." Have you ever seen the photos of it by Catriona Fraser?
Kathy

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glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2007 - 2:50 PM

Fantastic shot.
Great light, exposure and colour.

Robert

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2007 - 4:07 PM

what a nice find, great to meet you Colin and thanks for bringing the Karaoke...everyone on video is joining in and having fun Smile

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colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2007 - 4:24 PM


Quote: I have an ancester buried in that graveyard - a Laren McLaren who died in the 1600's. If you ever come across the grave, I'd love a photo of it.

Kathy, there are many gravestones of the McLaren clan and their descendants. Apparently us MacGregor's were enemies of the MacLaren's - see here and here
Once excerpt made me laugh, and I quote:

Quote: The popular romantic picture of a Highlander as a huge, wild, hairy man with a bottle of whisky in one hand and a blood-dripping claymore in the other, heather growing out of both ears, and always in the face of battle, is a slight exaggeration. Certainly in times of nation strife, there would be regional involvement and there were clan feuds. One notable battle raged in and around the Balvaig in Balquhidder glen, all because a Buchanan of Leny had struck a McLaren wi' a dead salmon. Because the MacGregors weighed in against the intruders, who were massacred, the MacLarens were granted the privilege of entering the Church at Balquhidder before them a Sunday.

Why don't you send a PM to Dhanakosa who lives very near Balquhidder. I'm sure he'd be able to assist you.

Thanks for the comments and click, Kathy and everyone.

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thewaiter  121177 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2007 - 4:31 PM

smashing image, love the colours and the softness in the water ....

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petra16  8169 forum posts Scotland
12 Nov 2007 - 6:36 PM

I like these shots Colin, I was at the grave yard but did not see this waterfall.....mmmmmm

not curiuos enough...lol

petra

I was great to meet you at the weekend it was fun

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MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2007 - 6:41 PM

Super shot, Colin - - really like that little dry rock in the fg Smile

Fran x

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richardwheel
12 Nov 2007 - 7:30 PM

great stuff colin, good to have met you at the weekend

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RoddBC  840 forum posts United States
12 Nov 2007 - 8:36 PM

Well spotted Colin & great shot. Good seeing you again.



Rodd

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jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2007 - 9:28 PM

Lovely work Colin... I like all those autumn leaves in this.

Jeanie
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fauxtography
12 Nov 2007 - 11:15 PM

Nice one Colin, lets see your sneaky shots from the loch on the way home Wink

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Ah - I remember my Fuji S2 and 24-70 f2.8 lens bouncing down the rocks and into this burn. Smashed to bits so they were.

If they'd survived, I'd have been happy to have taken a shot like this... not bad for a potential basket weaver !

Andy.

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13 Nov 2007 - 12:52 PM

Very well exposed and composed, Colin, I quite like this one!

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webjam  9292 forum posts Netherlands11 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2007 - 1:02 PM

Good one, superb detail! Did you scatter out the leaves by yourself? Smile
Jacqueline

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colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2007 - 11:19 PM

Thanks everyone for the clicks and comments - my highest ever! Wayhey!!

Jacqueline, the shot is straight out of the camera - slight tweak with levels and sharpening prior to posting, but no influencing from me on the leaves.

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PatrickSmith
14 Nov 2007 - 8:28 PM

You nailed it Colin!

Patrick

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stuartsportraits e2 Member 10197 forum postsstuartsportraits vcard Scotland
27 Dec 2007 - 9:39 PM

beautiful capture matey love the soft lines of the water very well executed Smile

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15 Mar 2009 - 8:31 PM

I LOVE IT.A LOVEL'Y AUTUMN SEEN.
Why is there a dry rock on the bottom right???
u r so goood i love this 1 though.
great pick.
Declan.
Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

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