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One hazy day in Rothiemurchus and windy too hence the long exposure to flatten the water. I was trying to find different views of the castle from the usual one you see. The castle is on its island in the middle of the frame but it may be a bit wee to make an effective distant FP.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Mar 2013 - 10:33 AM
Focal Length:31mm
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:118sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Bulb
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Branch Beastie
Username:almiles almiles
Uploaded:7 Mar 2013 - 6:20 AM
Tags:Cairngorm national park, Landscape / travel, Loch an eilein, Long exposure, Water
Votes:52

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 6:39 AM

You may be right about the castle Al, but the foreground makes up for it. A lovely shot.

Andy

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 7:08 AM

the fg is stunning al really like the comp brilliant exposure too a stunner top shot Wink
andy

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 535 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 7:37 AM

Beautiful shot with excellent comp ,tones and light. The star of the show for me is the branch ....love it Smile

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 - 7:58 AM

A first class image-- superb F/G and light
Steve

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 9:00 AM

Like the comp for this Al

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 9:18 AM

A well thought out and composed image, Al.
Stunning!

****

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 9:45 AM

The arrow shaped rocks take one out into the waters and the semi-sunken branch then points out the Castle so precisely: I bet this viewpoint took some time to locate, but effective it is too.
Look as if the weather was not too clement, but you have captured the prevailing atmosphere very nicely too and avoided 'tarting up' the image by enhancing colour, contrast, etc.
I feel I am seeing the scene exactly as you saw it, just the way I prefer to capture my landscapes.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 7 Mar 2013 - 9:45 AM

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 9:48 AM

Thanks Andy, Andy Jeremy, Steve, Rich, **** and Ronnie Smile Thanks too for your detailed analysis Ronnie, its always valued and insightful (and it did take a bit of time tootling about the edge of the loch, luckily my dog is very patient!) Grin

Last Modified By almiles at 7 Mar 2013 - 9:50 AM

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MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 950 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 9:56 AM

" what Ronnie said....Wink
Lovely image
Malcolm

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richmowil
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7 Mar 2013 - 10:38 AM

Nice image! I like a lot!!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 12:49 PM

Ronnie summed it up well, Al. The triangular shape at the bottom was the first thing I noticed. The natural tones look good and the branch links the front to the back of the image.

Dave

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Joline
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7 Mar 2013 - 1:16 PM

The branch looks like a gigantic spiderSmile
The tones and composition of this are fabulous.

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A Booth
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7 Mar 2013 - 3:33 PM

a serene waterscape nicely composed with an interesting foreground.

Last Modified By A Booth at 7 Mar 2013 - 3:34 PM

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 5:30 PM

I didn't notice the castle Al, the reason being the way the rocks point the way in to the image, followed by your beastie and then the arrow tip of tree on the island giving that last step into the mountains. If your aim was a view if the castle, well maybe it is just a tad hidden, but the overall image is of a wonderful vista with the viewer carried into the shot by a series of subliminal pointers. Very cleverly composed!

Last Modified By marktc at 7 Mar 2013 - 5:37 PM

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 6:31 PM

Thanks Malcolm, Bill, Dave, Joline, Alan and Mark. Smile Mark you give a very kind deconstruction thanks!

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7 Mar 2013 - 8:30 PM

Excellent capture----Milky GarybWink

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 11:02 AM

Cheers Gary! Smile

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Fefe
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8 Mar 2013 - 11:18 PM

Beautiful............so peacefulSmile
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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 3:15 PM

Thanks Fefe Smile

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7 Apr 2013 - 9:03 PM

Stunning image...........


Paul.

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almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 6:22 AM

Thanks Paul! Smile

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