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MY 400th UPLOAD!!!

One to hopefully look forward to capturing at the weekend. This was from March, just before the hailstorm hit - - we could see it advancing towards us down the Buachaille. Just had time to hit the clicky thing, then run for cover!

I was trying to achieve a "painted" feel to this, and to get across how black the sky was, with the clouds rolling down the mountain, and how cold the water was - - so comments on whether I achieved my goal are really welcome, plus tips on how too, if you feel I've missed the mark Smile

Reminds me - - off to find my waterproofs, just in case!!! Wink

Enjoy Tuesday evening and the rest of the week, playing bridge toinight, so I'll pop in when I can, Thanks for taking the time to call in Smile

Cheers!
Fran x


PS: LARGE is MUCH, MUCH colder!

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:17-85mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Brooding......
Username:MrsS MrsS
Uploaded:4 Nov 2008 - 5:24 PM
Tags:Black!, Bleak, General, Hail, Hiding, Landscape / travel, Mountains, Rain, Rowardmar08, Sleet, Snow, Sun, Wildlife / nature
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gilermo
gilermo e2 Member 6gilermo vcard Poland
4 Nov 2008 - 5:28 PM

great shot! Smile Marek

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nip'n'tuck
nip'n'tuck e2 Member 10nip'n'tuck vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 5:29 PM

Fran this is superb. Can smell the wet weather through the image. Great light and fantastic exposure on the water, got the speed spot-on. Sylv.

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iancam
iancam e2 Member 6iancam vcard England
4 Nov 2008 - 5:32 PM

Lovely image
Ian

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Scott_Scot
Scott_Scot e2 Member 10Scott_Scot vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 5:33 PM

Nice one Fran. Hope you get the weather this weekend for some great shots.

I am shooting weddings this weekend so can't see me meeting up with yourself and Paul. .... One of these days.....Smile

Safe journeys

Scotty

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49er
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4 Nov 2008 - 5:39 PM

lovely.. feels s it looks...Smile

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PeelNStick
PeelNStick e2 Member 10PeelNStick vcard United States4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 5:40 PM

Very good landscape. Good use of blues.

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dianah
dianah e2 Member 824474 forum postsdianah vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 5:41 PM

Fabulous shades of blue Fran..this is so full of atmosphere.
Di

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peugeot406
peugeot406 e2 Member 8peugeot406 vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 5:46 PM

Super image
Brian

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 5:48 PM

Magnificent effort, Fran!
I think you've just shifted up five gears!
Glad to have caught this so early on.
Cheers
Bill

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
4 Nov 2008 - 6:09 PM

running water, can´t be cold enough for me Wink

Love Avanto Smile

Jouko

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 8GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 6:15 PM

A very moody image & looks cold to me
Glynnis

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rangerpaul
rangerpaul e2 Member 7rangerpaul vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 6:20 PM

Certainly has a feel of some biblical weather approaching.
I wonder if desaturating the water a little might give it a more natural feel.
Not a criticism, just a suggestion Smile
Paul

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colin63
colin63 e2 Member 6colin63 vcard England
4 Nov 2008 - 6:39 PM

Lovely image

Colin

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DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 6:43 PM

I opened this up & shivered, so I think you have achieved what you wanted Fran....
That mountain really looks bleak & the water looks freezing cold.
A beautiful composition though....
Hilary

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MrsS
MrsS e2 Member 84527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 6:55 PM

Managed a quick pop-in before bridge - - so

Thanks Marek, Sylv, Ian, Scotty, Stew, Deago, Di, Brian, Bill, Jouko, Glynnis, Paul, Colin & Hilary Smile

Right, time for a quick wash and brush up, then I need to get my brain into gear! Wink

Back about 10:30pm Smile

Cheers!
Fran x

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rossi
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4 Nov 2008 - 7:59 PM

That water looks flippin cold.

Ian

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Wilmot
Wilmot e2 Member 6338 forum postsWilmot vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 8:57 PM

Brilliant shot.
Steve

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 9:33 PM

Congratulations on your 400th Fran. Safe trip, see you on Friday.

Nigel

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 11255 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 11:08 PM

It's a bit too Cyan for me, maybe a cooler shade of blue may have worked better to give sense of the cold. I can see what you were trying to acheive, but just doesn't quite do it for me. I know you will forgive the honest opinion. If not, I'm for it!!Wink

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kaybee
kaybee e2 Member 103953 forum postskaybee vcard Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 11:49 PM

400?
You don't look that old

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5 Nov 2008 - 12:48 AM

great shot
Dawn

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 8178 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2008 - 1:21 PM

Thanks for the reminder of what we are about to receive next week, hopefully.

Like this very much Fran specially when viewed large. Enjoy the weekend and fingers crossed for the weather.

LesF

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2008 - 1:33 PM

At first Fran i thought it was slightly on the dark side and a bit blue but then read your narrative and realise you have achieved exactly what YOU wanted and not what I wanted and I applaud you for that. Why on earth we all want to take the same bog standard shot is beyond me but fortunately you did not fall into that trap.
Danny

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MrsS
MrsS e2 Member 84527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2008 - 4:19 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments Smile

Roy - - that's TWO slapped legs! Wink

F x

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jonathanbp
jonathanbp e2 Member 699 forum postsjonathanbp vcard India
6 Nov 2008 - 9:40 PM

fantasticv image, large version superb...it even feels cold...great capture of climate - Jonathan

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2008 - 10:08 AM

Happy EPZ birthday Fran/lovely toning and composition.
Tom.

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