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Anyone who went to Rowardennan may know about this one. The Range went on the blink whilst there, which was followed by a farcical tale involving the AA ... which may come at a later stage lol.

Despite the **** ups I met Glasgow Jim (Picture here) .. .who was our recovery driver on two occasions!

A true glaswegian with a strong accent and a wicked sense of humour - a gentleman to the last!

One the way back from a failed mission to get an alternator on a sunday from Lucas in Glasgow; we came past loch lomond returning to the hotel.

Not being one to miss an opportunity, I asked Jim if he would pull up for a couple of mins and allow me to fire off a few shots. This is the result .... its one of my favourites from Loch Lomond and a reminder that great photos can be found anywhere at any time ....

Jim ... If you are reading this ... your prints in the post mate!

Next time I'm in glasgow we can definately have a wee swallie!

PS - Do Jim a favour and view it LARGE lol

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
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Recording media:100 ISO RAW
Title:Glasgow Jim & His AA Truck
Username:culturedcanvas culturedcanvas
Uploaded:15 Nov 2006 - 9:36 AM
Tags:Aa, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Lock lomond, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Rowardennan, Rowardennan06
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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2006 - 9:38 AM

Nice story and a cracking image Dan.

Paul

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2006 - 9:39 AM

Yeah good story Dan

And a cracking image!
Nice detail and expo
Well done Mate
Dave

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
15 Nov 2006 - 9:42 AM

superb, Dan!

Jouko

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andytvcams
andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 - 9:43 AM


Quote: Yeah good story Dan

LOL,If only you knew the half of it Smile

Andy...

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culturedcanvas
15 Nov 2006 - 9:45 AM

Andy

I was going to write it! But I didn't want to wear the ends of my fingers out lol ... when the AA have finally sent me my compmensation cheque I might get around to writing an AA review lol.

D

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8371 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2006 - 9:47 AM

A cracking image and super description!
C

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chrisrudland
15 Nov 2006 - 9:48 AM

Superb presentation and I like the timing, even used the AA logo in the title which is a nice touch.

Chris

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culturedcanvas
15 Nov 2006 - 9:50 AM

Thanks for the comment everyone - Chris I wanted the shot be suitable as an AA advert. They'll be getting an e-mail asking if they want to buy it lol

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glenalva
glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
15 Nov 2006 - 9:54 AM

Sounds like you met a typical Glaswegian there! Cracking image and great to read the story behind it Smile

Ali

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pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2006 - 10:07 AM

Congrats on the HC. A good example of triumph out of adversity.
Penny
PS Hope Jim sees it.

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culturedcanvas
15 Nov 2006 - 10:10 AM

Cheers Penny ... Jim's prints in the post to him today!

Thanks for the HC Pete ... glad you like it!

Dan

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2006 - 10:17 AM

Great story and picture.
Excellent.
Tom.

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2006 - 10:24 AM

LOL!!! Well, fancy breaking down and getting an HC for the suffering.....

Jeanie

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MikeBonsall
15 Nov 2006 - 10:41 AM

A great shot and VERY commercial.

Mike

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DiegoDesigns
15 Nov 2006 - 11:27 AM

I imagine the AA would pay handsomely for this shot. Brilliant capture.

Dave

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Skichic
Skichic  865 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 - 11:41 AM

That was one of my first thoughts too - that the AA would surely buy this shot. It's a really good image.


Quote: and a reminder that great photos can be found anywhere at any time ....

Indeed!

Eileene.

ps: Jeanie's comment - LOL! Smile

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Chriscj
Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2006 - 11:58 AM

Excellent work Dan, congrats on your HC too.

Chris

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daviewat
daviewat  104104 forum posts Scotland
15 Nov 2006 - 12:21 PM

It was a bit of a farse that episode for you Smile)))


Still all well now i take it ????



Dave

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TeresaH
TeresaH  91116 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 - 12:34 PM

Great story, and great pic.

Nice to have met you too on the meet.

Teresa

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Paul_Barr
Paul_Barr  9544 forum posts Scotland
15 Nov 2006 - 12:51 PM

This shot captures the story well Dan.

Not a good advert for Range Rover though.

Paul

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caotiquemind
15 Nov 2006 - 1:16 PM

Great colors and fantastic lighting.
I like so much the composition and the sky in contrast with the image colors.

Good work!

Noe

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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2006 - 2:01 PM


Quote: great photos can be found anywhere at any time

And so can awards - third or fourth from the Meet, I think...? Well deserved! It was a good idea to shoot this, and very well executed.

Conrad

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PatrickSmith
15 Nov 2006 - 3:23 PM


Quote: LOL,If only you knew the half of it Smile


Now we MUST know the other half....

This is very well done indeed.

Patrick

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
15 Nov 2006 - 3:44 PM

A pleasure to read and view...made my afternoon

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beaniebabe
15 Nov 2006 - 3:44 PM

brilliant Dan..shame about the range rover though

congrats on HC :o)

Angie x

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talltrees
talltrees  1050 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 - 4:27 PM

You need to get on that phone to the AA...WONDERFUL PIC

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
15 Nov 2006 - 6:20 PM

Brilliant image, I bet Jim is well chuffed with this Dan

Mari Smile

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colin
colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2006 - 6:21 PM

Wonderful capture, Dan.
Every cloud, and all that....

Colin

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Rob_p
Rob_p  980 forum posts
15 Nov 2006 - 7:07 PM

That is a stunning image, the sky, the lorry lights and the focus on his jacket are spot on.

We need more stuff like this Smile

Nice pf too
Rob

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Camairish
Camairish  81276 forum posts Scotland
15 Nov 2006 - 7:15 PM

What a simply stunning image - very well done on having the vision to create this, best I've seen here for a while,

Ian.

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DouglasLatham
15 Nov 2006 - 7:58 PM

what a great shot Dan Smile

Dougie

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2006 - 8:05 PM

Well done for coming up with such a different image. Fully deserves the HC.

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fauxtography
15 Nov 2006 - 8:06 PM

a good idea Dan.. and a very nice image.

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Big Bri
Big Bri  1315557 forum posts England
15 Nov 2006 - 10:45 PM

Cracking photo Dan. Well impressed that you should think of this in the middle of all the problems you had up there.

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tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Nov 2006 - 2:14 AM

love the movement you have caught in Jim, exposure spot on too, great image.

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 8100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2006 - 11:48 AM

Congrats on the RC and HC. This is a superb shot and well worthy of the awards. Just hope the AA agree!
All the best
Jon

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2006 - 11:35 AM

Great atmosphere and I like the story also.

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robporter
robporter  10156 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Nov 2006 - 9:04 AM

A superb image, and quite a different 'landscape' to most.

You want to join the RAC - can't recommend them highly enough... broke down on the M6 in driving rain on the way to the Lakes last week. RAC van there in 12 mins took us off the motorway, tow truck another 10 mins, took us to the nearest dealership near Ambleside, and we then had a hire car the next morning at 9.30am until the car was fixed. This is the third time in a year I've needed them (French cars for you), and every time they have been superb.

Rob.

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Sabreur  9767 forum posts England
24 Nov 2006 - 1:55 PM

Making the most of any opportunity! Well worth the HC.

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bandidos
bandidos  10178 forum posts
25 Nov 2006 - 7:37 PM

Great picture, great story!

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dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
25 Nov 2006 - 10:15 PM

this is a belter dan.
this would make a good advert poster for the AA.

WELL CAPTURED DAN

daz

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Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315182 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2006 - 1:39 AM

Pure quality Dan, I`m hoping to get out one night soon with a motorway brakedown recovery crew and see what pics I could get. Great work.

Paul

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chinny
chinny  9492 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Dec 2006 - 7:25 PM

Hi Did you sell this image?

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scragend  10 Scotland
16 Jan 2007 - 12:12 AM

It looks to all the world like a commercial image. Well done! Only downside to using such a wide lens is that your 'Range' looks like a small Fiat Panda on first glance! Smile

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