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...sliding across Beinn na Caillich and it's shadow in Loch Slapin on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Hillside Shadows...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:26 Apr 2013 - 10:15 AM
Tags:Black & white, Elgol, Highlands, Isle of skye, Landscape / travel, Lochaber, Scotland, Skye
Votes:Voting Disabled


Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 - 10:29 AM

Love the reflections and the clear water starting the shot. Looks good in mono as well!

pdove  5 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 - 10:34 AM

Cracking image. Like the reflections. Makes me wish I was back there.

Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 10:47 AM

A very still day by the reflection Dougie, good landscape work
Regards Richard

capto e2 Member 21466 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 10:59 AM

Excellent in mono, concentrates the eye.Smile


RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 11:00 AM

That dark shadow across the mountain face adds such impact to an already excellent shot, the reflections so well captured in the smooth waters which also allow the stones underwater in the f/g to show up so clearly too.

danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 12:11 PM

That dark shadow gives some modelling to it Dougie and the whole image reminds me of a naked lady lying on her back......not that I have seen many of them Dougie.

wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 - 12:20 PM

Excellent mono conversion Dougie, love those reflections too Smile

Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 1:10 PM

Lovely reflections and a beautiful scene......Sandy

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 2:14 PM

Loch Slapin and Beinn na Caillich again? I've just been looking back at the colour upload, a different shot obviously, from the clouds. Mono is so much moodier.
Yes, I was seeing a reclining nude here, partly because we have just been walking over one. Details to follow on Sunday...

NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 3:16 PM

A beautiful monochrome conversion, the dark and rather imposing shadows which lie on the face of mountain sides adds a sense of moodiness and mystery, whilst the crystal clear water and reflections provide a delightful calming contrast.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

Niknut e2 Member 4734 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 4:25 PM

Lovely shot !!

woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 4:38 PM

A classic monochrome landscape. The left edge of the mountain's reflection from the darkest point centre left continues to the bottom of the frame, forming a wedge with the shoreline that contains the entire reflection, an inverse mirror of the way the actual hillside tapers off to the right. Very strong composition.

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 5:01 PM

brilliant detail and tones dougie wonderful reflections love the fg detail a cracking mono nice one Wink

barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 5:24 PM

surreal looking to me..

jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
27 Apr 2013 - 5:14 AM

Such a great landscape


saltireblue Site Moderator 44288 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 8:25 AM

How different this is from the colour version, Dougie. The warmth and inviting feel is gone and a colder, bleaker feel has been introduced. That was my first impression, at least. Then, upon studying the image some more, I see the shadows across the Beinn are evidence of the sun and ergo, warmth.


Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 2:13 PM

Lovely tones and beautiful reflections Dougie; works very well in mono too.
For some reason this image reminds me of a quote from one of Bill Bryson's travel books;
" … I drove on to Grand Teton National Park. And there's another arresting name for you. Tetons means tits in French. … The first French explorers who passed through northwestern Wyoming took one look at the mountains and said, "Zut alors! Hey, Jacques, clock those mountains. They look just like my wife's tetons." Isn't it typical of the French to reduce everything to a level of sexual vulgarity? Thank goodness, they didn't discover the Grand Canyon, that's all I can say."

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 12:11 PM

Not to mention Les Ballons des Vosges, where there's an interesting local line in postcards on the theme...

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 28 Apr 2013 - 12:14 PM
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 1:25 PM

I'd better not post any pictures of this mountain then for fear of starting another trail...

Sgorr na Ciche


AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 9:44 PM

The little cloud is hovering in the perfect position over those big mountains. Love Rende's comments! Smile

moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
3 May 2013 - 9:12 AM

Wonderful, and love that little wisp of cloud. Beautifully composed as always Dougie. Moira

MalcolmM e2 Member 988 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 9:31 AM

Beautifully composed Skye image.
Loved Rende's comment ! SmileSmileSmile


brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2013 - 11:53 PM

I think, the ball of cloud on top of the mountains makes this image perfect. Superb reflection and fg detail.

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