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Just back from a couple of days camping down in the Glen Coe area. Vet said Yana would be OK with antibitoics so she and Max (our other cat) were able to go to the cattery, which left us free to go away for a few days while I'm on leave.

It rained most of the time we were away, which wasn't the weather we would've chosen for our first trip out with our new camping gear. Ground was very boggy, which made finding a dryish spot to pitch the tent very difficult, and weather meant we couldn't take many photos, but we enjoyed it all the same.

This image was taken on our way back down to Kinlochleven yesterday. Wished I'd taken this shot looking out over Loch Leven on the way out on Tuesday, but we were keen to get on so I decided to get it on the way back, then found it was totally grey with no visibility at all on the return trip. The cloud lifted and the rain became light drizzle for a short period as we were on our way down the hill so I grabbed a couple of shots, more as a record of our trip than anything else.

Hoping we may manage another trip before I have to go back to work on Monday.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:10-20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Feb 2012 - 2:03 PM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Kinlochleven
Username:Sue_R Sue_R
Uploaded:1 Mar 2012 - 10:14 AM
Tags:General, Glen coe, Highlands, Kinlochleven, Landscape / travel, Loch leven, Lochs, Mountains, Scotland
Votes:28

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4134 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2012 - 10:23 AM

Shame about the weather you had, yet you have managed to capture a very atmospheric image courtesy of the cloud sitting down on the tops and in a view (from a viewpoint) that I have never seen before.
Nice contrast between the brighter f/g and the heavily shadowed hillsides either side of the Loch.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 1 Mar 2012 - 10:25 AM
Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2012 - 10:52 AM

Like the view point here Sue and good details and moody sky. Certainly was a wet week and the glen was very boggy too.
Regards Richard

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2012 - 11:12 AM

Terrific view point for this moody, overcast landscape.
Joan.

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5170 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2012 - 12:08 PM

The weather may not have been kind but you have captured some mood here Sue.
Derek

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2012 - 1:46 PM

Yes, shame about your weather, Sue, but still a great shot here with that omionous looking sky - you certainly look to be high up Smile
Trev Smile

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4969 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2012 - 2:40 PM

Lots of mood and lovely brown tones. You've made the most of the weather. Nicely done.

Dave

Briwooly
Briwooly e2 Member 8452 forum postsBriwooly vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2012 - 3:42 PM

Still a excellent view Sue and we well captured

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

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2012 - 5:46 PM

A wonderful scene captured here Sue. I can only imagine how great it would've looked when the weather was better. I've done it myself, leaving a shot til later because I wanted to get on, and then regretting it. A valuble leason learned I think Sue Smile
Hope you have better weather if you venture out again.

John SmileX

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2012 - 11:14 AM

In spite of the low cloud, you've got a stunning image here Sue - great clarity and composition. It looks like the sort of weather I had when I was walking the West Highland Way and we stayed one night at Kinlochleven: it poured stair rods and my friend and I were soaked to the skin!
Ann

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