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I do like a bit of alliteration! Loch an Eilein, outlet burn, about an hour before sunset. This is such a heavily photographed area so having dragged my kids around the loch looking for new PoVs, we got nearly full circle before finding this location. I think the main rock in the burn could do with being moved to a less central position but despite what Dave (whiterose1) thinks, I don't move foreground stones! Wink The view is hemmed in by shrubbery on either side of the frame and the bridge spars through which this was shot so comp options were a bit limited (plus we were already late home!). I did try a photoshop change in rock position but my skills are not equal to the task.
I lost my lens cap during this shot in all my haste, it's probably a long way downstream by now!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Oct 2012 - 5:04 PM
Focal Length:17mm
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:0.4sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Loch's Last Light
Username:almiles almiles
Uploaded:11 Oct 2012 - 11:31 AM
Tags:Burn, Cairngorm national park, Caledonian forest, Eilein, Landscape / travel, Loch, Stream
Votes:54
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 11:52 AM

Aliteration goes down well with me too, Alan: and what I like about this shot is the contrast between the darkness and turbulence in the f/g with the calm sunny beyond, as you say nicely framed by the darker foliage.
The big rock centrally placed looks OK to me as there is flow on either side on the diagonal.
Nice one.
Ronnie.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 12:07 PM

Fantastic light on the castle and the famous pine tree, you were a lot luckier than a visit in 2009 when I shot this version...http://www.ephotozine.com/user/scottishlandscapes-23846/gallery/photo/winter-s-chill----12535109

Dougie

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 12:13 PM

Thank you for the critique Ronnie and your view on the rock Smile .
Thanks for your link Dougie; I like the autumnal colours in your image.

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carmenfuchs
11 Oct 2012 - 12:43 PM

The light in this image is amazing. I love it. =)

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41050 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 2:50 PM

Warm light, white water, not windy. Wonderful wilderness, Al.

Had to play the alliterative card here because Ronnie summed up the critique perfectly.

Dave

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IanBurton
IanBurton  465 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 3:44 PM

Nice image. The cool effect of the silky flowing water against the warming tones upstream and on to the distant hills.
Ian

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4596 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 3:53 PM

Gorgeous shot !!!!....wonderful quality & light.....love it !!

Worthy of your perseverance in getting the right shot/composition !!

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kel55
kel55 e2 Member 2kel55 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 5:23 PM

Great shot al , did u have all the kids with you , if so that would make this photo an even greater achievement knowing how demanding your tribe are, your probably lucky the lens cap was the only thing that went in the drink .

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JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
11 Oct 2012 - 6:01 PM

Beautifully done! Visited this place a couple of weeks ago - brings back the memories of beautiful Scotland and the CNP! John

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 282 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 6:06 PM

A superb image, wonderful piece of composition and creative use of the camera controls.
well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 7:14 PM

Very nicely done indeed.. I have no issue with the location of that central boulder Smile

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tonyheps
tonyheps  111 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 7:54 PM

Very well done - especially with the kids about!

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geffers7
geffers7 e2 Member 436 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 8:00 PM

Nice shot Al - the boulder is in the right place.Wink

Geoff

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 9:39 PM

Nice shot! Well worth the loss of the lense cap.
Diane

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 10:50 PM

Wow, just back online after an evening entertaining guests and really humbled by all those who have taken time to comment. Thanks Carmen, Dave, Ian, Nik, Kel, John, Darryl, Jeanie, Tony, Geoff and Diane! For your kind comments, confirmation of the Rock, commiserations on the lens cap and critiques (just to continue the alliteration theme Wink).

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 11:07 PM

And I just saw your UA, Dave. Now THAT is an accolade worth having! I am truly honoured and immensely chuffed thanks! Smile

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 534 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 7:10 PM

excellent shot Al,nicely composed and i love the golden tones in the top thirdSmile
rgds
jeremy

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 7:20 PM

Thanks Jeremy. Smile

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 8:51 PM

Massive thanks to Pete for his vote and HC award. It's my first ever! Grin

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cdm36
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13 Oct 2012 - 5:15 PM

Sublime work Smile

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 6:22 PM

Cheers Chris Smile

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 9:00 PM

A difficult shot to expose correctly but you've done a marvelous job. Well worthy of the HC
Mike

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 9:20 PM

Cheers Mike! Smile

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2012 - 7:41 PM

Congrats on the HC its a fine comp and like light and tones too
Regards Richard

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2012 - 7:48 PM

Thank you Richard Smile

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A Booth
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20 Oct 2012 - 3:31 PM

nicely contrasting rapid waterflow against the peaceful scene with nicely lit hilly background.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 3:48 PM

Thanks Alan Smile

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CHRISB911
CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 10:54 AM

superb light
chris

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 11:36 AM


Quote: Superb light
chris

It certainly was lucky timing Chris! Smile

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DonMc
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26 Feb 2013 - 2:11 PM

Everything is working Alan, superSmileSmile
Don

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 7:14 PM

Thanks Don!

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 7:11 PM

Must have missed this one at the time. Congrats on the HC. Happy to make it 50 Smile

Sue Smile

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 7:45 PM

Cheers Sue! Smile

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