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My planned sunset at a local loch failed, swallowed up by a bank of cloud so I went exploring at Dorback instead. This boulder really stood out even in the fading light, looking like a map of somewhere exotic with all the patterns. I liked the way it pointed in a similar direction to the wind-blown clouds. I used a couple of pops of hand held flash.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Jan 2013 - 3:57 PM
Focal Length:20mm
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:245sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Bulb
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Lonely Lichen
Username:almiles almiles
Uploaded:4 Jan 2013 - 9:35 AM
Tags:Boulder, Cairngorm national park, Dorback, Landscape / travel, Long exposure
Votes:35

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 533 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 9:49 AM

Beautiful shot Alan, lovely composition , depth and tones and with the cloud movement it adds to the involvement , you're getting really very good at this and the speed at which you produce all these quality shots is amazing Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 10:09 AM

Given the exposure time of 4 minutes there can hardly have been any visible light at all yet the sensor can pick up all this.......quite amazing.
Don't know how you do this sort of photography but you have got the method off to a "T" in this beautiful shot, Alan.
Love the way the clouds are portrayed in this long exposure and the colouring is so pleasing.
Ronnie.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 10:37 AM

Another incredible, long exposure shot!
The colours and textures are superb.

****

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 11:17 AM

Thanks Jeremy, Ronnie and ****! Those are very kind comments Smile
Jeremy, last year was definitely a big learning curve for me which I achieved largely thanks to the generosity and inspiration of epz members! My output is limited by work and family commitments but I guess I'm luck to have good scenery on my doorstep so don't need to travel far.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 11:55 AM

Looks bleak and desolate, Al, but with a hint of warmth from the colour in the cloud and lichen. The lighting on the boulder is spot on this time.

Dave

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 12:17 PM

Thanks Dave, I do listen to you, you see! WinkGrin

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marktc
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4 Jan 2013 - 1:23 PM

Marvellous work again Al, love it.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 3:08 PM

Cheers Mark! Grin

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Cliff1944
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4 Jan 2013 - 5:26 PM

Lovely composition - well spotted. The lighting on the boulder and the movement in the sky is excellent.
Cliff

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 5:35 PM

Thank you Cliff Smile

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