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An image from the West Highland Way (Glasgow to Fort William long distance footpath) on a dull drizzly day in May on a section between Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy.
The slope in the b/g is the southern face of Beinn Dorain.

My thanks to all who commented on Diamond Jubilee.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:80mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.1
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-0.67
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:No
Title:"Long and Winding Way"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:5 Jun 2012 - 12:03 AM
Tags:Glasgow to Fort William., Landscape / travel, Long distance footpath, West highland way
Votes:Voting Disabled

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 12:06 AM

Hope it doesnt go over that slope in front of them Ronnie ,that would be the end for me.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 12:19 AM

What a stunning view Ronnie,a lovely capture..Lin

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
5 Jun 2012 - 12:35 AM

Lovely composition Ronnie. Well done.

Rgds

John

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 12:37 AM

The walkers add a nice touch of colour. - gary

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 12:44 AM

Mentioned this before Ronnie,
the West Highland Way always puts me in mind of Tom Weir !!
Super shot.
Mick.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 1:50 AM

The colors here are most spectacular--- and the jackets seem to match-- What a long hike it appears!

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mikemullumby
5 Jun 2012 - 3:34 AM

I would be alright going down Ronnie, not sure about coming up.

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JimV
JimV e2 Member 8JimV vcard Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 4:15 AM

A lovely image Ronnie, would have loved to do this walk, alas it's too late now for that, one of my grandsons has done it twice, and his sister once.
Rgds., Jim
PS. The same lad has just done his first full marathon in Edinburgh, while his brother and uncle (my son) both ran in the half marathon, Mary was there at the finish line with her wee Canadian flag!

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jaktis
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5 Jun 2012 - 5:09 AM

Great with the two colourful person as a contrast to the surrounding

Peter

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lesliea
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5 Jun 2012 - 5:18 AM

Beautiful image Ronnie well captured.
Allen, Smile

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johnjo58
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5 Jun 2012 - 5:23 AM

Great tone and composition Ronnie
David

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 5:31 AM

Beautiful scenery, Ronnie, well composed and captured. Carol

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cabbie
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5 Jun 2012 - 7:02 AM

Reminds me of doing the coast to coast many years ago love the gorse well done again Ronnie

Bob

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JOKEN
JOKEN  5 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 7:40 AM

During our month north of the border,we were struck by the superb colours of the seasons' gorse. I think the addition of the colour in this image conveys our admiration.
Ken

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CaroleS
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5 Jun 2012 - 7:52 AM

Very well composed Ronnie, with the two people adding that highlight of colour. Carole

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Lillian
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5 Jun 2012 - 7:53 AM

Surely Ronnie you did not go walking this with your back?
Looks like a pleasure to be there though, such beautiful scenery.
the couple and power poles give a good scale
beautifully captured
Lillian

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 - 8:04 AM

A lovely image Ronnie and well composed. The path leads the eye into the shot and the yellow gorse contrasts with the green. I like the inclusion of the 2 walkers. It adds a sense of scale
Jim

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 8:09 AM

brilliant comp ronnie wondeful lead in the colours are and tones are stunning top shot Wink
andy

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WhiteRose1
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5 Jun 2012 - 8:15 AM

Another masterful piece of composition, Ronnie. The track starts bottom left then zig-zags to the left third before disppearing around the end of the ridge. The figures are perfectly placed about a third up the track and their bright clothing provides an excellent counter to the grey atmosphere. Lots of diagonals contained within the image and a superb imposing mountainside as a backdrop.

Dave

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 8:19 AM

Super image Ronnie, great composition, and I do like the two walkers they add scale to their surroundings

Hugh

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 8:38 AM

A path beaten by many thousands of feet every year Ronnie, I'm sure it oops a long way from just around the corner here, the railway goes even further around the corner before crossing the river and Glen floor.
Stretching the legs a bit Ronnie?

Dougie

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netta1234
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5 Jun 2012 - 8:41 AM

Beautiful scenery,I would love to walk there.
NettaSmile

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pluckyfilly
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5 Jun 2012 - 8:58 AM

this I like a lot Ronnie - I wouldnt be walking there, my balance is not that good these days and that drop on the left would bother me, I think one of the reasons I like it so much is the fact I wont ever see it in real time now I dont walk so far nowadays and when I do its always considering I have to get back! The walkers are well positioned and the gorse strategically placed put this picture up with the best IMO

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moiral
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5 Jun 2012 - 9:11 AM

That path just goes on and on. Very well captured and like the inclusion of the 2 people. Moira

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 10:22 AM

Oh to be fit enough to be amidst such dramatic scenery.
A lovely capture.

B.

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digital_boi
5 Jun 2012 - 10:23 AM

the walkers add scale to the whole thing Ronie and love the colours spoogies from the gorse a fine capture nicked from the light side TongueWink

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Big_Beavis
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5 Jun 2012 - 10:26 AM

Beautiful colours Ronnie.

David

For me, I would have cropped it down to the first or second telegraph pole on the right.

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maryg
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5 Jun 2012 - 10:41 AM

Haven't walked that part of the " Way" yet. Very impressive.

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danbrann
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5 Jun 2012 - 10:48 AM

Your5 composition just makes this one a bit special Ronnie. Tip top.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 10:48 AM

its looking abit bleak there.lesley

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SUE118
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5 Jun 2012 - 10:52 AM

It looks a lovely place to visit.

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achieverswales
5 Jun 2012 - 11:24 AM

Could not put it better than Dave Ronnie, a stunner mate!

Regards

Trev.

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AnnChown
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5 Jun 2012 - 11:58 AM

Great composition - and lovely for me to see as I walked the whole route about ten years ago. It was a wonderful experience for those tempted to do it.
Ann

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bricurtis
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5 Jun 2012 - 12:20 PM

Excellent landscape Ronnie - portrait mode is ideal here.
Brian.

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Glostopcat
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5 Jun 2012 - 12:41 PM

An excellent composition Ronnie, I like the way the long winding trail takes us through the image and the walkers are perfectly positioned, and also add a splash of colour

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lifesnapper
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5 Jun 2012 - 1:44 PM

A smashing comp' Ronnie, with the Red and Yellow of the Female Walker, really standing out.

John Smile

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tomcat
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5 Jun 2012 - 2:11 PM

Would you believe, we are staying in Fort William for four nights toward the end of October.
I know this section of the path quite well

Adrian

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
5 Jun 2012 - 2:52 PM

Beautyful as always *****
cor

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Michaela_Solway
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5 Jun 2012 - 3:25 PM

Great scale in this dramatic all weather landscape..nice diagonal on the telegraph poles. Super composition

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geffers7
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5 Jun 2012 - 3:33 PM

I like the way you have indicated scale Ronnie - that and the colour works very well.
By the way I did that walk last week - it was 28 degrees then though!!
Geoff

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MalcolmM
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5 Jun 2012 - 3:43 PM

Excellent & well composed, figures well placed on the winding path.

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TrevBatWCC
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5 Jun 2012 - 5:05 PM

A super image, Ronnie, like the way the path leads the eye in and through the scene - and the figures really give it a sense of scale...perfectly placed, too. Love it! Wink
Trev Smile

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barbarahirst
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5 Jun 2012 - 5:40 PM

What a wonderful image .... really wish that was my back you photographed

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lostnspace2011

Lovely image Ronnie. Bet its a very scenic walk Smile

Mark

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saltireblue
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5 Jun 2012 - 7:31 PM

Marvellous perspective and scale provided by the figures, Ronnie. A marvellous walk as long as the weather remains fair.

Malc

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annettep38
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5 Jun 2012 - 10:42 PM

The two walkers attract the eye instantly, after that you start to take in the task ahead
The steep hills put it all in the right context.
Excellent composition.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom94 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 1:13 PM

Well done Ronnie, you made the most of the dull day! Great lead in off the path which also adds depth through vanishing perspective, as to the pylons. By just including the mountain face in the distance and using compression off the mid-range zoom you have the drama of an apparenly sheer face ahead. It needs the human interest which you have included. Great stuff!

Al

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JohnChambersPhotography

Well framed is something we use a lot but this is much more than that, it's an example to us all what well framed is, if anyone wants to learn how to frame a good shot, just look at this one, it has it all very good shot indeed. Top marks Ronnie. 10+++++++++++++++++++++++ now that's a lot of +'s

John

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 4:59 PM

Great composition ronnie and considering the conditions and lighting you've managed the conditions well. paul

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6 Jun 2012 - 7:43 PM

This shot has got the lot going for it Ronnie excellent
mike

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jujupops
jujupops  4 England
7 Jun 2012 - 6:44 PM

Great shot Ronnie, looks like a fantastic walk, if you have a head for heights that is Wink
Julie

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Cliff1944
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16 Jun 2012 - 5:37 PM

Very well composed.
Cliff

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