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Me, Neil and Paul went off on the friday in Neil's super charged beemer in the search of some light. Driving back, the light seemed to be breaking so we tested the cars brakes, stopped and grabbed the equipment. Ol' Tokyo (Neil) had seen a shot he liked the look of and decided to walk directly to it....unfortunately the ground had gone from moorland to bog and he ended up knee deep in the stuff and couldn't get out. Me and Paul being the perfect gentlemen decided he'd got the car keys so we couldn't leave him and even had to lie our tripods down so he could use them to get out. Unfortunately we missed the shot of a lifetime (light, rainbow and deers all in one shot!)

After removing Tokyo Drifter from the welly sucking bog, we gingerly headed to the waters edge (actually we legged it to try and get some of the remaining light) and bagged a few shots. I decided to go for a wander so I headed further up on Loch Ba towards some trees that had caught my attention from the road at 120mph Wink This was what I got, hope you like Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:17-40L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Rannoch Moor
Username:richardwheel richardwheel
Uploaded:21 Nov 2008 - 8:35 AM
Tags:Glencoe, Landscape / travel, Loch ba, Loch nah-achlaise, Rannoch moor, Stuck in the bog, Tokyo drifter woz here, Wellies
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GrahamNobles
GrahamNobles e2 Member 6GrahamNobles vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2008 - 8:44 AM

Love it Richard. My wife Les, looking over my shoulder said "Looks very wild, the clouds make it".
Couldn't put it better myself.
Graham

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jdenman
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21 Nov 2008 - 8:48 AM

Next time make sure the keys are left in the car, then there is no chance of missing a good shot. LOL
This is a very nice landscape, some consolation at least.
John

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2008 - 8:51 AM

Like the details and tones in this - well captured.
Hope he bought you two a beer after your efforts.
Regards Richard.

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Paul_Barr
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21 Nov 2008 - 9:10 AM

Shame that you missed the deer and rainbow shot. Even bigger shame that you never papped Neil when he was stuck in the bog Smile

Paul

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piccy
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21 Nov 2008 - 9:12 AM

What an adventure.
freda

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AngieLatham
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21 Nov 2008 - 9:15 AM


Quote: Even bigger shame that you never papped Neil when he was stuck in the bog

Paul

yes, quite agree...jolly poor show Richard Wink Nice bit of storytelling though Smile

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richardwheel
richardwheel e2 Member 9217 forum postsrichardwheel vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2008 - 9:29 AM

I know, I know, lesson learn't Wink

thanks everyone

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LinH
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21 Nov 2008 - 9:31 AM

lol
great shot and great story!

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt e2 Member 10739 forum postsIanFlindt vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2008 - 9:37 AM


Quote: Me and Paul being the perfect gentlemen decided he'd got the car keys so we couldn't leave him

One vote for the image and another for that priceless line. People at work wanted to know what I was laughing at.

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105978 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2008 - 9:41 AM

The vote is for the story....

oh and for the image capturing the wildness of the moor... Definitely not a place to explore alone if you are going to try to find new/different images from that wonderful place..

Jeanie

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richardwheel
richardwheel e2 Member 9217 forum postsrichardwheel vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2008 - 10:05 AM

keeps making me laugh too Smile

Neil could have quite easily left his welly in the bog and hopped around for the rest of the day but no....he's quite attached to his wellies Wink

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conrad
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21 Nov 2008 - 10:12 AM


Quote: he'd got the car keys so we couldn't leave him

Good thinking - the only good reason one could have to miss out on shooting good light, a rainbow and deer. Although - couldn't you have taken the shot first, and done the rescue later...? Wink

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Paul_Barr
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21 Nov 2008 - 10:13 AM

He would have made great foreground interest. Wink

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105978 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2008 - 10:57 AM

Well it would have been original foreground interest.. which may keep some folk happy who are bored with the same old same old..... Wink

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martinl
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21 Nov 2008 - 1:14 PM

Have an RC mate, the little story to go along with this made me chuckle. You can have a click for the shot as well.
Smile

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javam
javam e2 Member 101083 forum postsjavam vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2008 - 1:22 PM

For the record, I think Richard was looking at the km/h part of my speedo #cough#.

May not be the shot that was on offer when I was stuck Richard, but still a fine capture of the mood and tranquility of that spot.

Neil

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 11255 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2008 - 1:34 PM


Quote: looking at the km/h part of my speedo

Yeah right Neil!!

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
21 Nov 2008 - 2:18 PM

superb clarity in this! Well composed too.....

Jouko

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richardwheel
richardwheel e2 Member 9217 forum postsrichardwheel vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2008 - 2:23 PM

Of course I was Neil Wink

Neil and his missing welly would make an interesting foreground Grin

next time conrad, I'll be taking the pap shots first

thanks guys

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petra16
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21 Nov 2008 - 5:10 PM

brilliant story , brilliant image.........

petra

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dazzaman
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21 Nov 2008 - 5:14 PM

quality work mate.(as always) Smile
daz.

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oldgreyheron
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21 Nov 2008 - 5:19 PM

A calming and enjoyable image backed by a hysterical description Richard. Thanks for adding to the good start to the weekend.

Mike

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wamp
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21 Nov 2008 - 8:34 PM

Great text - made me laugh. Super image too

Sean

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rowarrior
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23 Nov 2008 - 8:06 PM

Agree with the others, still can't believe you missed the pap shot Wink

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pmorgan
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23 Nov 2008 - 9:43 PM

Perfect work yet again Richard!! And a story I'm sure that will live on and on! Wink

Rgds
Paul

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webjam
webjam e2 Member 10292 forum postswebjam vcard Netherlands11 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2008 - 6:38 PM

Stll not convinced that Neil did this not on purpose - to prevent you both of bagging the shot.... Wink

Anyway, you just proved that even without the deer and the rainbow you were able to take a stunning shot - large version is recommended!

Jacqueline

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