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The Allt Creag an Leth-chroin in Glen More. A bit of a mouthful hence my title... it was wet yet filled with snow and ice with more snow falling from the sky. In the distance disappearing into the snow clouds you can just see the start of the Fiacaill ridge which leads to the summit of Cairngorm.

I'd been down at Loch Morlich earlier but just as I set my gear up the mist rolled in, so I feel V2 lacks a focal point and feels a bit disconnected!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:31 Jan 2013 - 10:15 AM
Focal Length:36mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/6sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Slush Puppy
Username:almiles almiles
Uploaded:5 Feb 2013 - 7:34 PM
Tags:Burn, Cairngorm national park, Glen More, Landscape / travel, Stream, Winter
Votes:42
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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 7:45 PM

I don't know....I quite like V2. The rocks provide the focal point and the soft line on the horizon provides a certain je ne sais quoi
Mike

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
5 Feb 2013 - 7:57 PM

I like both them.
Effrossini

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:07 PM

Two excellent photos, Al.
I think V2 and the richness of the colours of the stones takes top spot tonight!

****

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:11 PM

Nothing wrong with V1 Alan but V2 has the potential to be something really special. I know what you mean about the distant foal point but the foreground is so strong it can carry the image. Have you thought about a mono conversion and or a subtle gradient at the top of the frame?
Derek

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:12 PM

With every shot you show the temperature seems to drop.......such a cold scene and I bet it was been colder for you there, but as ever so well composed with the stream pouring it's icy waters in your direction.
I know what you mean regarding V 2, but still worth capturing as a record of the conditions at the time.
Ronnie.

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:16 PM

I too like v2. Its great as is Al, but maybe a crop removing everything above the horizon would work really well. two splendid images.

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:39 PM

Cheers Mike, Effrossini, ****, Derek, Ronnie and Mark! With the surge in support for my overlooked V2, I'll take all your suggestions on board and work on it for tomorrow's upload, thanks Smile

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WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:46 PM

I can see potential in v2, Al, but give just a tad more room at the side of the rocks (I would normally give as much room on the sides as there is at the bottom, for symmetry... but that maybe just me).

Dave

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 - 8:50 PM

Two great images v1 has the edge for me
Steve

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:55 PM

Thanks Dave (I knew what you were going to say when I looked at the image back home! GrinGrin ). Thanks too for your support Steve! Smile

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 535 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 9:00 PM

v1 is a nice shot but v2 is special it has buckets of potential .I think Dave is right with adding a little extra to the left of the shot to balance out the rocks and space and Derek with the mono conversion and a subtle darkening with the gradient tool at the top . I think it's the contrast between the sharpness and strength of the fg against the smooth and soft bg which makes it a winner Smile

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 9:08 PM

Cheers Jeremy, I had to crop a teeny bit to level the horizon which lost a bit off the left hand side. Sloppy technique on my part, shouldn't let hypothermia distract me on scene Wink I'm busy working on Derek's suggestions right now...

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DonMc
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5 Feb 2013 - 9:30 PM

Great job AlSmileSmile
Don

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 535 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 9:32 PM

You should be able to add a little to the side quite easily using the content aware tool,do you use photoshop. crop the image but extend the crop on the left side and then fill the void using the rectangular marque tool and content aware Smile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
6 Feb 2013 - 4:36 AM

Two great images Al - but I prefer V1 as it is really excellent SmileGrin

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 8:17 AM

Thanks Don, and Herman Smile

Quote: You should be able to add a little to the side quite easily using the content aware tool,do you use photoshop. crop the image but extend the crop on the left side and then fill the void using the rectangular marque tool and content aware Smile

You speak in Greek to me Jeremy WinkGrin I only have an old edition of PSE which has none of the bells and whistles you mention, however, this morning I had a stab at extending the canvas and cloning in to fill it which hopefully has done the trick. I'll let you be the judge when I post it later! Thanks for all the input though, much appreciated. Smile

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