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This shot, again from Craigie Fort. is a view north up Loch Lomond towards the Arrochar Alps.
I have uploaded two identical shots except for one difference. V 1 has been slightly altered by cloning out the top of the foreground dark central tree which was cutting across the far shoreline in the centre, whilst V 2 is as captured in camera. When foreground objects project over a more distant level, it seems to reduce the sense of perspective by tying the foreground to the distance more closely. I'd certainly be interested in any comments regarding this. The trees on the left are an integral part of the shot however.
The mountain tops seen here are Beinn Bhreac, Ben Narnain and A'Chrois.

Of course, the alternative would have been to have a 10ft. ladder, but I have enough difficulty getting me and my gear up this hill, never mind a ..................)

(PS. Again all my thanks you viewed and commented on my last upload - so much appreciated)

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 24-120mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Spot the Difference
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:4 Mar 2010 - 5:58 AM
Tags:Arrochar alps, Craigie fort, Landscape / travel, Loch lomond, Snow capped tops., Winter
Votes:72
Variant - Before/AfterVariant - Before and After

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 6:23 AM

Such a beautiful view Ronnie, so well captured.
Bob

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 6:24 AM

A beautiful scene, Ronnie, very well captured. Carol

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photophantom
4 Mar 2010 - 6:41 AM

awesome
Dennis

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Alan_Coles
4 Mar 2010 - 6:42 AM

Cracking view Ronnie, nicely taken.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 8:01 AM

top of the tree is the difference..... do i win a prize ?

love the view over to the snow capped peaks, and such a lovely day...

gorgeous

Linda

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 8:16 AM

Notice straight away the tiny alteration, so it most certainly does work to the betterment of the image, as you say. Superb light, giving a slightly dreamy quality which I love.

Ann

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 8:25 AM

brilliant light and colours ronnie cloning out the top of the tree makes all the difference nice one Wink
andy

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 8:25 AM

Another beauty,
Johanna

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 8:36 AM

A wonderful image and capture the cloning works so well and you have done it well , lovely composition Colin

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Rob66
Rob66  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 9:24 AM

Good shot - cloning has worked well to improve the image.

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luckybry
luckybry e2 Member 5luckybry vcard Scotland
4 Mar 2010 - 9:28 AM

another ist class image
bryan

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heids
heids  5 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 9:43 AM

Fantastic shot and cloning out the tip of the tree improves the image. Superb!

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digital_boi
4 Mar 2010 - 10:10 AM

a must viewed large another great image lovely detail good idea to clone out the tree top click

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wideangler
4 Mar 2010 - 10:14 AM

Great scene. Great picture.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
4 Mar 2010 - 11:30 AM

A stunning view

Peter

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sherring
sherring  746 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 12:02 PM

Very Nice Image Ronnie.

I have been really busy lately and have missed some great images of yours. I do like your Tulips and you have some great landscapes up there in Scotland.

My Image today was created using a combination of 2 Photoshop Filters. LucisArt3 and Fractalius.

Regards Steve.

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 12:10 PM

Just beautiful Ronnie. A wonderful image
Carol

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 12:31 PM

The top of the tree is different. Both lovely immages Well done once again.
Regards Promise I did not look at the other comments first lol.
Ann

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
4 Mar 2010 - 12:33 PM

great shot nice colours and v1 with the top of the tree cloned of for me
jj

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 1:10 PM

Delicaate cloning and it does make a difference V1 IMHO has a better composition and more appealing view-- Thanks for your explanation showing how to solve a problem -- like a mini how to class---


Expert choices made for aperture and focus as well, Jennnnn

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Adrian_Reynolds

You've captured the crispness of the air in this beautiful landscape, Ronnie, you pick out the scenes so well, nice bit of "topiary" too,
Adrian
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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 - 1:57 PM

Stunning scenery and an equally stunning image. V1 for me Ronnie.
Roy

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 2:17 PM

The most beautiful of scenery and composed and photographed so well. That clever bit of cloning does make a big difference.
Joan.

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LukeParkinson

Excellent capture Ronnie. Very well done

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 3:49 PM

Two very beautiful images, Ronnie, but agree with above, the bit of gardening in V1 does improve the shot. Love to be there on a sunny day like today!
TrevB Smile

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 4:33 PM

I think I like the branch out, but it's a very hard call to make, you've given us a hard task here my friend.

Dougie

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 4:53 PM

Well, again another top image, think I prefer V1 without the top of the tree, as you have those great reflections there
Lillian

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Amanita05
Amanita05  4 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 - 5:06 PM

The removal of the tip does improve this Great Landscape Ronnie!
A Very Pleasing to the eye Photo! Great Light as Well!
Regards.

Alan.

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mymindseye
4 Mar 2010 - 5:11 PM

nice shot the removal of the top of the tree is a improvement, super view....
I have replied to your comment re: blue bin / door...

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 5:20 PM

If it were my image it would never ever have occured to me to lop the top of the tree off! I can now see exactly why you would!
Jann
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betts
betts  6 England
4 Mar 2010 - 6:28 PM

Beautiful stunning scenes,
betts

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sparklep
sparklep  7146 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 7:03 PM

For me I would have leave the tree in at the top. Lovley photo.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 7:35 PM

both shots are great I would as mentioned above leave the top of the tree in

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bromley-smith
4 Mar 2010 - 8:46 PM

I'll go for V2 Ronnie, it's a stunning image in it's own right. Superb.
Tony

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
4 Mar 2010 - 8:54 PM

Two superb images Ronnie.V1 for me though.

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Dave_Holdham
4 Mar 2010 - 9:31 PM

I think it's the write up as there is none in v2. lol Superb colourful image, v1 for me less the tree top. Smile

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
4 Mar 2010 - 11:05 PM

V2 is far and away the more effective - tranquility and beauty in one fine shot - excellent.
Pat

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 2:21 AM

Don't know that I would have noticed it Ronnie, but now that you've shown the effect I have to congratulate you on seeing what to do, and doing it so well, the shot itself, either way, is every bit as stunning as your previous upload from Craigie Fort!
Rgds., Jim

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TyChee e2 Member 9199 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 3:05 AM

Beautiful landscape!
Ty

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 8:51 AM

Superb composition Ronnie

Bernie

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
5 Mar 2010 - 9:58 AM

Beautiful with or without the tree top, great shot, superb detail and colours

Nicky

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 12:58 PM

Lovely scene Ronnie, great cloning job.

Glyn

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HobbitDave
5 Mar 2010 - 7:05 PM

Stunning shots, v.1 just has it for me due to clever cloning. What a view!
Dave.

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Mstphoto
Mstphoto  6126 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2010 - 11:33 AM

Beautiful image.
You did the right thing in pruning the top of the tree.

Now, if you had taken a pair of gardening shears you could have saved yourself a whole lot of trouble Smile

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7 Mar 2010 - 7:26 PM

Really great, its V1, you did a great bit of clone work there. Ann

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2010 - 6:19 PM

Love this one too!

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