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One of the most difficult things for me is to find somewhere in Assynt which is a good spot for sunrise. When we were there at Easter I was up early several times scouting around to try to find a good location. So far, all my ideas haven't been brilliant - but this was one of the places I thought might work. I guess if I'd have hung around a bit longer the light might have been better, but I think the sun had risen about 30 minutes before this was taken. Anyway - I love Stac Pollaidh and her neighbours, so here is the image for better or worse! I only noticed the white spot almost dead centre after I'd uploaded this - when I zoom in on the original I find it's a large bird; maybe a buzzard... Smile or a gull perhaps! Smile
Thanks for looking and for any comments and/or criticisms.
Thank you to Moira (mrswoolybill), John (lifesnapper) and Nathan (NDODS) for their UAs for Dawn Breaker!
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Apr 2013 - 6:32 AM
Focal Length:93mm
Aperture:f/16
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Pattern
White Balance:Auto
Title:Stac Pollaidh and Coigach
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:22 Apr 2013 - 2:56 PM
Tags:Assynt, Coigach, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Stac pollaidh, Sunrise, Sutherland
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 3:14 PM

A fine record of the range of peaks under subdued lighting: given the conditions, you have done pretty well, Ann.
The letter box format works so well too.
Ronnie.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 3:28 PM

A fantastic image, Ann, and presented to perfection. Carol

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digital_boi
22 Apr 2013 - 3:33 PM

I like the result and find it very pleasing to the eye Good one Ann

Graham

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom104 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 3:39 PM

A wonderfully calming image Ann. The mountain range all though imposing they seem to provide a comforting feel and sense of security to the piece which I rather like.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 3:42 PM

Has an air of mystery about it

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gary_d
gary_d  6556 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 3:42 PM

I think its a nice image, I like the wide view. - gary

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 3:52 PM

Gentle, almost soporific layers, the eye wafts slowly across them from the left until faced all of a sudden with the sun gleaming off a snow slope . . . Not startling perhaps but it certainly woke me up! Perhaps that is the mystery noticed above.
I too like the wide view.
Regards
Bill

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 3:59 PM

I love the wide view in this image. The touch of light on the snow is very appealing.

Ann

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franken
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22 Apr 2013 - 4:02 PM

Beautiful image Ann.

Ken

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 4:16 PM

Simple, atmospheric and so beautiful.

Albert

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
22 Apr 2013 - 4:25 PM

A fantastic image

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danbrann
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22 Apr 2013 - 4:25 PM

The beauty is in it's simplicity Ann.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Apr 2013 - 4:35 PM

This is lovely Ann !! An amazing landscape !

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4673 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 4:36 PM

Cracking shot !!!!......lovely rugged skyline, with nice subtle colours !!!!!

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morpheus1955
22 Apr 2013 - 5:03 PM

Stunning shot Ann, excellent composition and gorgeous light, beautifully captured and presented

Hugh

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 5:06 PM

wonderful colours and tones ann love the comp a belter nice one Wink
andy

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rontear
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22 Apr 2013 - 5:10 PM

Beautiful and inspiring image Ann ( we are here in May ! maybe even climb Stac Pollaidh) Wonderous landscape.,
Ron.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 5:36 PM

Wonderful atmospheric image Ann.
Sorry I didn't check to see if my award on 'Dawn Breaker' has loaded, but it's there now Smile

John Smile

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gajewski
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22 Apr 2013 - 5:54 PM

Ann, a beautiful panorama.
-=\Walter

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achieverswales
22 Apr 2013 - 6:35 PM

This is excellent Ann, the lens used is perfect as it has compressed the perspective, we cannot control the weather so have to make do with what we have, you have done this brilliantly.

Regards

Trev.

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marktc
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22 Apr 2013 - 7:02 PM

Beautiful Ann.

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1881
1881  2 India
22 Apr 2013 - 7:16 PM

Nice twilight work,


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LynneJoyce
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22 Apr 2013 - 7:27 PM

There's a lovely tranquil atmosphere about this image.

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EMJAYCEE
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22 Apr 2013 - 7:39 PM

Perfect letterbox image of this beautiful panorama.
Joan.

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helenlinda
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22 Apr 2013 - 8:26 PM

A very gentle and calming image Ann SmileSmile
Helen

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Tynnwrlluniau
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22 Apr 2013 - 8:43 PM

Lovely, low-light capture.
Alun

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ChiliMan
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22 Apr 2013 - 8:45 PM

I like the light in this, Ann. Very sleepy early morning feel and it looks like the start to a good day Smile

My health is pretty good, by the way. Thanks for asking Smile I hope all's well with you.

Andrew

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Nikonuser1
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22 Apr 2013 - 9:22 PM

A great landscape, Ann like the lightSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Cliff

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23 Apr 2013 - 12:20 AM

Late here, just so you know, we never see a sunrise, this is much more than we see in the morning---

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Irishkate
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23 Apr 2013 - 12:47 AM

That little hint of dawn is just lovely on those low lying mountains.
I got up early in Lewis one April morning hoping for a sunrise but it was very blue
and still.
As Trev says you'd one brilliantly with what you got.
Very peaceful image.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Ray42
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23 Apr 2013 - 7:17 AM

Excellent

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 7:20 AM

Great lighting. My kinda pic. paul

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stevesloan
23 Apr 2013 - 10:31 AM

Love the panoramic approach Steve

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23 Apr 2013 - 10:50 AM

A strange and quiet corner of Scotland, some gorgeous mountains and lochs.
You have a fine image here Ann that would look good printed and framed on the cottage wall.

Dougie

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23 Apr 2013 - 8:08 PM

I think for an image like this you need to be thinking Pano from the start Ann. Hard to get much impact from a wide vista in a small image.
A few shots merged would have been good.
Brian.

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