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Loch Pityoulish, between Boat of Garten and Aviemore. It's quite a tricky loch to photograph because of it's size and shape. This gate used to be upright and reach out into the loch, forming the lead in line for a lot of images of the place that I have seen before. This visit it had fallen over, offering a different opportunity into the water. I had nothing to do with the gate falling over!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Oct 2012 - 12:12 PM
Focal Length:17mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:2sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Submerged Steel
Username:almiles almiles
Uploaded:6 Oct 2012 - 6:13 AM
Tags:Cairngorm national park, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Loch, Pityoulish
Votes:37
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bwlchmawr
bwlchmawr  2 England
6 Oct 2012 - 6:33 AM

Great use of this gate for lead-in. I might have excluded it which would have been a mistake.

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 6:40 AM

Gets my vote . Great foreground....even if you do tell us it wasn't your doing Wink

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 6:51 AM

an interesting find in lovely scenery.
ant.

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 7:20 AM

Well seen and executed image - on my screen the sky looks a bit magenta toned. A

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 8:51 AM

A gate into the loch? It looks as if it has been struck by a falling tree.

Dougie

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 9:47 AM

Certainly makes for a different sort of lead in, Alan: love the light in the far distance but with some shadowing over the hillsides either side.
I too notice a slight magenta tint on the Mac screen........I guess this slight toning was deliberate and of so it works pretty nicely.
Ronnie.

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WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 9:52 AM

With your 'previous' for moving whole boulder fields for foreground interest, there's no way I'm going to believe you! Grin but it does work rather well, and is nicely anchored on a grass bank at the base of the image. The reeds and reflected light in the water break up the darker tones well. A lovely balanced image again, Al.

Dave

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 10:11 AM

Thanks for all your comments Andrew, Jeanie, Ant, Arthur, Dougie and Ronnie.

I swear I had nothing to do with it Jeanie! It was still attached at the bottom hinge so I suppose whatever bodge job held the top one had just given way.

Arthur and Ronnie, I hadn't noticed a magenta tint to the sky so I'll have to take a closer look when I'm back home (nice of you to be charitable and suppose it intentional Ronnie!). I think my PC monitor may not be correctly calibrated so next month's purchase will have be a calibration thingy-me-bob (I blew all my pocket money on the sale-price Capture One Pro this month!). If anyone has any recommendations about the different devices available I'll gladly take their advice!

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 10:14 AM

Ah ha Dave, your comment must have happened as I was typing my previous one! I'll excuse your cynism of course and gratefully accept the critique!! Wink Grin

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 5:38 PM

Personally I have no problem with you removing a gate and throwing it into the loch to get a good lead-in to the composition Alun Grin Grin
Seriously though I really like this. Not only does the gate provide such a good line in but as it disappears into the water it gives an almost mystical feel. Very different and very well done.
Derek

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 7:53 PM

Hmm Derek, I hope the farmer doesn't read this site! Wink LOL. Thanks for the critique! Smile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
12 Oct 2012 - 5:08 PM


Quote: With your 'previous' for moving whole boulder fields for foreground interest, there's no way I'm going to believe you! Grin but it does work rather well, and is nicely anchored on a grass bank at the base of the image. The reeds and reflected light in the water break up the darker tones well. A lovely balanced image again, Al.

Dave

I agree with Ronnie, but if your an amature like me I had better pull my socks up, like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin good luck. I don't mind the tint honest!.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 5:29 PM

Cheers Leon; next to many on epz, I feel decidedly amateurish but at least that leaves us the excitement of improvement to come (hopefully)! Grin

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Skeet1Away e2 Member 342 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 11:02 AM

Alan, this shot is packed with detail and tones, and reminded me of a place I used to fish with my father when we were kids.........


Paul.

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 11:25 AM

If it was the same place Paul, then it's overrun with pike now according to anglers!

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kenfoulds
kenfoulds  2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 - 9:19 PM

Great composition. Pleased to be number 30

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 10:20 PM

Thanks Ken! Grin

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Rollover
Rollover  5 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 - 9:36 PM

This is beautiful. I love the contrast picturesque landscape and the harsh steel.
Superb composition.
Graham

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 11:09 PM

Cheers Graham! Smile

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20 Jan 2013 - 8:04 PM

This is an unusual composition, lovely workSmileSmile
DonMc

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 8:24 PM

Thanks Don Smile

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