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Shortly after sunrise this morning. Now I don't work Fridays I get 'Foto Friday!', where I can use a substantial part of the day (arranged around taking the kids to school) for photography. Coz I'm feeling mostly recovered from my recent op, I made the effort to go out early. Sunrise wasn't much cop but persistence paid off and the sun eventually broke through, illuminating the castle on Loch an Eilein. The title is a pun, there had been a wind on the surface shortly before this image which looks so serene. It also, of course, refers to the past of the castle.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 Jun 2013 - 5:59 AM
Focal Length:24mm
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:6sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Turbulence Passed
Username:almiles almiles
Uploaded:7 Jun 2013 - 1:01 PM
Tags:Cairngorm national park, Castle, Landscape / travel, Loch an eilein, Reflection, Rothiemurchus
Votes:30

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 - 1:19 PM

Wonderful shot

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 2:15 PM

The portrait format again works well here and with the far shoreline placed on the upper third allowing the land mass and the reflections to occupy that portion of the frame.
The way the cloud reflection has been captured and filling the lower third is so effective and seems almost polarised.
Lovely work as ever, Alan.
Ronnie.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 2:37 PM

Wow.... I wasn't expecting that wonderful fg as I scrolled down the image!
Diane

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DicksPics
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7 Jun 2013 - 3:18 PM

This is a superb image, Al!
Such a good example of the rule of thirds!
Beautiful!

Richard

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JohnChambersPhotography

The reflection in the foreground was something I was not expecting, amazing cature well presented.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
7 Jun 2013 - 5:59 PM

Excellent!
JNC

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fazzer
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7 Jun 2013 - 6:06 PM

Beautiful serene shot Al ,nicely composed and I like the way the reflected cloud in the lower half of the shot manages to enhance the fg and a sumptuous bit of the light on the castle Smile

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 6:10 PM

the classic reflection type shot in a square format there too, but its superb that you have added the extra f/g of those rocks under that water. real nice.
ant.

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kel55
kel55 e2 Member 1kel55 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 7:15 PM

Hi Al I like this , great the way the reflection of the sky gives way to the detail in the bottom of the Loch in the foreground , but don't give us any of this OF COURSE rubbish , it looks more like a wall than a castle , and 99.9 % of people will not know anything about the HISTORY of this castle / wall , sorry on the the pop again . ( but I,m right ) . Glad you are have the Friday off DON'T LET THAT SLiP , have just wasted 9.5 hours of my life fitting an engine into Renault , I,m wasting my existence , stay well , Kel

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 8:38 PM

Very nice as usual Al. Its all been said so I'll say no more. Sounds like a great idea Foto Friday... love it

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MalcolmM
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7 Jun 2013 - 8:46 PM

Some lovely light on castle & far trees, excellent f/g.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 8:58 PM

And there's me think your title might refer to your digestive system! Grin. Lovely oblique sunlight and strong reflections but it is the ruddy foreground tones mixed with the cloud reflections that looks so good, Al.

Dave

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widtink
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7 Jun 2013 - 9:46 PM

Lovely shot some nice light here . Smile

Rod

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom92 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 10:36 PM

Thanks Jim, Ronnie, Diane, Richard, John, Jean-Noel, Jeremy, Ant, Kel (!), Mark, Malcolm, Dave and Rod Smile

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8 Jun 2013 - 8:10 AM

I really like your composition Alan. The central position of the castle makes a bold statement and the high horizon allows the interest of the foreground plenty of 'elbow room'. That light was worth waiting for.
Derek

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom92 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2013 - 11:44 AM

Thanks Derek Smile

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