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Lochindorb Castle (The Wolf's Lair - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lochindorb ) this week on a very cold day! The loch is freezing over but there's still a curving strip of less thick ice that shows up as dark. I think it probably follows some of the route of the current of the burn that feeds and drains the loch.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jan 2013 - 1:43 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/13sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Wolf in Winter
Username:almiles almiles
Uploaded:24 Jan 2013 - 6:28 AM
Tags:Castle, Dava, Ice, Landscape / travel, Lochindorb, Winter
Votes:32

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 6:37 AM

Wow, what a place, somewhere else on the list of places to visit.

Like this a lot Al, the line of the darker ice leads you in and the old castle is very evocative. Looks like Winter has properly arrived up north then.

Cheers

Andy

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Hermanus
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24 Jan 2013 - 7:10 AM

What a lovely winter scene !!Grin

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kel55
kel55 e2 Member 2kel55 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 7:16 AM

Great lines flowing up to the castle , another blinder

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WhiteRose1
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24 Jan 2013 - 8:12 AM

Could you ask for a better lead in! Excellent atmosphere and wintry capture, Al.

Dave

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DicksPics
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24 Jan 2013 - 8:45 AM

A fabulous scene, Al!
Superb!

****

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 8:56 AM

That curving strip was laid on esp. for you, Alan, knowing you were coming and needing a strong lead in which it certainly provides.
A fine winter composition, again with the portrait format enhancing that effect so well.
And it just oozes cold...........bbrrrrrrrr!!!
Ronnie.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 9:04 AM

Like your use of the curving lines to lead you in, to this wintery scene Al.
Regards Richard

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platzy
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24 Jan 2013 - 9:22 AM

Great lead line and a soft silky exposure, superb atmospheric shot mate.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 12:42 PM

It certainly looks like a formidable lair. This is a fantastic image, you have balanced the whites perfectly, and used a natural lead in with the ice. Excellent photography.

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 1:03 PM

Thanks SO much for your UA Joline! Grin Very kind; I wasn't sure how this would be recieved as it's quite a subdued image.
Thanks too for all your comments Andy, Herman, Kel, Dave, Dave, ****, Ronnie, Richard, Stephen and Joline! It certainly made me more admiring of some of the wintery images you see on EPZ, trying to operated the camera with numb fingers and gloves while keeping the wind-blown snow from getting on the ND grad was a real challenge! Smile

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marktc
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24 Jan 2013 - 2:10 PM

An excellent capture Al, i love the subdued light, and the varying contrast in the snow and ice. Terrific.

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 2:34 PM

Thank you Mark Smile

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 6:21 PM

A lovely meandering lead in here - the grey tones speak of cold, and dismal weather; I can almost feel it in my bones!

Anne

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fazzer
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24 Jan 2013 - 6:27 PM

A beautiful image ,the exposure is bang on and i love the subdued look as it would have been easy to boost the contrast .Christ it looks cold !......love it SmileSmile

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 9:00 PM

Wow Jeremy, that's awesome! Thanks for the UA and the kind comment SmileSmile What a brilliant way to end my day!

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 9:00 PM

Thank you too Anne! Smile

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MalcolmM
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24 Jan 2013 - 9:02 PM

Great curving lead-in lines. Excellent.

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 6:24 AM

Thanks Malcolm Smile

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Gerryrys
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25 Jan 2013 - 1:37 PM

Nice composition and lines here.

Gerry

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 1:44 PM

Cheers Gerry! Smile

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Scottishlandscapes
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26 Jan 2013 - 11:29 AM

The curve of the current under the ice has traced a wonderful meandering arc across the fg which works beautifully with your composition.

Dougie

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almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 6:55 PM

Thanks Dougie Smile

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