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Bit of a double meaning in the title here.

Seconds before this, a beautiful rainbow was cast over 4 deer running majestically across the scene in the distance. But you won’t see any photographic evidence to support this, even though Richard, Neil and I all had our camera gear with us.

The reason for this is that it turns out “Tokyo Drifter” aka Neil(Javam) aint so slick on his pins as he is on his wheels!!!! He only went and got himself stuck in the most unforgiving bog imaginable! The loyalty that both myself and Richard showed as we turned our backs on a “once in a lifetime” photo opportunity to help a fellow tog was commendable to say the least!!

Needless to say, by the time we freed said speedfreek, the moment had past, the rainbow was gone, and the deer out of sight - but I’m not bitter! Wink

Have a cracking weekend!

Rgds
Paul

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:sigma 10-20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Rannoch Blues
Username:pmorgan pmorgan
Uploaded:14 Nov 2008 - 8:51 AM
Tags:Glencoe, Landscape / travel, Rannoch blues, Scotland
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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 8:54 AM

Great story ... some you win, and at least you got this a sure winner
Linda Smile

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 8:54 AM

Just how it was mate, beautifully processed.

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 8:59 AM

Perfect!!
Bill

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 8:59 AM

Great pic and story Paul.Gave me a smile this morning.Have a good weekend.
Tom.

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edrhodes
edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 8:59 AM

Fool....let him sink first next time!

Ed..

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richardwheel
14 Nov 2008 - 8:59 AM


Quote: commendable to say the least!!

.....and I've been regretting it every since! You couldn't write a story better, hey ho, next time we'll leave him Wink

cracking bit of photography fella,

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 9:04 AM

excellent composition Smile

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pmorgan
pmorgan  8217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 9:07 AM

Cheers guys!

Thanks very much for the award Bill, very generous of you!!!!!!

Rgds
Paul

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 9:08 AM

... ahh, just realised that this was the day before, from the bog incident. Cracking story too mate LOL

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NexusImages
14 Nov 2008 - 9:15 AM

lol... I feel this will be a tale handed down through the generations! lol. who needs deer and rainbows anyway? Wink

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 9:20 AM

LoL - great story Paul! You still managed to come away with this lovely image, liking the blues!

Sarah *

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DaveU
DaveU  81339 forum posts England121 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 9:28 AM

Lol .... best description I've read in a good while Smile

And the pic ain't bad either. Can I flog you a copy of the Flaming Pear "Highland Beasts and Rainbows" plugin for CS2 and CS3?

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SuperRoo
SuperRoo  863 forum posts Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 9:30 AM

Glad you rescued him Paul, otherwise we wouldn't have had a chauffeur for the Saturday!!! Great story and a cracking shot even without the rainbow and deer!!! Smile

Paul

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 9:31 AM

Great story Paul....you could of got some good mod shots though Wink

Excellent comp and processing.


~Alley~

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pmorgan
pmorgan  8217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 9:38 AM

Thanks again people!!

Never thought of that Alley, I've tried to see if I can ammend to accept mods, but doesn't seem to be an option once uploaded - oh well.

Rgds
Paul

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keith_yorkie
14 Nov 2008 - 10:22 AM

Keep taking the photographs, get the evidence, THEN do the rescue - or so I was taught when training!!!!

Keith....

By the way, like the image!!!!

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kaybee
kaybee  103911 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 10:53 AM

Call yourself an EPZer!!!!!!
The stranded man waits til the shot is in the bag.
'Tokyo Drifter' has previous for pulling stunts to stop others getting shots ............... ask him about his stranded turtle stunt last year

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dathersmith
14 Nov 2008 - 11:07 AM

A great tale Paul and you still ended up with a good shot.

Darren.

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conrad
conrad  1010877 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 11:18 AM

A true tog would have taken shots of the deer and then turned around to help. A true Rowardennan Meet participant would have taken shots of the deer, turned around, taken shots of the stuck fellow participant, and then helped him... Wink

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 11:34 AM

PMSL @ Conrad Smile

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daviewat
daviewat  114104 forum posts Scotland
14 Nov 2008 - 11:44 AM


Quote: A true tog would have taken shots of the deer and then turned around to help. A true Rowardennan Meet participant would have taken shots of the deer, turned around, taken shots of the stuck fellow participant, and then helped him...

Yip so true Smile he he

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pmorgan
pmorgan  8217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 11:53 AM

Guess I failed on two counts then - sorry to let the team down! Sad

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 964 forum postschris-p vcard England
14 Nov 2008 - 12:01 PM

pmsl.... Smile

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105972 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 1:11 PM

Call yourself togs?? There he is, stuck in the bog.. and not one of you had the courtesy of taking the pappage proof!!

(walks away shaking head.....)


Smile

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mhaseman
mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 1:13 PM

Good for a friday laugh. And a lovely shot to boot. Cheers, Martin

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DouglasLatham
14 Nov 2008 - 1:15 PM

yes....jolly poor show lads!

Teacher says 'must try harder next time'


infact....not only dident you pap Neil, but you failed to take the good photos first,then pap him before you helped him out. All together a pathetic show of Rowardennan spirit Tongue

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fauxtography
14 Nov 2008 - 1:26 PM


Quote: A true Rowardennan Meet participant would have taken shots of the deer, turned around, taken shots of the stuck fellow participant, and then helped him...

Sod the Deer I'd have been papping straight away Wink You should have got the shot Paul, it's not like Neil was going anywhere Grin

Nice shot and story though Smile

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 1:31 PM

Lol, well that's you both thoroughly scolded for the day, I'm sure the car keys were still accesible from his pockets at that stage Wink

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 1:37 PM

Good comp and lovely colours.

Sue

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pmorgan
pmorgan  8217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 1:40 PM

OK, enough already.... I feel bad, really bad...honest!

If I'm ever in the same situtation again I promise to do better..you never know, it may be one of you! Smile

Cheers all!

Rgds
Paul

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fauxtography
14 Nov 2008 - 1:45 PM

LOL!

Even better would be the pappage and the deer and the rainbow all in one shot, get that and you know you have reached greatness Smile

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martinl e2 Member 11251 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 1:55 PM

I think Paul has learnt his lesson now. Next time, he will be far more selfish, in fact he may push said chauffeur in the bog just to make up for his actions this time!
Wink

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petra16
petra16  8169 forum posts Scotland
14 Nov 2008 - 2:17 PM

I just love that image I got in my head reading your story and I love the image of Rannoch Blues it is so apt....

Petra

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Jou©o
Jou©o e2 Member 1056 forum postsJou©o vcard Finland
14 Nov 2008 - 5:28 PM

very nice, Paul......

Jouko

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 5:29 PM

Not bothered about the deer OR the rainbow - - but the missed opportunity of the Pap Shots - - - - - -








UNFORGIVEABLE!!!! Wink

Shot's fab, BTW Tongue

F xx

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 5:44 PM

Gorgeous shot, Paul. So you're not a journalist, I'd rather have you behind me than Chris Rock!

David

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MalcolmS e2 Member 91083 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 5:53 PM

Like the atmospheric lighting Paul

Malcolm

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 6:15 PM

Nice shot - and a good story

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Platchet
Platchet  7 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 6:27 PM

I like how the orange and blue work well together in this Paul. Yet another cracking landscape!
Gary

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 6:29 PM

PMSL at Conrad's comment, but I'm glad Neil wasn't there on his own.

Nigel

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looboss
looboss  73124 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 6:41 PM

Exquisite shot! And even better comradeship! you're top bloke!


Luis.

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webjam
webjam  10292 forum posts Netherlands11 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 7:28 PM

Are you sure Neil did this NOT on purpose? Knowing that he could not get out his camera out in time and grab the shot himself - not wanting you two to get the deer and the rainbow...???
Just a thought. Smile

Anyway, Rannoch Blues and its story is not to be forgotten!

Jacqueline

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Goggz  72301 forum posts Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2008 - 11:55 PM


Quote: A true tog would have taken shots of the deer and then turned around to help. A true Rowardennan Meet participant would have taken shots of the deer, turned around, taken shots of the stuck fellow participant, and then helped him...

And don't forget the beer while he is sinking into the mire...

Super shot Paul Smile
CHeer,s goggz

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javam
javam e2 Member 101083 forum postsjavam vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2008 - 11:03 PM

Well what can I say, maybe I need to lay off the pies. I had stopped sinking by the time the deer showed up so they could have taken the shots without having to go fishing for the keys afterwards as well.

Conrad is on the money, but I am grateful that I took 2 passengers, who put their lift home first Wink

My boots are now called George and Michael, thanks to a comment from StrathB, but you will have to work out the reason for yourself Wink

A rainbow and deer would have added to the shot Paul, but still good as is.

Neil

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alexnail  6 England
17 Nov 2008 - 8:53 PM

Very nice Paul

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comma
comma  6101 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2008 - 12:37 AM

Wonderful work as ever Paul

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