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...reflections of a dramatic sky on the still waters of the Loch.

***Fraser suggested the hot spot was spoiling the image, so here's a version with the hole in the sky damped down.

Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark III
Lens:Canon ef 17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Loch Tulla...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:11 Jul 2012 - 8:06 AM
Tags:Highlands, Landscape / travel, Lochaber, Rannoch moor, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 8:13 AM

wonderful light and tones dougie cracking reflections a stunner top shot Wink
andy

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 8:44 AM

Like the big sky here Dougie, good to have the reflections for balance too
Regards Richard

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
11 Jul 2012 - 8:49 AM

Great cloud formation and reflections of them captured on the loch.
I didn't go down to the loch, but stopped up at the viewpoint. Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 9:25 AM

Lovely balance, Dougie. Clouds are fablous!
Regards
Bill

flakeyflower
11 Jul 2012 - 9:36 AM

Love it, the clouds are dramatic and the reflection makes it better

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 9:36 AM

A wonderful sky, full of drama, light and shade, all so well re-recorded in the mirror calm of the Loch.
The B and W presentation adds to the drama as well, I'm sure.
When I first viewed the image I was wondering if there was a slight bluish toning here, but the more I look I feel it's just my eyes.
Ronnie.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 9:38 AM

The reflections have a textile quality, like patterned satin.
Moira

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 9:38 AM

The location of a million images Dougie 1,000001 Wink
Ron.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 11:11 AM

A touch of blue to add a little something extra Ronnie.

Moira I think the blue gave an extra feel to this, satin describes it very well indeed.Smile

There's always one more Ron.

Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
11 Jul 2012 - 12:05 PM

Ooh this is very impressive Dougie, I can see this as a large print.. just beautiful

Mari

Dead_habits
11 Jul 2012 - 2:23 PM

Wonderful work!

Shailesh

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 2:44 PM

A big print is the outcome of this one Dougie...At least it should be.

Last Modified By danbrann at 11 Jul 2012 - 2:44 PM
fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 3:53 PM

This is really god Dougie and, to me, has more of a metallic than silk look (the blue tint adds to this). Not sure about the burnt out area in the sky and feel the image looks better with that area cropped out.

Many thanks for the wee tree on "Hulls". Always pleased to receive a wee tree Smile

Fraser

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4521 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 4:46 PM

You can still knock out a stunning sky Dougie !!!......impressive !!!

fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 5:40 PM

I think V2 is better Dougie, the absence of the hot spot suggests is more appropriate to the overall contrast range of the image. More gentle and relaxing to my mind.

Fraser

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
12 Jul 2012 - 7:41 AM

A lovely mood

Peter

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2012 - 9:40 PM

I do like the toning in this image Dougie - it brings out that sky so well. I think I prefer the version with the hot spot toned down. The natural landscapes in Scotland so often have this steely blue light but your treatment just adds that little extra which works very nicely.
Ann

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5183 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2012 - 10:41 PM

Wonderful tones here Dougie. V2 does work better.
Derek

unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
13 Jul 2012 - 8:03 AM

Mind blowing Dougie! Fantastic to see. I can see the difference working well in v2. So well captured. Another wedding tomorrow ! Gx

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