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Could this be the best place to sit and take in the view? The benchmark bench as it were. Smile

Probably all depends if you like mountains I suppose.

Thanks for looking.

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Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Benchmark
Username:JohnParminter JohnParminter
Uploaded:23 Sep 2008 - 4:33 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Scotland
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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 4:40 PM

this is superb Smile

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 4:40 PM

gobsmacked by the depth of colour and feeling i could walk in and sit down,
Phil

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JohnParminter
23 Sep 2008 - 4:41 PM

Beer cans and fag packets included for the keen sighted.
It's uploaded a bit dark in tones but large may rectify it a wee bit.
John

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Psin
Psin  966 forum posts England
23 Sep 2008 - 4:42 PM

Great colours and composition.
You have positioned the seat just right in the frame.
The lead in from the left of the bench (Worn Path) takes you nicely to the road, then down to the house and up up and away.
fantastic.

Pete

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 4:45 PM

Wow - one of the best landscapes I have ever seen.

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Simon_Palmer
23 Sep 2008 - 4:47 PM

As with oh so much of your work John, this one leaps out from the thumbnail in the first instance and then begs to be seen large. So much to look at here, it's a 'proper' landscape. I for one could sit on that bench with a pack of Marlboro's and be happy for a very long time, or until the fags ran out anyway Wink Shot of the day for me, it really is.

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JohnParminter
23 Sep 2008 - 4:47 PM


Quote: Wow - one of the best landscapes I have ever seen.

Thanks Lynne but it ain't anywhere near as good as actually being there. Wink
John

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fo_to
fo_to  7 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 - 4:48 PM

Definately a good place to sit.

Arron

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NeilM
NeilM e2 Member 7NeilM vcard England
23 Sep 2008 - 4:49 PM

stunning image, love it.

Neil

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User_Removed
23 Sep 2008 - 4:50 PM

fantastic landscape and a lovely place to spend the afternoon...unfortunately can't recognize the place as not that familiar with scotland.
Akif

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Chriscj
Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 4:50 PM

Wonderful view captured beautifully.


Chris

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Psin
Psin  966 forum posts England
23 Sep 2008 - 4:52 PM

I remember there was a "best bench" challenge on here back in 2006. Think this would have taken it " Sitting Down" Wink

Pete

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JohnParminter
23 Sep 2008 - 4:53 PM


Quote: As with oh so much of your work John, this one leaps out from the thumbnail in the first instance and then begs to be seen large. So much to look at here, it's a 'proper' landscape. I for one could sit on that bench with a pack of Marlboro's and be happy for a very long time, or until the fags ran out anyway Shot of the day for me, it really is.

The irony is Simon, I never actually sat on that bench for the 45 minutes or so I was there, too busy poncing around with a camera stuck to my eye.
John

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
23 Sep 2008 - 4:53 PM

i´m speechless tonight............

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SKavanagh
SKavanagh  7312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 4:55 PM

Beautiful shot
Steve

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JohnParminter
23 Sep 2008 - 4:56 PM


Quote: Fantastic landscape and a lovely place to spend the afternoon...unfortunately can't recognize the place as not that familiar with scotland.
Akif

Just head North to Fort William Akif and I guarantee you'll recognise the place.
John

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rossi
rossi  11142 forum posts England11 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 4:56 PM

Fabulous image, just a shame some nugget left what appears to be a beer can bottom left.

Litter louts, the thorn in the side of many a landscape photographer

Really nice bit of photography.

Ian

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Metalhead
Metalhead  61876 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 4:57 PM

Amazing. Don't really need to say anything else!

Just come back from a week round Scotland - wasn't really blessed with this kind of "everything in one shot" type of shot...

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 - 5:00 PM

Ive just gone large and i very nearly tried to climb through my 22in screen to park my butt on that bench lol Smile
Simply breath taking image love it,
Oh and ill be up there in november so i will get to sit on this bench weather permitting you understand SmileSmile
ian

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jason_e
jason_e e2 Member 9jason_e vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 5:00 PM

beautiful colours, well captured.
Jason

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JohnParminter
23 Sep 2008 - 5:01 PM


Quote: Fabulous image, just a shame some nugget left what appears to be a beer can bottom left.

Litter louts, the thorn in the side of many a landscape photographer

Really nice bit of photography.

Ian

Indeed it is Ian and various fag packets and general detrious ligging about, all left in for rugged look.Wink
john

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edrhodes
edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 5:17 PM

Cracking shot, and very saleable.

Ed..

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Costy
Costy  7483 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 5:17 PM

Gorgeous! Great view and great colours!

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JohnParminter
23 Sep 2008 - 5:22 PM


Quote: Cracking shot, and very saleable.

Ed..

Cheers Ed, may put this one or previous on my website.
John

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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 5:45 PM

It has to be one of the best spots for a bench, a stunning view.
John

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MarkBroughton
23 Sep 2008 - 5:51 PM

Simply Awesome shot John, they dont come much better than this, happy to make this an RC...
Mark

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 5:56 PM

A wonderful view.Love the light in this.Exceptional landscape image John.
Tom.

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landandlight
23 Sep 2008 - 6:00 PM

lurvely job!

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
23 Sep 2008 - 6:22 PM

OMG thats awesome again John love the light around the seat and the way it takes my down the path to that bright field and on to the cottage. But finally to those snow capped mountains and sky to die for.... Just a perfectly formed and exposed image

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 6:28 PM

Great place to sit and take in the view. Reckon I could sit there all day, but then I love mountains.

Sue

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JohnParminter
23 Sep 2008 - 6:39 PM


Quote: Great place to sit and take in the view. Reckon I could sit there all day, but then I love mountains.

Sue

So do I Sue, walking them, snapping them and especially running up and down them.Smile

John

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VintageRed
23 Sep 2008 - 6:53 PM

Excellent. I could admire that view for ages
Nick

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 7:11 PM

Amazing image,
Aan

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 - 7:26 PM


Quote: Great place to sit and take in the view. Reckon I could sit there all day, but then I love mountains.

Iagree with Sue, super shot
john
Sue

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sandyd
sandyd  7 Scotland
23 Sep 2008 - 7:27 PM

Simply stunning shot love it

Sandy

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viscostatic
23 Sep 2008 - 7:50 PM

A great composition with wonderful warm lighting.

Phil.

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 8:12 PM

Superb photography!

Sarah *

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 8:17 PM

Magnificent image. Absolutely beautifully composed.

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JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
23 Sep 2008 - 9:18 PM

Well John ...everyone else has more or less summed up my thoughts..absolutely stunning.... very dramatic, thought provoking and yet a very peaceful shot. Heading up that way in October for a holiday and can't wait to try and capture some images like this. a real cracker...well done.
John.

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PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway e2 Member 7PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 9:49 PM

Cracking image of the other side of the Buachaille John. Is this just off the west highland way.

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oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 9:53 PM

By far the best image i have seen on here for a while ,really beautiful landscape ,love the lead in and the colurs ,large is way better
ollie

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23 Sep 2008 - 10:30 PM

Amazingly 3 dimensional. I particularly like the lighting and the sky.

Nigel

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CherryMartin
24 Sep 2008 - 5:21 AM

beautiful shot.

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JohnParminter
24 Sep 2008 - 7:16 AM


Quote: Cracking image of the other side of the Buachaille John. Is this just off the west highland way.

Cheers Paul, I personally prefer this view of Stob Dearg, the other side is the one that grabs your attention as you drive over the moor and has the classic waterfall for photographic framing but as a view of a mountain I have always prefered this side.
It's taken just off the main road at the bend where the wee track down to Lagangarbh cottage starts and about 100 yards to the left of yesterday's shot, could actually be on the West Highland Way but don't have my map at hand.
John

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24 Sep 2008 - 7:22 AM


Quote: Amazingly 3 dimensional. I particularly like the lighting and the sky.

Nigel

Thanks Nigel, glad you mentioned that as the new processing technique I'm working on seems to give this effect, I noticed in my previous upload as well. Smile
John

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Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2008 - 8:13 AM

Very well deserving of its awards… and more.

Alan

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2008 - 9:15 AM

Excellent image,the lighting,composition and colour are superb,well captured...............

Tony.

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24 Sep 2008 - 10:00 AM

Outstanding shot!
Bill

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alwolf  7341 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2008 - 9:05 PM

Stunning image...love it
alan

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JGRobinson
23 Feb 2011 - 9:59 PM

What a setting, I'm sure the people that plan the location of these seats are photographers or painters. Really nice work.

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