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There was tough competition and much tripod jockeying when I took this shot on the Rowardennan trip to Glen Coe.

I decided to back off and use a long lens to get a tight crop of the cottage against the dark hills. Also shot at f4 to soften the backdrop. It really was a miserable day, but just enough light filtered through the cloud to bring out some autumn colour in the bracken.

ISO 50, f4, 1/200s - see mod for raw file and work-flow.

Comments welcome.

Camera:Canon EOS 1-D Mark II
Lens:EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Recording media:RAW
Title:Black rock cottage
Username:kit-monster kit-monster
Uploaded:13 Nov 2006 - 7:05 PM
Tags:Architecture, Black rock cottage, Glen etive, Landscape / travel, Rowardennan, Rowardennan06, Scotland
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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2006 - 7:06 PM

Smashing image, like it ALOT!
John.

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PatrickSmith
13 Nov 2006 - 7:12 PM

I like it a LOT too. Everybody else probably got the same shot but it is good to see a different take on this. The results of this lens look superb.

Patrick

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User_Removed Junior Member 851 forum posts
13 Nov 2006 - 7:19 PM

First class image.

Derek

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culturedcanvas
13 Nov 2006 - 7:19 PM

Nice to see a different take on this ... Ive got one myself to upload, but this is great as it does concentrate the eyes on the important parts of a typical scene.

Dan

PS love the texture on the cottage

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sebastianek
13 Nov 2006 - 7:28 PM

beautifull colors, superb composition
mark A

seb

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Mrmojo
Mrmojo  7 England
13 Nov 2006 - 7:30 PM

Great shot,really deep tones.
Nice One !
James

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2006 - 7:33 PM

ooo and a nice heather tone in the background too. Lovely rich colours and a sense of a huge mountain mass in the background. I do like photos that home in on the detail and capture atmosphere and this one is a beauty.

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Eagle  9 Norway
13 Nov 2006 - 7:38 PM

Love the colours and the mood. Another kind of photograph of this cottage for once. Well done.
Egil

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danmclean
danmclean  7 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2006 - 7:41 PM

I like it although I think croping it has made it loose its total effect,, nice work all the same

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BobbyHB
BobbyHB  8 England
13 Nov 2006 - 8:17 PM

A much photographed cottage BEFORE the meet from what I can gather. So it can be difficult to find a different angle(perspective) to get a shot just that bit out of the ordinary.Well done.
Bob.

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kit-monster
kit-monster e2 Member 103685 forum postskit-monster vcard Singapore2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2006 - 8:22 PM

Thanks all for the comments - really appreciated.

If you look closely - especially on the larger version, you can see the rocks and cables used to keep the roof safe. This a place of extreme weather!

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mommy2cutekids
13 Nov 2006 - 8:25 PM

Right on-love this shot~

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bassan
bassan  11
13 Nov 2006 - 8:29 PM

wonderful mood

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dp  10163 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2006 - 9:18 PM

Well spotted. Those colours work really well but would have passed me by.

Dave

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keithh
keithh  1022780 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2006 - 9:47 PM

somebody with an original eye - god bless yer

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colin
colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2006 - 11:41 PM

Fabulous clarity and depth of colour, Ed.
Colin

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MikeBonsall
14 Nov 2006 - 10:57 AM

Pure quality.

Thanks for sharing your workflow methods. Yet again I realise how far I've got to go Smile

Mike

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deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2006 - 2:04 PM

Fits the mood of Glencoe perfectly.

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petra16
petra16  8169 forum posts Scotland
15 Nov 2006 - 12:43 AM

I think I have been asleep to miss this great shot

Petra

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24 Nov 2006 - 6:34 PM

love the crop colour and light, a gorgeous shot.
Tracy

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Snapper_T e2 Member 10848 forum postsSnapper_T vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 - 1:14 PM

Its good to see a different view of the cottage.

Trev

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