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Another image from the same trip to Glencoe as my last upload - two years ago on Monday. Again, I uploaded other images of this tree at the time, but this one never got an airing.

Many thanks for your support on my last upload.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jan 2010 - 2:13 PM
Focal Length:10mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
ISO:100
Title:Lone Tree
Username:Sue_R Sue_R
Uploaded:5 Jan 2012 - 6:20 PM
Tags:General, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Lone tree, Mountains, Rannoch moor, Scotland, Snow
Votes:54

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 6:22 PM

I bet getting to this spot was 'eventful' in the deep snow, some nice little streams and drops to catch you out ... worth it though!!!

MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 6:23 PM

Have to agree with Hubbie - if you escaped with dry feet, I'd be very surprised! Wink

Fran x

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 6:28 PM

A lovely Winter image Sue, nicely composed with a coold crisp feel it. I hope it's still standing, with all those high Winds you've been having lately.

John SmileX

Last Modified By lifesnapper at 5 Jan 2012 - 6:29 PM
charlotte
charlotte e2 Member 1034 forum postscharlotte vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 6:33 PM

Simply beautiful.

Charlotte

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 6:38 PM

Cracker !!! Sue.
Ron.

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 6:39 PM

fantastic light sue a stunning capture nice one Wink
andy

darrenwilson41
darrenwilson41 e2 Member 339 forum postsdarrenwilson41 vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 6:57 PM

Lovely shot..

Darren

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 7:17 PM

Absolutely Fabulous image and very well spotted.
saeid

Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 7:18 PM

Superb Sue - totally feeling of complete isolation here, it's very beautiful in its simplicity!

Sarah *

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4551 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 7:43 PM

Ooooooo...desolation, isolation, atmospheric, beautiful, & perishing cold by the looks of it !!!!!!!

headskiesfly
5 Jan 2012 - 9:32 PM

Wonderful

BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 10:48 PM

Love the simplicity of this, Sue.

If I may be so bold:
A 16x9 crop up from the bottom and a contrast boost (including setting the black and white points) would transform this to great effect.
You'd lose some sky which is featurless and isn't really helping, the compositon would also improve and the contrast would give the snow a lot more crispness.
An opinion, anyway, and perhaps worth a look! Smile

Bill

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 11:00 PM

Certainly captures the sense of all that emptiness and cold! I like the comp very much.

Ann

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 7:58 AM

The defiant tree stands out well against the snow and heavy skt, Bill is very good with crop ideas, worth a try Sue.

Dougie

Semerka
Semerka  2 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2012 - 9:55 AM

That is lovely! I have only ever been to Glencoe in early summer, when it's full of tourists, but winter with snow looks very appealing. Smile (on a calm day!)

fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 1:58 PM

I like that Sue; the wee tree seems to be reaching for sustenance from the rather bleak sky and the emptiness suggests it isn't going to get what it's reaching for. From that point of view I like the composition as it is.

Fraser

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 4:55 PM

It certainly does looks lonesome! It does enhance the bleakness of the area, especially with all that snow; like too how the clouds in the distance seem to be almost touching the ground. A beautiful shot, Sue, with nice sidelighting picking out the textures in the snow Smile
Trev Smile

User_Removed
7 Jan 2012 - 1:53 PM

What a place! You have these landscapes down to a fine art Sue.

Al.

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2012 - 9:28 PM

Stunning winter scene and wish I was there too. Bill crop is worth a try.
Have a good weekend Sue.
Yung

ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 1:54 AM

Love the mistiness in the background, Sue - full of atmosphere!
Christina

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43821 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 3:51 PM

A marvellous sense of loneliness and bleak isolation to this, Sue. The low mist/cloud along the mountains add to the feeling.

Malc

ianblanchett
8 Jan 2012 - 6:57 PM


Quote: A lovely Winter image Sue, nicely composed with a coold crisp feel it. I hope it's still standing, with all those high Winds you've been having lately.

John SmileX

Lovely image. Sorry to inform you that the tree fell in the storms just before Xmas 2011 (11.12.11 to be precise). It now sadly rests in pieces. (RIP!)

Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 7:06 PM

Thanks all for your votes and comments.


Quote: Lovely image. Sorry to inform you that the tree fell in the storms just before Xmas 2011 (11.12.11 to be precise). It now sadly rests in pieces. (RIP!)

Thanks Ian. That is so sad! We haven't been down that way for a while so I had no idea. I knew the little tree on Lochan na h'Achlaise had gone, but didn't realise we'd lost this one too.

Sue

Last Modified By Sue_R at 8 Jan 2012 - 7:06 PM
Melanie_M
Melanie_M e2 Member 9168 forum postsMelanie_M vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 8:58 PM


Quote: Thanks all for your votes and comments.

Lovely image. Sorry to inform you that the tree fell in the storms just before Xmas 2011 (11.12.11 to be precise). It now sadly rests in pieces. (RIP!)

Thanks Ian. That is so sad! We haven't been down that way for a while so I had no idea. I knew the little tree on Lochan na h'Achlaise had gone, but didn't realise we'd lost this one too.

Sue

Another iconic tree falls. I have to say that this is one of the most captivating I have seen from here.

M

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