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This is for my brother in law, Kel (Kel55) who said I should try something different to my usual formula of wide angle lense with FG object, water and distant hills. He's right, it's good to change and try new things. This one still has water but is one of the few ice-free bits of Loch Vaa. It just happened to catch the reflection of the sunlit trees. It was a mirror but the ripple effect is courtesy of my dog Sookie's paws in the water and I prefer it (hence the title; no filters on camera or computer needed for this, just a pesky mutt! Grin )

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Apr 2013 - 6:39 AM
Focal Length:70mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:No Filters Needed
Username:almiles almiles
Uploaded:2 Apr 2013 - 8:19 AM
Tags:Abstract, Cairngorm national park, Landscape / travel, Loch Vaa, Reflection, Trees
Votes:24

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RLF
RLF e2 Member 4RLF vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:36 AM

My sort of arty photo. Great stuff indeedGrin

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:43 AM

Beautiful image.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7459 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1037 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:56 AM

I like the fact that you've flipped this - the eye expects reflections to appear upside down, it's always more puzzling when they appear 'the right way up', it makes us stop and think.
I think there's scope for a strong square crop from the right side of the frame, to make more of that tree trunk.
Moira

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MalcolmM
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:16 AM

Works very well, like the slightly broken reflection. Fine natural abstract.
Malcolm

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WhiteRose1
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:16 AM

A very effective reflective inversion, Al. The warm sun on the trees gives a lovely contrast, and the ripples just seem to magnify the natural birch bark markings.

Dave

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leontari
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:33 AM

A piece of art.
Effrossini

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DicksPics
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2 Apr 2013 - 11:03 AM

Excellent!

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 11:24 AM

Thanks Rob, Dr Sharma, Moira, Malcolm,Dave, Effrossini and **** Smile

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Joline
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2 Apr 2013 - 12:51 PM

A fine and imaginative approach. Fun to experiment, too.

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 440 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 3:18 PM

Definitely different and thought provoking. I like it.
Alun

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kel55
kel55 e2 Member 2kel55 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 5:37 PM

Another good shot Al , this looks like an oil painting , good vision and imagination to press the button one this , most people would have missed it , sorry if taking my advise has cost you your normal high scoring on the votes scene , but this is very different and I like it , looking forward to seeing you when you visit , I have already made things clear to mischa about time for play with cameras , you should plant some seeds , here's some more advise , use the NY trip as leverage Wink. Speak soon .kel

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 7:37 PM

Thanks Joline, Alun and Kel Smile
Kel, it's not the votes which count (images like this never jump out as thumbnails) but the comment content and the calibre of those commenting so I'm very pleased with this. Plus it was good to remind me to look for more detail. Look forward to the visit and don't worry about camera time, I've been working on Josie for months about it, playing the 'poor Kel never gets anything/any time for himself' card Grin

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fazzer
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2 Apr 2013 - 7:43 PM

very different and a very interesting i like the dappled colours ....nicely seen SmileSmile

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almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:38 PM

Thanks Jeremy Smile

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2013 - 6:36 PM

Very different Al and makes a brilliant abstract, with its wide range of tones and textures. This would lend itself perfectly for reproduction in high class designer furnishing textiles. (Note to self: must ask if I can borrow Sookie for the day Wink)
Sylvia

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2013 - 7:41 PM

LOL, thanks Sylvia! I'm sure Sookie would oblige since she loves her walkies. Might scare off the wildlife though! Grin

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widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 8:29 AM

Clever stuff Al, it did throw me to begin with but that's no bad thing Smile nice and arty

Rod

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almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 12:35 PM

Thanks RodSmile

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