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...the blue light before dawn and a 2 minute exposure has softened the water of the Loch as the little waves moved across wiping the moons reflection away.
I was amazed as ever at the speed that the Moon moves in relation to Earth.

***10 stopper and ND grad.

Camera:Canon Eos 5D Mark 11
Lens:Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Pre Dawn...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:26 Nov 2010 - 5:35 AM
Tags:Glencoe, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Lochan na h'achlaise, Rannoch moor, Scotland
Votes:50

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 5:54 AM

Now that looks cold Doug,lovely exposure.
Tom.

Trout_Man
Trout_Man e2 Member 6Trout_Man vcard Wales30 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 5:56 AM

Stunning view, a very well exposed and captured image, great colour Smile Geoff.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 6:48 AM

Beautiful and serene, like it a lot.

Andy

cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10391 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 7:35 AM

Nicely done Dougie, the long exposure bringing out that pre dawn blue well.

Chris.

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 7:57 AM

Cold light before dawn..... cold Dougie ? Ron.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 7:58 AM

Perishing Ron.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 8:12 AM

Do you photograp these in your shorts or kilt Dougie.Te trouble with the 10stopper is that you have to stand in the cold so long.

andy210966
andy210966 e2 Member 7andy210966 vcard Wales119 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 8:23 AM

Brrrrrrr! Lovely hues to this Dougie!

Andy

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 8:24 AM

Like the blue tones in this Dougie, but it does look very cold, good work.
Regards Richard

fraser
fraser e2 Member 10631 forum postsfraser vcard Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 8:36 AM

This shots a beauty Dougie. I love the almost monochromatic effect - it sure feels cold - and it has a lovely asymmetry to it.
Fraser

Alan_Coles
Alan_Coles e2 Member 9176 forum postsAlan_Coles vcard Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 8:41 AM

10 stop coldness...lovely.!!

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 8:51 AM

Don't fantasize Danny, it's bad for you at your age.

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 8:56 AM

Like the blue tones, and I enjoyed the large version.
regards
Yung

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 9:04 AM

The blue hours are my favourite time to work with water. Great capture of the wee lochen. Aye, the large version, as always, a treat!
Johanna

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 9:08 AM

About as cold as you can get visually.
Fabulous and frightening.
Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 9:34 AM

There is a magic to the light, from the Snow Queen rather than the Lord of the Rings. Wonderful comp. and balance.
Regards
Bill

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 9:45 AM

The moonlit landscape has a certain quality that is hard to define but so beautiful: the low light, the blue tones and the snow on the distant caps are all testimony to just how cold it must have been.
I can't help thinking you must be setting off from Glasgow to catch such images, just as I am heading for bed.
Superb work, Dougie.
(And thank you for your kind message in your comment yesterday....R)

Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 10:56 AM

Simply ' Beautiful ' Dougie - well taken !

Chris

CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 10344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 11:46 AM

Cold, but beautiful... And I had no idea the moon moves so quickly!

DarylH
DarylH e2 Member 442 forum postsDarylH vcard United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 - 12:30 PM


Quote: Simply ' Beautiful ' Dougie - well taken !

I agree with Chris.

Daryl


PS Tried looking at the moon through a telescope recently. The moon really moves quick across your field of view then!

SGIBBONS
SGIBBONS e2 Member 656 forum postsSGIBBONS vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 3:05 PM

Lovely image Dougie, the blue conveys the coldness very well.

All the best
Sam

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 7:29 PM

have to agree about the cold look but from where you are I am not surprised. I am snug in my little corner of the South East but where our temperature is probably warm to you its cold for us. I remember a trip to Scotland some years ago and the nearer we got to our destination the colder it became, I was under no illusion of the change in climate.

carterart
carterart e2 Member 1074 forum postscarterart vcard United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 - 9:25 PM

Morning blues - how I love them and how different I feel to "blue" when I experience it. Love also that your photography gives you that sense of amazement - we are so lucky to experience things at a certain age that make us go "wow".
A wonderful view of an amazing world that only a few early birds see - life is good.

cirrusminor
cirrusminor e2 Member 6380 forum postscirrusminor vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 9:49 PM

Hats off to you Sir Wink
Tim

Codiac
Codiac e2 Member 8329 forum postsCodiac vcard Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 11:51 PM

Love it Dougie, nicely taken Smile

Rgds
Gary

Camairish
Camairish e2 Member 91339 forum postsCamairish vcard Scotland
27 Nov 2010 - 12:33 PM

Eerie overtones here - the lochan in a different light makes for interesting viewing. I had a couple of winter pre dawn images here last year which required long exposures with the resultant moon movement. I don't like the look of a blurred moon (or water for that matter) but with film I can't do much about it.

Original approach to this much photographed landscape.

Ian.

Caledonia
Caledonia e2 Member 8Caledonia vcard Scotland
28 Nov 2010 - 10:08 AM

The large version feels like -10C........beautiful blues.....serene.
Marie

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 10:11 AM

I don't think it was that cold but it was a while ago so maybe? Thanks for all the kind comments Marie, hope you enjoyed the time spent. It's snowing up here in Glasgow and very grey. I won't be going very far today.

Tandberg
Tandberg e2 Member 111223 forum postsTandberg vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2010 - 8:43 AM

I have a ten stopper but not the amd grad New to me is that where can i buy one doudie Wink (tongue in cheek)

Lovely dougie and i mean lovely
The moon still stands out in the shot as you have to look to see whats going on with that and then you realise that its the long expo thats created that effect.
The water being still and slightly softened adds extra viewing pleasure to the shot too.

Just not sure about the grey background? i believe it would be better either black or white as to me its taking my eye away from the shot itself a bit too much.

But the shot (I LOVE) and would have it on my wall Wink

Dave

Last Modified By Tandberg at 30 Nov 2010 - 8:43 AM
Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2010 - 9:25 AM

Thank You Dave, corected the typo and tried the black bg didn't like it here's the white? You can remove your tongue from your cheek now.

Tandberg
Tandberg e2 Member 111223 forum postsTandberg vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2010 - 11:32 AM

Much better dougie
As it should be my friend Wink
Dave

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