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...an early start to my visit to the West, stopped by a fuel spillage on the A82 just North of Tyndrum, road closed.
So off down the diversion to Oban and I decided to look at the Castle as I was passing.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:24-105mm L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Castle Stalker...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:9 Jun 2008 - 6:59 AM
Tags:Appin, Castle stalker, Landscape / travel, Scotland
Votes:79

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 7:12 AM

Superb mono, worth the diversion Doug. Ron.

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 7:12 AM

Hi Douglas - absolutely stunning image - Jude.

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Mobieus
Mobieus  648 forum posts Wales
9 Jun 2008 - 7:23 AM

Absolute cracker, great mono.

Mobieus.

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Artistwally
9 Jun 2008 - 7:31 AM

Excellent mono - I would paint out the wee white bits (houses?)at the left on the hills.
A.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
9 Jun 2008 - 7:38 AM

Moody in mono

Peter

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 7:40 AM

Lovely and calm Doug.Mono suits this and must be seen large.
Tom.

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Gearoidmuar
9 Jun 2008 - 7:41 AM

It's lovely BUT the castle should be more to the right. On a third. The image is uneasy because of where it is.

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Scott_Scot
9 Jun 2008 - 7:42 AM

Fantastic shot for a mono.
Whets my pallet nicely, ... I'm in the middle of packing up my house and moving out to very, very near this spot! Smile

All the best

Scotty

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tumienis
tumienis  10 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 7:45 AM

amazing shot! just love it!

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Dead_habits
9 Jun 2008 - 8:28 AM

Great moody in an excellent conversion.Well done!
Shailesh

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 8:41 AM

Like the tones and reflection in this Dougie - well captured and converted.
Regards Richard.

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
9 Jun 2008 - 8:44 AM

Absolutely superb mono Doug.Superb sky and reflections.
Cheers
Alan

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jimbo_t
jimbo_t  11959 forum posts England
9 Jun 2008 - 9:02 AM

I bet you're glad you got diverted!
Great shot.
James

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AllyN
AllyN  7 Scotland
9 Jun 2008 - 9:19 AM

Lovely shot Dougie. These clouds look very dramatic in mono, suspect they would look a bit more ordinary in colour.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 9:23 AM

Loads of moisture in the air causing all sorts of blues Ally.

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Adrian_Reynolds

Beautifully done Doug, has a light dreamlike feel that works a treat fine image, Adrian

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porty2003
porty2003  1097 forum posts Scotland
9 Jun 2008 - 9:54 AM

You passed by at the right time Dougie.The bay is not the 'prettiest' at low tide with it's acres of 'weed',but these reflections make for a lovely picture.The 'white cottages' mentioned by someone is,I believe,the Glen Sanda 'superquarry' which I won't comment about as some of my friends from Ballachulish have had jobs there in the past!!!!.
Cheers,
John.

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GalleryGirl
9 Jun 2008 - 10:28 AM

What a great place to be diverted too! Beautiful scene and reflections - well captured.
Marilyn x

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VintageRed
9 Jun 2008 - 10:41 AM

Great mood to this.
Nick

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iainhamiltonphotography

a serene shot

Iain

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 10:53 AM

Superb scenic mono, I believe it is perfectly symmetrical too. My daft sense of nonsense suggests reposting this as an abstract, rotated through 90 degrees, in a few months' time, just to see who twigs first Wink
Regards
Bill

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 11:57 AM

The clouds look really good in mono.

Sue

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Codiac
Codiac  7307 forum posts Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 1:31 PM

Nice mono Doug, great reflections and nice sky Smile

Gary

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7411 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 2:04 PM

Love the horizontal streaks running through the reflections - they give a strong sense of depth and distance, a bit like hatching in an ink drawing. Very effective in b&w. Sorry I was in a rush earlier, bit more time now to enjoy this...
Moira

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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 2:17 PM

Superb conversion Dougie!

Rgds
Paul

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uggyy
uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 4:37 PM

sublime bro, bw works very well with this

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gnospellius
9 Jun 2008 - 5:30 PM

Great Shot
Mark

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PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway e2 Member 7PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 5:43 PM

Excellent conversion Dougie.

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Phil_Restan
9 Jun 2008 - 5:44 PM

Nice image Dougie, personally I like the centre positioning, if you put the castle to the right you would lose that big cloud and that great bg. Good conversion.

Phil

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Ganto
Ganto  8769 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 5:56 PM

A great image image Dougie.
A super range of tones.

P.

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BlackNinja
9 Jun 2008 - 6:00 PM

great shot

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 7849 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 6:37 PM

An absolutely superb image and quality processing IMO. Stunningly good work.
Alan.

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MikeA
MikeA  91168 forum posts England
9 Jun 2008 - 7:39 PM

Lovely composition and shadow detail Dougie with slight air of mystery and foreboding about it.

MikeA.

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carterart
carterart  1074 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 - 10:29 PM

Oh yes, VERY nice. Has to be seen large to appreciate the impact of those clouds.

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 10:43 PM

spot on My friend. Colou or black and white. it matters little to you.

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 10:48 PM

Excellent reflections of an awesome sky,
Great image my friend,
Johanna

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johnjrp
johnjrp e2 Member 10430 forum postsjohnjrp vcard Australia5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2008 - 2:07 AM

Just magic Doug.

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Jou©o
Jou©o  1056 forum posts Finland
10 Jun 2008 - 4:40 PM

excellent!

Jouko

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Portknockie
12 Jun 2008 - 8:01 PM

Super work Dougie..looks so so good in B/W..

Don

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Caledonia
Caledonia  8 Scotland
15 Jun 2008 - 8:50 PM

Absolutely excellent!
Marie

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jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 1045 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
16 Jun 2008 - 7:26 AM

Beautiful. At first I thought it was Eileen donan castle and wondered where the bridge has gone. someone mentioned about the thirds. I think you have it in thirds. Well captured. How do you manage to find places to stop for some of your images? I see things but no where to pull in before or after. Or perhaps my husband just won't find somewhere?!
Jenni

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