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...under the ice on Lochan na h'Achlaise, Black Mount is at the top of the image. Bubbles are following me around it seems.

Lens:Canon ef 17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Ice Bubbles...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:1 Feb 2012 - 5:25 AM
Tags:Highlands, Landscape / travel, Lochaber, Rannoch moor, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
1 Feb 2012 - 5:43 AM

Well captured to get the bubbles. I guess it is because the ice is so thin that they get there

Peter

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 5:47 AM

Gas rising from the vegetation on the Loch floor Peter, the ice was only about 1/4 inch thick.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 596 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 6:31 AM

Cold but beautiful. Excellent shot.

Andy

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 7:04 AM

Beautiful light on the wee lochan, great to see how the moor "works" even in winter time. You wouldn't see that gas rising if it wasn't for the ice. Well seen, and well taken shot, as every day!
It is cold, very cold here today. Siberian ice winds reached middle Europe. We're frozen stiff,
Johanna

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 7:59 AM

Lovely scene and those bubbles give added foreground interest.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 9:12 AM

Excellent Dougie, wish I could vote.
Moira

alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10509 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 9:20 AM

Another smashing shot Dougie. As ever I'm jealous, but I will be up Ben Lomond in a couple of weeksWink
Alan

janenewhitty
1 Feb 2012 - 9:51 AM

Beautiful shot it must be so cold in Scotland. In Australaia very hot here around 38 degrees. Amazing how the seasons give very different results.

Janene.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 10:05 AM

Great use of max. DOF to catch the detail of the bubbles so crisply as well as the distant Black Mount, Dougie: looks as if the boulders almost offer a set of stepping stones across the lochan.
Ronnie.

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 11:20 AM

That beautiful light seems to soften the texture of the rock. Superb composition, the eye just has to follow the lines around. Delicious rich tones in the left f/g form a solid base for the paler palette to the right and above.
Regards
Bill

moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
1 Feb 2012 - 11:57 AM

Like the clarity of the water to be able to see the stones on the bottom, and also the reflection of the boulder. Nice bubbles under the ice and line of the ice against the rocks. Looks very cold up those mountains too Dougie. Moira

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 1:22 PM

Good details and clarity in the water Dougie, the lower view point give a strong foreground
Regards Richard

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 1:54 PM

Excellent detail and feeling of cold.............Sandy

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 3:02 PM

A wonderful foreground with lots of interest and then those lovely snow covered hills in the background.
Ann

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4391 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 5:31 PM

Ann's spot-on !!!......lavverly !!!!!

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33366 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 6:48 PM

Even though the fg is filled to randen with detail, including that ice that looks like a sheet of glass placed on the water, it is the distant mountains that catch my eye, disappearing into the cloud, and the light from the left on the snow covered slopes.
I feel drawn there, they have a mystical look to them.

I can't get away from that large fg boulder. No matter how many times I come back to this image, it is too high. I feel it dominates too much. However, it is difficult to see what you could do with it, apart from taking a stick of dynamite with you next timeWink
What do you think, Dougie? About the boulder, not the dynamiteSmile

Malc

Edit: Having looked again, I see the perspective. A series of stepping stones. First step the rock bottom right corner, then the 'intrusive' boulder and last step the mountains....a perfect lead in if you see it.

fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 8:16 PM

I'm with Malc to an extent on this one. That big boulder almost stops the eye roving through the frame to the distant mountains. On the other hand there's so much to see in the foreground and distance the boulder doesn't quite block the view.

Fraser

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 8:17 PM

good detail in the frothy water on a great composition

Alan_Coles
2 Feb 2012 - 8:42 AM

Wonderful image Dougie.

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