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...I've loved this view for many years but never managed to get the Ben (on left) in the picture before, cloud mostly has got in the way, but not today.
Red Deer can often be seen on the skyline by the central trees, distance safe from the paths that humans use.

***catch up later.

Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM + Kenko C-AF 1.4X Teleplus Pro 300
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Ben Starav...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:15 Feb 2012 - 8:36 AM
Tags:Highlands, Landscape / travel, Loch tulla, Rannoch Moot, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 8:38 AM

I have been there many times and never seen the summit yet, so thank you so much for sharing this.

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England213 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 8:44 AM

it a great view Dougie and you have done a good job with the layers of interest in this.
Well worked sir
regards Richard

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 Plus Member 728 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 9:17 AM

Amazing view Dougie and glad it was a clear day to see the Ben, a well balanced image and I like the layer of dark clouds at the top too.
regards
Yung

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8583 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1127 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 9:41 AM

This is so different from the standard Bonny Scotland tourist image, it's almost a desert scene. Harsh, barren, everything sparse and thin even the trees. Impressive.
Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 9:43 AM

Lovely broad swath and swoop of skyline, Dougie - no wonder the deer appreciate it!
Regards
Bill

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 9:49 AM

Well done on achieving your goal, Dougie: I like the banding effect here, the warm f/g with almost silhouetted conifers, the mountain mass, band of white sky above the snowline and finally that heavy grey overcast.
Looks exceptionally cold too.....hope you were wrapped up warm (as the weather forecasters sometimes advise)
Ronnie.

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 545 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 10:45 AM

Bleak and beautiful, Dougie. Lovely elements in this and one that seems very evocative of Many a cold day I've spent in Snowdonia.
Alun

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 1:22 PM

It looks very remote: the barren moor and the snowy hills. Beautiful image Dougie.
Ann

MalcolmM
MalcolmM Plus Member 9114 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 1:32 PM

Fine Rannoch image. Like the banding of dark clouds particularly.
Malcolm

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 2:31 PM

Finally you captured it to see forever. A beautiful image Dougie..............Sandy

Baz72
Baz72  630 forum posts Scotland
15 Feb 2012 - 7:11 PM

Nice image Dougie...love the moody sky.
Brian.

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10505 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 7:47 PM

An acievement not witnessed by many photographers Dougie. That's another one for "best images" folder.

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 4801 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 8:05 PM

Beautiful shot !!!.....love the F/G & those trees.....adds a lot of depth !!!!!

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8323 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 8:59 PM

the trees look quite miniscule (spelling) but guessing they would against the mountains, they do give perspective 2 size

derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 9:28 PM

A classic highland scene, with layers of interest pulling the eye and a strong focal point. I like!
Derek

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8323 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 9:29 PM


Quote: The trees look quite miniscule (spelling) but guessing they would against the mountains, they do give perspective 2 size

I think the word I was looking for was "scale" not perspectiveWink

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2012 - 8:16 AM

Oh yes, remember that day on the bridge looking at those trees.... No Ben to be seen... still wonderful memories.
You've captured not only the mountains, but also those crooked trees so well.
It snowed yesterday... all day, and now we have 20cm of fresh snow covering the landscape, heaps at the roadsides.
Though I love snow, I hope it doesn't stay for too long!
Take care my friend,
Johanna

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
18 Feb 2012 - 8:14 AM

A beautiful scenery, but I prefer the composition in the recent upload

Peter

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