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...just a dusting on the very tops of Black Mount, but this is the start of the winter snow on Rannoch Moor, there may be more on Cairngorm I think.
I was secretly glad that it wasn't a white blanket covering Black Mount when I arrived, it looked more as I passed Ben Dorain as I travelled north.

Bitterly cold in the wind, the first real cold of the year too.

Lens:Canon ef 17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:First Snow...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:8 Oct 2011 - 6:28 AM
Tags:Highlands, Landscape / travel, Rannoch moor, Scotland
Votes:46

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 6:44 AM

Start of a cold winter Dougie, early start for you too !! Keep us postedWink
Ron.

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 6:45 AM

A beautiful landscape. A shame about the tree but it does speak of transience and change. I don't think I'm looking forward to the snow! A

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 6:51 AM

A sign of things to come,lovely and clear Doug.
Tom.

Caledonia
Caledonia  7 Scotland
8 Oct 2011 - 7:07 AM

Just enough snow to highlight the top...but a gorgeous day at ground level! Beautiful shot.
Marie

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
8 Oct 2011 - 7:45 AM

We are having a cold morning right now, but no snow. Beautiful with the cloudshadows on the mountain

Peter

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 7:46 AM

Before I had read your description, I could see it was cold. Lovely to see the light dusting of snow and those changing colours. Nice one Dougie!
Ann

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 8:10 AM

By gum that looks cold! Superlative tones.

Regards
Bill

viscostatic
8 Oct 2011 - 8:44 AM

Beautiful light in this image Dougie. There was a dusting on the top of Wyvis on Thursday too.

Phil.

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 9:36 AM

Very lovely and beautiful landscape shot!

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4134 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 10:42 AM

I guessed yesterday that when you said you were off you were heading for the Moor, Dougie: yes, a sign of things to come, some snow on the high tops already.
We have only started to see some autumn colouring and here's winter threatening.
As always you come home with such superb images from this area, and this is another beauty.
Ronnie.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 10:50 AM

That's very kind Ronnie and kinder still your User Award, many thanks another reason to enjoy the snow arriving.
DougieWink

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 11:17 AM

More photographic opportunities for you Dougie not that you need any. I admire the way you get off your backside and get out and about to find locations instead of being like me and others who lie in bed and say we have nothing to photograph.

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 426 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales32 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 12:10 PM

Beautiful image with appealing colour, crystal clarity and overall scrumptiousness Grin
Alun

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 12:21 PM

Like the light and good colours in this Dougie fine details too
Regards Richard

Alan_Coles
8 Oct 2011 - 12:42 PM

Excellent shot Dougie, great clarity n depth.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 2:27 PM

Very beautiful and a sure sign of winter being on its way............Sandy

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 4:39 PM

Oh aye, see you had snow too. Ours didn't last, as the flakes were wet and the soil not yet frozen, but there we go again....
Superb capture of the Blacks, lovely tones in the water with the light lying on the ripples.
What else can I say than, BEAUTIFUL!
Johanna

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33383 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 6:30 PM

That does look so cold, Dougie. Beautifully framed along the sides with the outcrops of land leading our eye to the distant mountains.
Early for a topping of snow, or on schedule?
We are 'promised' snow down as low as 500 metres next week. Thankfully, we live at 250m above sea level so we are safe for another week at least. However, in 2001 we had the first snowfall in our garden the second weekend of October, so it is not far away.

Malc

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 7:05 PM

I go to Skye in third week of month my companions are looking for snow and frost, plus the rut outside the cottage window, ni rest for the wicked it seems.

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 8:48 PM

been cold here to last couple of days but our cold is probably warm to you Dougie, great shot with a lovely sky and superbly blue water

fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 9:16 PM

You never miss and opportunity Dougie and you always seem to be able to make the best of what you come across. This has much going for it, particularly the perfect framing placing the rocks as stepping stones through the frame.

Fraser

moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
8 Oct 2011 - 9:16 PM

Have heard there is a wee bit of snow in Cairngorms, none on the hills near me yet Grin. Beautiful scene here. Moira

bill33
bill33 e2 Member 3bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 9:22 PM

Nice to see some snow on the Black Mount Dougie, wonderful POV as always, pity about the tree, hope you have a wonderful time in Skye, look forward to view your images. With regards to my last image, the best way to gain access is via the Kingshouse Hotel and then a walk across part of the moor to the waterfall. I tried to cross the water from the roadside but with no success. Hope this helps. Bill.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2011 - 10:31 PM

Thanks for that Bill, I had more or less decided that, but it's always good to hear it from someone who's actuallybeen there.
Dougie Wink

Imagephotographics

Beautiful image Dougie - Gosh, snow already, looks like we are going to have another hard winter, better dig out the thermals !

Chris

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 10:39 AM

Beautiful light and colours in this wonderful shot Dougie.
Rende

unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Old Username was gilbo Scotland
9 Oct 2011 - 10:53 AM

Fabulous image .Its great to see what's going on in the great outdoors while I'm stuck here !!!!

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4401 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 3:02 PM

Nice work Dougie !!!....look forward to seeing your 'Skye' images, hope the weather's kind to you !!!!

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5170 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 7:29 PM

A beautiful scene superbly captured Dougie.
Derek

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