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a day of flat calm on the lochs of Scotland, and a play of words from the name of a French Classic Dessert, (Ile Flotant) which is delicious.

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix X10
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Isles Flotant...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:3 Dec 2011 - 9:22 AM
Tags:Highlands, Landscape / travel, Rannoch moor, Scotland
Votes:47

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 9:30 AM

I know the dessert well Dougie. As a man of the world I sometimes accompany it with some French fries...delicious... and so is this image with the mist rising just like a steam pudding.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 9:34 AM

The floating islands dessert is nothing like a steam pudding Danny as you well know, what are you doing on here on a Saturday?

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1025 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 9:40 AM

Danny getting steamy thoughts this early in the morning? And ordering chips with his pud? I knew that civilization never reached the west of the valley but even so...
I like the idea that the rocks are floating in the sky. Even more I like the way this one plays with scale, those islands with trees seem tiny, compared with the contours of the distant shore. Teases the brain, does this one.
Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 9:48 AM

My only experience of that particular dessert was when our French twin school decided that a cookery lesson was in order for our group. Using all the ovens in a stone room with sealed, triple-glazed windows (the school lay under Concorde's flight-path about 5km from Charles de Gaulle airport) when the external temperature was almost 40°C proved too much for most of our students and removed any appetite for the dish that I might otherwise have managed . . . .

A magically beautiful image. (Yours, not my word-picture Smile)
Regards
Bill

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 10:00 AM

Beautiful tranquility Dougie, immerse your self in ones own thoghts here.
Ron.

Ewanneil
Ewanneil  41118 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 10:01 AM

A wonderful, magical shot - beautiful light and composition. Well done.
PS. I like my Ile Flotant as much as the next person but your looks as though its got bits in.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 10:06 AM

I like to see shots where the exclusion of sky is appropriate, Dougie: adds to the air of mystery, as does the mist and side lighting here, producing an almost surreal effect.
Ronnie.

nimmo47
nimmo47  5 England
3 Dec 2011 - 10:39 AM

Stunning capture nice one.

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 10:44 AM

Beautiful misty atmospheric scene. Carole

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41055 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 11:47 AM

Never tried the pud but the image looks delicious!

Dave

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 12:13 PM

Looks superb Dougie, love the mist.
have a good weekend
Yung

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 12:30 PM

Love the light and mist in this Dougie, well worked
Regards Richard

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 2:09 PM

A wonderful composed image Dougie. Mysterious and lovely..............Sandy

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 2:36 PM

This is magical Dougie - I can't stop looking at it!
Ann

ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 3:17 PM

Agree with Ann, "magical" - and intriguing and gorgeous!
Christina

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4611 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 4:37 PM

Superb shot !!!!.......love the composition, with gorgeous reflections, & that mist is sublime.....1st class !!!!!!!!!!

Patricia Fenn
3 Dec 2011 - 4:58 PM

delicious reflection, almost confusing the eye and turning it into an abstract. Very entertaining image with great hues and detail.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43930 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 6:02 PM

Your comparison awakened long-forgotten memories, Dougie. It is decades since I thought of, and tasted the delights of that particulaar dessert. I must find a recipe courtesy of our good friend google.
Your image is magical, captured, I would guess, at exactly the right moment to capture the atmospheric effect of that gently floating mist over the glass-like water.
One of your very best of late, not that that statemnet by any means is a negative comment on your other uploads, my friend.

Malc

alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10529 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2011 - 12:45 PM

Fine reflections Dougie. Īles flottantes for those who are interested is poached meringues floating on custard (real not Birds) drizzled with caramel. There's a recipe here from Raymond Blanc. The pun is really good and the picture is better than the pud. Smile
Alan

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2011 - 12:57 PM

Great comment Alan and a good recipe too.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 9:06 PM

These isles look like wee hairy beasties... the reflection is perfect and the clarity of the image amazing.
Johanna

unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
6 Dec 2011 - 9:22 PM

Almost a which way is up image. Fabulous to see and a fun title too ! ( very busy+ daughter is now back most weeks and uses the computer word programme for her uni work !) GillWink

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