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...one of the very few lakes in Scotland, and flat calm like the others, the reeds caught my eye.

***I posted the wrong version and it's now on as a variant.***

Lens:Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25mm ZE
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Lake of Menteith...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:25 Nov 2013 - 9:52 AM
Tags:Highland, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Trossachs
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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HowieR
HowieR  3 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 10:41 AM

Classic comp- calm image

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 164 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 11:52 AM

Now that's a reflection. All those lines pointing the same way in a perfect composition... pure harmony.


Alan

janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 - 11:56 AM

Beautiful image Dougie, lovely reflections Smile
Jan

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 12:16 PM

The composition is perfect with the land sloping away gradually - and those wonderful reflections and light really make this Dougie. I wonder why it's called a lake? I'm off to Mr Google to see if he'll provide the answer! Smile Just back - and I see nobody knows why! Smile

Last Modified By AnnChown at 25 Nov 2013 - 12:18 PM
PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway e2 Member 7PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 12:40 PM

Well composed Dougie with the clouds echoing the reeds nicely.

viscostatic
25 Nov 2013 - 12:41 PM

Beautiful light on that distant shore Dougie.

Phil.

almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 12:47 PM

The off centre comp works well with the higher horizon because the clouds fill in the FG water very nicely. The reflection as others have pointed out is beautiful and the reeds add extra depth. Bonny light on the far bank too.

viscostatic
25 Nov 2013 - 12:47 PM


Quote: The composition is perfect with the land sloping away gradually - and those wonderful reflections and light really make this Dougie. I wonder why it's called a lake? I'm off to Mr Google to see if he'll provide the answer! Smile Just back - and I see nobody knows why! Smile

According to Mr Wikipedia 'This unusual name is believed to be due to a corruption by 16th-century Dutch cartographers of the Lowland Scots Laich o Menteith, where "laich" simply means "low place".'

Phil.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 1:25 PM

Phil I saw that after reading Ann chow's comment I had always said that the "Lake" of Menteith was unique in Scotland seems different.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 1:44 PM

A splendid reflection Dougie.
I just kinda thought they were called Lakes in England,
and Lochs in Scotland !!
Mick.

Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 2Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 1:50 PM

Lovely reflections in the lake an colour in those reeds.
Cliff

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 3:04 PM

Such calm stillness, so relaxing!
Regards
Bill

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 3:15 PM

A lovely calming image combining autumn into
that wonderful scene and reflection
Lillian

MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91072 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 4:43 PM

Very calming Dougie

Malcolm

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 4:43 PM

The second version is subtly improved, the increased saturation especially noticeable around the reed bed. Thanks for the pm, well worth the re-visit.
Regards
Bill

capto
capto e2 Member 21163 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 5:13 PM

All the ingredients make the whole a smashing image.Smile

ivor

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4609 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 5:46 PM

Beautiful !!.....you seem to attract flat-water on your travels !!......like the richer colors in V2 !!

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 164 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 6:20 PM

The slight added richness of colour in V2 is nice, but the darkness at the bottom of the frame seems just a little excessive to me???...Lift it a touch, just there, perhaps?
You know best, Dougie, you were there... and heaven knows, you've a steady hand on the tiller Smile

But it's all just hair-splitting anyway Grin


Alan

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 6:21 PM

Beautiful reflections on the water in this great landscape!
George

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 6:29 PM

not a ripple in sight ...
great scene

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
25 Nov 2013 - 7:56 PM

Great light on the reeds

Peter

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 9:13 PM

A very beautiful image of the wee lake. A beautiful place,
Johanna

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8770 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1599 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2013 - 11:53 PM

Love all those cloud reflections on the water, and the overall reflections being broken by the golden reeds only.

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