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...a bitterly cold day with a sharp wind and nowhere to hide. The line of cloud was covering part of the ridge and the wind made a reflection into a jigsaw puzzle.

Camera:Sony Alpha 7
Lens:Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25mm ZE
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Loch Achtriochtan...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:25 Feb 2014 - 1:22 PM
Tags:Glencoe, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Rannoch moor, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 1:25 PM

A fine shot Dougie.
But I hate jigsaw puzzles.
You cannot cheat with them !!
Mick.

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 1:49 PM

We would have loved some of this in the South Dougie.....winter of discontent !!!
Ron

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 2:04 PM

looking good...
did you use a polarizer

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 2:08 PM

just a crystal clear day.

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 2:15 PM

A real energetic sweep to this, Dougie. Tasty. I could see it as a B&W too.

Alan

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
25 Feb 2014 - 2:27 PM

Excellent capture

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32930 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 2:33 PM

Stunning light and colour Dougie. A most beautiful landscape with both clarity an interest in depth "Superb"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

viscostatic
25 Feb 2014 - 2:45 PM

A beautiful image Dougie of a spot I know well. I have struggled with that shadow in the past but you make it look good with an impression of the mountains to the west looming over the valley.

Phil.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 2:48 PM

Phil you might like to look at another shot taken a while back.
http://www.ephotozine.com/user/scottishlandscapes-23846/gallery/photo/the-ridge-...

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 3:23 PM

A hat and cloves day Dougie but the cold is no problem to a braw Scot like yourself. I bet you warmed up a bit when you saw the result on the back of your camera.

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 3:36 PM

Certainly has the wintery feel here Dougie, good to out but not for long in those conditions
Regards Richard

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7396 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 4:19 PM

That's a very menacing cloud sweeping over. Dark and predatory.
Moira

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4525 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 4:27 PM

Great shot !!....that clinging cloud layer adds a lovely aura to the scene !!

No 'magic-wand' on the water I see ??Grin

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 4:28 PM

Moira that's the shadow of the mountain.

AnneB50
AnneB50 e2 Member 284 forum postsAnneB50 vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 4:45 PM

It don't look like that when I was there a couple of weeks ago mores the pity. Beautiful image.

Anne

Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 797 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 6:19 PM

Beautiful image.
Sylvia

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 7:59 PM

Many Thanks Alan for your User Award always appreciated.

Dougie

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 8:47 PM

Magical

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 9:16 PM

It does look a little chilly Dougie - even for you hardened Scots!! But a very pleasing picture.

MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 81061 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 10:20 PM

Like the line of clouds following the hillls Dougie, fabulously clear day.

Malcolm

Last Modified By MalcolmS at 25 Feb 2014 - 10:20 PM
RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 10:58 PM

This shot from the edge of the lochan makes it look so much bigger and more extensive than it seems from the road, Dougie.
Lovely banding effect.......blue sky, snow tops, winter warm colours and cool greys of the water, and with a nice dollop of shadow to finish things off.
R.

maggietear
25 Feb 2014 - 11:38 PM

Wonderful sweep of the hills down to the loch side, with gorgeous light,Dougie,

Maggie

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
26 Feb 2014 - 4:51 AM

What a beautiful sight with the contrasting colours

Peter

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 7:17 AM

stunning capture dougie of a stunning location nice one Wink
andy

AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
26 Feb 2014 - 10:27 AM

Beautiful Dougie, but I loved the other shot even more.....link given to Phil (Viscostatic) above. A truly stunning location. Ann.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 10:30 AM

That was a day to remember back then Ann.

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 2:03 PM

Gorgeous with those reflective patterns in the water. Lovely colours too!
Rende

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 3:37 PM

such a beautiful image! With the band of clouds drifting along the hills, the blue sky and the ripples on the water - perfect!
Johanna

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