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...one that was never shown before, I thought a break from b&w would be good today.

The snow clouds tumbling down across Beinn Alligin.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:Canon EF 24-70mm f/ 2.8 L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Storm Brewing...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:17 Dec 2012 - 4:26 PM
Tags:Highlands, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Torridon, Wester ross
Votes:Voting Disabled

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 4:36 PM

Wonderful textures in those swirling clouds, like billowing chiffon.
Moira

capto
capto e2 Member 21475 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 4:45 PM

Those clouds are magnificent. I would be tempted to crop the base more to concentrate on them.

ivor

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 4:55 PM

Oooooo....cracking shot !!!......those clouds look sooooo powerful ?....looks like you were on the right side of the loch !!!!.Smile

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 5:01 PM

brilliant tones and textures dougie in those wonderful clouds a cracker nice one Wink
andy

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 5:02 PM

It's always interesting to read others' comments and suggestions, Dougie.
After reading Ivor's suggestion I held a card over the lower part of the scene, but a crop as suggested did not work for me.
Whilst the wispy clouds make a significant contribution to the shot, it's the layering effect that makes this image work........lightish clouds, deep shadow over distant mountains, sunlight falling on the snow capped Beinn Alligin and then the sombre conifers in the shady f/g.
So for me, it's just perfect as shown.
Shall return later to see if any further comments are made re. this.
Sorry to be so long winded.
Ronnie.

senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 5:04 PM

fabulous capture

DalesLass
DalesLass e2 Member 32187 forum postsDalesLass vcard United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 - 5:10 PM

What amazing clouds. A very nice image.

Jude

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 6:04 PM

The contrast between light and dark over the mountain tops is almost apocalyptic.
Superb.
Regards
Bill

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 6:26 PM

Can see it coming Dougie !!!! moment of weather change !!
Ron.

almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 6:51 PM

The sky is the main player here, it's spectacular, brooding and holds lots of interest. The snow topped peaks are also important for scale and beauty but as Ronnie says, without the FG, especially the grass stalks, it would lose a lot of depth so I think you've cropped correctly. The only other option would be to retain the original 3x2 format which might give more sky while retaining the currently visible ground. You've got a great knack of finding this kind of spectacular light and showing it off so well.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 6:52 PM

For me the image is perfect - I love to see the old Scots Pines and if it was cropped, they would disappear. Those clouds are so atmospheric - a grand image Dougie!
Ann

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 7:38 PM

Magnificent imagery, beautifully composed and exposed GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan

tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 7:52 PM

This is breathtaking. Awesome light.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 7:56 PM

Did you have your raincoat and thermals Dougie?Grin
A great shot of atmosphere
Lillian

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 8:09 PM

Like the light and that fine sky to balance a good comp, well worked Dougie
Regards Richard

maggietear
maggietear e2 Member 2maggietear vcard
17 Dec 2012 - 11:01 PM

Great bands of contrast, be it colour, texture or mood.
Maggie

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 11:33 PM

As wonderful as can be! Brilliance, beautiful colours and and excellent sky. After all the mono images I am happy to see some colours in your world again Dougie.
Thanks for the Christmas card.
Johanna

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 544 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 11:55 PM

That's a majestic image, Dougie with lovely light and great impact.
Alun

carterart
carterart e2 Member 1074 forum postscarterart vcard United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 - 8:24 PM

Stupendous sky. I'll join the crop debate - works for me but is a white dot on lower edge I'd clone as draws the eye. Otherwise one for the wall.

Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 3Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 9:11 PM

The clouds and mountain details are magnificent.
Cliff

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