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Seeing a couple of shots on this theme, this is one of my own.
Had not meant to stop as we were on the way to Ardnamurchan from Edinburgh and I really had wanted to get across on the Corran Ferry before dark. Just a glimse of still water in Lochan na Stainge and developing colour in the sky was enough to tempt me Wink
Thankyou to everyone for comments and clicks on recent uploads.
Mx
mx

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:17-40L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Why Bother?
Username:Melanie_M Melanie_M
Uploaded:23 Nov 2008 - 3:59 PM
Tags:Another boring sunset, Landscape / travel, Rannoch moor, Why bother
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fatherpie
fatherpie  6 England12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 4:01 PM

Yup - this is why we bother!
Dave

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aitchbrown
aitchbrown e2 Member 8247 forum postsaitchbrown vcard United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 - 4:06 PM

Stunning...

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 4:08 PM

It doesnt take much to tempt us there.. glad you did stop.

Jeanie
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Dimitre_P
Dimitre_P  5 Bulgaria
23 Nov 2008 - 4:08 PM

Hi Melanie, that is brilliant photo..
Dimitre

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Cole
Cole  1053 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 4:09 PM

simply stunning

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ChazB
ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 4:09 PM

The colours, light and reflections are wonderful, a stunning capture.
Charlotte

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tepot
tepot  94416 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 - 4:09 PM

The dark cloud patch in the sky is very dstracting but the rest of the image is superb.

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owp  9168 forum posts
23 Nov 2008 - 4:10 PM

wonderful exposure! . . .I think I would have been very tempted also. .

. . I'm head back that way in April, [en route to Skye] it will be my fith attempt at just seeing the area in half decent weather!! photographs will be a bonus . . .

Mike.W

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Cristian
Cristian  9950 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 4:10 PM

Quite stunning.

Cristian Smile

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 4:12 PM

Definitely well worth bothering, but then I never doubted it Smile

Truly beautiful image. Would look great printed really large.

Sue

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tg  1086 forum posts Scotland
23 Nov 2008 - 4:13 PM

A fantastic shot! Well worth missing any ferry for!
Thomas

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DLLP
DLLP  527 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 - 4:14 PM

Fantastic shot.

Dave

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 4:22 PM

every reason to bother, lovely light, composition and colours,
Phil

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
23 Nov 2008 - 4:24 PM

wow! Awesome shot, Melanie!

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 4:30 PM

this is beautiful.lesley

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MichaelBHanney
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23 Nov 2008 - 4:32 PM

Lovely colour and clarity in the reflection.

Michael

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stevenb
stevenb e2 Member 11260 forum postsstevenb vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 4:36 PM

Top draw photography , love it.


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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 4:37 PM

This is a stunning capture !
John

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tracer
tracer  6 United Arab Emirates
23 Nov 2008 - 4:38 PM

fabulous landscape. smooth colors and flowing lines!

i a n

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joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 4:43 PM

Yeah, another boring sunset. Nothing to see here. Move along please!

Smile

Some good cloud control going on here with the little blobby clouds nicely echoing the rocks. Not a bad effort... Wink

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GrahamNobles
23 Nov 2008 - 4:46 PM

Top notch!
graham

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JohnParminter
23 Nov 2008 - 4:46 PM

I wouldn't have bothered if I was you Melanie, waste of space on your CF card this...Wink



..love it.
John

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 4:55 PM

Love the title! lol

Stunning colour and reflections - a very beautiful image

Sean

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steve_eb
steve_eb e2 Member 5345 forum postssteve_eb vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 5:03 PM

Just... BEAUTIFUL... the clarity of the reflections in the water is absolutely stunning an amazing shot... from me thanks for stopping... Steve

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cooperr
cooperr  790 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 5:16 PM

Beautiful!

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SteveH63
SteveH63  6 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 - 5:21 PM

Absolutely stunning image - Lovely
Steve

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 5:24 PM

beautifully captured

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 7829 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom172 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 5:36 PM

I think it's all been said above. Pure quality imo.

Alan.

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toonboy
toonboy  975 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 - 6:06 PM

Beautiful !!!!!

Regards Ken

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72144 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 6:17 PM

Possibly my favourite image of the day...
A breath-taking image.

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49er
49er  8564 forum posts
23 Nov 2008 - 6:27 PM

beautiful..

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britishlandscapes

Great composition,tones and reflections

Derek

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SamGillespie
23 Nov 2008 - 6:49 PM

That is well nice.
Sam

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Hoffy
Hoffy  9212 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 7:17 PM

This is stunning.

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12350 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 7:27 PM

You have answered your own question....loverly Smile

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Nigel_95
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23 Nov 2008 - 7:39 PM

If someone didn't stop for this, I'd have to conclude there was something wrong with them. Wonderful scene, sky and reflection Melanie.

Nigel

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bayliner185
bayliner185 e2 Member 7bayliner185 vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 8:27 PM

Beautiful capture.

Jim

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comma
comma  697 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 9:11 PM

Superb image

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tepot
tepot  94416 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 - 11:20 PM

this is one of those shots that would look brilliant printed on canvas!

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24 Nov 2008 - 12:22 AM

stunning Mel

rgds
Dave

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rontear
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24 Nov 2008 - 7:09 AM

Superb afterglow Melanie. Ron.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2008 - 8:43 AM

So this is the reason that I was listening to my own breathing up a dark country lane. Well worth the discomfort to see this image from the Moor.
Great colour and a fine composition Mel, nicely done and quite a fresh take on this Lochan.

Dougie

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2008 - 9:45 AM

gorgeous

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2008 - 11:31 AM

Looks like a beautiful place, stunning photography.
Fran

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Melanie_M
Melanie_M e2 Member 9168 forum postsMelanie_M vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2008 - 8:06 PM

Looks like this was an ovewhelming response as to why you should visit this area. Many thanks to all who have commented and voted.
Rannoch Moor has only once in the past 5 years been my destination, it is usually a stop on the way to somewhere else. It makes for a focus on the drive north and is an encouragement to leave home early and avoid the traffic.
I reckon in all the trips I've made I've stopped here and photographed 50% of the time and images worth showing 25% of the time. There are many more here who will get an image here each time they visit and that is a testament to their artistic eye and dedication.
I'm one of those who loves to see the way the light falls on the land, so to point the lens to the setting sun is alien to me and I find challenging. Here I had to stack grads to keep detail in the sky and in the FG rocks, as a consequence there are elements in the sky that are too dark and the reflection in the water is not as dark as the eye may have seen it.
Long may this spot hold it's charm, and I would hope that those who want to visit find something here that they leave wanting to return to.
Mx

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24 Nov 2008 - 9:26 PM

hope i am 100 M ,love the rich colours and that sky tapering away ,the forground rocks look like they are floating on air .
~ollie~

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IanFlindt
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25 Nov 2008 - 10:39 AM

Not sure I understand the title, Melanie, but there's every reason to bother when an image of this quality is the result.

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carterart
carterart  1074 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Nov 2008 - 7:26 PM

Stunning. It isn't only the colour but that little dark cloud pretending to be a rock.

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29 Nov 2008 - 2:17 PM

A 1st class image Melanie, quality.
Geoff.

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MarkBroughton

To me, this is what landscape photography is all about, a stunning shot
Mark

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PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway e2 Member 7PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2008 - 7:38 PM

Breathtaking shot.

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Gary_Macleod
15 Dec 2008 - 11:44 PM

BRILLIANT

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Valerie1
Valerie1 e2 Member 664 forum postsValerie1 vcard Northern Ireland
22 Dec 2008 - 7:23 PM

Stunning!
Valerie

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22 Dec 2008 - 10:44 PM

Beautiful image.
Ted

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ian walker
3 Jan 2009 - 6:25 PM

why bother.......... think the image says why bother. cracking shot

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VintageRed
10 May 2009 - 12:12 PM

You do find some excellent colour.
Nick

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