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By ramrod35
This dramatic photo was taken on a days hillwalking on Meall Glas near Crainlarach in the Scottish Highlands. It was extremely cold and as the day went on the wind really got up, making it difficult to keep our footing. As the sun was low, my friend Bryan moved over to silhouette himself and we didn't have to wait long for next big blast. It really did feel as though it could rip the hide of a Woolly Mammoth! I was really chuffed that I managed to capture Bryan's shadow cast through the spindrift as i feel that it adds depth. The light on the spindrift gave a really vibrant glow around his silhouette and the movement of the iridescent ice crystals captures the drama of the moment. I've tried adjusting the temperature to make it look colder and adding some vignetting but I keep coming back to the original image.

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Sus 13 3.2k 9 England
8 Jan 2012 11:57PM
Just brilliant!

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9 Jan 2012 12:08AM
Wow, this makes me feel like I'm there with you, brilliant!
mohikan22 13 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 12:16AM
now that is brave(or daft dependant on your outlook) of him tbh it really looks like its blowing a houlie!! and that comes across in line with your account aboce. even without your description you could just tell how it was. MAGIC
MrJingles 11 8
9 Jan 2012 12:17AM
This is a wonderful shot, well done !
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
9 Jan 2012 1:05AM
Wonderfully captured contre jour image - I can feel the wind and the cold. Super stuff this.

Superb capture as a viewer I feel as though I am on the hill with you. Makes me want to pack and get up there.

Nice one, well done.


posty57 9 6 2 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 6:40AM

alansnap 13 577 26 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 8:21AM
An excellent shot, but you are completely mad! I'm hoping to do Ben Lomond in February, so I guess I am too.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
9 Jan 2012 10:28AM
Awesome shot!!! Amazing work.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 12:45PM
Superb atmospheric shot. Bags of impact.
Alan_Coles 11 178 11 Wales
9 Jan 2012 4:56PM
Fabulous shot
Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 5:10PM
Terrific shot !!!!
9 Jan 2012 8:39PM
Awesome capture
Bloggs 6 313 England
9 Jan 2012 10:08PM
Great capture, looks as cold as my freezer Well done Grin
AWESOME capture....Smile
10 Jan 2012 10:34PM
Thanks for all the comments guys!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
11 Jan 2012 3:16PM
A superb image, one in a million............Sandy
11 Jan 2012 8:13PM
Super shot. Really captures the cold and endeavour.
richmowil Plus
8 330 2 England
15 Jan 2012 10:30PM
I missed this one - but have caught up with it eventually - First Class Image with atmosphere that gives a feeling of being there!

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