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By MrsS    
MY 400th UPLOAD!!!

One to hopefully look forward to capturing at the weekend. This was from March, just before the hailstorm hit - - we could see it advancing towards us down the Buachaille. Just had time to hit the clicky thing, then run for cover!

I was trying to achieve a "painted" feel to this, and to get across how black the sky was, with the clouds rolling down the mountain, and how cold the water was - - so comments on whether I achieved my goal are really welcome, plus tips on how too, if you feel I've missed the mark Smile

Reminds me - - off to find my waterproofs, just in case!!! Wink

Enjoy Tuesday evening and the rest of the week, playing bridge toinight, so I'll pop in when I can, Thanks for taking the time to call in Smile

Fran x

PS: LARGE is MUCH, MUCH colder!

Tags: Rain Snow Black General Sleet Sun Mountains Hiding Hail Bleak Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Rowardmar08

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4 Nov 2008 5:28PM
great shot! Smile Marek

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User_Removed 13 4 11 England
4 Nov 2008 5:29PM
Fran this is superb. Can smell the wet weather through the image. Great light and fantastic exposure on the water, got the speed spot-on. Sylv.
iancam 9 23 England
4 Nov 2008 5:32PM
Lovely image
Scott_Scot 13 4 4 Scotland
4 Nov 2008 5:33PM
Nice one Fran. Hope you get the weather this weekend for some great shots.

I am shooting weddings this weekend so can't see me meeting up with yourself and Paul. .... One of these days.....Smile

Safe journeys

49er 12 564
4 Nov 2008 5:39PM
lovely.. feels s it looks...Smile
PeelNStick 13 4 United States
4 Nov 2008 5:40PM
Very good landscape. Good use of blues.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 5:41PM
Fabulous shades of blue Fran..this is so full of atmosphere.
peugeot406 11 7 1 England
4 Nov 2008 5:46PM
Super image
BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
4 Nov 2008 5:48PM
Magnificent effort, Fran!
I think you've just shifted up five gears!
Glad to have caught this so early on.
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
4 Nov 2008 6:09PM
running water, can´t be cold enough for me Wink

Love Avanto Smile

GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 6:15PM
A very moody image & looks cold to me
rangerpaul 11 19 7 England
4 Nov 2008 6:20PM
Certainly has a feel of some biblical weather approaching.
I wonder if desaturating the water a little might give it a more natural feel.
Not a criticism, just a suggestion Smile
colin63 9 6 England
4 Nov 2008 6:39PM
Lovely image

DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
4 Nov 2008 6:43PM
I opened this up & shivered, so I think you have achieved what you wanted Fran....
That mountain really looks bleak & the water looks freezing cold.
A beautiful composition though....
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
4 Nov 2008 6:55PM
Managed a quick pop-in before bridge - - so

Thanks Marek, Sylv, Ian, Scotty, Stew, Deago, Di, Brian, Bill, Jouko, Glynnis, Paul, Colin & Hilary Smile

Right, time for a quick wash and brush up, then I need to get my brain into gear! Wink

Back about 10:30pm Smile

Fran x
rossi 14 142 11 England
4 Nov 2008 7:59PM
That water looks flippin cold.

Wilmot 9 338 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 8:57PM
Brilliant shot.
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 9:33PM
Congratulations on your 400th Fran. Safe trip, see you on Friday.

martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 11:08PM
It's a bit too Cyan for me, maybe a cooler shade of blue may have worked better to give sense of the cold. I can see what you were trying to acheive, but just doesn't quite do it for me. I know you will forgive the honest opinion. If not, I'm for it!!Wink
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
4 Nov 2008 11:49PM
You don't look that old
whiteswan01 10 13 England
5 Nov 2008 12:48AM
great shot
LesF 11 182 9
5 Nov 2008 1:21PM
Thanks for the reminder of what we are about to receive next week, hopefully.

Like this very much Fran specially when viewed large. Enjoy the weekend and fingers crossed for the weather.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
5 Nov 2008 1:33PM
At first Fran i thought it was slightly on the dark side and a bit blue but then read your narrative and realise you have achieved exactly what YOU wanted and not what I wanted and I applaud you for that. Why on earth we all want to take the same bog standard shot is beyond me but fortunately you did not fall into that trap.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
5 Nov 2008 4:19PM
Thanks everyone for your comments Smile

Roy - - that's TWO slapped legs! Wink

F x
jonathanbp 10 99 Thailand
6 Nov 2008 9:40PM
fantasticv image, large version even feels cold...great capture of climate - Jonathan
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
8 Nov 2008 10:08AM
Happy EPZ birthday Fran/lovely toning and composition.

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