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Balancing on a rock

By webjam
This is a revised version of a previous upload. Some EPZers mentioned that the tree branches which were visible at the right hand side were interfering with the composition and the view.

Since I had no assistant with me to hold away the branches (hubbie what were you doing at that moment when I needed you...?), and the little rock I was balancing on was really, really quite small, I took my changes and removed the branches digitally... Smile

Falling into the waterfall was defintely not an option, since the water was going down with quite a force and the fall would have been several meters... Although it would have been a great moment for the toggers around me to do some action shots - if they would have noticed me falling anyway that is! Wink

Personally I like this image of my own shots of this place the most- it gives a good sense of the wideness and power of the waterfall, the black mountain powerd in snow, another mountain in the background completely covered in the snow - and please notice: we had actually some blue patches of sky for a few moments!

Enjoying your comments as usual - so let me know how you feel about this version!
Jacqueline

Tags: Scotland Glencoe Snow Rocks General Mountain Waterfall Highlands Digitally manipulated Epz meet Buckle Cold weather Stob dearg Landscape and travel Rowardennans last Beauchaille etive mor

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Comments


pink Plus
19 7.0k 9 England
25 Nov 2008 3:54PM
superb quality image, great detail thoroughout-well done
BillyGoatGruff 15 191 199 England
25 Nov 2008 3:58PM
That seems like an awesome bit of branch removal: I've just looked at the original!
This is a lovely shot.
One small comment - in removing the offending branches, you seem to have introduce a very slight halo around the snowy mountain on the left.
Glad you didn't fall in.
Cheers
Bill
daibev 18 350 Wales
25 Nov 2008 4:01PM
Fantastic shot.
vickyal 14 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2008 4:01PM
Great picture, well done for holding on!
Vicky
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
25 Nov 2008 4:06PM
Bill's already mentioned the halo that's been introduced on the Buckle but that won't take much to remove. It's a much better shot overall without the tree Jacqueline. Cracking bit of retouch ... I can imagine your eyesight is a little 'frazzled' at the moment in doing it Smile

I probably have one-or-two shots that could do with being retouched ... I'll send them across to you, as you're obviously a dab hand Wink

Paul
lostintime 14 13 6 Germany
25 Nov 2008 4:09PM
Terrific tones and composition, love the sense of space. Enjoyed your little write-up Wink
Alex
SKavanagh 14 312 5 England
25 Nov 2008 4:11PM
Beautiful shot
Steve
webjam 17 292 11 Netherlands
25 Nov 2008 4:13PM

Quote: you seem to have introduce a very slight halo around the snowy mountain on the left.
Glad you didn't fall in.
Cheers
Bill



The sharpening process has caused the increase of halo around the mountain - hoped that no one would notice it...! Wink


Quote:
I probably have one-or-two shots that could do with being retouched ... I'll send them across to you, as you're obviously a dab hand

Paul



Great Paul, but do send some extra glasses for me too! And maybe a masseur to loosen up my neck and arm muscles... Smile

Jacqueline
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
25 Nov 2008 4:27PM

Quote:And maybe a masseur to loosen up my neck and arm muscles...

... that's Conrad's job, surely??? Wink
motorsportpictures 14 289 23 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2008 4:45PM
terrific shot, love it...
scott
Wilmot 14 338 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2008 4:47PM
Stunning capture.
Steve
Hoffy 17 262 16 England
25 Nov 2008 5:13PM
wonderful sceen, full of Scotish power.
MalcolmS Plus
17 1.2k 13 England
25 Nov 2008 7:07PM
All halos notwithstanding Jacqueline, this looks better than the original post.

Malcolm
petra16 16 169 Scotland
25 Nov 2008 8:19PM
nice one Jacqueline


petra
Nigel_95 Plus
16 262 2 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2008 8:24PM
Congratulations on the branch removal Jacqueline. There is a real sense of power in the water on this.

Nigel
25 Nov 2008 10:13PM
Wonderful shot
Liz
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
25 Nov 2008 11:55PM
Hey, Jacqueline, congrats on a beautiful shot AND the HC Smile

Well Done Smile

F x
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
26 Nov 2008 12:04AM
A big well done Jacqueline, looks like it was worth the effort indeed!!! Smile
javam 17 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2008 10:05PM
A different view to the norm and still effective. The halo is a niggle, but a minor one and it is still a fine image.

Neil
webjam 17 292 11 Netherlands
28 Nov 2008 9:00PM
Thank you all for the comments - quite an honour to receive a HC too!

Jacqueline
looboss 15 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 10:31PM
I haven't commented on this one as I was pressed for time, but it is a lovely shot, one to be proud of!
ChazB 17 64 3 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2008 9:51PM
Stunning shot with lovely colours and a great composition.
Charlotte
redstag 16 100 15 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2009 10:08AM
Got to agree about the halo around the mountain, it is easily rectified by having an unsharpened layer underneath then erase the halo to reveal that layer.
Great colours in here and a super composition.
Jon

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