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Ceciles House Dawn

By hwatt  
Fain House, Braemore Junction, Scotland.

This just could be the finest image I have taken or in fact will take this year. Just about everything came together in this one shot to show off this rather shabby run down old house, that was so intensely disliked and reluctantly photographed by a very lovely French girl, Cecile on a previous Transient Light course. One of the shots I took of this house ended up being part of my winning portfolio in the Scottish Landscape Photographer of The Year, but in all honesty this surpasses that one by a good margin. For the briefest moment transient light was spawned as the sunrise found a tiny gap in the clouds and I watched blood red light race past the slope beyond the house until for the briefest moment it bisected it. A closer look reveals the tiny shape of a further ruined bothy beneath the pinkened peaks of An Teallach and even the trace of a rainbow. It's a while since I felt the electric thrill of the hairs on the back of my neck stand to attention at the sheer excitement of what I and the rest of my group witnessed.

Pentax 67II, 90-180 zoom, 0.45ND Hard Grad, f/22 at 4 Seconds, Fuji Velvia 50.

Tags: Scotland Mountain House Heather Ruin Moorland Landscape and travel Bothy An teallach Fain House Braemore Junction

Voters: youmightlikethis, BillRookery, Alffoto and 38 more

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alfpics Plus
19 374 4 England
29 Apr 2017 7:14PM
I can see why you think his might well be your best image this year! Its superb!
Spkr51 4 United States
29 Apr 2017 8:32PM
29 Apr 2017 8:50PM
Lovely shot Ian, that's what it's all about,always looking and trying to get THAT shot,I still get that kick even after 40 years.Smile
ColleenA Plus
8 471 7 Australia
29 Apr 2017 11:15PM
You have said it all...perfection ..
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
29 Apr 2017 11:34PM
Perfect light Ian, congratulations on the Scottish LPOY !!!!
LaoCe 4 1 Bosnia And Herzegovina
30 Apr 2017 7:21AM
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1814 England
30 Apr 2017 7:41AM
And, from following your portfolio here for some years, I see very well why you won the title...

This is perfect in so many ways, and exhibits the way that great landscapes are the result of patience combined with readiness, and seizing the moment... Rather Zen: the need for watchful inactivity until the moment to act arrives.

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