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Dundee Bound - 1

By rhion
Another from our recent trip to Killin. This is "Allt Bail a Mhuillinn" as it hurtles down the slopes of Ben Lawers towards the River Lyon and thence the Tay before reaching the sea at Dundee.
Not sure what the technical details are but the shutter speed would be about 1/8th and the camera held against a rock with a "Pod" (best invention since the Daguerreotype).
OK, it's in colour but guess what my next upload might beWink
Thanks for looking (don't forget to view "large").

Tags: Waterfall Ben lawers Landscape and travel

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JouŠo 17 56 Finland
26 Apr 2006 9:54AM
Full of drama!
Awesome shot...

John_Horner 16 12 2 England
26 Apr 2006 9:57AM
Great stuff.
Briwooly 15 454 6 England
26 Apr 2006 9:57AM
Super shot had to put my wellies on to view
joolsb 16 27.1k 38 Switzerland
26 Apr 2006 10:18AM
Nice one, Richard! Could maybe have opened up a stop?
26 Apr 2006 10:21AM
Cracking photo!!
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2006 10:27AM
Good of you, Jouko, John, Brian (you can take the wellies off now!), Julian and Mick. Appreciate you taking the time to comment.
Julian - and risk the hordes of ePz "burnt highlights" police falling on meWink Delicate balancing act. The original is brighter and perhaps I've overdone the digy darkroom "atmosphere" here. Always good to have your opinion.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
26 Apr 2006 10:32AM
powerful ......

perfect ......


BobbyHB 15 2 England
26 Apr 2006 11:04AM
Very nice,Richard.Like the light effect.
Wish we had this sort of subject down our way. Hoping for an RC for you.
juldon 18 78 England
26 Apr 2006 11:21AM
Yes well this is my type of picture I love water. Its in colour as well!

Great shot Richard
Looking forward to - 2.

rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2006 11:24AM
Ollie, Bob and Julie - good eggs the lot of you! Thanks for the comments, as always, appreciated.
26 Apr 2006 11:58AM
Great shot Richard, love the three colours of the water, from metalic to that amazing golden colour on the far side. Good angle and use of the amazing light here in the Scotland, presenting it as portrait works very well as it allows the background to be less incidental, magical shot, As I am typing this my Wife and daughter are either side of me going, "ooooo thats's nice"
Arcticfox 17 22 Scotland
26 Apr 2006 12:08PM
Dramatic, well done, Peter
SuPlied 15 5 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2006 12:25PM
Excellent shot - could get gushy - oh but wait that's the picture! Thanks for you recent comments - haven't specialised yet in any area because I like taking pics of everthing! Deb
jeanie 17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2006 12:53PM
I like the angle you chose here, Richard..good composition.

ChrisOs 16 2 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2006 10:43PM
Good pic. Finely judged shutter speed you've got excellent movement in the water. Love the colours in the water. Good comp too. Perhaps a tad dark, it looks a bit like a night time shot; but that's not negative criticism.
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2006 10:54PM
A nice surprise forthe morning - finding a few more c&csSmile Thank you Adrian (and wife and daughter!), Peter, Deb, Jeanie and Chris.
Deb - please don't specialize!
Chris - I suspect it's one of those that there's an argument for making it brighter or leaving as is, no rights or wrongs I suppose. Always good to have your valued opinion.
pfheyes 17 254 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2006 11:22PM
I like it - lots. The shutter speed choice conveys the water movement without being too silky. The lighting contrast means that the rest of the shot is dark compared to the water, but this adds to the atmosphere and impact for me. Different - and exactly what I expect from you, Richard! Smile

rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2006 11:25PM
Thanks Pete - always good to get your opinion, good or bad: well, especially the good onesSmile
Have to say I was pleaseed with the choice of shutter-speed here - more luck than judgment perhaps but it turned out just how I wanted it - sometime it does, more often, it doesn'tWink
sputnki 17 10 Canada
27 Apr 2006 5:08AM
Hey Richard, a fine angle and shutter speed on this capture! It does seem a trifle dark to me, but I've read the commentary above.

Perhap's a little 'burning' and 'dodging' to get us all off your back! Smile

rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 10:02AM
Good of you to comment Doug. I should have allowed mods on that (I normally do) but forgot this time.
ktcam 16 457 Scotland
27 Apr 2006 10:31AM
A fine dramatic shot which captures the speed of the water gushing from background to foreground. Love the overall dark mood and the sunlight kissing the top of the flow. Nice textures and colour - specially on the bottom left. Well done Smile
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 10:36AM
Smile Glad someone noticed the bottom left - I worked hard on this bit to get it to stand out but not be too unnatural.
Thanks Kate, perspicatious as ever.
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
27 Apr 2006 11:02AM
great light and angle of capture
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 11:09AM
Thanks Nicholas - good of you to pop by and have a look.
xinia 16 54
27 Apr 2006 1:34PM
a picture that conveys a lot of brooding energy!! very atmospheric
thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
28 Apr 2006 2:02AM
Hi Richard,this is a beauty,and i love the movement,reflections and power of the water as it comes tumbling down over those fantastic textures.The lighting and exposure is spot on and The picture is just amazing.Take care.AnnSmile
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2006 2:07AM
Maggie and Ann - many thanks, it's very kind of you to take the time to look comment. Muchly appreciated.
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Apr 2006 3:48AM
Well done, this is a really beautiful shot
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2006 3:54AM
Cheers Alan - many thanks for taking the time to look and comment.
lcmerrin 16 17 England
29 Apr 2006 6:24AM
Great shutter speed Rich - I much prefer the colour to the B&W though. Excellent framing too.


rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2006 9:20AM
Thanks Lehan - I suspect you may not like version 3 much then but you never know, I'll be interested to get your opinion when it appears!
POOCHIE 15 21 6 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2006 12:07AM
Nice shot. Pooch Click
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2006 12:21AM
Thanks Pooch, glad it appeals.
dalischone 17 295 Scotland
1 May 2006 1:45AM
Fantastic, love the composition and low angle.

rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
1 May 2006 2:39AM
Glad you like it Tracy and many thanks for taking the time to comment,

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