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Frosted Paradise

By hwatt  
Location: Loch Achanalt, Strathbane, Scotland.

I have always struggled to find a satisfactory composition for this beautiful tree near the railway line at Loch Achanalt and I doubt a close approach is possible at any other time of year without very long wellington boots but here the ground had frozen solid permitting access to an ideal spot where all feels balanced. The beautiful caramel light reflected into the deepest shadows providing me with a wonderful contrast between sunlit frost and blue ice.

Pentax 67II, 90-180 zoom, 0.45ND grad, polariser backed off to half strength, f/22 at 1/8 sec. Velvia.

Tags: Scotland Blue Frost Winter Ice White Cold Still Trees Serene Chill Quiet Landscape and travel Loch achanalt Strathbane

Voters: rontear, JJSmythe, Scaramanga and 51 more

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rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
10 Feb 2009 9:53PM
A beauty from the highlands Ian. Good luck with your book " Transient Light " Ron.

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10 Feb 2009 9:56PM
Beautiful image. Wonderful colours and light and fantastic reflections.
10 Feb 2009 9:58PM
Lovely shot Ian,colours convey the chill well! your patience in composing this has been rewarding. cracker!
thats beautiful
KP Plus
7 6 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 10:01PM
What an absolute stunner
10 Feb 2009 10:07PM
Absolutely amazing image wow
10 Feb 2009 10:08PM
Great photo,
10 Feb 2009 10:08PM
Absolutely beautiful !

Nice work

10 Feb 2009 10:09PM
Well worth waiting for - lovely shot
hwatt Plus
13 15 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 10:15PM
Thank you Ron and cheers everyone.
10 Feb 2009 10:17PM
fantastic capture
PattiW Plus
11 24 2 United States
10 Feb 2009 10:19PM
A perfect name for this image! It is enchanting!
10 Feb 2009 10:28PM
maryg Plus
8 66 18 Scotland
10 Feb 2009 10:32PM
Paradise indeed , lovely image love the contrasting textures,icy smooth loch and frosty tree.
TerryMcK Plus
8 71 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 10:38PM
An excellent frosty landscape. Splendid winter-colour tones & contrast. Neatly composed from a good view point & well taken.
IanFlindt Plus
12 740 21 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 10:39PM
Crisp, brittle beauty, Ian, with the tree perfectly positioned to make the most of its reflection.
thewaiter Plus
15 1.2k 9 England
10 Feb 2009 10:48PM
beautifully captured Ian.
10 Feb 2009 11:56PM
Beautiful to behold.
Iain_C Plus
8 2 3 Scotland
11 Feb 2009 12:34AM
Stunning shot

11 Feb 2009 9:30AM
Stunning, books been ordered BTW Wink
11 Feb 2009 10:19AM
A beautiful winter landscape.

Nickscape Plus
10 708 9 England
11 Feb 2009 12:09PM
A perfect example of what a little thought can do for your photos, I love the way the ice finishes and the reflection sits nicely - well thought out.

jken 10 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2009 4:41PM
Superb shot, lovely colours, lovely comp.

11 Feb 2009 11:45PM
A very beautiful, crystal scene ....


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