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Get a Grip

By almiles  
One from last year. Early December when the first ice on Loch Morlich was melting. No impressive ice shapes so I stepped out on a chain of rocks to balance me on a rock and the tripod on some ice. With the wind stirring the water you can't see where it joins the ice. The mooring hoop has featured in some of my other images of this loch but that day it was a lot colder, with just a hint of colour in the darkening sky. I was walking the kids and the dog on this occasion too, we met a few other folk with cameras but strangely no one else balancing precariously on slippery rocks aside from me and the kids (before you label me irresponsible dad, the water is only a couple of inches deep where we were!).

Tags: Winter Loch Landscape and travel Morlich Cairngorm national park

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Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
10 Jan 2013 6:31AM
Luvverley stuff mate. Nice dusting of snow on the hills, bit of colour in the sky and good foreground, spot on.


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abeeror2 4 22 Australia
10 Jan 2013 6:43AM
Well worth the trouble. A stunning landscape.
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 6:56AM
Thanks Andy and Kathryn Smile
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 7:09AM
A beautiful, beautiful image. Just lovely!
Jellyfire 4 41 4 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 7:25AM
Gorgeous tranquil image. Mirrory water with the stones poking through is lovely
platzy 3 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 7:29AM
Fantastic silky exposure, stunning image mate.
10 Jan 2013 7:37AM

Quote:Luvverley stuff mate. Nice dusting of snow on the hills, bit of colour in the sky and good foreground, spot on.

. Says it all for me
10 Jan 2013 8:43AM
A beautiful image of a stunning scene!

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
10 Jan 2013 8:59AM
Good light and sky in this Al, well worked
Regards Richard
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
10 Jan 2013 9:52AM
A winter landscape just oozing cold, Alan: again, the portrait format works so well here carrying the eye over the icy loch to the snow capped hills.
10 Jan 2013 9:53AM
Beautiful image the sky draws you right in with the hint of blue and then the dramatic clouds above.

almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 10:02AM
Thanks Mark, Lee, Stephen, Clive, ****, Richard, Ronnie and Jude Smile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
10 Jan 2013 12:35PM
The 'darks' make a good sandwich for the hills, Al, and a lovely depth. The purple and blue tones are very harmonious and the reflections on the ice/water make fine lead-ins. Now if you could get one of your 'neglected' children to skim a stone into the scene..... there's a thought for another one.

almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 1:05PM
Cheers Dave! I like your skimming idea, the problem was the ice extended so far any stones would have bounced on it first and if they stood far enough out on a rock I bet they'd have fallen in Grin. I must teach them to skim; they usually give up trying and just chuck stones in, wetting me and often spoiling some very still reflective water I'm trying to shoot!
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 1:08PM
Thought this was yours from the thumbnail.............
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 2:15PM
Thanks Diane Smile
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 8:19PM
A lovely long exposure, Al.......just my cup of tea Smile
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 8:25PM
Scottish Blend, Jeanie Wink
fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 8:54PM
like the title Smile, lovely image looks like a dreamscape,if i was being picky the bottom right corner is i bit too dark and empty but its still a beauty Smile
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 6:32AM
Cheers Jeremy! I see what you mean about the bottom right, thanks for pointing it out Smile

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