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Horns of Morlich

By almiles  
Thicker ice in the prolonged sub-zero spell up here let me get further out on the ice to use new FG interest. Shot using the camera's daylight colour temperature setting for a colder feel (appropriate to the overnight -12C and still -5C as I shot). Usually I use the cloudy setting but on this occasion it didn't work as well with the snowy branch. The branch has been there all year but I was never able to make it work in an image until it iced over. It reminds me of an antler.

Tags: Winter Ice Loch Landscape and travel Morlich Cairngorm national park

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
14 Dec 2012 5:51AM
In my humble opinion this is excellent Smile That branch could never look better than this Smile Thanx for the background info to this photo - but I cannot relate as we are experiencing humid 30C temps these days !

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almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 6:12AM
Cheers Herman, rub it in about your glorious heat why don't you WinkGrin
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
14 Dec 2012 7:02AM
I like the slight hint of warmth in the sky to balance the coldness. I'm impressed you've found and used the WB button!WinkGrin... works well. The antler analogy is spot on and gives a strong lead in, and the snow speckles are the icing on the cake Tongue. Excellent image, Al.

Dave
colin beeley Plus
14 1.1k 10 England
14 Dec 2012 7:11AM
nice shot, but you don't need to play with the WB button you are using RAW .
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Dec 2012 7:41AM
The shapes around your 'antler' are very interesting. A fine composition in fine frosty tones.
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 9:30AM
Thanks Dave, Colin and Annette Smile


Quote:I like the slight hint of warmth in the sky to balance the coldness. I'm impressed you've found and used the WB button!WinkGrin... works well. The antler analogy is spot on and gives a strong lead in, and the snow speckles are the icing on the cake Tongue. Excellent image, Al.

Dave



Dave... TongueWink And thanks for the critique!


Quote:Nice shot, but you don't need to play with the WB button you are using RAW .


Although I shoot RAW for quality and flexibility Colin, I prefer to try things on camera at the time to see what looks better. I find I feel more rewarded the more I get right on camera (and the less time I have to spend editing on the PC!). Smile
Marvellous find and the dedication tobe out in this weather. Any space around this wonderful frozen branch would help I feel Al.

Dougie
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
14 Dec 2012 9:37AM
The horned log has been turned into something quite special with the winter magic and ice patterns around it, Alan: a great find for new f/g interest........my imagination suggests a head and two arms admittedly of different lengths in the ice.
Ronnie.
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 10:44AM
These images are getting better and betterGrinGrin
Stunning!
Diane
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
14 Dec 2012 12:20PM
A marvelous shot.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3558 Canada
14 Dec 2012 3:29PM
This is gorgeous, and worth an award.


regards


Willie
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 4:17PM
Thank you very much Willie, that's made my day! Grin
kel55 4 8 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 4:27PM
Like the shapes of the water and ice around the log , great foreground interest
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 69 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 4:41PM
Superb shot !!!!.....wonderful piece of F/G, & sooooo cold looking !!!!
geffers7 Plus
6 45 1 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 6:04PM
Good shot again Al the snow on the tree making a very interesting fg.
The ice around the tree makes it look like one of those crime scenes with the outline of a body - or it could be the red wine!Wink
Geoff
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 6:32PM
Thanks Keith and Geoff; it was cold (my trouses stuck to the ice when I knelt to set up this shot) and I could have done with some of that nice red wine!
fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 8:18PM
wow that foreground is fantastic,great find and an even better shot Smile
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 10:01PM
Thanks very much Jeremy! Grin
platzy 4 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2012 8:58PM
Perfect image, great work.
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2012 6:05AM
Cheers Stephen Smile
30 Dec 2012 10:26AM
Wow awesome shot
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2012 3:59PM
Thanks stratocaster72... if that is your real name?!! You've no other handle on your profile Wink
alistairfarrugia 4 164 88 Malta
1 Apr 2013 10:03PM
I love this one - just came across it now, months after your upload and it's immediately a stunner with me. Well done. Ronnie wasn't the only one to notice the head and arms around the branch. I too find the ice around the branch (on the water) to form a sort of head (in the distance) and arms running downwards and curving over the "hip" area. Might be my imagination at work here though, which only proves just how good an image this is. Would have given it my UA if I could. Love it.
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 10:38AM
Thanks Alistair. It's lovely to read how the image engaged you Smile
9 Apr 2013 9:08PM
Excellent image. Smile
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 6:15AM
Thanks Elaine Smile

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