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Loch's Last Light

By almiles    
I do like a bit of alliteration! Loch an Eilein, outlet burn, about an hour before sunset. This is such a heavily photographed area so having dragged my kids around the loch looking for new PoVs, we got nearly full circle before finding this location. I think the main rock in the burn could do with being moved to a less central position but despite what Dave (whiterose1) thinks, I don't move foreground stones! Wink The view is hemmed in by shrubbery on either side of the frame and the bridge spars through which this was shot so comp options were a bit limited (plus we were already late home!). I did try a photoshop change in rock position but my skills are not equal to the task.
I lost my lens cap during this shot in all my haste, it's probably a long way downstream by now!

Tags: Loch Stream Burn Landscape and travel Cairngorm national park Eilein Caledonian forest

Voters: MattB1987, annettep38, RonnieAG and 51 more

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
11 Oct 2012 11:52AM
Aliteration goes down well with me too, Alan: and what I like about this shot is the contrast between the darkness and turbulence in the f/g with the calm sunny beyond, as you say nicely framed by the darker foliage.
The big rock centrally placed looks OK to me as there is flow on either side on the diagonal.
Nice one.

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11 Oct 2012 12:07PM
Fantastic light on the castle and the famous pine tree, you were a lot luckier than a visit in 2009 when I shot this version...

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 12:13PM
Thank you for the critique Ronnie and your view on the rock Smile .
Thanks for your link Dougie; I like the autumnal colours in your image.
11 Oct 2012 12:43PM
The light in this image is amazing. I love it. =)
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
11 Oct 2012 2:50PM
Warm light, white water, not windy. Wonderful wilderness, Al.

Had to play the alliterative card here because Ronnie summed up the critique perfectly.

IanBurton 8 81 7 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 3:44PM
Nice image. The cool effect of the silky flowing water against the warming tones upstream and on to the distant hills.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 3:53PM
Gorgeous shot !!!!....wonderful quality & it !!

Worthy of your perseverance in getting the right shot/composition !!
kel55 6 8 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 5:23PM
Great shot al , did u have all the kids with you , if so that would make this photo an even greater achievement knowing how demanding your tribe are, your probably lucky the lens cap was the only thing that went in the drink .
JohnoP 12 2
11 Oct 2012 6:01PM
Beautifully done! Visited this place a couple of weeks ago - brings back the memories of beautiful Scotland and the CNP! John
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 6:06PM
A superb image, wonderful piece of composition and creative use of the camera controls.
well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 7:14PM
Very nicely done indeed.. I have no issue with the location of that central boulder Smile
tonyheps 15 6 1
11 Oct 2012 7:54PM
Very well done - especially with the kids about!
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 8:00PM
Nice shot Al - the boulder is in the right place.Wink

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 9:39PM
Nice shot! Well worth the loss of the lense cap.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 10:50PM
Wow, just back online after an evening entertaining guests and really humbled by all those who have taken time to comment. Thanks Carmen, Dave, Ian, Nik, Kel, John, Darryl, Jeanie, Tony, Geoff and Diane! For your kind comments, confirmation of the Rock, commiserations on the lens cap and critiques (just to continue the alliteration theme Wink).
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 11:07PM
And I just saw your UA, Dave. Now THAT is an accolade worth having! I am truly honoured and immensely chuffed thanks! Smile
fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 7:10PM
excellent shot Al,nicely composed and i love the golden tones in the top thirdSmile
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 7:20PM
Thanks Jeremy. Smile
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 8:51PM
Massive thanks to Pete for his vote and HC award. It's my first ever! Grin
cdm36 14 391 7 England
13 Oct 2012 5:15PM
Sublime work Smile
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 6:22PM
Cheers Chris Smile
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 9:00PM
A difficult shot to expose correctly but you've done a marvelous job. Well worthy of the HC
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 9:20PM
Cheers Mike! Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
18 Oct 2012 7:41PM
Congrats on the HC its a fine comp and like light and tones too
Regards Richard
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 7:48PM
Thank you Richard Smile
A Booth 16 11 4 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 3:31PM
nicely contrasting rapid waterflow against the peaceful scene with nicely lit hilly background.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 3:48PM
Thanks Alan Smile
CHRISB911 12 54 1
6 Nov 2012 10:54AM
superb light
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 11:36AM

Quote:Superb light

It certainly was lucky timing Chris! Smile
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 2:11PM
Everything is working Alan, superSmileSmile
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 7:14PM
Thanks Don!
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 7:11PM
Must have missed this one at the time. Congrats on the HC. Happy to make it 50 Smile

Sue Smile
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 7:45PM
Cheers Sue! Smile

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