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Loch Shiel and The Glenfinnan Monument

By DicksPics
This image of Loch Shiel and The Glenfinnan Monument was taken last summer whilst on holiday in Scotland.
It was a dreich day!
The Glenfinnan Monument situated here at the head of Loch Shiel was erected in 1815 to mark the place where Prince Charles Edward Stuart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie") raised his standard, at the beginning of the 1745 Jacobite Rising.
The upper part of the statue of Bonnie Prince Charlie, at the top of the monument, can be seen in V2
If I turned through 180º I would be looking at the Glenfinnan Viaduct .
Many thanks to all who viewed, voted and commented on my ‘Put Your Best Foot Forward’ upload!
This will be my last upload for a few days.
Have a good week.

Tags: Loch shiel Landscape and travel Glenfinnan monument

Voters: johnriley1uk, richmowil, nonur and 75 more

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TyChee 13 275 1 United States
3 Feb 2014 12:08AM
Beautiful scene!

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richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
3 Feb 2014 12:09AM
Theres some bad weather at the other end f the loch!! Good composition and i love that heavy sky, Richard!! Nice Image!! I like it a lot!! It steals the show for me!!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
3 Feb 2014 12:15AM
I like both images, Rchard. V1 is such a lovely view, V2 is also taken well.
3 Feb 2014 12:16AM
Beautiful well composed landscape Richard,
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 12:21AM
Two superb images Richard

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 12:29AM
Cracking comp Richard wonderful light love the dramatic sky v1 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 12:39AM
Another excellent image from your Scottish trip with typical Scottish weather (we do get sunshine too but it can be like this).
The sky adds to the image and perhaps reminds of those dark days of conflict.
Excellent image of the statue also. I'm still itching to get up there to catch that train!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
3 Feb 2014 4:28AM
I know the area well, Richard and your rendition is very good indeed.
The Glenfinnan Viaduct featured in a Harry Potter film - the steam train ride is thrilling..!
Your image of Bonnie Prince Charlie is really good; I really like the composition.

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 5:47AM
A properly moody highland image, you've managed the contrast in lighting well with saturated colour and a saturated-looking sky approaching down the glen!
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 6:12AM
A excellent image Richard love v1

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
3 Feb 2014 6:26AM
Glorious countryside, Richard, a beautiful composition in V.1. Carol
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
3 Feb 2014 6:52AM
How beautiful , what a those clouds...great photography
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 7:04AM
That sky totally gives this image class - a moody atmospheric image - love it. Smile

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
3 Feb 2014 7:36AM
Definitely an iconic view but what a superb one is is too, even in dullish weather, Richard.
Like this one a lot.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 7:47AM
impressive ....
must get there
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
3 Feb 2014 7:49AM
the skill here is how far up the muddy bank to climb to get the perfect've made it!! GrinGrin
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 8:07AM
Beautiful clouds and atmosphere in this image. A view I haven't seen since 1976. Must go back.

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 8:38AM
Two super shots, Richard but v1 is extra special.

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 8:40AM
Loverly serene scene. Beautifully composed picture Richard. Peter.
9 10 10 England
3 Feb 2014 8:42AM
A beautifully composed landscape Richard.
3 Feb 2014 9:44AM
nice sharp images both have a lot going for them but I prefer number 1
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 10:36AM
Lovely images,

GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 10:42AM

3 Feb 2014 10:57AM
Lovely shot. Looks like some serious weather back there...hope it was headed the other wayGrin

Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 11:17AM
Yet another stunner Richard, it has everything going for it; the monument as a distant focal point and then the loch itself just keeps the eyes going towards that moody weather in the background and framed by the mountains, what more does a photographer need.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 11:20AM
Excellent Richard, like the write upSmile

JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 11:24AM
Digital drama at it's finest
3 Feb 2014 11:41AM
Two superb images Richard. V1 a superbly composed and captured image, V2 an excellently taken image, great texture and detail.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
3 Feb 2014 1:04PM
A splendid bit of scenery Richard.
Well,that's Scotland for you !!
Good shots.
3 Feb 2014 2:36PM
A beautiful landscape, the centre point of interest draws the viewer into the scene, wish I was there.
V1 is a stunning scenery! Those clouds and mountains and the little island and..... Excellent , Richard!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 3:50PM
Great shot, cracking comp and mood, I'm gonna have to get up there one day, Loch Shiel and the viaduct and steam trains shots really look the business as you've shown here Smile.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
3 Feb 2014 4:12PM
It's a long time since I visited here, but have seen many images of this since - and what a cracking shot this is Richard Smile It may not have been the best of weather, but the stormy and dramatic sky really adds to the shot, and makes it a winner with me Wink
Trev Smile
myrab 11 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 4:17PM
Great place, great sky, love it.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 5:01PM
Great shot !!......lots of depth in this beauty, with a nice aura from the overcast conditions, & rain in the distance !!
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 7:01PM
A beautiful landscape and interesting statue
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 7:39PM
Excellent composition Richard and a cracking shot. V2 , a great shot of the Glenfinnon monument
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 7:40PM
A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured landscape with atmosphere, beauty and clarity Richard, whilst image two gives on a great view of this famous Scottish figure.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
gss 4 1 Romania
3 Feb 2014 7:41PM
Scotland I discovered recently, on the internet, and it impressed me enormously by its landscapes as this one. excellent rendered by you in this picture (V1)
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
3 Feb 2014 8:00PM
This is a gorgeous viewSmile
3 Feb 2014 10:21PM
Brilliants shots Richard. See you soon. Cathy
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2014 12:19AM
What a spectacular landscape Richard
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2014 2:50AM
I like the mysterious hazy background in V1 and the textures in V2.
Fantastic work! Grin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
4 Feb 2014 1:01PM
Very atmospheric with those clouds moving in Richard; excellent image.
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
4 Feb 2014 4:36PM
Excellent scenic shots Richard, very nice.

Just beautiful Richard, amazing sky, amazing depth, amazing image !! Grin

Lynette Grin
debu 8 India
7 Feb 2014 9:43AM
Super view!
termite53 5 8 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 9:00AM
Great composition, a stunning landscape Richard
11 Feb 2014 11:21PM
Beautiful scenery excellent captured, Richard!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
13 Feb 2014 9:27AM
Nicely saturated despite the flat lighting, Richard and what an excellent moody sky.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
14 Feb 2014 5:58PM
V1 is a spectacular view of the loch and surrounding countryside, you've captured the mood perfectly

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