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Lonely Lichen

By almiles    
My planned sunset at a local loch failed, swallowed up by a bank of cloud so I went exploring at Dorback instead. This boulder really stood out even in the fading light, looking like a map of somewhere exotic with all the patterns. I liked the way it pointed in a similar direction to the wind-blown clouds. I used a couple of pops of hand held flash.

Tags: Long exposure Boulder Landscape and travel Cairngorm national park Dorback

Voters: fazzer, TilG88, ringyneck and 32 more

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fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 9:49AM
Beautiful shot Alan, lovely composition , depth and tones and with the cloud movement it adds to the involvement , you're getting really very good at this and the speed at which you produce all these quality shots is amazing Smile

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 Jan 2013 10:09AM
Given the exposure time of 4 minutes there can hardly have been any visible light at all yet the sensor can pick up all this.......quite amazing.
Don't know how you do this sort of photography but you have got the method off to a "T" in this beautiful shot, Alan.
Love the way the clouds are portrayed in this long exposure and the colouring is so pleasing.
4 Jan 2013 10:37AM
Another incredible, long exposure shot!
The colours and textures are superb.

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 11:17AM
Thanks Jeremy, Ronnie and ****! Those are very kind comments Smile
Jeremy, last year was definitely a big learning curve for me which I achieved largely thanks to the generosity and inspiration of epz members! My output is limited by work and family commitments but I guess I'm luck to have good scenery on my doorstep so don't need to travel far.
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
4 Jan 2013 11:55AM
Looks bleak and desolate, Al, but with a hint of warmth from the colour in the cloud and lichen. The lighting on the boulder is spot on this time.

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 12:17PM
Thanks Dave, I do listen to you, you see! WinkGrin
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 1:23PM
Marvellous work again Al, love it.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 3:08PM
Cheers Mark! Grin
4 Jan 2013 5:26PM
Lovely composition - well spotted. The lighting on the boulder and the movement in the sky is excellent.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 5:35PM
Thank you Cliff Smile

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