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"Long and Winding Way"

By RonnieAG
An image from the West Highland Way (Glasgow to Fort William long distance footpath) on a dull drizzly day in May on a section between Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy.
The slope in the b/g is the southern face of Beinn Dorain.

My thanks to all who commented on Diamond Jubilee.


Tags: West highland way Landscape and travel Long distance footpath Glasgow to Fort William

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NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
5 Jun 2012 12:06AM
Hope it doesnt go over that slope in front of them Ronnie ,that would be the end for me.

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5 Jun 2012 12:19AM
What a stunning view Ronnie,a lovely capture..Lin
jdinne 15 16 England
5 Jun 2012 12:35AM
Lovely composition Ronnie. Well done.


gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
5 Jun 2012 12:37AM
The walkers add a nice touch of colour. - gary
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
5 Jun 2012 12:44AM
Mentioned this before Ronnie,
the West Highland Way always puts me in mind of Tom Weir !!
Super shot.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
5 Jun 2012 1:50AM
The colors here are most spectacular--- and the jackets seem to match-- What a long hike it appears!
mikemullumby 7 1 3 Australia
5 Jun 2012 3:34AM
I would be alright going down Ronnie, not sure about coming up.
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
5 Jun 2012 4:15AM
A lovely image Ronnie, would have loved to do this walk, alas it's too late now for that, one of my grandsons has done it twice, and his sister once.
Rgds., Jim
PS. The same lad has just done his first full marathon in Edinburgh, while his brother and uncle (my son) both ran in the half marathon, Mary was there at the finish line with her wee Canadian flag!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
5 Jun 2012 5:09AM
Great with the two colourful person as a contrast to the surrounding

5 Jun 2012 5:18AM
Beautiful image Ronnie well captured.
Allen, Smile
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 5:23AM
Great tone and composition Ronnie
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
5 Jun 2012 5:31AM
Beautiful scenery, Ronnie, well composed and captured. Carol
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 7:02AM
Reminds me of doing the coast to coast many years ago love the gorse well done again Ronnie

JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 7:40AM
During our month north of the border,we were struck by the superb colours of the seasons' gorse. I think the addition of the colour in this image conveys our admiration.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 7:52AM
Very well composed Ronnie, with the two people adding that highlight of colour. Carole
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 7:53AM
Surely Ronnie you did not go walking this with your back?
Looks like a pleasure to be there though, such beautiful scenery.
the couple and power poles give a good scale
beautifully captured
5 Jun 2012 8:04AM
A lovely image Ronnie and well composed. The path leads the eye into the shot and the yellow gorse contrasts with the green. I like the inclusion of the 2 walkers. It adds a sense of scale
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 8:09AM
brilliant comp ronnie wondeful lead in the colours are and tones are stunning top shot Wink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
5 Jun 2012 8:15AM
Another masterful piece of composition, Ronnie. The track starts bottom left then zig-zags to the left third before disppearing around the end of the ridge. The figures are perfectly placed about a third up the track and their bright clothing provides an excellent counter to the grey atmosphere. Lots of diagonals contained within the image and a superb imposing mountainside as a backdrop.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 8:19AM
Super image Ronnie, great composition, and I do like the two walkers they add scale to their surroundings

A path beaten by many thousands of feet every year Ronnie, I'm sure it oops a long way from just around the corner here, the railway goes even further around the corner before crossing the river and Glen floor.
Stretching the legs a bit Ronnie?

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
5 Jun 2012 8:41AM
Beautiful scenery,I would love to walk there.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 8:58AM
this I like a lot Ronnie - I wouldnt be walking there, my balance is not that good these days and that drop on the left would bother me, I think one of the reasons I like it so much is the fact I wont ever see it in real time now I dont walk so far nowadays and when I do its always considering I have to get back! The walkers are well positioned and the gorse strategically placed put this picture up with the best IMO
moiral 8 12 Scotland
5 Jun 2012 9:11AM
That path just goes on and on. Very well captured and like the inclusion of the 2 people. Moira
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
5 Jun 2012 10:22AM
Oh to be fit enough to be amidst such dramatic scenery.
A lovely capture.

5 Jun 2012 10:23AM
the walkers add scale to the whole thing Ronie and love the colours spoogies from the gorse a fine capture nicked from the light side TongueWink

5 Jun 2012 10:26AM
Beautiful colours Ronnie.


For me, I would have cropped it down to the first or second telegraph pole on the right.
maryg 9 66 18 Scotland
5 Jun 2012 10:41AM
Haven't walked that part of the " Way" yet. Very impressive.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
5 Jun 2012 10:48AM
Your5 composition just makes this one a bit special Ronnie. Tip top.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
5 Jun 2012 10:48AM
its looking abit bleak there.lesley
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 10:52AM
It looks a lovely place to visit.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
5 Jun 2012 11:24AM
Could not put it better than Dave Ronnie, a stunner mate!


AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 11:58AM
Great composition - and lovely for me to see as I walked the whole route about ten years ago. It was a wonderful experience for those tempted to do it.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
5 Jun 2012 12:20PM
Excellent landscape Ronnie - portrait mode is ideal here.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
5 Jun 2012 12:41PM
An excellent composition Ronnie, I like the way the long winding trail takes us through the image and the walkers are perfectly positioned, and also add a splash of colour
5 Jun 2012 1:44PM
A smashing comp' Ronnie, with the Red and Yellow of the Female Walker, really standing out.

John Smile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 2:11PM
Would you believe, we are staying in Fort William for four nights toward the end of October.
I know this section of the path quite well

Cor 9 Belgium
5 Jun 2012 2:52PM
Beautyful as always *****
Great scale in this dramatic all weather landscape..nice diagonal on the telegraph poles. Super composition
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 3:33PM
I like the way you have indicated scale Ronnie - that and the colour works very well.
By the way I did that walk last week - it was 28 degrees then though!!
MalcolmM Plus
12 910 5 Scotland
5 Jun 2012 3:43PM
Excellent & well composed, figures well placed on the winding path.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
5 Jun 2012 5:05PM
A super image, Ronnie, like the way the path leads the eye in and through the scene - and the figures really give it a sense of scale...perfectly placed, too. Love it! Wink
Trev Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 5:40PM
What a wonderful image .... really wish that was my back you photographed
Lovely image Ronnie. Bet its a very scenic walk Smile

saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
5 Jun 2012 7:31PM
Marvellous perspective and scale provided by the figures, Ronnie. A marvellous walk as long as the weather remains fair.

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
5 Jun 2012 10:42PM
The two walkers attract the eye instantly, after that you start to take in the task ahead
The steep hills put it all in the right context.
Excellent composition.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 1:13PM
Well done Ronnie, you made the most of the dull day! Great lead in off the path which also adds depth through vanishing perspective, as to the pylons. By just including the mountain face in the distance and using compression off the mid-range zoom you have the drama of an apparenly sheer face ahead. It needs the human interest which you have included. Great stuff!

Well framed is something we use a lot but this is much more than that, it's an example to us all what well framed is, if anyone wants to learn how to frame a good shot, just look at this one, it has it all very good shot indeed. Top marks Ronnie. 10+++++++++++++++++++++++ now that's a lot of +'s

PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 4:59PM
Great composition ronnie and considering the conditions and lighting you've managed the conditions well. paul
This shot has got the lot going for it Ronnie excellent
Great shot Ronnie, looks like a fantastic walk, if you have a head for heights that is Wink
16 Jun 2012 5:37PM
Very well composed.

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