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Midas Light

By hwatt  
Loch Na Stainge, Glencoe, Scotland

A cloud dappled sky below which fingers of golden light unstretch and caress the delicate frozen grasses at the edge of Loch Na Stainge. As the air clears and the clouds begin to clear a drop in temperature causes a thin skin of ice to develop. I watched it grow around the stems of grass and lazily spread out over the heavy still water. Blue and gold is one of my favourite combinations of complementary colours conveying both chill and warmth simultaneously. One of my favourite shots that I took last year.

Pentax 67II, 55-100 zoom, polariser backed off 50%, 0.45ND grad, f/22 at 2 sec's, Velvia.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: Cormy, MickyMc, tommyld and 41 more

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MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2010 2:15PM
Well worth waiting for
tommyld 10 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2010 2:15PM
Splendid shot,beautiful scene great composition and lovely detail!!!...well done...
Ian-Munro 13 200 15 Wales
12 Oct 2010 2:33PM
Very natural looking with great exposure.
12 Oct 2010 2:37PM
Excellent image......Adam
shazian 13 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2010 2:42PM
Lovely Shot
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2010 2:53PM
Superb crisp landscape.

Briwooly 15 454 6 England
12 Oct 2010 5:41PM
Great landscape

rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
12 Oct 2010 5:45PM
Love those reflections and Velvia is still special Ian. Ron.
NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
12 Oct 2010 7:31PM
good colour ,light andcomposition.
RobboB Plus
14 133 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2010 12:02PM
Really like the composition and colours. Very well done.
Morgs 12 20 62 Wales
13 Oct 2010 5:22PM
Supreme indeed. Gorgeous colours on view and beautifully described. Pure art!

13 Oct 2010 5:50PM
Fabulous image

BeiK 15 7 Scotland
13 Oct 2010 6:38PM
Something to really marvel at. Wow!
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2010 7:26PM
Beautiful light captured here.
oll1e 13 57 2 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2010 1:53AM
That is such a wonderful image Ian ,lovely catchments of light.its just an amazing placeSmile
xco 12 25 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2010 1:49AM

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