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My view of Buachaille

By webjam
This is my view of the Black Shepard... I did not just capture that great mountain, but also the one far away which was covered completely in snow.
I climbed a bit down, closer to the waterfalls and balanced the tripod and myself on a small rock to get this view.

Some composition rules might have been broken with this photo, but for me it does work well and shows my interpertation of that beautiful (and cold, cold, windy and wet) landscape.

It was only a short moment that the clouds opened up a bit and showed us the blue sky...

Please let me know how you feel about this view!


Tags: Scotland Snow Rocks General Mountain Digitally manipulated Buachaille Epz meet Water falls Landscape and travel Rowardennans last

Voters: Chris_H, jeanie, GrahamNobles and 63 more

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Chris_H 18 1.5k 1
17 Nov 2008 12:23PM
Nice to see a different viewpoint with lots on interest in the frame.

All the best
RAYMO 14 2 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 12:35PM
Beautiful image, superbly captured...

ThomasGorman 18 87 Scotland
17 Nov 2008 12:39PM
Nice one, well captured.
cjl47 14 5 3 England
17 Nov 2008 12:42PM
Excellent shot, beggar the rules, what is important is to get a good final picture, you did that perfectly.
jdenman 14 19 5 Spain
17 Nov 2008 12:57PM
Cracking composition and capture.
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
17 Nov 2008 1:02PM
I like the angle you've captured here it's quite a refreshing view on the location, but I can't help feel that cropping this from the right to remove the foreground branches and making this more of a square shot tightens the composition up for me ... the branches, I feel, draw the eye a little too much away from the rest of this fine shot.

dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 1:05PM
Beautiful water movement here and the colours are glorious. I like this composition very much.
NEWMANP 14 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 1:26PM
of the many versions posted over the last week or so, i particularly like the composition in this one. the positioning of the mountain further left in the frame has given a better separation with the tree and in turn has allowed my eyes to follow the mountain down and through the bifurcated flow of the water, the foreground rock being positioned well also. like this a lot, the water and snow on the small area of mountain centre frame are exposed well amd are bright without any blowing and the sky has a nice natural fresh feeling to it.
martinl 18 272 2 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 1:38PM
Shame about the branches on the right, as they do impose a little, but still a welcome version of this location.
FredF 15 1 France
17 Nov 2008 1:38PM
Splendid view, great exposure. very well taken.

Angi_Wallace 14 316 11 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 2:01PM
I think its a fantastic vertsion. Well done. Angi
pmorgan 15 217 13 England
17 Nov 2008 2:18PM
Loving the painterly qualities to this!!!!

glyndwr 15 103 10 Wales
17 Nov 2008 2:34PM
Great photograph. I love the light, blue sky and distant snow.

User_Removed 19 39 6 Scotland
17 Nov 2008 3:00PM
Glorious Vista

Luv Victor xx
Dotrob 16 Wales
17 Nov 2008 3:38PM
Super capture, lovely colours and water movement.
PatrickSmith 17 1.2k 2 United States
17 Nov 2008 4:20PM
Don't worry about perfect compositions or whether it had been shot before, your take is a good one. It has all the right elements and is almost like a refreshing splash in the face! I can't decide on the bare branches to the right, it blocks the view in a way but I like the structure of them too.

Skinz 19 94
17 Nov 2008 4:59PM
Excellent angle for this shot but I think it needs rotaing slightly as the Buachaille looks like it's falling over into the river.

The light is stunning.

Scaramanga 14 60 6 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 5:00PM
Really beautiful composition.
MalcolmS Plus
17 1.2k 13 England
17 Nov 2008 6:47PM
Great feel to this Jacqueline, good atmosphere, stunning details

KBan 17 512 4 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 8:39PM
quite stunning
doryram 13 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 8:59PM
Beautiful shot and great perspective, Rod
webjam 17 292 11 Netherlands
17 Nov 2008 9:52PM

Quote:but I can't help feel that cropping this from the right to remove the foreground branches and making this more of a square shot tightens the composition up for me ... the branches, I feel, draw the eye a little too much away from the rest of this fine shot.

Thanks for pointing this out - I was so concentrating on the snow mountain in the center of the background that I totally 'ignored' the role of the brances at the right hand side.

I have tried some crops excluding these branches, but then I would loose the sense of 'wideness' of te overall image (hope that you understand what I mean - my English is not that well!)
And I am not so sure whether a square crop would work in this landscape.

Since there are more people mentioning these branches - I choosed to rework the image: cloning these branches out. It is quite a lot of work - have already been working for over 2 hours at it - but I feel that it is worth it trying this out.

Maybe after renoving these branches, I might still need to crop the image after all. So I really want your opinion about it after I upload the new version.

Thank you all for your comments, they make me look differently at the photo and help develop my views.
You are a great bunch of people!

Nigel_95 Plus
16 262 2 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 11:09PM
I like the sky, the power in the water, and the details and colours on the wet rocks. Good luck with your cloning!

rowarrior 14 4.4k 9 Scotland
17 Nov 2008 11:44PM
*gasp* not breaking rules?! Works anyway Wink
lostintime 14 13 6 Germany
18 Nov 2008 6:09PM
Gorgeous light and tones, and so dynamic, a super landscape shot.
looboss 15 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2008 10:49PM
I do like the colours and clarity in this shot...
webjam 17 292 11 Netherlands
3 Dec 2008 12:09PM
...And I would like to offer my thanks to the members of the Academy...

Well, something like that, I guess! Thank you KBan for your award!!!

s_m 14 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2009 7:27PM
This is beautiful, so picture-esque.
silverfoxey 13 17 2 United Kingdom
3 May 2009 11:09AM
Great capture. I have been here 2yrs ago, as many others no doubt, but there was never the dramatic water flow as your shot shows. Nice one, well done. 4 stars

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