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By almiles    
Bit busy for the next few days so thought I'd wish you all a Merry Christmas while I get the chance. Thanks to all for your helpful comments throughout the year, it's brought on my photography no end looking back at my images from when I started posting in January. Hmm, this feels like I should be writing it before Hogmanay, not now!

Here's one from the remnants of the ancient Caledonian pine forest in Glen More. Used to cover much of the Highlands but just a few surviving fragments now. As I ascended through the mist the sun was shining through the trees above where the mist topped out.

Tags: Forest Pine Caledonian Light rays Landscape and travel Cairngorm national park Glen More

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Dec 2012 2:36PM
You were there at exactly an excellent time to capture these rays emanating from behind the trees on the right, Alan.
So atmospheric with that light and fine mist hanging around.
These remnants of the old Caledonian Pine forest are such magnificent specimens and make such wonderful subjects, but as here, looking their best with this sort of dramatic lighting.
Have a very merry Christmas and I send my best wishes for 2013 and looking forward to many more fine shots from you from the far north........well it is to me in the central belt.
(PS........sorry if I go on a bit......R)

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lovely sun rays good capture. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
22 Dec 2012 3:22PM
Excellent atmosphere, Al, very epiphanic (but a few days early for that as wellTongue). Have fun with all the presents! A Merry Christmas to you and the family, have a wonderful time, and best wishes for 2013.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 3:25PM
Superb shot !!!....wonderful aura from the sunbeams & mist......1st class !!!

Merry Xmas Alan..........
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 3:29PM
Thank you Ronnie, especially for your UA and throughtful comment! Thansk too to Christine, Dave and Keith! All the best to you all when 2013 comes! Smile
fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 8:09PM
Alan you finished with a gem and as you said your photography this year has improved sooooo much,have a great festive period with the family Smile
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 10:12PM
Thank you Jeremy! That's a lovely thing to say Smile Hope you have a great yuletide time too and look forward to seeing your work in the coming year!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 8:44AM
This is a very atmospheric image. I do like the sun rays bursting forth through the old Scots pines - great stuff. A very happy Christmas to you and your family. Look forward to my doses of Scotland via your lens next year! Smile
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 9:30AM
Thanks Ann and a merry Christmas to you and yours too Smile
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 11:34AM
Great atmosphere and light.
Have a merry xmas
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 12:06PM
Cheers Yung! I hope you have favourable festivities too! Smile
kel55 5 8 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 10:16PM
Hi al like this , makes me think of the et forest bit , but that's just my look at it , ask josie she will know what I mean , hope u all have a great time , sorry not had chance to give u a call , crazy time at my end with the bath room stuff going on , pyramids have been built faster ,never mind , enjoy your Xmas morning must speak tomorrow . Kel
Armakk 8 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2015 1:33PM

Regards Bill

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