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Puppy Friendly Pano ...

By sut68      
Contrary to popular belief, Team W.A.S.P. weren't blessed with gorgeous light all day on Saturday, in fact for the most part it was grey.

We stopped off at Rannoch Moor on the way to Glencoe as there was a little colour developing in the sky ... the light came a little later on and further on!!! A stitch from 11 portrait shots, 'sewn' together in PTGui, trimmed & packaged in PS Wink

Dare I say ... go large for more wilderness!!!

No sign of the tree in this one, so I suppose those puppies are spared [for now]. Also, this just goes to show the OP of the Forum Thread that there are other vantage points here if you look.

Hope your weekend is going well.


Tags: General Stitch Rannoch moor Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Rowardennans last No tree Puppies spared

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richardwheel 12 217 2 England
22 Nov 2008 4:36PM
possibly the best pano I've seen paul, the comp is bang on the money....having fun this weekend?

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sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
22 Nov 2008 4:37PM
Chillin' Rich ... feel guilty doing now ... but I'll get over it Wink
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
22 Nov 2008 4:42PM
glad to hear it, I reckon it's beer-o-clock for me Smile
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
22 Nov 2008 4:44PM
Got a cheeky bottle of red [or two] that need liberating from their captors myself Smile
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
22 Nov 2008 4:44PM
Hmmm- - - beer O'clock, 'eh????? Wink

Rannoch Moor, Boss? Done to Death! Tongue xxx
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 4:45PM
yep need to be in scotland were all the snow is Smile Beautiful Pano mate,,
looks like where going to miss out going top..
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
22 Nov 2008 4:46PM

Quote:Done to Death!

... not by me it ain't!!! Tongue
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
22 Nov 2008 4:47PM
Cheers Ian, just going to have a look at the results now!!!
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 4:50PM
Extra 4 minsSmile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
22 Nov 2008 4:56PM
Large version is superb Paul, enjoy the red - or two!

Sarah *
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
22 Nov 2008 4:57PM
dare I say: THE winner! POTY!

Panorama Of The Year!


I´m feeling small..............

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
22 Nov 2008 5:00PM
LOL ... cheers Jouko, sorry for making you feel small Wink

Thanks too Sarah, I ... erm, I mean, WE will Wink

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
22 Nov 2008 5:01PM
The best pano seen on here for me Paul.Stunning work.
Done to death....never.....when its produced like this.
piccy 12 8 Wales
22 Nov 2008 5:09PM
Terrific shot. I wouldn't mind going there even though its been"done to death". Would love to get the tree too.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
22 Nov 2008 5:10PM
Superb, stunning, amassing, awesome, take your pick this is worthy of all of them, into my shortlist and its going to take some image to beat this one, congratulations and so deserved. - gary
GrahamNobles 10 9 4 England
22 Nov 2008 5:12PM
Another example which illustrates that every image will stand on its own merit, regardless how popular the location.

Earned a glass or two with this one Paul!
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
22 Nov 2008 5:14PM
... if only I could keep it to 'one or two' glasses Graham Wink

Thanks all for your plaudits, quite surprised how well this one is doing for a 'done-to-death' location and a Saturday evening Smile Smile

jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 5:36PM
pssstttt...... it's behind you....

Enjoy that red stuff... may partake in a glass myself..
BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
22 Nov 2008 5:36PM
Not too shabby.
Actually, pretty damn good, imo!
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
22 Nov 2008 5:57PM
Pssst ... [in best panto voice] "Oh no it isn't" Tongue

Will do missus, just been to Asda to top up on their 3 for a tenner offer Grin

Thanks too Bill, glad you think so.

jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 6:02PM
LOL well it would be rude not to Smile
LesF 11 182 9
22 Nov 2008 6:15PM
Oh Rannoch Moor not seen one from here before. Pano its like a good bottle of red, full body

culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 6:29PM
Well a lot of praise for this one Paul .. unfortunately for me it's not great. Nowhere near your usual high standard. I was expecting a lot from the thumbnail it has to be said but overall it feels very flat.

As you say not being blessed with great light doesnt help matters and at the end of the day you can only shoot whats in front of you at the time. On that basis Im sure you;ve done well with the conditions ... but it really needs more spectacular light to light to lift it.

The colour in the mid distance sky is reminding me more of colour cast than anything else. Maybe thats not the case but thats the overall feel for me.

Compositionally the right quarter feels barren too ... I dont mind space being included in pano's to give a sense of scale or isolation but it adds little in this case. The formations on the water do lift the foreground somewhat tho and I would probably have liked to have seen a tighter shot rather than the pano used here.

Having read through that it sounds a bit harsh but that's not intentional. Just offering a longer comment than I have had time to do recently ...

Hopefully you'll take it the right way, but if not then it's a bit of bad luck Im having Wink
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
22 Nov 2008 6:58PM
Cheers Dan for your backhanded praise and your expanded comment Wink It's has not been taken any other way than constructively ... cheers for taking the time.

I do have to address one or two points though. The light at this time was not ideal as you say so the resulting shot was always going to be a little less contrasty than I would've liked ... in fact far less than what we eventually got later on Smile

As far as colour cast goes, any cast that is there is probably introduced by me adjusting the WB but it will be across the shot not just the sky.

I thought about cropping more from the right, as I had already done so on the left, but I decided to keep in the grasses just to expand the scene a little. Having been in this area yourself you know how much of a desolate wilderness it is and that is partly what I wanted to portray ... if it doesn't work then fair do's and thanks for saying. At present there are 30+ people who haven't clicked or said owt ... so I thank you for at least saying so!!!

People normally get a recommendation from me for such constructive critique, but as you don't permit them on your shot ... ya ain't getting one LOL Tongue

Enjoy your weekend all ... even you baldy Wink

dazzaman 11 631 England
22 Nov 2008 7:37PM
trimmed and packaged in ps. oohh we are getting posh. lol.
just opened the lge v. and youve done a cracking job here mate.
must dash, waiting for my ruby to arrive, think i deserve one, after a full week of nights. lol.
take care mate.
dazza ler.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
22 Nov 2008 8:04PM
LOL ... cheers Mr Ler, enjoy the curry mate Smile
martin.w 16 519 22 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 8:15PM
I can see Dan's point of view, but then this is taken in what is the norm for conditions up there (probably!). Detail acoss the scene is outstanding....and while it would look better with light on gets my vote Wink
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
22 Nov 2008 9:08PM
Thanks MrW Smile
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
23 Nov 2008 7:30AM
first to award this POTY! Smile

Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Nov 2008 10:07AM
Like the details and tones in this Paul - well captured and processed.
Regards Richard.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
23 Nov 2008 11:23AM
Thanks very much Jouko, that's a great honour Smile

Ta too Richard!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend guys,
CC 9 51 Wales
23 Nov 2008 2:30PM
Well captured and processed shot - like the pano treatment here too.
rangerpaul 11 19 7 England
23 Nov 2008 4:18PM
Stunning! Definitely worth a peek large!
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 5:26PM
I had similar light yesterday Paul and you've made better use of it than I did so well done. Mind you I wouldn't expect anything else.

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
23 Nov 2008 6:34PM
Sorry to hear your light was as flat as this Darren ... at least you got out in it though!!!

Cheers all,
rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
23 Nov 2008 8:44PM
11 shots?! mad!
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
23 Nov 2008 9:30PM
Spot on Paul, a truly superb record of the morning!!!!

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
24 Nov 2008 12:23AM

Quote:11 shots?! mad!

... yup, next question!!! Smile

Cheers you two Smile

martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 1:17PM
I have to disagree with Dan about the space on the right, as for me, it does give a sense of the feel of the place. Never having been there, a tighter shot just concentrating on the water itself, would not convey this feeling anywhere near as well.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
24 Nov 2008 2:51PM
Cheers mate, thanks for your time Mr Eek Smile

javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 10:54PM
And I thought I was being oh so clever when I walked out to this location through the frost and snow on the sunday, I should have known someone would have beaten me to it Wink

As it turns out I was not frequent enough with the filter cleaning, so most of my shots are splot damaged.

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
24 Nov 2008 11:58PM
... nowt PhotoShop won't cure, I'm sure Wink
webjam 13 292 11 Netherlands
25 Nov 2008 7:16PM
Well, I think that I stop looking for the words to describe this pano - words here are useless...
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
25 Nov 2008 9:48PM
Thank you very much Jacqueline Smile Smile

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