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Rannoch Moor

By richardwheel  
Me, Neil and Paul went off on the friday in Neil's super charged beemer in the search of some light. Driving back, the light seemed to be breaking so we tested the cars brakes, stopped and grabbed the equipment. Ol' Tokyo (Neil) had seen a shot he liked the look of and decided to walk directly to it....unfortunately the ground had gone from moorland to bog and he ended up knee deep in the stuff and couldn't get out. Me and Paul being the perfect gentlemen decided he'd got the car keys so we couldn't leave him and even had to lie our tripods down so he could use them to get out. Unfortunately we missed the shot of a lifetime (light, rainbow and deers all in one shot!)

After removing Tokyo Drifter from the welly sucking bog, we gingerly headed to the waters edge (actually we legged it to try and get some of the remaining light) and bagged a few shots. I decided to go for a wander so I headed further up on Loch Ba towards some trees that had caught my attention from the road at 120mph Wink This was what I got, hope you like Smile

Tags: Glencoe Rannoch moor Loch ba Landscape and travel Wellies Loch nah-achlaise Tokyo drifter woz here Stuck in the bog

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GrahamNobles 10 9 4 England
21 Nov 2008 8:44AM
Love it Richard. My wife Les, looking over my shoulder said "Looks very wild, the clouds make it".
Couldn't put it better myself.

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jdenman 10 18 5 Spain
21 Nov 2008 8:48AM
Next time make sure the keys are left in the car, then there is no chance of missing a good shot. LOL
This is a very nice landscape, some consolation at least.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
21 Nov 2008 8:51AM
Like the details and tones in this - well captured.
Hope he bought you two a beer after your efforts.
Regards Richard.
Paul_Barr 13 544 Scotland
21 Nov 2008 9:10AM
Shame that you missed the deer and rainbow shot. Even bigger shame that you never papped Neil when he was stuck in the bog Smile

piccy 12 8 Wales
21 Nov 2008 9:12AM
What an adventure.
AngieLatham 14 790 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 9:15AM

Quote:Even bigger shame that you never papped Neil when he was stuck in the bog


yes, quite agree...jolly poor show Richard Wink Nice bit of storytelling though Smile
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
21 Nov 2008 9:29AM
I know, I know, lesson learn't Wink

thanks everyone
LinH 10 16 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 9:31AM
great shot and great story!
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 9:37AM

Quote:Me and Paul being the perfect gentlemen decided he'd got the car keys so we couldn't leave him

One vote for the image and another for that priceless line. People at work wanted to know what I was laughing at.
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 9:41AM
The vote is for the story....

oh and for the image capturing the wildness of the moor... Definitely not a place to explore alone if you are going to try to find new/different images from that wonderful place..

richardwheel 12 217 2 England
21 Nov 2008 10:05AM
keeps making me laugh too Smile

Neil could have quite easily left his welly in the bog and hopped around for the rest of the day but no....he's quite attached to his wellies Wink
conrad 13 10.9k 116
21 Nov 2008 10:12AM

Quote:he'd got the car keys so we couldn't leave him

Good thinking - the only good reason one could have to miss out on shooting good light, a rainbow and deer. Although - couldn't you have taken the shot first, and done the rescue later...? Wink
Paul_Barr 13 544 Scotland
21 Nov 2008 10:13AM
He would have made great foreground interest. Wink
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 10:57AM
Well it would have been original foreground interest.. which may keep some folk happy who are bored with the same old same old..... Wink
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 1:14PM
Have an RC mate, the little story to go along with this made me chuckle. You can have a click for the shot as well.
javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 1:22PM
For the record, I think Richard was looking at the km/h part of my speedo #cough#.

May not be the shot that was on offer when I was stuck Richard, but still a fine capture of the mood and tranquility of that spot.

martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 1:34PM

Quote:looking at the km/h part of my speedo

Yeah right Neil!!
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
21 Nov 2008 2:18PM
superb clarity in this! Well composed too.....

richardwheel 12 217 2 England
21 Nov 2008 2:23PM
Of course I was Neil Wink

Neil and his missing welly would make an interesting foreground Grin

next time conrad, I'll be taking the pap shots first

thanks guys
petra16 12 169 Scotland
21 Nov 2008 5:10PM
brilliant story , brilliant image.........

dazzaman 11 631 England
21 Nov 2008 5:14PM
quality work mate.(as always) Smile
21 Nov 2008 5:19PM
A calming and enjoyable image backed by a hysterical description Richard. Thanks for adding to the good start to the weekend.

wamp 12 276 8 England
21 Nov 2008 8:34PM
Great text - made me laugh. Super image too

rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
23 Nov 2008 8:06PM
Agree with the others, still can't believe you missed the pap shot Wink
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
23 Nov 2008 9:43PM
Perfect work yet again Richard!! And a story I'm sure that will live on and on! Wink

webjam 13 292 11 Netherlands
25 Nov 2008 6:38PM
Stll not convinced that Neil did this not on purpose - to prevent you both of bagging the shot.... Wink

Anyway, you just proved that even without the deer and the rainbow you were able to take a stunning shot - large version is recommended!


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