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Slush Puppy

By almiles  
The Allt Creag an Leth-chroin in Glen More. A bit of a mouthful hence my title... it was wet yet filled with snow and ice with more snow falling from the sky. In the distance disappearing into the snow clouds you can just see the start of the Fiacaill ridge which leads to the summit of Cairngorm.

I'd been down at Loch Morlich earlier but just as I set my gear up the mist rolled in, so I feel V2 lacks a focal point and feels a bit disconnected!

Tags: Winter Stream Burn Landscape and travel Cairngorm national park Glen More

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5 Feb 2013 7:45PM
I don't know....I quite like V2. The rocks provide the focal point and the soft line on the horizon provides a certain je ne sais quoi
Mike

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I like both them.
Effrossini
5 Feb 2013 8:07PM
Two excellent photos, Al.
I think V2 and the richness of the colours of the stones takes top spot tonight!

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derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 8:11PM
Nothing wrong with V1 Alan but V2 has the potential to be something really special. I know what you mean about the distant foal point but the foreground is so strong it can carry the image. Have you thought about a mono conversion and or a subtle gradient at the top of the frame?
Derek
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
5 Feb 2013 8:12PM
With every shot you show the temperature seems to drop.......such a cold scene and I bet it was been colder for you there, but as ever so well composed with the stream pouring it's icy waters in your direction.
I know what you mean regarding V 2, but still worth capturing as a record of the conditions at the time.
Ronnie.
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 8:16PM
I too like v2. Its great as is Al, but maybe a crop removing everything above the horizon would work really well. two splendid images.
almiles Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 8:39PM
Cheers Mike, Effrossini, ****, Derek, Ronnie and Mark! With the surge in support for my overlooked V2, I'll take all your suggestions on board and work on it for tomorrow's upload, thanks Smile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
5 Feb 2013 8:46PM
I can see potential in v2, Al, but give just a tad more room at the side of the rocks (I would normally give as much room on the sides as there is at the bottom, for symmetry... but that maybe just me).

Dave
5 Feb 2013 8:50PM
Two great images v1 has the edge for me
Steve
almiles Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 8:55PM
Thanks Dave (I knew what you were going to say when I looked at the image back home! GrinGrin ). Thanks too for your support Steve! Smile
fazzer Plus
6 50 7 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 9:00PM
v1 is a nice shot but v2 is special it has buckets of potential .I think Dave is right with adding a little extra to the left of the shot to balance out the rocks and space and Derek with the mono conversion and a subtle darkening with the gradient tool at the top . I think it's the contrast between the sharpness and strength of the fg against the smooth and soft bg which makes it a winner Smile
almiles Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 9:08PM
Cheers Jeremy, I had to crop a teeny bit to level the horizon which lost a bit off the left hand side. Sloppy technique on my part, shouldn't let hypothermia distract me on scene Wink I'm busy working on Derek's suggestions right now...
5 Feb 2013 9:30PM
Great job AlSmileSmile
Don
fazzer Plus
6 50 7 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 9:32PM
You should be able to add a little to the side quite easily using the content aware tool,do you use photoshop. crop the image but extend the crop on the left side and then fill the void using the rectangular marque tool and content aware Smile
6 Feb 2013 4:36AM
Two great images Al - but I prefer V1 as it is really excellent SmileGrin
almiles Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 8:17AM
Thanks Don, and Herman Smile

Quote:You should be able to add a little to the side quite easily using the content aware tool,do you use photoshop. crop the image but extend the crop on the left side and then fill the void using the rectangular marque tool and content aware Smile

You speak in Greek to me Jeremy WinkGrin I only have an old edition of PSE which has none of the bells and whistles you mention, however, this morning I had a stab at extending the canvas and cloning in to fill it which hopefully has done the trick. I'll let you be the judge when I post it later! Thanks for all the input though, much appreciated. Smile

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