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Smoke on the Water

By MrsS    
Right! My first upload from the Wet and Windy Rowardennan meet last weekend, which incidentally marked the 1st anniversary of me picking up a camera in anger.

Richard Wheeler had kindly volunteered to drive, which was really very nice, as lots of people had been listening and brought wine for the chef, and it would have been very rude not to drink one person's gift and leave another's, so my head was a tad fuzzy. At least Paul had someone to talk to on the drive up North, whilst I slept off my hangover in the back of the car!

Anyway, we were sat in the car park near Black Rock Cottage, watching the sleet come in sideways at 100 mph, when Paul announced we were going to be ok! So we headed off to the Buachaille and sure enough it cleared up.

Being determined to get something different this time, we donned our wellies (well Paul and I did!!) and wandered off along the River Coupal.

Much to Richard's amusement, Paul and I produced our Walkie Talkies which enable us to keep in touch and yet wander off to do our own thing!

I was trying to get a different shot of the Buachaille when over the "airwaves" came an increasingly panicky voice screaming "DON'T MISS THAT LIGHT!! DON'T MISS THAT LIGHT!!!!!"

..... So I didn't!! Wink

And the title?? Well there was so much water crashing over the falls, the spray just looked like smoke against the rusty land.

2stops ND grad + Polariser @f22 ISO100

Thanks for calling in, hope you have had a gr8 weekend, I think I've dried out now (in more ways than one! Tongue)

Fran x

Tags: Rain Light Snow Sleet Mountains Flowers and plants Hail Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Rowardmar08 And more light

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wamp 13 276 8 England
10 Mar 2008 8:50PM
Very entertaining text! Smile

The light as you say is very nice and the comp works very well too


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10 Mar 2008 8:52PM
Super shot Fran, nice light and an excellent composition,
SuziBlue 17 16.2k 10 Scotland
10 Mar 2008 8:54PM
Now that's my kind of landscape shot. Wild and woolly and lots of dramatic light against mountains. There's some great movement in this too, what with the water in the burn, the clouds whipping across the sky, and that fantastic spray.

Great to see you again!
SueEley 13 279 96 Wales
10 Mar 2008 8:55PM
Intersting story, and a great shot - you got the light and a real sense oi turmoil and action.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
10 Mar 2008 8:56PM
Thanks Sean, Fred, Suzi and Sue Smile

Gr8 to see you again Sooz, would've given the pub a miss too, but didn't fancy Chilli again! Wink

Fran xx
richardwheel 14 217 2 England
10 Mar 2008 8:58PM
what a stunning capture fran, I think this might be the best one from our little outing

The thing is, I was miles away from both of you and I heard paul shouting don't miss the you didn't really need the walkie talkies at all!

thanks for such good company over the weekend Smile

martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 9:01PM
Agree with Rich, a stunner Fran, maybe even one of your best for me!

steve_kershaw 14 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 9:02PM
i think i am going to be sick nowWink

grits teeth

wonderful shot fran, i know who i will be asking to show me around next time
peugeot406 13 7 1 England
10 Mar 2008 9:03PM
A remarkable capture it is stunning
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
10 Mar 2008 9:05PM
Thanks Rich, Martin, Steve and Brian Smile

It seemed to be the most popular on my laptop, Rich Smile

Red Wine, Steve, Red Wine, asking gets you absolutely nowhere, bribery works every time !! Wink

Cheers All
Fran x
rowarrior 11 4.4k 9 Scotland
10 Mar 2008 9:06PM
Fabulous shot, I'd think I'd have been cracking up at the walkie talkies too Wink
chris-p 14 72 England
10 Mar 2008 9:09PM
Sooo glad to see light instead of rain and snow Smile
One of your best Fran ...
richardwheel 14 217 2 England
10 Mar 2008 9:10PM
You even thought it would be good to wear the red wine Wink
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
10 Mar 2008 9:12PM
Thanks KT and MrP Smile

They were gr8 on Sunday when we were in two cars, KT "Breaker, Breaker......." LOL Wink

Now don't go embarassing folks, Rich! Wink

F xx
User_Removed 12 172 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 9:13PM
Excellent shot, great comp and colours

dianah 13 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 9:13PM
I love this place Fran..we used to spend our holidays here when I was a child and I have never forgotten it. A really beautiful capture of a stunningly wonderful place.
forestrich 12 2 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 9:14PM
Very dramatic scene, very well captured.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
10 Mar 2008 9:17PM
Thanks Mark, Di and Rich Smile

Already can't wait for November, Di Wink

Fran x
RoddBC 13 40 United States
10 Mar 2008 9:20PM
No matter what the weather you guys always manage a masterpiece! Great seeing you Fran!

Rodd x
icebabe 15 1
10 Mar 2008 9:26PM
Fantastic light Fran but it looks dam cold.

Julie x
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
10 Mar 2008 9:27PM
Aye, looks reet proper missus Wink x
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
10 Mar 2008 9:27PM
Thanks Rodd and Julie Smile

We have "special" contacts, Rodd Wink

It sure was, Julie, but with my thermals and skiwear I was as warm as toast! Smile

Fran x

Thanks too, Boss, especially for the "warning" Wink
neonknight 15 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 9:35PM
Thats an awesome image got so much atmosphere nice job,John
PatrickSmith 14 1.2k 2 United States
10 Mar 2008 9:37PM
I must say that I prefer this view over the standard one. And I'm not just being swayed because of the perfect exposure on the water or the detail in the heavens. I mean the angle of this view. It is broader and deeper than the ones I usually see. Can't see anything to critique and you should get extra points because of your um.... handicapped state! It looks like you guys had a great time.

10 Mar 2008 9:39PM
Top drawer Fran...

helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 9:46PM
Very entertaining !
Beautiful shot Fran
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
10 Mar 2008 9:49PM
Thanks John, Patrick, Colin and Helen Smile

LOL, Patrick, wondered who'd be the first to pick up on that! Must admit, it was nice to shoot something a little different too. Wink

Thanks Guys Smile

Fran x
Goggz 12 2.3k 72 Wales
10 Mar 2008 9:51PM
Hi chook!
Nice one indeed Smile

Hope you got home OK after all the car troubles...
Pete x
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
10 Mar 2008 9:53PM
Thanks Hon! Smile

Yep, car's fine, just need a mortgage for the fuel! Wink

You home already??

Fran xx
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
10 Mar 2008 10:08PM
This is a great shot Fran,so much drama and full of impact.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
10 Mar 2008 10:15PM
Thanks Tom, and not a scrap of red or blue in sight! Wink

Fran x
danbrann 15 640 17
10 Mar 2008 10:52PM
Looks like a nice calm,peaceful day. You made the best of what you had and that's all that matters. a superb image Fran.
martin.w Plus
17 590 22 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 10:53PM
Looks like you had weather!! Smile

Lovely work Fran.
Cormy 12 3 England
10 Mar 2008 11:04PM
Super moody image Fran.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
10 Mar 2008 11:07PM
Thanks Danny, Martin and Alan Smile

About as calm as I've gotten in Glencoe, Danny! Tongue

Aye, we defo had weather, MrW, lots of it! Wink

Thank you Gents Smile

Fran x
User_Removed 13 11 11 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 11:08PM
Stunning shot, very atmospheric. Nice work Fran. Chris C
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
10 Mar 2008 11:13PM
Thanks Chris, glad you like it Smile

Fran x
javam 15 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 11:19PM
This is great Fran. The light is excellent and there is a real sense of the amount of water moving over those rocks on Saturday. All in all a great capture of the conditions and elements on the day and you cannot ask for more than that!

Great to see you again. Hope to see you down south soon.

Dotrob 14 Wales
10 Mar 2008 11:19PM
Super shot, love the lighting.
pmorgan 13 217 13 England
10 Mar 2008 11:27PM
Very special Fran!

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
10 Mar 2008 11:28PM
Thanks Neil, Dot and Paul Smile

W/E of the 26th April, Neil, get it in your Diary!, Avebury awaits! Wink

Fran x
ESP 13 26 England
11 Mar 2008 12:00AM
I sadly didn't make it up to Scotland for this meet ...but I thought I would look in and see what you all got up to Wink

..and I have to say this is a Superb shot on every level, beautiful light and a stunning composition .

...who ever shouted don't loose the light deserves some credit too Wink

kaybee 15 6.8k 26 Scotland
11 Mar 2008 12:04AM
Chilli breath and a wine hangover...............that must have been a fun drive (but at least you didn't throw up)

u47sb2 13 36 Scotland
11 Mar 2008 12:08AM
Cracking shot Fran! Like the slight variation on the usual viewpoint.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
11 Mar 2008 12:10AM
Thanks Sara and Roy Smile

I'll pass on your comments, Sara (and then get the doors widened!) Grin

Quote:(but at least you didn't throw up)

Once it's down it's staying there, Roy! Wink

Fran x
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
11 Mar 2008 12:11AM

Quote:...who ever shouted don't loose the light deserves some credit too

... that'd be me then Smile
TyChee 14 275 1 United States
11 Mar 2008 12:43AM
Magical lighting! Fantastic composition.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
11 Mar 2008 6:05AM
Fran, this is FANTASTIC! Carol
bayleaf 12 8 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 6:47AM
This is nice Fran. Lovely

jaktis 15 84 Sweden
11 Mar 2008 6:55AM
What a lovely and dramatic light

LesF 13 182 9
11 Mar 2008 8:19AM
Loads of drama in this Fran, its a beauty

Les F
Term 14 86 9 England
11 Mar 2008 9:05AM
nicely composed, good motion in the water and like the subtle rays of light

GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 9:06AM
Fabulous light Fran, superb depth and detail!

Hanners 13 875 10 Ireland
11 Mar 2008 9:12AM
has to be seen large, for me this is the best one so far, which is going some for a p!$$ head Wink
conrad 15 10.9k 116
11 Mar 2008 10:43AM
This gives a really good impression of the kind of weather we working with over the weekend. Good one, Fran!
11 Mar 2008 11:55AM
breathe taking! absolutely stunning photograph

MarkT 15 119 2 England
11 Mar 2008 1:13PM
Superb Fran and glad you had a 'merry' time up there Wink

11 Mar 2008 1:16PM
Captures the wild beauty of the area very well.
BillyGoatGruff 12 191 199 England
11 Mar 2008 1:21PM
Fabulous shot, Fran. I've only just discovered it. Real drama here, well shot.
Slaterm 13 496 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 2:56PM
stunning Fran - this will look great on your wall!
anpix 11 88 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 3:53PM
Amazing photo Fran the light through the sky are so affective!
Barbaraj 12 450 England
11 Mar 2008 4:27PM
Well worth catching this light.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
11 Mar 2008 4:30PM
WOW! Thanks everyone, makes getting drenched on a regular basis worthwhile! Smile

Fran x
dazzaman 13 631 England
11 Mar 2008 4:45PM
well this is fantastic fran, the detail in this image is amazing. love that spray of water.
well done
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
11 Mar 2008 4:54PM
Thanks Daz, you should try and make it to one of the meets, would be gr8 to meet up with you Smile

Fran x
rangerpaul 12 19 7 England
11 Mar 2008 5:34PM
Has to be one of your best to date!
Really strong piece of photography.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
11 Mar 2008 6:04PM
Tanks paul, glad you like it Smile

Fran x
Ganto 13 769 2 Ireland
11 Mar 2008 7:39PM

Nigel_95 Plus
13 262 2 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 10:17PM
Terrific light and drama Fran. Wonderful shot.

newy17 13 273 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 10:21PM
Its a shame i didnt get to this place fran,
beautifully captured,,
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
11 Mar 2008 10:29PM
Thanks Pat, Nigel and Ian Smile

I'll show you where it is for a small fee, Ian Wink

Fran xx
Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
11 Mar 2008 10:38PM
Wonderful dramatic image Fran, the light is fantastic and the timing magnificent

Geoffphoto 13 13.5k United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 10:39PM
A fantastic image - wow! I'm just so envious of that light !!
Nice one Fran ! Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
11 Mar 2008 10:45PM
WOW! Thanks Dave and Geoff! I really appreciate your awards, so pleased you like it that much Smile

Fran x
AlanBW 13 20 England
11 Mar 2008 10:46PM
All been said already, a quality image - congrats
Mustavacanon 13 79 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2008 6:19PM
Superb image Fran,just had to give you a vote on this one.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
12 Mar 2008 6:21PM
Thanks Alan and Andy Smile

Fran x
Jouİo 15 56 Finland
13 Mar 2008 4:53PM
very classic and I´ve missed this....Sorry, Fran Sad

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
13 Mar 2008 10:20PM
Don't apologise, Jouko, you've got other things to think about! Smile

Thank You Sir Smile

F xx
tigertimb 12 40 66 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2008 8:09AM
Stunning Fran and I get to be 100 Smile Smile
Love the torrentual water, the light, the rain, the whole image is so vibrant and alive - superb
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
14 Mar 2008 4:42PM
Thanks Tim Smile

Fran x
Take-a-View 15 293 5 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2008 11:19AM
What a wonderful shot. All came together perfectly by the looks of it.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
15 Mar 2008 12:15PM
Thanks Ian, it sure did, and I almost missed it! Smile

Fran x

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