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Submerged Steel

By almiles  
Loch Pityoulish, between Boat of Garten and Aviemore. It's quite a tricky loch to photograph because of it's size and shape. This gate used to be upright and reach out into the loch, forming the lead in line for a lot of images of the place that I have seen before. This visit it had fallen over, offering a different opportunity into the water. I had nothing to do with the gate falling over!

Tags: Landscape Loch Landscape and travel Cairngorm national park Pityoulish

Voters: jeanie, bwlchmawr, zapar40 and 34 more

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bwlchmawr 4 31 1 England
6 Oct 2012 6:33AM
Great use of this gate for lead-in. I might have excluded it which would have been a mistake.

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jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 6:40AM
Gets my vote . Great foreground....even if you do tell us it wasn't your doing Wink
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
6 Oct 2012 6:51AM
an interesting find in lovely scenery.
ant.
6 Oct 2012 7:20AM
Well seen and executed image - on my screen the sky looks a bit magenta toned. A
A gate into the loch? It looks as if it has been struck by a falling tree.

Dougie
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
6 Oct 2012 9:47AM
Certainly makes for a different sort of lead in, Alan: love the light in the far distance but with some shadowing over the hillsides either side.
I too notice a slight magenta tint on the Mac screen........I guess this slight toning was deliberate and of so it works pretty nicely.
Ronnie.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
6 Oct 2012 9:52AM
With your 'previous' for moving whole boulder fields for foreground interest, there's no way I'm going to believe you! Grin but it does work rather well, and is nicely anchored on a grass bank at the base of the image. The reeds and reflected light in the water break up the darker tones well. A lovely balanced image again, Al.

Dave
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 10:11AM
Thanks for all your comments Andrew, Jeanie, Ant, Arthur, Dougie and Ronnie.

I swear I had nothing to do with it Jeanie! It was still attached at the bottom hinge so I suppose whatever bodge job held the top one had just given way.

Arthur and Ronnie, I hadn't noticed a magenta tint to the sky so I'll have to take a closer look when I'm back home (nice of you to be charitable and suppose it intentional Ronnie!). I think my PC monitor may not be correctly calibrated so next month's purchase will have be a calibration thingy-me-bob (I blew all my pocket money on the sale-price Capture One Pro this month!). If anyone has any recommendations about the different devices available I'll gladly take their advice!
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 10:14AM
Ah ha Dave, your comment must have happened as I was typing my previous one! I'll excuse your cynism of course and gratefully accept the critique!! Wink Grin
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 5:38PM
Personally I have no problem with you removing a gate and throwing it into the loch to get a good lead-in to the composition Alun Grin Grin
Seriously though I really like this. Not only does the gate provide such a good line in but as it disappears into the water it gives an almost mystical feel. Very different and very well done.
Derek
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 7:53PM
Hmm Derek, I hope the farmer doesn't read this site! Wink LOL. Thanks for the critique! Smile
Tibetan 4 3 England
12 Oct 2012 5:08PM

Quote:With your 'previous' for moving whole boulder fields for foreground interest, there's no way I'm going to believe you! Grin but it does work rather well, and is nicely anchored on a grass bank at the base of the image. The reeds and reflected light in the water break up the darker tones well. A lovely balanced image again, Al.

Dave

I agree with Ronnie, but if your an amature like me I had better pull my socks up, like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin good luck. I don't mind the tint honest!.
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 5:29PM
Cheers Leon; next to many on epz, I feel decidedly amateurish but at least that leaves us the excitement of improvement to come (hopefully)! Grin
14 Oct 2012 11:02AM
Alan, this shot is packed with detail and tones, and reminded me of a place I used to fish with my father when we were kids.........


Paul.
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 11:25AM
If it was the same place Paul, then it's overrun with pike now according to anglers!
kenfoulds 3 8 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 9:19PM
Great composition. Pleased to be number 30
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 10:20PM
Thanks Ken! Grin
Rollover 6 7 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 9:36PM
This is beautiful. I love the contrast picturesque landscape and the harsh steel.
Superb composition.
Graham
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 11:09PM
Cheers Graham! Smile
DonMc 7 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 8:04PM
This is an unusual composition, lovely workSmileSmile
DonMc
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 8:24PM
Thanks Don Smile

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