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Summer Weather...

By Scottishlandscapes well as the weather I've been seeing some softness at the sides of my images on my 17-40mm lens when shooting hand held. It's gone now on the tripod, I think.
You've seen this spot many times before the wee tree has started to vanish into the landscape but it still breaks my heart to see it dying.

Tags: Scotland Highlands Lochan na hachlaise Rannoch moor Landscape and travel

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woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 8:37AM
Actually pretty good summer weather by recent standards, Dougie . . . Though the reeds and grasses are perhaps a little more lush than usual.
The view just isn't the same without the tree.

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Cor 9 Belgium
14 Jul 2012 8:51AM
A beauty 5*****
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
14 Jul 2012 9:09AM
Scottish green Dougie, large amounts of water required to keep it this way. You have a glimmer of light Smile
tonyguitar 6 65 37 Canada
14 Jul 2012 9:22AM
Looks untouched by man. Pristine. TG
moiral 8 12 Scotland
14 Jul 2012 9:28AM
Lovely comp and good reflections Dougie. A beautiful scene that one could never tire looking at no matter how much the landscape may change. I recognised this from the road last week Grin. Moira
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 9:41AM
A stunning landscape photograph, which for me ticks all the right boxes.

Regards Nathan
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Jul 2012 10:02AM
Every time you pass this area you will get different shots from the varying light, colours, time of year: the soft summer colours under the cloud cover are still fine although I know your preference for those of winter.
Very well composed as ever, Dougie, and this one looking pin sharp in all quarters to my eye.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 10:15AM
look what we willbe missing!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
14 Jul 2012 10:16AM
The lighting brings out some beautiful tones and detail.

14 Jul 2012 10:54AM
Very well composed and it looks sharp to me.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 12:08PM
wonderful light and tones dougie belting comp a cracker nice one Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 1:32PM
Dust to dust... Applies right across the natural world.
There are fresh greens coming through, nature's renewal.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
14 Jul 2012 2:57PM
A beautiful tranquil scene.........Sandy
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 4:26PM
Beautiful !!....ace quality, as always !!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 7:37PM
The detail is superb Dougie - what a wonderful landscape with or without your lovely tree....
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
15 Jul 2012 9:38AM
At least it is not raining, a lovely landscape

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
15 Jul 2012 11:15AM
Wonderful tones and colours Dougie! How about a fund for planting a new tree? Wink
I'd happily pay for it myself Rende but the powers that be are of the mind that they don't interfere with nature, short of allowing roads across the moor & viewpoints for tourism, but they don't plant anything is my understanding, we may see something yet, the wheels grind exceeding slow. Wink
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 6:05PM
A stunning and unique vista Dougie, even without that iconic tree. The colour and clarity are wonderful as is that sky and its reflection.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
16 Jul 2012 10:52AM
Like your comp here Dougie, a fine landscape view
Regards Richard
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
17 Jul 2012 7:29AM
It is such a different scene without that tree...still attractive but can see why you miss it.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 5:49PM
Amazing colours and light in this one - oor wee lochan calm and reflective.... Very beautiful.
20 Jul 2012 10:24PM
An image to melt into ! gillx

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