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Sunrise Scotts View

By hwatt  
Scotts View, Galashiels, Scotland.
Scotts View is one of the most iconic views around the historic town of Melrose. The Tweed one of the finest salmon fishing rivers in Scotland loops around its meandering course at this point and provides fine views to the Eildon Hills. I arrived at this location overlooking the Tweed at sunrise and waited for a light mist to clear and golden sunlight to pepper the hills. I was lucky enough to be on a comission shoot for a walking magazine at the time.

Pentax 67 II ,55-100 zoom,Fujichrome Velvia
Polariser, 0.6ND grad, f/16 at 6 seconds.

Tags: Autumn View River Trees Hill Eildon hills Landscape and travel Melrose Galashiels Tweed Scots view

Voters: Imagephotographics, fraser, NobbytheNobster and 19 more

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15 Mar 2010 12:25PM
Beautiful scene - well taken

fraser 17 631 14 Scotland
15 Mar 2010 12:56PM
Lovely view and lovely light.
NobbytheNobster 11 33 5 England
15 Mar 2010 1:00PM
Excellent comp, lovely tones.
TeeCee 12 4 Scotland
15 Mar 2010 1:05PM
Stunning shot, live 10 miles away, always a great photo place.
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
15 Mar 2010 1:42PM
A very recognisable skyline, Ian, and your shot in autumn of the Eildon Hills is lovely. A great range of warm colours and tones and the sunlight bathing the distance, all adding up to a very attractive version of this well known shot.
15 Mar 2010 1:45PM
Nice one Ian.
Great view, great light.
Not convinced about the bottom right corner though. A little distracting maybe?
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
15 Mar 2010 2:37PM
fine landscape...think you could lose some of the fg without compromising the shot
15 Mar 2010 4:35PM
One of the hardest views in Scotland to get right and I see some flaws in this one too Ian. The fg is a bit lacklustre for me, definetly needs cropping, but it illustrates how difficult this view is to get bang on right, I'm still trying every now and again.

LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2010 4:56PM
Very attractive landscape shot.
15 Mar 2010 5:38PM

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