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The Punch Bowl

By Mstphoto    
This is the Punch Bowl, a rock that has been eroded through by the rushing water.
Its in Glen Quoich at the Braemar end of the Cairngorms. When people mention the Cairngorms they immediately think of Aviemore and Loch Morlich but this part is well worth a visit as well.

Tags: Scotland Cairngorms Deeside Landscape and travel Glen quoich Punch bowl Linn of quoich

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StrayCat 18 19.1k 3 Canada
20 Mar 2010 7:04PM
I love places like this! I once spent 13 days in a row at a waterfall in the Rockies practising moving water photography. There are so many different ways to do it; all inclusive like you've done here, or selective, choosing small sections of the river and photographing them at various shutter speeds. I like this one.
Mstphoto Plus
14 338 1 Scotland
20 Mar 2010 7:29PM
Thanks SC. I was beginning to wonder if it was really that bad that no one had commented on it.
I have a few vesions - landscape, portait and tighter crops of the Punch Bowl itself.
All-in-All a most enjoyable day.

Thanks again
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
20 Mar 2010 7:33PM
Hi, I love the shutter speed and the water movement - like the punchbowl too Smile

I hope you don't mind me saying, but I think you can improve the image by cropping the top off to the bottom of the trees, and the bottom to get rid of the bit of rock on the rh side. I think it then focuses the eye on the spot you want people to be looking at. Try scrolling and using a piece of card. See what you think Smile

Fran x
joolsb 17 27.1k 38 Switzerland
20 Mar 2010 7:58PM
I have to agree with Fran. Actually, I'm hoping you shot another one but this time close-in on the Punchbowl itself as it looks like a really fascinating feature. In fact, I can see several interesting compositions within this shot that would be worth exploring.
Mstphoto Plus
14 338 1 Scotland
20 Mar 2010 8:11PM
Thanks Fran and joolsb.
I do indeed have a close-up of the Punch Bowl. I will post it after midnight as I am at work at the moment.
Although I like my composition as it shows the type of landscape the river runs through, I can see where you are coming from regarding the cropping off the top and bottom. I would then probably crop a tad off the left so as not to have the PB in the centre.
Thanks again for the intuitive comments. I will take them on board.

glyndwr 15 103 10 Wales
21 Mar 2010 6:51PM
I agree with Fran on the crop but still a great scene well captured.

22 Mar 2010 3:23AM
It's a good shot.

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